– thread-like filaments – blue (most found), red (about 5-10% of total) sometimes black or dark green (1%) are present in all cases and indicative of Morgellon’s Disease. I have found traces of these blue, red and black threads below the dermal layer of both my cat and my skin through use of the digital microscope. Other organisms found that resemble ‘balls of thread’ are found in many, but not all instances I’ve seen as reported.
– I have not seen or heard any evidence other than my own of organisms that seem to be entomology related in shape, activity, rate of reproduction, defense mechanisms, source of origination, pods used for transport and/or feeding purposes. An occasional remnants found were larvae-like in shape.
– transmission is proven to be airborne*. How did I get to this conclusion? My cat and I desperately needed a break and get away from this apartment that is totally compromised (clothes, furniture, walls, computer keyboard, television, etc…..everything.) On three separate occasions, we spent 2-3 nights at different hotels with a thorough inspection of the room immediately upon entry. By the end of the second day/evening, the rooms were ‘infested’ (term I’ve used for 7 years describing my apartment) with this problem as bad as I had with my own apartment. I suspected this could be a problem about a year ago, when I saw remnants that were indicative of a problem on things that I just touched (for example, the iPad I’m using now has tiny spots where I touched the screen or had fallen from my scalp or face. If I touch that tiny spot, most times I will get a very sharp sting from its defense mechanism. I cannot just wipe them off with a dry cloth, because they will continue to sting and are planted in that spot and unmovable, the cloth must be moistened so that they will release from where they have fallen on the screen. For this reason, I have always turned down offers to stay with or even visit friends.
– occurs in cycles (lifecycles?) daily cycles of severity are consistent, however, I’ve not been able to determine the amount of time between major cycles that seem to be yearly and thought were tied to seasonality, but now I recognize that the progression of severity is worse over time and occur with higher frequency (currently, I’m experiencing the second major cycle in one year with a 2 month low activity between cycles and the severity of pain induced is exponentially greater than any previous incidents)
– there seems to be conflicting views of whether this is a parasite or a fungus. As being a fungus was new to me, I tried some of the recommendations to lessen the problem for myself and Joy (my cat) and found that anti-fungals do work somewhat to reduce the effects, but as some have noted, it does not kill them. I have found that they work temporarily and perhaps rely on strength (maybe type also) of ingredient used as anti-fungal agent. I have had success with ‘Nizoral’ generic is Ketoconazole Shampoo 2% by prescription only (1% available OTC) and some luck with OTC Medicated Fungicure Anti-Fungal Wash that uses Homeopathic ingredient Sepia 12X (???) as it’s agent. I have verified that an anti-fungal does have an effect on the fungus when viewed under the microscope. The tissue does shrink when the agent is applied by spray, but returns to original state TBD at some point (I have not tried different strength solutions as yet) Also, I forgot to mention that I have also verified that water does encourage growth of the organism/tissue which might explain the increase in activity in moist environments.
– Besides using each anti-fungus wash full strength for washing hands, face, scalp, etc once per day ( should probably do twice) I also create a solution using 8 parts water to 1 part anti-fungal liquid and put it in a spray bottle to carry with me for a quick shot on the skin when needed. It a temporary fix, but it sure helps
There’s more, but I will put it in my next posting. I’m exhausted since a good restful night of sleep is a thing of the past. Any questions, please ask. I’m always asking or seeking answers to WHY since childhood. Without question, that is one reason for many of my sleepless nights.
Last word: This really sucks. Suicide? No, already did that in 2015… didn’t work, because ‘somebody’ (like a neighbor) found me and called an ambulance in what little time was left in the survival window and just screwed up all my plans…..
I wouldn’t do it again for two reasons – one is 2 weeks in ICU then 4 weeks in lockdown psych ward all because I was seriously dealing with bed bug and flea infestations in my apartment AND wasn’t aware I had this Morgellon’s Disease going on in addition so when my apartment was treated many times for bugs and I continued to experience more bites and stinging for many months thereafter year after year (and have tons of photographic proof of my arms, legs, feet, torso and of Joy) my psychiatrist refused to see any proof I offered to show him, so he diagnosed me as DP and said, ‘No, I don’t want to see your proof. I have seen the same from a few patients before. I don’t need to. I know what I’m doing’. That crushed me and I somehow muttered, but I wasn’t really asking him a question, ‘But….but why is my cat is so itchy also? It didn’t make sense any of this reaction. And to that my answer was a very terse ‘I don’t know why your cat is scratching. Ask her vet.’ So, what horror I went through those 6 weeks and the long long road to recovery afterwards is something I would never want anyone to experience. Especially when it was forced for no reason and I had no say whatsoever. The second I’ll save for now….
Final thought: Why people look at me funny when I have to get my shoes and socks off as quickly as possible due to severe pain and then spray them with my homemade solution, I just can’t understand….. wide grin….