This is my first post, I've been reading this forum for about a month now, reading about evetything from how to cure scabies to mites.
I'm 27 years old, live in Dallas Texas and here is my story...
First, we've always had a fly problem at every house we go to. You know, the little fruit fly looking things. However, we're not big fruit eaters and don't have any out. They seem to love the trash and the sink (different fly?).
Up to 6 months ago I felt like a bug was crawling on me when I sat on my couch and bed (different apartment), our first assumption was bed bugs and we treated the house (using bombs) for these, the crawling feeling slowed but never fully stopped.
We recently moved (2 months ago) and I felt the same thing on the couch and bed, even worse actually. So much so that we had to throw the couch out. The couch had a mattress in it, it ended up staying out back for a little while until one day I looked out there and it had little black bugs crawling all over it. During this time it seemed I ws being attacked at night by whatever this is, constant crawling all over my head. I usually stay up late to work (upwards of 5AM sometimes) and the entire time this crawling is going on. When I get in the bed it's even worse.
Now here we are at present day. Three days ago I started feeling like whatever this was is now in my skin (I'm certain of it), It's under the skin on my face, my scalp, my back, my toes, and my feet. I can feel it crawling in and out of my anus at times also.
Went to the dermatoligist today and of couse he says it's my imagination, some people get it. He's subscribed me some DEXEPIN for depression. :( Funny thing is I'm not depressed, my life was quite good until this bug showed up.
I can feel them crawling under my skin, they hang out in my ear (not sure if under the skin or just in the canal) all day, it's gross. No one in the house (my wife and 3 kids) can feel them. My wife has bites all up and down her legs and even a protruded ring looking this on her forearm.
As you might have imagined I'm loosing my mind and life, nothing is the same. And now that the doctor says it's my imagination I cant even get my mom or wide (even though she has a lot of bites) to believe what I'm feeling is real. This makes everything 99.9% harder.
At first I thought it was bird mites (lots of trees around our apartment), then I thought scabies (becuase I can see tracks under my skin), and now I'm thinking it's some kind of fly. There are flys everwhere in this apartment. The disposal was broken when we moved in and it had flies coming out, they are still around even today (and it's broken again). The bathroom has the flies, in fact, there are several dead in the tub.
I spray the tub down with bleach/water after getting out and noticed when I spray the faucet part some of it turns black (black mold?).
Could this be a bot fly? What do I need to do to get rid of it. Now that the dermatologist was no hope (second doc I've seen, first gave me Pemethrin which did not work) I was thinking of ordering some Stromectol / Ivermectin and Green Kleen Green online.
Recently I had jock itch for the first time in my life, had been taking Gris Peg (Griseofulvin) when this all started to intensify. Please if anyone has been through anything like this offer your sound advice.
I do believe I have Morgellons also. My vector was a "kissing bug" but I took samples of what I thought were "Trypanosomes" and the doctor informed me that it was not - they were fibers and not alive. Hah!! I have seen them move! I video recorded the "fiber" moving on my finger - it came from a sore on my face - it squiggled, stretched, curled and wiggled. Not alive, you say? Hmmmph! I am tired of trying to eradicate them. Tea tree oil, vinegar, coconut oil, peroxide (burned my back, don't do it), alcohol, oregano oil, basil oil, hydrocorizone cream, Clobetasol, Vicks, Lamisil, Derman, Lotrimin and other stuff... nothing works for very long. Now I am trying Diatomaceous earth and bitters and Chloraphyll. - I will try some of the suggestions that I found on this forum. Someone suggested A sulfur acne medicine 10% called De La Cruz from Walmart. Sadly, I was there yesterday and didn't get any. (50 miles from here). Maybe next time. - It is good to know that you are not the only one with this problem and I do think it might be caused by GMOs. It just isn't right to use DNA from a fish or other organism and inject it by artificial means into our food! Our FOOD! - Perhaps this is "their" way of getting rid of the weak.. "Survival of the fittest"?
I just want to say this bug--fungus gnats' are in all clothes from China, Vietnam and anything else coming from Asia... I have been told i was crazy, delusional and prescribed meds for depression which I refused to take. If it were not for Jesus and his insight I believe i would be in a psychiatric ward.
What is happening to us is eggs being laid on our bodies by fungus gnats.. and the eggs (Maggots) attract all other species that eat them... that is why you feel the crawling... it is the mites, lice and spiders that are attacking you for their meal and then after that you don't feel it any longer until the eggs are laid by the female again and the process begins again every so many days.. the larva give off pheromones which attract any other species that eat them.. that even includes other flies/mosquitoes/wasp.. if you haven't noticed them coming toward you lately.. Moth on the other hand protect the flies larvae... you should have notice them as well.
I literally have seen them come out of my skin and my husband has even felt my stomach when they were hatching.. the only relief I have encountered was using witch hazel and mineral oil bath along with fungus soap... this actually has brought them out of skin and I have not returned to a dermatologist since... You need to find a doctor that deals with infectious disease seriously.
To me this is some sort of biological weapon, it is everywhere but I noticed mostly clothes and things from China...Asia .. I or my husband cannot even walk in a store if they are in the clothes... they immediately attack...the Rhizomes which are the filaments that they are producing off of anything they touch basically transforms itself into that material that is why you are seeing the strings. I know this because I have had several penetrate my skin I have literally watched it attach one part of itself (scolex) which is the part that houses the insect/mite/spider and has a paste like sticky substance to it. They are not coming out of your skin they are attacking your skin putting the larvae inside of your pores and once inside of you they release the scolex and mimic your hair... Please if you haven't noticed that you are becoming quite hairy (white and black little hairs that look like a partial c) and its the hair that the other pests are attracted to... they are antennas for the larvae...like a spider sets a trap. I have pulled every last hair off my legs and once I did that the crawling stopped. You need to remove your hair from the roots a. seriously wax your legs underarms, chin, lip, genitals and you will see the difference and feel the difference... gnats are innately pest and they usually bite when there is a full moon (lunar) which means they are not of GOD they are of the devil which comes to torment..
I hope and pray that this has given someone insight in what they are dwelling with.
dog and horse shampoo works well .buy flea larvae spay for the nats they do transmit diseases.put baking soda and vinegar in the drains and close them up.i use a drain cleaner about once a month. too.not with the vinegar.ive been told im nuts too. but i know this is real.doctors are scared and dont want to bother.ive been suffering for 7 yrs.ive tried alot of things something new to figure this thing out.i was poisened by someone.i believe but who knows right. god will heal us all.Foodgrade castor oil is great i use scott tissue to get the little things off my skin and it boosts the immune system.i havent had a life for 7 yrs because i cant date im not married,all i can worry about is whats going on with my ear and skin. real easy to say tinnitus with an underlying cause.im strong or i would have thrown in the towel long ago.im hangin in there to the end. sadly some have taken their lives.ive thought about it but thats not an option when u have children.given up on the drs im on my own.yogurt is good lol.
I'm in your shoes. Have been suffering for 7 years also. Can't get married or date or anything - don't want to "give" it to someone else (if it's contagious?idk) I use scotch tape to remove the hair-like threads that are as thin as fibers from a cotton ball. I am trying almost everything I find on this forum. At present am using oxy-clean and taking diatomaceous earth. The "threads" come out of my nose and mouth - occasionally from my ears. But I want them to get out of my body!! - I use all kinds of washes and shampoos to bathe and even tried the alfalfa tablets in my bath water. - We are all trying different things and all of us promise to help each other overcome this plague. - I hope we will be successful. - Some things work for some and not for others. Guess it depends on the environment, climate, location, and diet. - Wishing you the best.
I noticed a slow progression towards the current state i am in.
1. About 5 years back i thought i too had bed bugs. I tore my room up and through away a lot of things.
2. After much research someone said i might have a fugal infection.
3. i researched fugal infections and was able to alleviate a large bit of the sensation with peroxide and 2 black specks came out of my arm (i showed my roommate).
4. Though most of it was gone i lived with the occasional sensation that was usually worse in the summer.
5. 2012 i received chronic diarrhea, that slowly progressed into many other things.
6. I also started to notice a lot of long white squiggly threads and some short ones that tapper at each end everywhere. While some people say they are coming out of their skin, i have never seen them come out of my skin but on clothes and floating around.
7. This drove me a little crazy and i went back to my research. I cam across many things, some people said they were pin worms, some said candida, some said morgellans disease.
8. All advised to have an alkaline diet along with herbal treatments. I also started showering with antibacterial soap with peroxide.
9. I did the alkaline diet for 2 weeks and along with Dr. Hulda Clarks Cleanse (google) the diarrhea went away, and most of the other symptoms went away, but i started to feel abdominal pain.
10. I fell off my regimen after staying at a family members house and the diarrhea and threads floating around came back.
11. My conclusion is that diet has a huge part to do with it. I dont know if this an environmental issue (since i saw them outside a lot) or something within us. both?
I really wish there was a clear answer to all of this. Our bodies parts are not isolated and so one thing effects the other and so on and so on. I am open to any information people want to share. I guess this time around i will be more aggressive and make some serious and militant lifestyle changes until i find a more clear cut answer.
I tried raw garlic - now I find out that cooked garlic is more potent. So I will be trying that & let you know if it truly helps. I tried oregano oil in my diatomaceous earth drink and couldn"t sleep until 2 AM - talk about itch!! horrible! I hope I killed some - I am not itching as much today - but scared to try that again!
They told my Mom the same thing, she's been dealing with same sort of thing for 6 months.
Recently I rented a older home that the previous tenets had dogs and later I figured out the attic was squirrel infested. I was in the house two weeks and developed an itchy scalp and body and feel things moving in my hair. I moved out immediately from the house but now I've been battling it for three weeks. My Mom lives in Jersey and I moved from Kansas City where the rental was back to Texas.We pretty much have figured out we have the same thing. We've tried everything to get rid of them. Currently we are doing Neem, apple cider vinegar, and a few other oils. She's tried everything but the Neem. But both agree they dont like the Neem but they are still around. I read exfoliating your scalp helps and eating garlic. What a mess. She's seen three doctors, they have all said they want to put her on anti depressants! What the hell.
Omg....this is the closest post I have found to my case. It's too long to write, but I have had these tiny black "parasites" coming from scalp, face (exactly where my facial lymph nodes are), arms I stopped going to my PCP because she completely insulted me by saying "you don't have anything you're too stressed and gave me PROZAC!!!! Can u believe? Lab samples come back as no parasite seen 2x. I keep them on a tissue or tape too....
1 year ago I went to urgent care and I actually submitted a sample from my arms, and it came back as ambylomma americanum, which is in the rickettsia family....but everyone says that the fact that's its now on my face is not typical of a tick....I'VE BEEN DIAGNOSING AND TREATING MYSELF....MY SKIN IS NOW ruined because it has left dark scars on my face that I'm so self conscious about. I don't seem to find anything similar to my case....
