The Mystery of Morgellons

Although Morgellons is not usually listed as a co-infection of Lyme, it is commonly associated with chronic Lyme disease, but unfortunately there is more speculation about the disease than hard facts.

Morgellons is a disease that starts with relentless itching, stinging or biting sensations. Cotton-like balls may appear on the body with no reasonable explanation. Soon skin rash develops along with lesions that will not heal.

Victims report string-like fibers of varying color popping out through the skin lesions. These fibers can be black, white, red or even iridescent blue. Others report slimy pustules that break open, scab over and heal within days, while still others report black specks falling from their bodies that litter their sheets and bathrooms.

Eventually a variety of mysterious organisms begin to find their way out of the body through the lesions.

Other symptoms include hair loss, debilitating and chronic fatigue, hard nodules beneath the skin, and joint pain.

It is quickly apparent that many of the symptoms of Morgellons are like Lyme disease and so the disease may take much longer to diagnose, and further complicate chronic Lyme disease.

Recently, Marc Neumann has released an excellent research document on Morgellons that you can access here.

Personally, I have accepted the monthly appearance of these “slimy biofilms” and bizarre skin eruptions as part of my chronic Lyme disease, and rejected the notion of Morgellons because I never saw a filial worm.  After reading Mr. Neumann’s research I can see that it is possible that I have this additional disease to add to my list of co-infections.  My hope is that you will not, but it is wise to have clear and factual information on the condition.

Again, the link to Mr. Neumann’s site is here.

It is important to note that the variations of these biofilms and biological microfibers are very diverse and extremely small. Another aspect of the condition is that the body tends to eject the fibers and biofilm most frequently around the full moon.

My experience has been that the harder I attack the Lyme disease, the more skin eruptions occur.  I have found that the best treatment is megadoses of Himalayan salt (6 – 9 grams per day) which is very effective against Lyme disease as well (See free ebook “Salt and Apples”.)

It is important to consult your LLD if you suspect you have Morgellons.

For more information on Morgellons:

Mayo Clinic

News Inferno

Morgellons Disease Research and Information


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