I've followed Morgellons since it appeared. If you are not familiar with it, Morgellons is a disorder, disease, syndrome whereby there are "fibers" just beneath the skin, and the etiology is unknown. Treatment is sporadic, and often non-responsive in some cases. First it was considered a psychosomatic disorder, and the first patients Mother was considered to be a candidate for Munchausen's. (SP) Almost lost custody of her child because she sought out adequate medical treatment.
In some of the severe cases of Morgellons, the tissue hardens rapidly, creating a thick fibrous lesion. Not the standard leison, with the presence of fiber, but rather a fully developed lesion of fibrous tissue.
There has been a direct correlation in Morgellons pertaining to the immune system, it is weakened in the bodies it resides. This is from the MRF ( Morgellons Research Foundation )
Morgellons is not recognized as a unique disorder, so there is currently no list of symptoms or differential diagnosis for Morgellons that is generally accepted by the medical community. Patients usually self-diagnose based on media reports, the Internet, and information published by the Morgellons Research Foundation. Symptoms usually include:
Disturbing sensations of insect-like crawling, stinging or biting on or under the skin (i.e. formication)
Skin rashes and lesions that do not heal
Fiber-like filaments, granules or crystals that appear on or under the skin or that can be extracted from lesions
Joint, muscle and connective tissue pain, including fibromyalgia
Cognitive dysfunction, including difficulty with concentration, short-term memory, and attention
I think it is possible the virus which causes fibro, has mutated, and Morgellons is a "perk" or mutation of the original virus. Some people have shown signs of both Morgellons and fibro now. Research in this area, is in the infancy stages.
Of course NEVER mention this to any doctor that may be treating you successfully now for fibro. They probably won't be able to handle two disease of the mind, not of the body.
-- Some cases can be eliminated merely when one considers many fibro patients are in fact, diabetic, and are consequently slow healers.
Or another possibility, the lady that told me every person she had ever met who had fibro, had been abducted. (Of course, I met her at a Sci-Fi Con too) These "bumps" or nodes could be the implants just adjusting to the body, and the healing or closing off process takes longer, considering it is a metal from an alien planet.
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I am getting really really goofy...tonight.