1. Killed mites on my bed. Spread fabric softener sheets on my bare mattress and left them for at least 2 hours. Then I removed them and vacuumed my mattress. Dead mites STINK!
2. I am drinking a Chinese detox tea. EveryDay Detox by Traditional Medicinals every morning.
3. I also drink one 8 oz. glass of water with 1 teaspoon of Diatomaceous Earth every day.
4. I spray my bed one hour before climbing into it with diluted fabric softener.
5. I take probiotics every morning before breakfast.
6. Sometime during the day I drink 1 teaspoon of Swedish bitters in an 8 oz. glass of water.
7. I apply Arnica salve De La Cruz from Walgreens on the lesions.
8. Mites hate fabric softener - so you can rub a fabric softener sheet all over your head to make them get off.
9. I use a dandruff shampoo as a body wash/ contains Pyrithione.
10. NO SUGAR. The mites, fibers, worms, gnats, whatever they are love sugar and will bite you more if you are sweet.
11. I use Oxy Clean in every load of wash.
I hope this helps someone. it has helped me tremendously. I have been suffering with this itching and crawling for 7 years and have finally found something that works for me. - I hope it works for you, too.
Oh my Lord.... your comments are an answer to prayer!... everything that you stated is exactly what my entire family & circle of friends have been dealing with on & off for years. The fibers, the mimicking of what it touches, the "C" shape under the skin, the different parasites, mites, etc... I go to many Asian clothing stores & never made the connection, but read something several years back about a clothing mite, yet never been able to find anything else on it till now!... I am so Anemic that I almost needed a blood transfusion, I was told that I probably have Fibromyalgia due to my chronic joint inflammation, which my husband now has too. I am constantly finding sticky spots everywhere, my car, all over my house, my laptop, and also find these strange crumb like things that range in color from off white to brown. I have OCD now with cleaning, and have the worst anxiety from all of this. We have also tried every treatment out there, unfortunately I am the one who seems to be attacked the worst & the hotter the weather the worse the symptoms.... HELP!
Hi silverfox67......I just finished reading your post. I have the same symptoms as you. I have been fighting this horror for three years now. Went to my doc, who sent me to a shrink about one and one half years ago. She put me on a strong med that kept me so doped that I mostly slept.....so, I quit fighting them for a year and Now my whole house is infested with them. I have symptoms that sound like I am hallucinating...but I assure you I am not. My hair is alive with them and if i run my fingers thru my hair, one (or two), can jab me and break off entering my hand. Sometimes I can find them and pull them out before they go deeper. I am seeing bugs in my house that look like ticks with a white spot on the back. I see them turn into hairs that quiver and wait to enter my body again if able. The hairs can enter and take over the bodies of other bugs,carpet,clothing, pets, wood, dishes, walls,trash bags, food, spices, etc....I believe they have something to do with bacteria....not sure. I used a black light by my bed at night and I could see things come out of my carpet and go towards it and it seemed to help control them. I also use my small, hand held battery operated "Zapper" that I purchased in EBAY for around $20.00, as it is said to kill bacteria in the blood stream. I quit for a year and now I can feel 'buzzing, on my skin. Good luck to you and everyone with this nightmare.
I haven't found the cure yet. What I am doing seems to help - I haven't been itching as much and am not seeing as many white fibers as before. When I take the bitters, though, at least two or three come out of my nose!!
You are not crazy or delusional. Look up Morgellons and see that we are not alone. Thousands of people are suffering from this dis-ease.
My mom and I are trying to stay away from as many modified foods as we can - but it isn't easy. Some GMOs are not labeled and you don't know you've been poisoned until hours later when the itching starts again!
I don't take the diatomaceous earth every day any more - now every other day as it can cause constipation. However, I don't dare stop taking the Swedish bitters since they make the darn things move out of my body.
I hope what we all are trying will help you too.
Some are having success with tea tree oil. But, we also need to fight them from inside.
The fabric softener kills these things - so spray it all over your house. It will smell good at first - until the things die - then it will stink so bad!!! - When your walls, carpet etc. are dry vacuum them up and wipe down the walls with dry fabric softener sheets. I don't know what the sheets contain - some chemical that burns them alive, I guess. Anyway, it kills them - Hooray!!
I had family & peers accusing me of imagining these biting, flying, tiny insects...I have read many forums seeking answers..
I found a method of obtaining proof..
Take a video with your mobile phone. Make sure flash is activated. You will see them flying around very very quickly. They seem to reflect from the flash. To get a good video I would dab some tea tree oil on my skin, scalp etc. and watch them all fly away from the area..
Now, next I need to catch one so it can be identified! They are way too small on mobile film.
I recorded one with my Canon camera. Looks like a very thin piece of thread - but it curled and unfurled and stretched and moved... you can't tell me it's not alive!! It came off my face where I had a little sore - and it stuck to my finger. They are very hard to see with the naked eye - but you can see them! - They sometimes come out of my nose or mouth and I have caught them with clear scotch tape. They try to get in my eyes also. Yucky things!!
There are some who claim that a certain type of silver will get rid of Morgellons. See Morgellons cure on line.
TTOisthecure also posts that Tea Tree Oil is what cured him.
Most of us have tried that and are still itching.
Next month I will have a little extra money and I want to try the Morgellon's cure - the Silver. This is not the colloidal silver that most people take for whatever reason. This stuff is special... so I understand.
I will keep everyone here posted and let you know if it cures me!!! Hope so!
Just saw a post from a young woman who says she had a four-year remission of her Morgellons with a prescription of Clyndamycin from her Dr.
Whoo hoo.... going to make an appointment and hope the doctor will humor me.
I went to a major hospital and they checked me out. Of course they do not do any skin test,, blood test, or stool test. The doctors who was a specialist was not interested. He made me feel like I was crazy . They send me a letter stating that There was no need for any blood test, skin test or stool test. To me they don't care. I am going to try something else. This has been going on for over a year. I will let you now if this works...
I saw a "holistic doctor" today at the health food store. She told me I should eat more garlic and take Chaparral (aka Greasewood) and use an ointment containing turpentine. So I got some... we'll see if they help any.
Meanwhile, it's almost the full moon again - so I'm itching and broke out with lesions! *sigh* just can't win.
To: disquested - I am so sorry that you are joining us as a fellow-sufferer. And sorry that the doctor you saw dismissed you as crazy.
You are not alone - most of us here have been diagnosed as "crazy" or insane. We've been told it's all in our heads...
I would like to meet one of the doctors who recognizes Morgellons as a true disease. I read somewhere that they exist!!
To those doctors I would like to say, "Thank you. Please continue to research Morgellons and to help us."
I am disappointed to learn that the silver actually makes the "fibers" grow. So, that's out. Alfalfa is also not a good choice as it makes the disease stronger. :(
I did not find any one thing that "cures"... but am going to try 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt on my tongue followed by a full glass of water. "They" (fellow-sufferers) that the "mites" can't live in salt water. So it kills them in the mouth and stomach.
***@**** is by a fellow-sufferer who says has the cure. Will have to go there another day as it's very late...
Wishing all of us the best
I did some research on ionic, protein and colloidal silvers. Turns out they are not the same thing. So am ordering Mesosilver a true colloidal silver to see if it helps.
Please, doctors, if you are out there, don't pooh pooh Morgellons and call us crazy. We are not crazy - we have an actual disease that needs addressing. We would like to be able to see a doctor/physician/practitioner who believes us and wants to truly help. Those of you doing research, please find us a cure. Many of us have been suffering for many years and need relief, not ridicule. Thanks.
Day 2 of silver treatment. Feel off...sort of sick. Could be "hertz" symptoms. 40 drops of silver 3 times a day today. Tomorrow it's 50 drops. Yesterday was 30 drops and it didn't seem to do anything. - My arms feel weak and I feel sick. I am, however not itching as much in bed. During the day, I am still itching - just a little less.
I haven't tried the essential oils yet. Maybe tomorrow..
Here I am - well, I am now taking Hydochloric acid and it seems to be helping my stomach. However, I am now spraying my bed with tea tree oil, water and two capsules of Gluten Cutter. The Gluten Cutter contains over 10 types of enzymes which are supposed to kill or crush to pieces all kinds of mites. It, too, seems to be helping as I've had three wonderful nights of no itching!!
I just spray this combination on my sheets about an hour before going to bed. Works better with the Gluten Cutter than the tea tree oil alone. Of course, I am also taking the Gluten Cutter orally. So soothing to the stomach.
Enzymes were recommended to help rid one of Candida (a fungal infection). So, I thought it couldn't hurt. (It helps)
I stopped taking the wormwood and walnut hull as it recommends on the bottle to "take a vacation from it" and then start taking it again. Probably next week.
I am going to look into Ocotea which some claim can cure parasites after only one or two treatments!!
I don't know how much it costs, yet. But if any of you out there has the money - please try it and let us know if it helped you. Ocotea is also supposed to cure/treat diabetes.
Hi I am so glad I found your posting. I am at the point of being insaine. Last March 2012 I had surgery and received a blood transfusion. For the last 11 months I have had the weirdest symptoms. Sounds like a lot of the symptoms I am reading on the posts. What was your outcome please. I pray for everyone in this forums because people do not seem to believe what we are dealing with and seem to believe it is all in our heads. I was adviced to seek help from a Chinese Homeopathic doctor because there is where I am going to finally get answers and help. I hope this post helps anyone. God bless. Remember to always thank your Angels and Guides that are always with us helping us .....Skittlez31
I do not believe you are crazy. I could add more thoughts to yours and see how long it would take before further bizarre incidents occur around us or to us. I have been through the meat grinder, hell and back. For four years, I have been suffering and continue to do so. I have documented some wild, out of this world incidents and rather peculiar events and images. I would identify a certain species but depending on the weather, humidity, light, and season, what ails me changes in form. The worse time is late summer and early spring. Now, in early October, 80 in Michigan? These things continue to grow everywhere. I have THREE words:
WATER, DIRT, FIBER (vegetation).
I researched the Ocotea and it is only available from one source: Young Living. The price is way too high for me. But if you can afford it, it is $32 plus for the cheapest one. It goes up to $59. I am on a fixed income so it is out of the question... Maybe I can afford it next month. I can only afford to "play" with about $50 a month and I bought something already.
I will continue to use the tto with enzymes, the D.earth and other essential oils to help myself...
did your Dr. give helpful advice? been having small bumps on my head arise and I try to pick them all out when I feel them. Nerves around them get sore till they are gone. Had a couple that left larger bumps on my head. Been putting alcohol on them after I scrape off the bump. My hubby thinks I have lost it, the Dr. thought I had lice. I tried to tell them I thought it came from trees but really...they don't believe what I say. Now I hear it may be caused from foods we eat. Any new info. would be helpful to me.
Just wondering what your Chinese Homeopathic practitioner was able to do for you.
I am drinking some horrible-tasting Roasted Dandelion Root tea that seems to make the critters want to leave my body.
