Symptoms Of
Morgellons Affliction
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(A comprehensive list of symptoms compiled from first-hand input and a consensus of sufferers.)
You - or someone you know - may have Morgellons Disease and not realize it yet.
Morgellons symptoms fit into many other illness profiles. They may appear slowly and take years to culminate into full-blown Morgellons Disease. And symptoms may occur intermittently over time, appearing to go into remission and then resurfacing.
Symptoms are often rationalized as being "nothing," thoughtlessly disregarded or misdiagnosed. Even worse, victims are placed in the diagnostic category: Delusional Parasitosis.
It is believed that pets also get Morgellons, exhibiting many of the same symptoms as humans, which are sometimes fatal.
For the most part, medical professionals and veterinarians are unaware of Morgellons. At present, no official diagnostic code exists for insurance companies. Research is currently under way. Labs are soon to report in-depth results of their findings.
As grassroots awareness continues, it is sadly inevitable that many more sufferers - both human and animal - will surface. And that's the hairy, 800-pound gorilla in the room.
Our comprehensive symptoms list is compiled from first-hand input and consensus of sufferers. 
Morgellons Disease Symptoms List
  • Bumps, lumps, lesions or "channels" on head
  • Headaches
Brain and Personality
  • Memory loss (short term, recent memory - "What was I saying?
  • Where did I put my coffee mug? What did I do yesterday?")
  • Brain fog - groggy, unclear thinking
  • Thought processing becomes very taxing, difficult
  • Unable to think of specific words when communicating
  • Writing, and especially spelling, becomes difficult
  • Inability to focus or concentrate - ADD/ADHD symptoms
  • Mood disorders and mood swings, including loss of temper
  • Libido - lack of
  • Loss of interest in things that normally interest you
  • Depression and/or confusion or disorientation
  • Personality changes, like loss of creativity or loss of existing skills
  • Neurological problems - clumsiness, stumbling while walking, impeded speech
  • Hair appearance - stiff, brittle and dry
  • Wiry, uncontrollable hairs replace normal hair
  • Hair texture and color may change as more "wiry" ones grow in
  • Hair loss
  • Small glob of clear sticky substance at root end of hair when it falls out,
  • substance may coat hair shaft
  • Hair color does not adhere well to new hair growth
  • Floaters on eyeball surface
  • Loss of visual acuity
  • Increase in discharge, often stringy
  • Sandy or gritty feeling in eyes
  • Feeling of foreign objects in eyes but cannot locate or remove
  • Eyes are extra-sensitive to light
  • Eyesight is generally weakened
  • Night blindness
  • Eyelashes fall out, may be replaced with thick, wiry discolored lashes
  • Ears itch as motile fibers move inside
  • Ears ring or beep (but ears are clean)
  • Ears become clogged due to sinus drainage
  • Ears develop excess thick hair which may emerge from inside ear and feel very deep-rooted
  • Allergies or sinus problems - excessive congestion, mucus production
  • Mucus is thick, stringy, cohesive, dries into very hard substance -
  • almost glue-like
  • Scents are not perceived correctly, may fluctuate from keen sensing ability
  • to no ability to perceive any scent at all
  • Nostrils develop excess thick hair
  • Nostrils develop very sore pimples
Mouth & Throat
  • Teeth become sensitive, crack, chip, feel like they're becoming hollow
  • Teeth become loose and/or fall out
  • Sore or tickling throat
  • Hacking cough
  • Constant sinus drainage
  • Glob of congestion always hanging at back of throat
  • Taste buds malfunction, may fluctuate from keen tasting ability
  • to having no taste perception at all
  • Crawling feeling on the skin, like invisible bugs
  • Pinching, biting, stinging or prickling on the skin
  • Lesions - itchy, sore or painful, very slow-healing with little or no infection,
  • sometimes containing "fuzz"
  • Crusts/scabs/callus-like formations on lesions - painful and difficult to remove because of
  • tentacles clinging to flesh
  • Open cuts or wounds - very slow healing with little or no infection, sometimes containing"fuzz"
  • Objects described as "granules," hard and crystal-like, similar in size and shape to sand grains, can occasionally be removed, or can emerge from either broken or intact skin
  • Objects described as "shards," hard and crystal-like that are similar to glass that emerge from skin
  • Black seed-like "specks" or "dots" on, or in, the skin or emerging from lesions
  • Tiny "fuzzballs" in the lesions, emerging from lesions, and on (or falling from) intact skin
  • Black tar-like substance coming from skin pores
  • Skin texture - leathery, callus-like areas often where lesions had previously been located
  • Growth of new wiry or thick hair over the top of where lesions had previously been
  • Pimples - sore, long-lasting, can't squeeze out - contents are removed in same fashion as a splinter and are moist but cohesive
  • Rashes - unusual, appear/disappear rapidly for no apparent reason, also appear where adhesive portion of Band-Aid is applied
  • Skin pigment changes (gets lighter or darker, more difficult to see in fair skin tones)
  • Stationary or 'creeping' worm or wire-like structures can be seen just beneath the skin surface
  • Skin loses its elasticity and appears to sag, especially when warm, less so when cold
  • Cannot sense temperature of water - water is very hot and it is not recognized
  • Alert!! This is very important if you have young children or animals that you bathe.
  • Alcohol/liquor intolerance
  • Appetite decrease or increase
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Food cravings or total lack of interest in food
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Swelling or edema, including breast edema, feet especially known for swelling
  • Back ache - lower back
  • Back pain - neck and shoulder pain
  • Chronic fatigue - total exhaustion, physical depletion
  • Insomnia during nighttime, or sleep abnormally long amounts (day and night)
  • Weakness - strength diminishes
  • Bloating
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle twitching or cramping
  • Dizziness, disorientation, vertigo
  • Seizures
  • Blood pressure problems (high or low)
  • Heart races or beats irregularly for no apparent reason
  • Liver problems
  • Abnormal overheating as well as temperature loss problems
  • Excessive sweating
  • Cannot stay in sun for prolonged periods without becoming ill
  • Drastic body temp fluctuations
  • New, normal temp runs lower or higher than your previous "normal"
  • Bowel habits change, loss of muscle control
  • Stools contain foreign-looking matter
  • Urine has foreign-looking matter (particles or black seeds, hair -
  • sometimes encased in mucus-like substance)
  • Incontinence
  • Immediate pain that occurs simultaneously to untouched lesions on other parts of the body
  • when another lesion is disturbed
  • Hardened splinter-like material beneath skin that is difficult to remove,
  • extremely painful, and odd in appearance once removed
  • Ingrown hair that is difficult to remove, extremely painful
  • Hair strands that are unusually thick or doesn't look like other hair
  • Fingernails change shape and/or texture
  • Fiber or thread-like material emerging from the skin, or visible just beneath the skin - may be
  • black, white, tan, clear, red, blue, or rainbow colored. Some fibers may exhibit movement.
  • Lyme Disease shares overlapping symptoms and the borellia bacteria with Morgellons Disease (applies to human and animal lab results)
     * Debris from beneath nails contains fibers
     * Microscopic inspection of debris that has collected in hairbrush
"This is not meant to diagnose or treat the 'syndrome' called "Mogellons Disease". Current International Code of Diagnostics (ICD) has not assigned an ICD Code to this modality."



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