This list of Morgellons symptoms is simply a guide and is in no way conclusive.
If you click on any of the underlined categories like 'skin lesions' it will lead you to another article specifically discussing the evidence on that particular Morgellons symptom.
Some practitioners have been using the charting of symptoms as part of their clinical impression to determine what a patient is being challenged with in their health profiles.
Using the guideline below may help to discover and therefore determine the best course of treatment to follow in order to regain a healthy life.
Today Morgellons’ lesions and fibers have been identified as having polymer-type materials or advanced nano materials. Many field practitioners are reporting a direct, toxic relationship between heavy metals, dental work, plastics and sealants, pharmaceutical medicines, and chem-trails as the possible points of exposure and the complications may be endless.
Skin lesions are now considered the classic presentation of Morgellons disease. Reports confirm both spontaneously appearing and slow or non healing lesions, with intense itching and often very painful. These lesions may often start as ‘pimple-like’ with or without a white center and often progress to open wounds that will not fully heal. Often, as the body ‘tries’ to heal the skin eruption, a gelatinous or crusty discharge will form with discoloration. Click here to read the article on Morgellons Symptoms Skin Lesions
Crawling and stinging sensations
Crawling, pin-pricks, electrical nerve tingling, and stinging sensations, both underneath and on the skin surface, sometimes referred to as Formication.
An individual will often describe the feeling as “bugs moving, stinging or biting”. Besides the general skin area, the sensation may also involve the scalp, ear canal, and body hair or hair follicles. The sensations are at times related to the presence of easily seen insects, arthropods, and other human and non-human associated parasites.
However, the term delusional parasitosis is often attributed to Morgellons disease because there may be no visible signs of any medically known bug.
Click here to read more on the evidence of Morgellons Symptoms: Artificial Bugs that explains how the high tech advancements of nanotechnology and genetic engineering may be causing this particular Morgellons Symptom.
Body BugsThe body bug phenomenon is probably one of the strangest categories in the Morgellons symptoms.
The internet is full of reports that range from voracious bed bug infestations, skin parasites, super scabies, spiders, nematodes, rotifers...body bugs that defy all normal science and description.
Click here to read personal stories that some of our readers were willing to share on their struggles for sanity while living with Body Bugs.
Chronic FatigueFatigue significant enough to interfere with the activities for daily living and emotional changes such as mood swings, loss of libido, and depression.
Cognitive and Neurological difficultiesCognitive difficulties, headaches, or ‘brain fog’ is very common, including measurable short-term memory and attention deficit, as well as difficulty processing thoughts or speaking correctly.
Changes in behaviorChanges in behavior are commonly reported by many patients. Many have been or will be diagnosed as Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Fibers are also considered one of the more classic symptoms and in fact there is a group within the community that refer to themselves as a 'fiber person'. (Morgellons has been called the fiber disease.)
They are generally described by patients as white, but clinicians also report seeing blue, green, red, and black colored fibers, that fluoresce when viewed under ultraviolet light. Read more about Morgellons Symptoms: Analyzing The Fibers.
Specks, dots and granulesObjects described as “granules”, similar in size and shape to sand grains, can occasionally be removed from either the broken or intact skin. Patients report seeing black “specks” or “dots” on or in their skin, as well as unusual 1-3 mm “fuzzballs” both in their lesions and on (or falling from) intact skin. As in the case of our personal story, these skin sensations, including the specks, granules, and fuzz balls were present without the large skin lesions that are most commonly reported in the media.
The list goes on to include effects to eyesight and visual acuity.
Gastrointestinal symptoms like fecal incontinence, diarrhea, and symptoms similar to Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Some patients have been diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Multiple Sclerosis, and other well-known and recognized disorders, while others display significant symptoms not falling into any well-defined neurological category.
Neuropsychiatric symptoms and signs, ranging from mood or personality changes to diagnosed disorders including Attention Deficit Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and occasionally frank psychosis. Temporal relationship to skin lesion onset is not known.
Acute changes in skin texture and pigment. The skin is variously thickened and thinned, with an irregular texture and irregular hyper pigmentation pattern. The changes resemble age associated sun-exposure skin damage within the community of sufferers is known as alligator skin.
Hair follicles will change and can be associated with hair loss or abnormally thick and wiry growth, an increase of what appears to be villous hair on arms and face.
Associated diagnoses which have been commonly reported in this patient population include Borreliosis (better known as Lyme Disease), Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
OTHER COMMONLY REPORTED OBSERVATIONS
Most patients will have sought care from multiple medical care providers, both conventional and alternative, and become financially stressed by the long term search for viable treatments. A large number will have been diagnosed with Delusional Parasitosis likely because of the juxtaposition of unexplained skin lesions and sensations and psychiatric overlay. Unfortunately, almost none will have received an appropriate diagnostic physical examination (particularly a microscopic or biopsy examination of lesions), but will have been diagnosed by history alone with grossly incomplete observation.
Most Morgellons sufferers feel abandoned by the traditional medical care system and have sought alternative care providers or have self medicated, seriously compounding an already difficult medical situation. Our team members have had conversations with some folks who now understand and attribute the suicide of a family member to the un-diagnosed condition of Morgellons.
As stated in the Morgellons article, because this is a disease condition is complicated by unknown variables such as nanotechnology and genetically modified organisms, Morgellons should be added to the list of improperly diagnosed conditions challenging us today.
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