I also spray my bed with enzymes and tea tree oil and it seems to help.
I have put myself on a gluten-free diet and eliminated sugar also. Washing my clothes with Borax. Wish I had the answer to getting rid of this problem once and for all.
One homeopathic person told me to take Chapparal and to use a Turpentine type of ointment on the itches. I do better with a lotion made of beeswax and jojoba oil.
Please let us know what your "doctor" told you so we can try it, too. Thanks. :)
I live close to Dallas and I am going through the same thing right now. I have been to the doctor four times in the last two months. I got this after staying in a motel in Dallas for a couple of weeks. I was wondering if you are still going through the bugs crawling in and out of your body? I amazed that you live close by and have the same condition. I am hoping that I can get a cure from you. Please tell me you have found the cure . The answer to these bugs crawling in and out of my skin and my scalp...they really hurt...
Anything with sulfur in it will work. Sulphur soap, sulphur 8, Glovers Dandruff medicine has sulphur in it. I have been suffering with this problem over a year. This plus a cortosteriod rub from the doctor is the only thing that worked for me. I had to take a leave of absensce from work because I couldn't work and had these crawling feelings driving me crazy. And the bumps which makes bad sores and sore to touch. I'm getting better. Doctors say that I have delusional parasitosis. I say that are incompetent because I have been through hell. I don't wish this on my worst enemy. The bugs look like nats and they do burrow. I'm glad I am not the only one suffering from this. I know now I am not crazy. Worst a night. Sleep in a different room in the house, not on the same mattress for about two weeks. Wash clothes in hot water. Wash dark clothes in hot water too. Wear light colored clothing. These parasites play in the dark. I did a parasite cleanse with these ingredients per dr. oz. Black walnut, wormwood herb, cloves. I am doing a lot better. good luck.
YOU ARE THE FIRST PERSON I HAVE FINALLY BELIEVED AFTER A YEAR OF SEARCHING FOR AN ANSWER! I SELL USED CLOTHES FOR A LIVING ON EBAY AND THIS IS WHEN THIS STARTED AFTER BUYING ABOUT TEN THOUSAND ARTICLES OF CLOTHING WHICH ARE STORED IN MY HOME. I HAVE EVERYTHING TO THE TEE THAT YOU HAVE EXPLAINED AND NEVER HAVE TOLD ANYBODY, EVEN MY HUSBAND ABOUT THE HAIRS AND THE WAY THEY ACT! THEY ARE SMALL BLACK AND WHITE BUT DO GROW LONG LIKE A CAT OR DOG SIZE HAIR BUT DO NOTICE THE VERY SMALL ONES ALSO! THIS MAKES SO MUCH SENSE FINALLY TO ME BUT DO DOCTORS OR ANYBODY IN THE MEDICAL FIELD RECOGNIZE THIS AND WHO DO I SEE FOR THIS. MY TWO YEAR OLD GRAND DAUGHTER HAS THIS AND IT GOES THROUGH MY BOWELS WHICH I HAVE THEM MOVING IN MY RECTUM WHICH IS THE MOST HORRIBLE FEELING! I AM NOW DIAGNOSED WITH PARASITIC DELUSIONS AND AM NOT ABLE TO SEE ANY DOCTORS W/O THEM SEEING MY CHART AND NOT EVEN EXAMINE ME W/ THE ONLY ANSWER IS TO GO TO MY PSYCHIATRIST
PLEASE KEEP ME I N MIND IF YOU EVER WANT TO TALK OR HAVE ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS. I CAN'T EAT W/O THESE THINGS COMING UP TO EAT MY FOOD OR HAVING AN ACID REFLUX TYPE MOVEMENT FROM MY STOMACH IN WHICH THESE THINGS AND THEIR EGGS COME UP, IT IS SO DISGUSTING! MY NAME IS LISA AND I HAVE BEEN A SUFFERER OF THIS FOR A YEAR AND FEEL LIKE MY LIFE IS NOTHING ANYMORE BECAUSE THIS CONSUMES ME AND HAVE LOST MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER WHOM WAS MY BEST FRIEND AND MY FAMILY THINK I AM NUTS AND DO NOT CONTACT ME ANYMORE. I AM SO LONELY IN THIS STATE AND HAVE THOUGHT ABOUT JUST ENDING IT BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER HEARD ANYBODY W/ THE SYMPTOMS AND DO NOT BELIEVE I HAVE MORGELLONS. I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KEEP IN TOUCH TO LEAR MORE FROM YOU, MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS ***@**** AND # IS 804-744-7359. I AM DESPERATE AND REALLY WANT TO LEARN HOW TO GET MY LIFE BACK! THANK YOU SO MUCH, JUST KNOWING THAT SOMEONE OUT THEIR HAS SOME COMMON SENSE AND REALLY KNOWS WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT
This sounds like what I am going thru...There is lint all over everything! (well at least looks like lint) but you said wax everything....well what about my hair on my head? I will then be a baldy? what do i about my hair on my head?
just wanted to say this too, this is RUINING my life :/ and my babies. I'm always "picking with tweezers at these things! smetime i will pull a piece of hair out of the root and right at the tip theres a piece of short hairs or something like that and you can tell its moving on its own and not with the air! crazy and i really need some tips on what to go buy to get rid of theses on myself and inside my home andcar!
I have been reading these posts. Doctors who do know about this should be sued for malpractice.
My dog, a Jack Russell, had fleas. I tried all the usual treatments, the monthly "between the shoulders" drops, powders, sprays, you name it, I tried it. To no avail.
In a pet store, I explained the problem to the clerk. He sold me a bottle of spray he promised would kill the fleas and eggs. He told me that it would "implode" the parasite upon contact.
My dog is mostly white, I sprayed the stuff on him. He began turning pink, then almost all red. It was the blood of the fleas. I read the bottle, active ingredient, GRAPEFRUIT JUICE!
I went online, googled it. It is true. Citrus "implodes" parasites.
The next day I filled a spray bottle with some lemon juice concentrate from a bottle and added water. About a 4 to 1 mix.
Same thing happened. Dog turns pink.
Later, I was changing his bedding..and I saw what you guys are describing. Tiny little "hairs" shaped like a c but moving, very hard to see but I saw them move.
I learned that if a dog eats a pregnant flea, the dog will end up with an infestation of anything from tapeworms to many other parasites living in his body. YES, we can catch this just by being close to our pet and crap, if you let the dog on your bed...they are going from him to you.
The thought of some living disgusting parasite in my body is simply to much wrap my mind around. I have learned that "citrus" in any form, oranges, lemons, grapefruit, whatever, does kill these little *uckers.
I now vacuum my bed in the morning and at night before getting in. I keep my dog spotless, no fleas in here.
I have sprayed lemon juice on everything, when I start to see little red dots, I go wild with lemon juice. It won't really hurt fabric(w/o sun), it is cleansing and it kills them.
Now, are they in my body? I weigh 85 lbs. I eat but cannot gain weight. My usual weight for 59 years has been 100lbs, +/- 2 or 3 lbs.
I am going to have some lemonade. I feel this feeling in my stomach, like a dead bird is laying there...and movement, like if I was pregnant and the baby is turning....too freaked out. I am a clean freak, this will never do.
Everybody, try lemon juice. It does kill parasites. Spray some on your skin, if they come out or you see red flecks...it is working.
Good luck to all of you,
post any progress or even anything interesting re lemon juice. Also, remember...Skin so Soft repels mosquitoes. Need to check out active ingredient in that.
peace and be well
Very interesting theory. However, I went on a kick eating Cuties (mandarin oranges) every day for over a month and still have a problem.
At present I am still taking 2 or 3 drops of silver three times a day. It is not killing the critters, but keeping them at bay. The "fibers/threads" are still coming out of my nose and mouth... yuck!
Just had surgery and can't do citrus yet - but will try it again as soon as I can.
Wishing a good outcome for all of us!!!
I just want to say I believe you. one day I was inside a arcade someone got up from one machine and I sat down there I thought for sure something flying started attacking me. I've been dealing with this for 18 months and now my sister has it 1 month. the last post I read almost made me cry, I understand how you feel, nobody wants to believe you, now my sis believes. I skipped reading some of the posts because the first line I read said they haven't found the answer. anyway I've been taking duck tape and when I feel something cover it up with duck tape even if I have to cover a spot about 6 inch circle and leave it on there for about an hour, it helps but it seems like if I do get rid of them, somehow they come back. I'm thinking about put duck tape and go to sleep maybe it will kill them? (somebody help us)
It is very unfortunate that no one seem to know the answer to this but I tried taking 1 tab of Zyrtec and it worked. After a month I went for allergy testing and I was positive to many things. Now I am receiving allergy shorts and it is working. You can try it.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us. At this time I can't try the Zyrtec - but will have to try it in the near future.
We all hope to find a cure as this has gone on long enough. For me, it's been 7 years....
I have been using a product called Kleen Green from Natural Ginesis and it has healed my sores but I also use Hand Sanitizer with 70% v alcohol. When I rub it on my crawling sensations, it brings out larva. It is working for me, but not a cure. In Europe they use 80% ethanol & 20% water is a solution, so i got 80 proof vodka and rubbed it on my sensations and after larva and blk specks came out. no more sensations. hopefully this is the answer. yeah.
I just ordered the Kleen Green and I sincerely hope it works for me. I use hand sanitizer also to stop the itching and sometimes the "fibers" come out. I try to catch them with clear tape.
I'll let everyone know if the Kleen Green helps me. I hope it works for all of us. So tired of itching and the sores on my back.
I noticed them a year or so ago , I noticed i was getting a pin like pain in my hands mostly finger tips but it was painful and as i looked closer for the sliver or object i noticed fibers and when i tried to remove them they would dissapear into my skin. every one thought i was high ,crazy and didnt want to hear it but eventually a few paid attention and confirmed it was not my imagination but still dont want to admit it happening . so now when i get a strong pain in my fingers i grab out my magnifieng glass and it always is a blck head looking thing or a fiber looking string and i actually take this white sticker tape and i put it on the spot and pull it off and there it is on the tape and the pain is gone until the next episode. i havent a real strong magnify glass but id bet it is alive and a bug of sorts. I hope it does not progress into a full body issue but my heart goes out to anyone dealing with this . its not in our heads , I know it is real.
I am so sorry that this is happening to you!! If you look up Morgellons online, you will see that this is happening to thousands of people!
I tried the Morgellons silver cure - and it didn't work for me. I figure it's because I've had this problem for 7 years. Not going to go away overnite for me.
But, you've only had the problem for a short time, so buy the Meso silver and try the silver cure. it just might work for you.
itsabugslife - I hope this can work for you also. We here are all trying different things to rid ourselves of this nightmarish plague!!
