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Update on My Health

I wanted to check-in and share with everyone my current status. As far as Morgellons goes I experience zero of the classical symptoms; no crawling, no biting, no fibers or specks, and in general no skin issues at all. I consider myself cured from Morgellons. Also, my heart palpitations seems to be going away and I’m much relieved for that.

However, from time to time I go through extreme periods of pain which involves both muscle pain and joint pain, and extreme fatigue. I think even more of it stems from nerve pain to be honest. It sometimes overwhelms me and recently I reached out to some folks for prayer. I still have the anxiety too, which for me is worse than pain. I know the two are linked somehow, but which-causes-which is still a mystery to me. I go in and out of these very painful periods and my recent bout was horrible and long lasting, and with me to this very day. Nighttime is the worst for the pain but I won’t go into all the details.

I want you to know though; I do not attribute this pain to Morgellons. There is nothing horrifying about what I am going through right now, it’s just pain and fatigue. Misery for sure in its own right, but I have long been accustomed to living with pain.

I had Lyme three times in the past 2 years as the deer are literally all over our property, right up to the house. This year we are ripping out all of our plants and flower beds. It’s a shame but a reality I must face. My pain may be the result of Lyme or co-infections but I can take care of it with good diet, attitude, and exercise. Despite all I have been through I believe there to be “NO” link between Lyme Disease and Morgellons. I had Lyme clear back in 1990 in Connecticut back when it all started. Morgellons is Morgellons, Lyme is Lyme, that’s it.

My battles are different now, but even though the pain now is far worse than it ever was two years ago, I do not have Morgellons and am so thankful. Pain, fatigue, and anxiety are all a living hell in their own right, but full blown Morgellons makes what I am going through right now a walk in the park. So, to those still suffering from the biting and crawling sensations my heart goes out to you. Please don’t waste prayers on me, pray for those who still have Morgellons.

There are times when I reach my wits end and those that I reached out to in prayer know that all too well. But I always climb back up. In fact, I’m looking forward to hitting the “Elliptical” tonight as I am intent on powering my way through this. Things aren’t all that bad, life is still good, we had a wonderful Christmas and in many ways though my pain is worse my mind is at ease most of the time.

Finally, if you were to look at me you would think me in perfect shape. I look fantastic for a guy that gets run over by a freight train every night.

I beg of thee, it’s Lyme Disease NOT Lyme’s Disease

Please, if you’re one of those that says “Lyme’s” or “Lyme’s Disease” please stop, it’s Lyme, not Lyme’s. This is a pet peeve of mine. Thank you, I now return you to your regular programming.

Lyme Biofilm

Information from Someone who is Cured

The information provided here is for educational purposes only. Any decision on your part to read and use this information is your personal choice. Many of these herbs mentioned in the post below are very powerful and can cause powerful Herxheimer reactions.

I stumbled across a post on the Morgellons Disease Research forums by jwf, someone who states he is cured of Morgellons. I remember jwf or (Blue Skies…John) from the LymeBusters forum quite well. I will share his initial post on a thread that he started the other day (November 3rd). A link to that thread is available below. Again, this is for information purposes only. I am not making a recommendation that you not follow jwf’s protocol, I’m only making his post known.

Hi Folks,

I’ve been in the Morgellons community since March of 2004, when my wife
and I found that our newly discovered Lyme disease had a passenger with a very
mean disposition.

Both being herbalist, we started looking for the best spirochete killers,
the best antifungals, the best immune modifiers, etc. After about 1 1/2 years
we were clear of all of our Morgellon-like symptoms, except for some residual
fatigue. That has also improved in the last several years.

I just wanted to drop in, say hello, and let you know that we live a very
normal life now. I’m attending an excellent acupuncture school and also travel
some with no problems.

You’ve probably seen a list of herbs and supplements that we used for
healing. They still work– my mother-in-law beat Morgellons (open lesions)
in less than six months, although we caught it early.

Here is the short list from ’04: Cat’s Claw, Pau d’Arco, Olive Leaf Extract, Kyolic
formula 103, two Seven Forest formulas- Isatis and Forsythia, Triphala, Teasel,
and Sarsaparilla.

In adddition we found Folic Acid, NAC (Cysteine), Silver, Oregano, Grape Seed
Extract, and Artemisinin, very helpful.

For now we may occasionally take Olive leaf extract, Grape seed extract, and
digestive enzymes.

We really researched these herbs and supplements and later on we found that
some in particular had a synergism that really cleaned house:

Cat’s Claw, Grape Seed Extract, and Kyolic 103 seemed to be an excellent
combination.

You have a great board here with a lot of good helpful knowledge and support.
You can beat Morgellons and Lyme. Please don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

Blue Skies………..John

 

You can find the post HERE with many replies. Please don’t ask me questions about jwf’s protocol, I don’t really know. I do know that jwf feels Lyme Disease plays a big role in Morgellons. Again, this information provided here is for educational purposes only. Any decision on your part to read and use this information is your personal choice.

Why do they call Lyme Disease a Disease?

I promise you I’ll back to my Morgellons theory soon but wanted to pose this quick question to you.

If Lyme Disease is cured with two weeks of antibiotics and it’s a bacteria why do they call it a disease? Strep throat would fall under the same category yet we don’t call it Strep Throat Disease. Why is that?

Sometimes the most obvious things are in front of us, hiding in plain site.