Wishing you the best
I had an infestation of tiny black gnats, fungus flys 2 yrs ago. They got in my carpet. I vacuumed and they got in my eyes, mouth, nose, and found them on the back top of my head. Two years later, I am bald, have brown thin worm in a casing coming out of holes in my head, have white oval shaped bug with 8 long legs that grab the brown worm. Come from under my scalp, brown worm in my eyes, brown mass in my throat that hides in pouch of tissue upper top inside cheek. White soft body bug like pieces, round with sawtooth edges live in the folds of my ears. White tendrils legs wrap around the earlobes.,Come off with peanut butter on qtip. Eat a bite of food and spit out, full of light brown worms.Clear, fast moving worms from pores of skin. Ready to die. Tried it all. Done it all. I believe I am accidental host to an organism in my drains. White, floppy, suckers, turns dark blue black when agitated. If I pluck a stiff white hair from my bald head my skin darkens from top of head to lower back. It is inside me. Have lost everything. Good luck to you.
i have finally found a community of people who understand what im going through we currently have a infestation of black Nats, but ive had the sensations of the pests under my skin 4 awhile now as well as the cronic diahrra and severe abdominal pain... has anyone come up with solutions 2 this yet nothing i do seems to work...
Please try diatomaceous earth - for human consumption. Also try taking black walnut hull and wormwood. After taking these, take some epsom salts (1 Tablespoon to a glass of warm water) You will see some scary things leave your body.
You may have to do this once a week for a couple of months. The diatomaceous earth is supposed to kill the grown ups and the walnut hull and wormwood is supposed to kill the "babies" or nymphs. The epsom salts are a cleanse (laxative) and will clean you out.
I'm about to do this myself again. Did it last week and some brown worm (looked like a small rope) came out. Need to keep this up!
I work in a chemist a lady is suffering with possibly the same problem. She says when she showers the bugs are in the shower tray, is this the same for you? She did take them to hospital and showed them to Dr there who just threw them away and gave her some more cream! I'm not sure about the fine hair like filaments or if this is part of her problem.
When these filaments "fibers/threads" fall off of me I can't see them in the tub or tray. They "disappear" into the white background. Only way I can see them is with a strong light and a dark background. I have caught them with clear tape and I video taped one with my camera also. Wish there was someway to share the pictures on here.
When I took the fibers that I caught on clear tape to my doctor, she looked at them under the microscope and told me they are not worms - just fibers. But, when I looked at them under my microscope they had a tail, a head and a dark spot in the middle which I assume is the stomach.
Sometimes I'll be eating and I feel a "hair" in my mouth and I get it and it's one of "them". Other times I feel like a needle poked me in the eye and I use a piece of clear tape on my eye and catch one coming out of my eye!! - Usually, they come out of my nose - I will feel a tickle just under my nose or just to the side of it and I use tape and voila! There it is!! Another fiber!
I sincerely hope that your friend doesn't have this strange disease. Have her look up "strongyloides". This is as close to Morgellons as I have seen.
Wishing all of us the best...
LOOK UP COLLEMBOLA....it is a bug, it lives on fgungus. It attracts other fungus type bugs It is not supposed to infest humans. I believe they dig into the scalp although even entomologists dont want to believe that. No one is willing to understand it. I had them shaking out from my hair. Thought I had lice but it was not lice.
To every single brave and afflicted soul here, and specifically to the knowledgeable people here who have been suffering with this as long as i have: I respect and thank all of you for admitting your problem in a public forum to show people they are not alone or crazy and more so that you try to help others by continuing to post remedies. However, to question whether or not this thing is contagious is absolute nonsense. When you have this, whether or not you are currently being seriously affected, 90% of the people near you constantly rub their noses, play with their eyes, and scratch their hair and bodies! If that is not contagious I don't know what is! I feel terrible about it yes, but I have personally infected MANY people including my own friends, family, and coworkers. I realize it's not my fault (who knows who or what is to blame and of coarse I caught it myself without any warning or foreknowledge) but I still carry this burden around every day for 7 years. Some of them refuse to admit that they have it yet they spend 75% of every day scratching their selves and playing with their hair, although, It definitely does not affect everyone the same. Sometimes I think they are better off not knowing anything. I was able to keep them at bay (with diatomaceous earth (consumption and dusting), neem soap and shampoo, and other oils, constant washing of my bedding and clothes, 2 or more showers a day, etc.) for long periods of time EVEN while living with others who did nothing about it and were constantly affected. As a matter of fact, after almost 2 years with only minor small bumps and hardly any itching, I began to believe that I was winning this war, and I even was able to sleep in my bedding for weeks without washing it or even wear clothes more than once. Although I agree that a healthy, natural, low sugar and yeast diet must be important; I was able to do this without changing my diet at all. Frankly, I could not live without my organic sugar, lots of breads/rolls, pizza, meat, chocolate, etc. Furthermore, suffering with this affliction, without drinking beer every night I could never fall asleep. Between the stress, the worrying about others, the loneliness, the depression, and the sheer amount of time and money it takes just to barely put a dent in these things, its a wonder I am still alive at all, and it's no wonder I am an alcoholic. Unfortunately, after all this success, after the hurricane, I was forced to stay at my sister's house for 3 months. Although they claimed they didn't notice anything, I saw them slowly being infected with my own eyes. I was able to pull through it without my affliction changing. Ironically, over a year later, 2 weeks ago she gave me an electric blanket from her house and just like that it has started all over again, almost out of control like it was in the beginning. These things are a highly contagious PLAGUE, plain and simple. I did not post here and share to scare anyone or induce in others the type of undeserving guilt I feel, but, instead, I want any professional (even remotely) in this field of expertise or government organization that MIGHT be reading this to understand that this thing absolutely cannot be ignored or excused any further or it's going to be too late! Sorry for the rant, I wish you all the cure and I hope my post helps...
Have also tingling sensations, feels like crawling over my body. On my head, feels inside my head, all over my body. It must be something here, never experienced something like this in Europe. Four months i feel them every day. Must be some massive infestation, i also read about chem trails and saw chemtrail 2 weeks ago , where i live. Chem trails might also cause such type of symptoms. There are more articles about chemtrails in usa, in european newspapers, very strange. I got so sick in USA, can not believe it.
Hello Marie. I am so sorry that you are now "one of us". This affliction is so terrible and we are all so tired of scratching and itching. (7 years for me since a bug bit me on my back).
Some have been bitten by gnats, bugs, or as they say in Arizona, "No see-ems" which seem to be invisible bugs.
Since you are in the beginning stages, it may be easier to get rid of them. Yogi detox tea, diatomaceous earth, black walnut hull and wormwood work from the inside.
Outside is harder to control. We use tea tree oil diluted in purified water (8 to 10 drops per 8 oz.) or Kleen Green 1/4 cup to 3/4 cup of purified water. Spray, spray, spray - everything and anything you can.
Try to wear only 100% cotton if you can. They like synthetics. The love sugar also.
I had everything everyone is talking about, hairs, red black, some blue, While and grey on my scalp. The white hairs looks like needles, very pointed and fat in the middle then tapers off into a long thing silk piece. My ears had been attacking other bugs, spiders, misquotes.The black fibers coming out of wounds in my skin, I felt like I was going insane, Went to all kinds of doctors, it looked like they were afraid to come into the room so I gave up. I had been to Belize and we were bitten by bed bugs but didn't know if this had anything to do with it, Sores, Black fibers under and around my nails, itching, feeling like thing were falling out of my nose and a chirping sound in my ear.. Later I found out I had hep C, This was not the cause of the fibers and sore but I went on interferon, ribanviren for 6 months. I felt like I was dying but after the treatment the fibers were gone from my body, The sores healed and I only have scars. The one thing it did stop was the thing in my ear and the fibers on my scalp. Something is living in my ear under the skin, I have pulled pieces of needle like things that are painful and body part. It must be reproducing to stay this long in my ear. Every 6 or so months I get a scalp infection. Lot's of whit and grey fibers with the long spear like ones. Some of those have a brown body I have tried everything to get this thing out of my ear. If I put a q-tip in it attacks it and pushes in out. Don't know what to do. Recently I had an MRI that said I have white spots on my brain. Then they did a spinal tap that says I have inflammation of the brain. The first inteferon treatment did not work and I'm getting ready to do the newest one.I really don't know if any of this is related but This thing in my ear almost drove me nuts. They had me on all the psych meds. Would love an answer.
I am so sorry that you have this problem. It is similar to mine - but my fibers are very thin (like fibers from a cotton ball) and white or transparent.
Morgellons is the only thing I can think of that would come close to what you have. It does cause fibers of various colors to come out of and grow out of the skin.
The cure for Morgellons (which I tried) is taking large doses of colloidal silver. Look up Morgellons' cure. It explains how much to take and what type of silver (there are several types and not all are 'true' silver).
The silver cure did not work for me - and I suspect that what I have is not Morgellons but some type of trypanosome (worm-like creature). The itching is terrific.
I think I would try putting some tea tree oil in my ear to see if you could kill the critter. Dilute it, of course, like 5 drops in 2 to 4 oz. of water.
Yes these little bugs live on tree bush rock if the temp is warm.chances are your husband has them also, but his skin is thicker and less sensitive. So if you find a cure have him do it as well to prevent contaminating yourself and clean regularly. sheets, floors, walls ex.
I feel your pain - what worked for me was a 72 hour fast. These things seem to be extremely sensitive to glucose and have very sensitive uptake systems, so if you starve them of glucose then you starve them and they die. I hope this helps someone and good luck to all
Plaster bagworms...Sounds like new life cycle of plaster bag worms in mid June they release from their casing 500- 1000 and these large spin a thread into the air and when they land they pull in their silk and the hairlike fiber shortens until he starts to move and pick up debri to make his home or casing he carries around. I experienced it and all these hairs I was inhaling it felt stuffy in the house and everyone thought I was crazy seeing a hair shrink. Look up case bearers they release the larvae like baby spiders do when hatching.
When I shower there are white, milky nematode wormy things that come out of my skin, feet, head, and fill the drain. In the actual drain when I am done and turn off the water, I see and hear a perfectly round mouth type creature sucking up the water. These are usually a light pink color. Chlorox, all cleaners, nothing works except Lysol spray or bug spray. When I use one of those I hear them drop down the drain and splash into the PVC pipe. I shine the flashlight down the drains in my house I see fish type creature type things, pinkish or tan in color, swimming, making the water left in the drain splash around. I had roto rooter come out, spent 2,000 to clean pipes, didn't help. Anyone else hear and see these things in your drains?
I've had something like this for over 16 years, just dealt with it, got it after sleeping at a cheap hotel, I need to get rid of it, it's in my car in my house, my little kids are always itching, I have seen those little fibers, but I've also had a lot of gnats or things that look like gnats in my house, any help will be appreciated, you can message me on Facebook @keoni wills
I am also having these sensations on my scalp. like something is crawling on my scalp. right now its pretty bad my scalp is very itchy and has red bumps on it frequently. they go away after a while and keep coming back. sometimes it is really bad like right now and often when i look at bright lights i can feel things moving on my scalp and bothering me. It feels like they are digging into my scalp. this has been going on for about 2 years. at first i thought i just had dandruff and it was wasnt that. dandruff shampoos did not work. i cant afford anything to try and kill these my parents wont listen to me. so i called out for help to my dad and shaved my head it was bothering me so much. that didnt seem to work he still thought i was crazy and now i am on antidepressants. i feel like complete crap what should i do about my scalp!! someone please help i dont want to shave my head again.
This goes out to the you as well as the original post. I believe I have fleas living inside me. I took the tape off that I wer on my head and within the space of a few days my baby and I had been bitten numerous times during the night. I had a flea infestation and I believe they were able to to find a place on my scalp where they could enter that would allow them to live under my skin. I have found the place where they entered and I keep a piece of tape there at all times . I am a single mom so I do not have a lot of time and I am exhauseted by just coming to this point. but if you can find the source point you can go to a doctor, hold a beeker over it, say look no fleas and then turn the lights out and let the fleaing commence. I am bald.
I used a tube of apricot cleanser/scrubber with bits of apricot hull, on my ears with a qtip and things came out from my ears, used it on my scalp and reacted the same way. A little frightening to me because ofcourse I was applying it by myself (common thread to this issue, being by ourselves) and things were coming out so fast. It felt like they were going straight for my eyes, mouth and nose. After panicking I decided I was going to be the winner of this match, took a deep breath, tightly shut my eyes and scrubbed away. Did the job, until 24 hrs later. Anybody else have ribbon like worm, lines going down it, with a v or forked shaped end? I have brown, white and black ribbon type worm, about 3/4 inch long. Came off my head and are in the pool now. Have pictures and video. Other pinkish larvae type things in knee high stocking that I wear under my wig. The larvae are extremely fast moving swimmers, body's move frantically trying to get loose of nylon knee high stocking. The pinkish larvae creature has imprints where eyes would be. Tapered but fat. Also white dry feathery creatures drop from scalp on everything. Those don't move but I don't have a microscope. Also pieces fall from my eyes and come out of my gums. When I cook I see eggs coming out of the skin in my fingers, trying to drop into the pan of food that is being cooked. Especially raw hamburger, bacon, sugar with butter (making cookies). I wear gloves when I am around food. I was at a buffet dinner and was horrified as I felt so much activity trying to exit me I had to leave. Whatever it is hates hot water, Lysol spray and salt. Diving into the 9ft. Pool causes weirded noises from my head, as if depth makes a difference. God help us all, think I am ready to end all this myself, and for good.
You are so right. One day I felt the crawling feelings, but I had my wig on! Good, I thought, I will take off my wig and end of problem, right? At that time I was not wearing a knee high stocking under my wig. I had not started doing that yet. I took the wig outside in the bright hot sunlight, held the magnifier in my hand and stood watching and ready to zoom in any movement. Sure enough a minute or two later I spotted hair moving. The "hairs" were traveling down the wig hairs, touching one another almost in a dance, picking up their ends (heads for lack of words) looking around, looking back down, touching back and forth and the length of the hair on my wig grew longer as I watched in horror. Thicker, longer yet near the same blonde color or whiter. Watching this scared me so bad, the implications and hopelessness of it all, I never looked again and have about a dozen wigs to this day. Depressing horror nightmare material, almost sorry to share it with you but you are correct about the hairs. I shave all hairs off me and force myself to not care about the people who call me dillusional, psycho, crazy, out there somewhere or mentally impaired. The guilt, confusion, physical and emotional pain, isolation, loneliness, fear and depression this illness causes is horrific and I don't doubt it ends our lives sooner, but we can't question our own sanity, and especially we can't be the losers of this terrible affliction. We can get frustrated, exhausted and even suicidal but don't let something we don't know a thing about kill our spirits or our lives. There is always someone to talk to in this site, and we will be joined by many more victims as this is not going to disappear and go away, it is real. As alcoholics are known to be the most kindhearted sensitive souls, we are the strongest and the smartest.
I as well as some of you have been afflicted for 7 years. Today is the first day I finally believe I can put a name on it. Too bad the Government doesn't seam to mind so much about it. The quality of life is 10% of what it used to be. I told many of DR.'s about my theory which was pretty darn close to everything I'm reading now. They gave me their theory--- I'm nuts---. Wrong answer. Can't wait to try these remedies. May we all overcome this stage in our life.
I employed microscopy, sterile culture protocols, and scientific method. I have tracked my affliction to two likely components.
A recombinant DNA nematode.
A recombinant DNA protozoa/fungus nematode hunter.
Gnats are secondary, attracted to the bacteria the nematode farms and to the protozoa/fungus nematode hunter.
See here: http://curezone.org/forums/fm.asp?i=2198704&s=#i21 for more details, including pics of what I've found. For more precise details bring up the posts for my name over there and backtrack starting with most recent. Will give you a better picture of the journey.
No more blah blah from me in this post. You will have to go to the site and read. All I have to say is there.
This is exactly what I have been going through this summe!! I have horrible lesions on my arms and legs. And YES they do release white larva or seedy like things. I also have the hair thing mentioned above. All of the itching and burning sensations happen at night or the evening. That is when the white larva type things come out of the pores of my skin. My skin is ruined! The skin on my face has turned brown and whitish like a cigarette butt. The lesions have gotten bigger on the right arm and puffier. I have seen the hairs stand straight up on end as well as the little black dots that seem to be the "mites". I have looked up leishmaniasis, hookworms, D, all of the above! I also have the little fibers everywhere.They seem to stick to everything. there are these "hairs" that seem attracted to the heat of the body. They can actually be seen bending and curling in the direction of my hand or heat source. I can show this. The weirdest thing I think is when the "hairs" move towards my skin and make contact..they stick and then seem to disappear into my skin. It feels really strange and it hurts. I have watched these "hairs" cut thru the packages of our food packages and and then turn into a larva looking thing that is kind of fuzzy. I also have seen these sticky, squished looking larva things just about every surface of my home. There is usualy a fiber looking thing near by. We have not lived in this home very long. My brother and his wife lived here and did not keep house very well. I am still cleaning walls, doors, baseboards ect. I too was told by 3 different doctors that I was crazy. I am not. The reason they can't see the main symptoms, in my opinion, is because they happen mostly at night. I have fought drain flies too. I use Drain Gel. I put it down the drains every so often for several days and they seem to go away. Its usually a precursor to the aerobic septic system going out. idk... My neighbor next door has an open sewer and the neighbor behind us has been seen dumping a bojohn or port a potty in the drainage ditch behind the house. So this is why I am so concerned. IDK if I have Morgellons or something even more serious. I am very worried about transferring whatever the hell this is to my daughters.My husband unfortunately is now showing some of the same symptoms. This is up in the air until I get in to a parasite doctor. I have been telling my doctor what I think it is and what meds they use for it. I think he's just giving them to me to shut me up. I originally told him I needed a skin culture, blood tests, and a stool sample. On our appt last week he tells us we need to go to a special doctor and have all of these things done. I wish doctors would listen to and take their patients more seriously. Thank You all for sharing and letting me rant about something I can't get anyone else to listen to. My family is tired of hearing it and I don't blame them. It would be a little easier to get through if I felt I had a little more support, including from my doctor. Thanks again!!
I could not read everything here but did not come across anyone mentioning mold exposure. Mold can be very detrimental to health and has many of the same effects as you are describing you have. Mold is everywhere, but at a certain level it is hazardous to health. Please research mold illness and look around your house where you might have mold growing. Most people don't even know it's there because it's imbedded deep in the walls from a leak that might not even show outwardly when it rains. I hope you all find some relief. if found mine now I have to move and heal. PS most dr's won't do mold test unless you demand it.
I've got this thing for almost 9yrs. I am a doctor myself and I have tried many times to look it under the microscope but found nothing that can be called as a worm.there were times when I firmly believed that it is morgellons that I am suffering from, but when this thing exacerbates to a very much extent I have tried ivermectin for a few days with obvious relief.that cant be morgellons.there is improvement in GI symptoms and almost no fibers around the mouth or in the nose and ears. one thing is for sure this condition exacerbate with eating sweet things and juices even fruits.
Try not to apply lotion until about 30 mins after your shower. Use hand satitizer any area you feel the movement. for the chair and bed, use lysol disinfectant or Great value disinfectant sold in Walmart for $2.50. It feels so good to have my skin back. Thank you Lord.
I just wanted to thank you for such a well written and spot on (for myself anyways) post. I don't know if you still watch this thread, but reading your symptoms and your actions, I mean, it was literally like I had wrote it.
Like you I researched and continue to do so, trying to get an answer to whatever the hell this is that is affecting us. If you read this I wonder if you have ever looked into Vitamin C Protocol or Salt/C-Plus Protocol (seen it both ways online)? I would also be interested to see how you are doing now.
Finding a post that really hits home for me, I always want to know more; how that person is doing now, what works, what's completely failed, fun stuff like that. I hope all is well or at least going better. Thanks for the post!
Thank you so much for the citrus information. If it wasn't so late I would literally be at the store right now getting as much as I could afford to try this out. Hell I'll do whatever it takes to kill these sons of ******.
I can't for the life of me understand how or what I've done in life that could cause set my Karma into such a tailspin and cause me to have such a jacked up life because of these things. But I do realize by reading these post that there are much more severe symptoms from Morgellons than I have but I worry, I mean, does this progress? Since there is no cure do I have to expect it to get worse as I age? I'm in my early 30's and have only dealt with this for close to a year now but it has cost me so much and not just financially, it has effected every facet of my life, well former life. Sorry, I'm ranting.
I can say from personal experience, sea salt- as pure as you can find and fasting (which I don't do well) have worked the best at purging (I guess would be the word) them out of my body but I'm always trying and researching new things.