Lyme Disease – Under Our Skin Theatrical Release

underskin

One of the most controversial illnesses in the history of medicine, Lyme disease may be the fastest growing infectious disease in the United States. Yet each year thousands are misdiagnosed – many of them told that their symptoms are "all in their head." This upcoming documentary investigates the shocking human, medical, and political dimensions of Lyme disease, an emerging epidemic destroying countless numbers of lives. A case study of the dangers of the confluence of money and medicine, the film brings into focus a haunting picture of our healthcare system and its inability to cope with a biological terror under our skin.

Film website: http://www.UnderOurSkin.com

It is my understanding that on June 19 “Under Our Skin” will have it’s theatrical release. I had and probably still have Lyme Disease, I got it in 1992 when I lived in Connecticut, however, I am not convinced there is any real connection to Morgellons. I know many do, but I do not for reasons I that I cannot say. I will say that it made me very sick, I thought for sure I’d die and after years of antibiotics I said the hell with it, went off the antibiotics and prepared to die, however, I worked on my health and gradually got better and better until Morgellons hit.

Permethrin Cream with Toluene and Insect Vectors

My First two blog posts can be found here in case you missed them.

  1. Does this identification mean anything? I do not know
  2. Mr. Morgellons meet Mr. Meth, Your Distant Cousin

This is just going to be a quick blog post. This post poses more questions, but I’m working through some stuff in my head and just thinking out loud here. This post might seem a little disjointed to you.

Permethrin Cream and Toluene

I ran across something kind of interesting. The Scabies creams it would appear, contain Toluene. I look back at this now and think I really poisoned myself with this stuff, did it greatly contribute to my problem? I don’t know. Obviously I had a problem already or I wouldn’t have been using Permethrin to begin with. Funny how Permethrin has the word “Meth” in it isn’t it? Many other folks have used Permethrin thinking they first had Scabies, here’s a quote from a forum post I found.

If you dont know what a pbo is than look it up on the internet. In "elimite 5% permethrin cream" or generic brand, which you are all using, the pbo is: butylated hydroxy-toluene. Thats right, Toluene, and we all know how dangerous that is. It is added to the permethrin to counter act the scabies enzyme which neutralizes pyrethroids, In other words straight permethrin WONT always kill them!

Interestingly this Google Search on Toluene and Permethrin brings up an awful lot of hits. I will do more research on this but for the record Toluene is used in all kinds of stuff, including Gasoline (the MTBE Connection?) and more. Could bioremediation type Pseudomonas Putida geared for breaking down Toluene have taken to us because of our Toluene exposure?

The Insect Vector

I know I said I wasn’t going to talk about Lyme Disease but I was directed to this video by Dr. Stricker which I found very interesting. You can click on the button on the lower right of the video to go full screen.

 

stricker

 

I know at one point I actually did have bird mites on me, could insect bites be the vector? Take deer ticks for instance, they feed off deer (and all kinds of other rodents like field mice and such) could they be picking up all kinds of agro bacteria like AgroBacterium or Pseudomonas Putida? Deer are likely to feed on corn crops when they are tiny and supple and full of such bacterium. I know they eat many of our garden plants that are young which they would never eat when full grown. Could ticks and even mosquitoes be our vector?

I actually did have Lyme disease back in 1992 and it was very devastating. I feel I never really got rid of it, but my onset of Morgellons was caused by something different. I was a member of LymeNet.org and I can tell you that there all kinds of threads up there from folks regarding “skin crawling” and biting sensations. For instance, here are a few links you can click on:

 

  1. Can’t get rid of the twitching and crawling and biting sensations…
  2. Is something biting me?
  3. The burning skin feeling, is it a die off?

 

I could go on and on here, there are hundreds of such threads on the LymeNet.org site that mention folks both with “biting” and “skin crawling” sensations. Please DO NOT go up there, register, and starting telling everybody that they have Morgellons, there is no sense in that (trust me, I know from experience).  Interestingly, a large percentage of them state that after doing some anti-biotic the skin crawling went away such as doxycycline and some others.

 

Summary

Could insects be vectoring in the bacteria being used in our modern day Pharming (Pharmaceutical Farming)? If you took the time to watch Dr. Strickers video above, and I suggest you should, you will see that he calls ticks the sewer of the insect world showing all of the diseases they carry. After all, they feed on the blood of whatever creature is around. Its like sharing needles with rats, mice, deer, racoons, and who knows what else. And what if they fed off deer which are likely to eat the young tender shoots in new our new Phields (Pharmaceutical Fields).

From Oh Deer!

 

Deer are herbivores: They eat plants. In spring and summer, they graze on clover, grasses, and tree buds. In the fall they switch to high-energy food such as acorns, wild grapes, and other fruits. During the winter they nibble the tender shoots and twigs of trees and shrubs. Deer also like corn, soybeans, and other farm crops.

 

Could the reason be that some Morgellons sufferers also have Lyme Disease is that the two, being separate and distinct infections, are carried by the same common insect pests? Could ticks and/or even mosquitoes be our vector? 

I will try harder on my next post, I’ve been in the tank with Morgellons lately, the fibro/fatigue that comes with Morgellons can really take its toll as I’m sure many of you know.

I think Dr. Stricker’s work, could be very fruitful, could the bacteria being used in agro pharming show up in our ticks and mosquitoes? That would be an interesting thing to find out and probably not all that difficult to find out for someone.

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