Thank you for the citrus information. I will most definitely look into this.
omg! i am not the only one to know the fibers are alive!!!! i was walking in my house and one fell from my head from a sore, i saw it spin around!! my grown children think it is all in my head. like i am just feeling the effects of the medicines i take.well, i got me some clear tape you use when you move and was able to extract an adult bug and some smaller ones. one of my sons said he would have it analzyed. so i will mail it to him monday. i don't know if this makes you feel better. kv56
I went through many of the same symptoms people are describing above. I went to so many specialist I lost count. On several occasions I had skin bacterial testing and all the test came back negative.Many,many nights I would be up all night surfing the net to see if I could find a solution, to no avail, One night when I was looking up close in the mirror I saw all these fine cotton looking strings twirling in my hair. I also saw one on my cheek and eventually I had black specks coming form the skin when I applied certain creams. I have blond hair and also noticed when I looked very close to the roots of my hair they were all black. I often had the feeling of something crawling on my skin, especially on the facial area. After 17 months I started to feel ill from being so depressed. I also lost my job and my family and doctor thought I was some kind of nut. I eventually came across a website where a dermatologist mentioned a skin bacterial infection caused by mites invading the skin. I grabbed a bottle of hydrogen peroxide, sprayed my skin and all I can say is nasty. His suggestion was to use tea tree oil and spray the entire body, especially the hair because a lot of infections start on the scalp and spread to the torso.. I sprayed and sprayed, I also purchased liquid soap and mixed the tea tree oil in shampoo and liquid soap and bathed in Tea Tree Oil. He suggested to do this for three days as often as tolerated. And you must repeat the process for three weeks because the eggs of mites nest in the hair follicles keeping the cycle going, I continued treatment for 8 weeks. After almost two years living in hell I started to feel better within three days and immediately the dust balls, and cotton strands stopped. So did the black specks, burning, crawling feeling and the nasty bite marks, I read that apparently these specks, strands are bacteria releasing from the skin. I don't now why they were twirling about, perhaps the mites having a feed. Through this entire process I became severally Mel-nutrition and to this day I have to continue taking a large dosage of vitamins. Anything better than the feeling of parasites eating you alive and burning skin. I also find since living through this experience I have developed some serious OCD for dirt.. Our government knows about this problem but say they cannot educate doctors because they don't know how or why people are picking it up. The last I read from Canada was they believed it was a bacteria being spread from hair shops. The doctors site that I was on said, the only known cure for this is tea tree oil. I have eczema and was scared as hell thinking my skin would react to it, but it didn't. Hope this helps.
Some of what you say makes sense and explains the clothing. I have some two items which I have washed and dried on extremely high heat. However, I am feeling the crawling and biting but find nothing. When I use permethrin I find more black hairs that are no longer moving. I think it is done sort of roundworm but can't get any medicine for round worm. I have been told it us luce, bed bugs, delusional parisitosis, seed ticks, black fly larvae, mold, etc... I have grown impatient and started bathing in tub with germicidal bleach. I saw some immediate results however I now gave more scarring. Can bed bugs use Hunan skin as an egg incubator and host?
i have exat sympton like yours , try ask your doctor the 5 percent permethrin cream , thats for killing scabies , but i found out it works for my skin , the black dot will usually come out and my doctor also precribe me some amoxicillin , when you wash your face or body , try to use some body scrub and same for the face , when you wash your clothes use some baking soda and more powerful detergent powder to wash it , do not mix with other people clothes who doesnt have it , if you have a pet , just be very careful , they will get it if you touch them too much, ill write you more if i get more information , fall and spring time is the worst situation for me , the rest seasons it come and go. i hope it will give you a little help .
I am suffering from this along with my husband and children. I need someone to talk to via email direct or text. I have an appointment with dermatologist next week. Have been to several doctor's with no help. My kids are 8 and 11. I need to get a handle on this asap...Scary stuff!
I am suffering from this along with my husband and children. I need someone to talk to via email direct or text. I have an appointment with dermatologist next week. Have been to several doctor's with no help. My kids are 8 and 11. I need to get a handle on this asap...Scary stuff!
Your dermatologist will not help you. After 5 months of telling me I had hives (uh, no) and asking me if I took drugs (no), mine witnessed a springtail emerge from my skin and hop away. The first thing he said jokingly was "Don't tell your doctor, he'll say you're delusional."
Eventually he said to me "I'm sorry, medical science has failed you."
The only helpful scripts he wrote me were enconazole cream and ketaconazole shampoo (there is a fungal aspect to this...)
Lay down glue traps, get a microscope. You have to ID these things yourself.
Go to birdmites.org and http://collembolahumantreatment.wordpress.com/ also morjella.com
Enzyme cleaners help, but moving and getting rid of everything helps more. I'm trying fenbendazole to kill the nematodes or whatever is attracting the collembola to me.
I had this creepy experience too, I changed apartment more than 3 times traveled outside my state more than 4 times, Stayed in Hotels but this feeling followed me everywhere I went. I was so sure its not just the wall or building that is the cause but something my body does not agree with. I tried many different things but none worked.
Finally, something as simple as a hand sernitizer did the trick and Lysol disinfectant spray. The moment I feel that funny movement I use the sernitizer on that part of the body, I also used the spray on beddings, chair and on the clothes before I wear them. Someone should try this, it will only cost about $10 you don't have anything to loose. Good Luck.
Me too, i used to live in my aunt house, her house was fool of bed bugs, we live there for 9 months because i had just came here in America, but I'm telling you it was 9 months of hell because of bed bugs. we couldn't sleep at night, every night we have to wake up and killed more then 30 of them, and since then ive been feeling sick. At first i felt something moving on my back, then it goes away, now 3 to 4 years later it got worst, i again got bitting bybed bug in our new house. My arms, legs, head, face, have this crawling sensation. It's very bad. The worst part about it is that no one can find an answer. I know what everyone in here is going through. I've never been sick in my life but once i came to America it's like sickness find a way to get to me. I'm just praying and hoping that we can find an answer for everyone here. If i find the answer, i promise i will post it. We don't deserve this madness.
I've had this for two years. II was hoping the guy hbdadon had found something by now. I've read the above have tried all of the above. I've taken interjection and permithrin to no avail. Doctors are useless. II have cysts all under my skin where they have made egg sacks. They multiply daily. Please let me know if anyone gets areal cute. I'll be watching this site.
I just noticed on the calendar, that yesterday [10/23] was a NEW MOON!
I have noticed that the lunar phases have an adverse effect on the parasite activity! For me, the activity increases.
Yesterday the bites increased all over throughout the day and into the night. Usually my sleep has not been interrupted by them, especially with the nightly ritual I practice. I am still having bites and scratchiness all day today. Possible residual New Moon stuff.
Anyone else notice a change in parasite activity between yesterday and today or during New & Full Moon Phases?
Do Doctors care about the common folk? I really do not think so if they keep getting symptoms that match yet they all (Doctors) tell us it is in our imaginations. So man people saying the same thing, yet this site say's "179 doctors online to help you." Okay, I WANT HELP!!!!!!!!! I have the same thing and they are real. If there is a real Doctor somewhere in this site that honestly cares like they are suppose to then come to Northern California and you will have your lab rat- ME! So....... My ????? to you is, is now you have a willing test dummy/ lab rat for your Undiagnosed Symptoms bugs crawling community will you come and do all the testing to find out what they are so this community can have a cure, or is this just a joke!?
I hope you get this message, I really want to note my concerns and a real
potential cure, I have suffered this in IL, I got rid of it, a private medical center, prescribed me 'Permethrin ointment' after I gave a very detailed explanation of a concern that I may have had 'BIRD MITES' as the culprit of my infection, I've suffered it twice... Getting rid of it is only potentially simplified with TWO mixtures.. almost nothing else works.
1> 5-6max% permethrin to oil/ointment 45% coconut oil 45% baby oil 10% Crop grade permethrin, watered down if necessary, left on the skin for several hours to kill the small hairlike eggs/bugs/infection thats burrowed in.
Neem's Oil + diomacetous earth (sulphur) hard to nail the mixture, but its around, 20-30% neem's oil, 5-10% diomac earth, and 60-75% baby oil, or swap in 15-25% epson salt in place of some* baby oil, should be yellowish, doesn't smell good, can be nauseating. (Shower, cleanup, put some on coming out of the shower if you've added epson salt to the mix, it will form a barrier)
This combination seems less harmful to the skin then permethrin, but physically weakens and repels them, whilst leaving permethrin on for hours to kill them in the skin, is more effective, but damaging on the skin, and cannot be a treatment repeatedly applied. A few days and a break, or a week or so steadily with the right mix of repellent and you'll feel like a million bucks.
The pet shampoos can work too but seem to lack the pyrethrin % to target this particular infectant without repeated use. Don't forget to spray that permethrin across your home once to protect it.
If any doctors reading this feel my post foolish and insist it be removed, if your also the type of doctor that would tell the patient your imagining things *NO*... I've dealt with this twice now, its misery incarnate, and the first time a public hospital doctor said 'I've never heard of that before', and sent his nurse in to call me a liar cause he wouldnt to my face.
Whatever mixtures of chemicals I have suggested, although potentially harmful, will make people suffering these conditions FAR happier to be free of the pin-like burrowing, then the miniscule time the chemicals will have harmed them.
I watched scratches appear on my arm, and still have scars. It was like something demonic out of a horror movie, watching lines of skin peel away, but using a chemical concotion to eliminate it, if you aren't going to help these people find a cure cause you doubt our testimony, then don't stop someone else from giving them a potential cure.
It could be a bot fly, I don't know where you live, or if you have been on a vacation recently, but bot flies do grow inside of you, and people who have had a bot fly in their scalp say they could here it 'eating'. Please check this out, you can have more than one. You tube has hundreds of videos of them and your problem may be no more serious than that. Good Luck.
I Was a Healthy 54yr old female professional. Now, 6 mo.consumed with biting, creepy crawler feelings and all of the above...Alltests neg. Tried all kinds of remedies. Coworker friend thought I was just too stressed out.....that is until her friend just started having same symptoms...identical...in another city. One morning I felt a bite and nabbed one. My husband took pictures with his microscope camera he bought for this moment. Scariest thing I have ever seen. Worm like parisite.. 2mm long with fibers inside...looked like blood vessels. We put it in alcohol and sent the pics and spec to the CDC. My life is being ruined by this alien thing but I will just keep praying and plugging on. I am NOT nuts. I am very, very frightened. God watch over us....
It's scary I've got these 'morgellons' whatever they are, they seem to be like fibres with 1 long red strand in most lights,
I've also got something else on me n i don't have a clue there in my head I've seen types of maggots crawling out, lots of hair as in major patches of my scalp are black coloured and when I pluck the blackest areas lots of her pops out and there's these tiny little black bugs almost microscopic crawling all over my head and some bigger things under my scalp I've seen and felt them move plenty of times, I dug them out to see nothing but when I got a really big one I felt a cool breeze from a saw patch on my head but it felt nice and releavin, first time I've not had an head ache in awhile, I've been to chemist and doctors both said bout to be seen although I van infection threw digging holes, meds haven't cleared it,
Disinfectant seemed to work for bout 2 - 3 days same as Milton and dettol but they seem to of got use to it now.
I saw 1 enter my daughter ( which was on her lip with a nasty cut but by time she walked to school it had popped out and all marks have gone.
My partner stressing coz it appears I'm losing control,
I am a person with significant mental health but this is really real,
I can't stand the pain at times and they make me un-usually drop of to sleep weather stood up or sat ,
Please help I'm desperate to the point were I'm gonna get my self locked up because of it
Help invisible bugs and nearly microscopic black bugs,
I be leave I have morgellons the fibres 1 red fibre in most lights go in me and popping out when they feel like it,
I've also got some bugs in my scalp that move and yes I feel them move when dug out lots of hers but no bug seen even thow I struggled getting the thing I've got loads of pacthes on my head were these bugs are and also black pacthes that produce an extreme amount of hair, have seen types of maggots on occasions, been to chemist and doctors I've had antibiotics with no affect to them ,
I'm losing my mind my partner say snout is there but there is n it hurts he'll
My cell phone;s camera has an options menu. From there I choose "Settings", then "Color Effects" then "Negative". So instead of the picture being in regular colors, the picture comes as a negative.
I wish I could post the pictures. Every single picture has DOZENS of round black dots, visible under the hair on the scalp.
People thought I was making it up. So I take a picture right in front of them. The look of horror on their face, is like perfect justice. Then I take a picture of their scalp and no black dots.
I find that real images of whatever I have, do not exist. So when I see the next MD, they WILL look at the pictures. They normally just look at the scalp, see nothing and dismiss it. I agree with them on that, so you have to be ready to immediately have the organism/infection/fungus appear almost instantly. Rub a styptic pencil on your scalp as the MD approaches the door. Have a little spray bottle with apple cider vinegar in hydrogen peroxide. Spray quickly, within 30 seconds, whatever is in my scalp starts evacuating.
Remember, if the MD doesn't see it when they look at the scalp, they dismiss it. They don't care to hear out pleas for help. They refuse to dig into the scalp. So when they look, make sure you have just excited them and whatever they are, they are jumping around.
Before you consider morgellons. Look up micro filarial. I recently became infected with something. Or let's say 4 yrs ago bitten by a bug, got nbitten this past April again and they were awful bites. Mark my word the hair like things are alive they are micro filarial worms. Of what type, I don't know. I have found most hospitals and doctors to be very ignorant about parasitic infection. It is much easier for them to mark it up as delusion and tell you the pictures and videos you have are not yours or "good graphics". You have to search for someone who really understands. I actually found out the best place to have serum tests done is at your state health department. If they see it,, can't figure it out, they send it into the CDC. This is hell!!! I have rated, begged, cried, pledged...even offered to bribe the doctors. Thank goodness I have one who knows me well enough that he believed in me. I am on my way to getting better. I promise, you have my prayers and sympathy. There is no one, I mean no one who has a clue what we have gone and going thru!!! Let me add, my husband thinks they either have the ability to change colors or are so small them just look colored at times. Trust me, stop looking under the microscope and call your local health dept. There are thousands of types.
Hi, I have had this for 27 months and have tried it all. I went through three PCP's, an allergisit, a dermatologist that called me delusional and a psychiatrist that said I may never get rid of it; but am not delusional. I bought a microscope and started collecting slides of the things coming from my skin. I got cellulistis in my left leg and ended up in the hospital for four days with IV Clyndamycin and Vancomycin . It helped a lot with my lesions and itching; but within days itching and black spec were back! The lsions tested positive for MRSA. I submitted three slides to the infectious disease doc that was consulted. He read my chart and trreated me terribly, hardly examining me. My aunt went after him when he left the room without saying anything and was confirmed that he thought I was delusional. I went to see yet another derm yesterday and this time I brought my microscope since all the slides came back neg for parasites at the hospital. The derm took one look at the slide and said yes it is a parasite. He cant identify it so he is sending me to a university for furthuer eval. I am scared that I will be blown offf there. I was bit by a fly in Brasil; I am not even sure if I got it there or a dirty hotel room. I remember seeing black specs on the sheet and just wipng it off thinking that I didnt want to be a pain by complaining, I iron the sheets now if I have to stay at a hotel. I have been suicidal for over a year ; I think about it daily. There is no quality of life yet. I am an attractive 41 year old with a great career. I took a leave from all three of my jobs until I can fix this. It has runied my life and I want my life back. I have spent thousands trying to kill it the suphur hot spring did not help at all, I tried it twice for weeks long periods going twice a day. Vicks, and cocnut oil work great. Sulphur makes everything stink. Tea tree oil works; but I am not sure about improvement with DM. I think is is about the diet. I have lost 25 pounds (I am now a size 2) because I am, terrified to eat anything. Going to the University is my last hope. I have a an appt with a third Infectious Disease doctor Feb 5. You have to bring everything with you including your microscope. I couldnt even trust that they would look at the slides that were covered in parasites. I will keep you posted this is the worst thing that has ever happened to me and I want to make it my lifes mission to cure it and help people that are suffering. There are thousands yet we are all delusional-I am calling ********. They all pass the buck because they are too arrogant to admit that they do not know! Being an RN has helped a lot in dealing with this doctors. I research constantly and feel like I know more than they do and it scares me when I finally have identified the type of parasite that I have already tried their recommended treatment and it failed. I am afraid there is nothing left to try. Ivermectin did help a lot; get it a Tractor Supply and dose it 200 micrograms/kg. I was taking it for a year weekly and stopped three months ago and now I have lesions all over. My back will be scared for ever! I clean my face constantly and use topical clindamycin. They are trying to set up a home on my face. They are in my ears and I feel them on my head!!! I am waiting to be evaluated becaus ethe Ivermectin helps but never kills. I combined it with many other antiparasitics. I tried to explain to the docs that if an antiparasitic helps then it is a parasite! Nothing is worse than not being believed!
lilly, I had an infestation of skin mites that went inside and multiplied by the millions, they were top to bottom in my digestive system and in my hair chest ect, the only internal treatment I found is a drug called Stromectol, made by merk, a one time dose with no side effects did the trick, 200 micrograms per kilo, or I weigh 200 and took 18 mg. you wont believe what comes out of you!
I have the same problem. Do you notice any mold growth in your bathroom around your tub? I believe we are releasing mold spores from our bodies and the mold in our bathroom would be our sign. It is not bed bugs, but I can be a parasite. Have noticed it's contagious because I have, and it has destroyed my life. Update me with the information you have gathered.
I believe this community shares something in common with the PATM community, search up the forum. I am think someone should create a Youtube account and have live streaming. Sufferers like myself can comment in the comment box and give our opinion of solutions. The channel may get youtube's attention and the person with the channel can get money for better materials to record people's reactions and capture evidence..etc. The channel may get people's attention and make it to CDC or WHO and have them take a look at us.
I too have suffered with skins mites for two and half years. And have a host of other problems and came across Gout since I also suffer from foot pain. I started the diet for Gout and my infestation reduced but not eliminated. Also my facial skin and scalp form dry patches, they also show improvement. I strongly recommend to try it, as I feel it is a root cause solution and not band-aiding the symptoms solution. And working together, we can figure this out with this approach. I have been PH testing my urine and blood testing with a uric acid meter to measure which foods spike my uric acid levels. And there is a direct correlation with my urine is alkaline and a decreased infestation and vice-versa, when urine PH is acidic infestation outbreaks occur. I will be honest, I have not been to maintain a good constant alkaline PH. It is evasive to me, the only way I know to achieve a PH of 7 or above is by fasting. I strongly believe the fact that my body always being acidic has compromised my skin health. If you decide to give this a try, I strongly recommend that you write down your current diet and do a detailed writing, as you might be doing well already. And already picked up on which foods better or worsen you. As in my situation I did not, and I actually had better conditions of maintaining outbreaks. If you have been suffering as long as I've been or longer you should be maintaining a journal, as I have some memory issues. And I can not recall what I did to what made my condition better because I did write it down. You will be starting from Square one and your condition might worsen if you did not keyed in on the foods that made you better. Their is a lot of information on this and still on the learning curve.
Just curious, whatever did you find out? I have been investigating on line a certain bug that I have, crawling, especially at night. My primary care AND a dermatologist think that I am delusional, as my children now. A worker from a pesticide company ruled out bedbugs, and my pc doctor and the dermatologist said I had no nits or lice. I thought maybe it is Springtails. IDK.......Driving me crazy, and very costly buying and trying all these different products.
I have the same thing and I soak in Epsom salt it seems to work after about a week soon it will go away!!! its very weird but when you go under the water you will hear pop....pop do this for about two weeks and you skin will fell really diferent!!!!
I feel like I'm going nuts and its making me depressed.
my hair this only started recently feels like theres something in it moving but only every now and than though sometimes its constant. and there is no longer staying down flat when its tired down.
also the bug thing is like something lands on me and its heavy sometimes light and i can feel it move down my body it started at my legs but now its like in lots of different places I tried having baths with lemon dish wash liquid thats what the internet said and it worked for a while but its keeps coming back i vacuum the house and sheets and everything its driving me nutss
I do know I have had them tested and they are not paristie's ,. The Dr. tested them they are bugs but, don't know as of what kind yet. Please answer me if you find out anything @ adams.***@**** as I have theses very painful guest in my body>
Seven years oh I am so sorry for you I have had it for only five months and feel like I have to give up. I will pray for us both but after seven years you have to wonder what will help. Let me know as soon as you find anything out at adams.***@**** and I will do the same
I agree with your findings. The bugs I am experiencing are coming in the new clothes from China and Vietnam (and other countries - probably if the fabrics they are using are imported from Asia which is unfortunately not generally mentioned on the labels). I seem to be allergic to the bugs as I start to cough and sometimes sneeze when I am around them e.g. in the stores. Also they seem to love me as they immediately land on my head and infest my scalp. I use Nix on my scalp (and skin) to kill them, but I have to leave it on for hours - way longer than they say on the package. I hope I am not going to have brain damage or Alzheimer as a result! After the Nix treatment, I comb out little black dots and also sometimes salt like crystals into the sink, and sometimes sesame seed like eggs come out of the skin. This provides relief but then I get reinfected by my clothes (or my environment) as they are difficult (impossible?) to get out of the clothes. I am having difficulties finding "safe" clothing - especially undergarments. I tried various experiments on my clothing including packing them up in brown paper bags for a while and then opening the bags up to see what is in there and there were gnats, moths and also various filaments from the fabrics and brown paper bags flying around. I have also seen little white flying bugs which I think might be what is transporting the filaments around. I am frightened because I have started to see the bugs - the white ones, the gnats and the moths - everywhere, including department stores, theaters, restaurants, hotels. I am also noticing that other people are very infected but don't seem to notice or care. Where can I buy safe clothing / is there anything which will get the bugs out of the clothes and what can I do to protect myself out there?
After battling this for 3 years now and thinking it was parasites, I am now wondering if it is a fungus. I bought a cheap microscope from Chapters online and the little lint like particles are small cigar shaped and covered with hairs when you view them under the microscope. I came across a picture that looked just like what I was seeing and they say it is Malasezzia fungus which causes a lot of different problems. There is a blog on this with lots of helpful info. I think you are on the right track with an alkaline diet and eliminating sugar is definitely the way to go. However, they say Malasezzia feeds on oil so you should not use any which I am having trouble with but they recommend plain yogurt which I have tried and it certainly helps a lot. I put the yogurt on my scalp before bed or when I feel movement in my scalp and it stops. Sometimes 'it' moves away from the yogurt so I have to put more where it moves. The website say the yogurt will eventually kill it but it takes a long time. I have now developed psoriasis on my hands and feet and I think there is a connection. I am going back to the dermatologist next week and will try to convince him to do skin scrapings to see if it is Malasezzia but don't know if I will be able to convince him to do so. I plan on taking some of the samples with me but he will probably not want to look at them. I also have problems in the spring and summer when I go outside to work in the garden, bugs are landing on my scalp and face. Maybe they are trying to eat the scalp/skin fungus. Very unpleasant.
This is insane. I've had all of this nonsense for at least 10 years. I was an RN (not working now) so I've tried tons of things, absolutely crazy things. 2 months ago I said whatever and just started throwing back vitamin c like holy hell. I have to say it is helping. I Def think something jumped species or some kind of self assembling freak show of an insect was released or got out of a shady lab somewhere. It has turned everything I have ever learned or known on its head, making the nuttiest of conspiracies into possible reality. It's awful. I feel too rotten and tired most of the time to commit to the cleaning that really should be done. It was abrupt awareness too, I mean I woke up one day to notice that everything had these fibers. 10 years being a nurse, never once did I notice nor hear a patient having these symptoms. NOT EVER. Then boom, this cap was everywhere. So um, yes vitamin c helps (sorry that was so long : )
Here is what I did to completely eliminate this annoying skin crawling symptom in a matter of few days: I increased my intake of magnesium, calcium, and manganese. I also eliminated all fruits and carrots from my diet as these were making the symptoms worse. I don't eat anything with sugar in it (sweets, sodas, etc), but I suspect that sugar - being a simple carb - could also worsen this symptom. I'm a male in my 40s and here is what I did in detail:
1) Magnesium. For several months my total intake of magnesium from food and supplements was around 300mg/day (part of an experiment I was doing). Such intake is considered inadequate according to the current US guidelines, but is adequate according to EU guidelines (which are being updated). The US guideline recommends 400 - 420mg magnesium a day for 19+ years males, and 310mg - 320mg for 19+ years females. The skin crawling symptom got dramatically reduced in intensity once I increased my total magnesium intake to approximately 500mg/day. I did this by taking a 100mg magnesium supplement twice daily (I got around 300mg magnesium a day from food). I was alternating between magnesium citrate and chelated, though the citrate form seems to work better. Other types of magnesium supplements could work just as well. Magnesium rich foods include: oatmeal, bulgur, quinoa.
2) Calcium. For several months my total intake of calcium from food and supplements was around 700mg/day (part of an experiment I was doing). Such intake is considered inadequate according to the current US guidelines. The US guideline recommends 1000mg - 1200mg calcium a day for 19+ years males, 1000mg - 1200mg for 50+ years females, and 1000mg for 19-50 years females. Once I increased my calcium intake to 1200 - 1300mg a day the skin crawling symptom almost completely disappeared. I did this by taking 500mg calcium chelated twice daily. Other types of calcium supplements could work just as well. Since I rarely eat dairy products or foods rich in oxalates I usually get only around 200 - 300mg calcium/day from food. Calcium rich foods include: dairy products, sardines.
3) Manganese. Increasing my manganese intake was also helpful. I increased my intake to around 10mg a day mainly through consumption of these foods: parboiled rice, oatmeal, bulgur, semolina. Each of these foods provides 3 - 4mg manganese per 100g of dry food weight.
4) Fruits and carrots. These foods were making the skin crawling sensation worse, so I stopped eating them which helped reduce the symptom.
I was taking the supplements with two afternoon meals, 500mg calcium and 100mg magnesium with each meal. Supplements should be taken after approximately 1/3 of the meal has been eaten. Because both calcium and magnesium are manganese antagonists, I made sure that the supplements were not taken with manganese rich foods like parboiled rice, oatmeal, semolina, or bulgur.
In summary, it was the combination of the above described nutritional changes that completely eliminated my skin crawling sensation. Thus in my case the skin crawling sensation is clearly the result of nutritional deficiencies, which I suspect could apply to other people as well. I think that once my magnesium, calcium and manganese levels get back to normal I will have no problems eating fruits and carrots again. Once this happens I will decrease my intake of magnesium and manganese to recommended amounts to prevent developing symptoms of excess.
Here are a few links that are helpful when calculating how much of a particular nutrient is found in foods:
I have several treatments that exhibit various degrees of short term effectiveness. It is disturbing that a treatment works one day, only to cease in effectiveness the next day.
Go to your local 99cent store. Buy a bottle of Magnesium Citrate. It is an osmotic laxative in the health and beauty section. This is cheap and produces excellent results. Soak a gauze pad and saturate the scalp. NEVER use a rubbing application. ALWAYS use a dabbing application. As you push in the Mag. citrate in, out comes stuff. (not yet but soon)
Mind you, I shaved my head. I have a large, unattractive head. I swore I'd never shave it but I had to. I kept my side swept bangs. With a ball cap, it looks nice.
I'm a big fan of diatomaceous earth (DE). As the scalp starts to dry from the magnesium citrate, lightly dust the area with the DE. Don't do larger than a 2x2 section at a time. (The mag. citrate changed the surface of my scalp. Gone was the flesh colored crust like surface, to a smooth skin like texture. I will not give the down and dirty details of what appears, lest it influences your results.)
So you've saturated a 2x2 section of scalp with mag. citrate by a dabbing application method. Lightly dusted with DE (if you don't have DE use a psyllium fiber. (like metamucil) Scalp is now ready. Very lightly depress a finger tip in a straight down motion into the scalp. I don't have to say what happens but if you have something in your scalp, you will be shocked at what is expelled from that simple finger depression.
You haven't killed the parent organism but you will be hard pressed to find a medical practitioner to dismiss you again. I've been doing this daily for 1 week. Every time I think it's all out it's not. It regenerates itself faster than I can expel it from my scalp.
If anyone tries this procedure, please get back to me with results. This treatment costs about $2.18. It has done away with the daily shedding, I had been experiencing for years. Also, when the scalp is open from the mag. citrate, application of other ingredients can finally get into an area where they can work.
I've been suffering with all sorts of things..from biting midges in the home, to feather like filiments floating through the air, something invisible crawling on me and itching so badly. Whatever you do...don't itch...because you may possibly be spreading it and make it worse, Buzzing sounds...different tones. sometimes sounds mechanical....like it gets stuck on a tune. A super fast small fly set up living in my place....flies so fast I barely see it....most times I can't. Never seen a fly that fast. Every once in awhile I would see a cloud appear..day or night, but one time at night when laying down I saw the cloud and got up to check if there was smoke in the house. I finally figured out it was something swarming. Also, something coming up from the sink drains. I used my camera on my ipod to be able to see things my dog sees. I've seen too many weird things, now wondering if my imagination was going for a thrill ride or what. My advice....don't battle with midges....feel like wasps....though I stood my ground. Another thing, never look too close at the food you cook, you may lose a lot of weight or quickly change your way of eating and heating. I started reading up on microwaves, chemtrails and gmo foods and so forth. Wow, what a wake up call. The food looks like the filiments in the clothes. And the sink drain.....creepy, don't go there. Plus, the worst of it is the black pepper specks and white ones like salt and fuzzballs appearing everywhere and stabbing or biting. The midges hurt as much as the tiny specks. When I get bit by the invisible black specks, I pull out my magnifying glass and see them digging into my skin.
There are many sites I have been reading and so many others having the same problem. If you go to your doctor....don't mention invisible bugs and such.....if you have to...ask them if it is a parasite problem and let them try to figure it out. A lot of others have tried chemicals to no avail...and the things seem to calm a few days and come back with a vengence......the thinking is the adults react and lay eggs and the eggs get immune to the chemical. I tried a windex frosted? and sprayed a few sprays and had windows open.......millions swarmed and I saw them from outside and couldn't believe it. Dogs can see these flying things. Here is a wonderful site, on safe cleaning and tells you how to use pure essential oils to use on self and home - (http://www.staph-infection-resources.com/blog/category/cleaning/)...I haven't tried the recipes yet. Oils: Neem, cedarwood, peppemint, coconut, tea tree (DON'T USE AROUND CATS). Lavender, sulfer...any form, listerine, 91% alcohol, baking soda, borax (in wash, bath, and some take small amount internally), original windex, apple cidar vinegar, caynenne pepper, garlic....crushed best, vic rub on bites, Kleen Free enzyme cleaner on self and home, hydrogen peroxide, avon skin so soft, milk of magnesia-different forms, peritherin ointment, menthol candy, lemon and limes, Emergen-c with vit. D to boost immune system, Revolution for pets ivermetin, Ortho Home Defense Max which is Bifenthrin. aloe vera juice, some take the candida approach to dieting, benzyl benzoate? antimicrobial for mite infestation ...can wash dog with shampoo too. Products for bath and shower...cutting out fragrances.
Cedarwood oil suffocats bugs and larvae; neem is a neurotoxin, making bugs become sterile. Demodex shampoo by orante, diatomaceous earth- food grade, can feed to animals, put around home, in mattress, in dog food to keep critters away, outside and drink for other healthy reasons.....be very careful to not breath it in...very fine dust. Keep humidity lower than 50% at all times.....to kill off mites....if goes past 50 then they pop up again......before they can be eradicated....takes months; (D-limonene, phenol containing lysol, liquidmat, acnotex, sulforcin0- something someone else used).
My routine is get in tub and spray peroxide and water 50/50 and wait a minute or so...(some take a spray of clorox mixture and kill the specks...avoiding self) then take shower. Natural soaps or with oils, or something from earlier list....tea tree oil, lemon, lavender, menthol, sulpher soaps or shampoo. Some do loofahs or scrubs. Then I take clean towel and wipe only parts of hand and leg....where i can rub down and check form specks to rub off and dry next to heater or blow dryer. I put some type of oil on feet....keeps everything off feet...using baby lotion with aloe vera and vitamin e...but doesn't let skin breath- but using only on bottom. Allows me to walk around barefooted and get slippers on when all dry. Wear clothes once and toss in bag. Wash with tide and borax...some add other things like acv-vinegar, lemon, tea tree oil and dawn liquid soap. Then put in plastic bags. I've rubbed mixtures on clothes so that I can wear them more than once....like the listerine mixture I mention next. Also, air drying outside in sun. Light clothes work better for me due to the pepper specks bitting. It loves cotton.fyi. I spray everything now and my shoes. I've tried spraying-when I touch something and get bit, I just use dawn soap and wash. Some put fingernail polish to suffocate them. I prefer to get them out. Also, can use rubbing alcohol I use 91%, 50/50 peroxide and water, or listerine and water 50/50. I use the peroxide mix sometimes to try and catch it. When I am ready for bed I use sticky roller and check sheets, mattress etc...and also spray the listerine mixture lightly, to keep them out. I drink a concoction of lemon, caynenne pepper, black strap molasses, and apple cidar vinegar (acv) in hot water; and emergen-c with vit. d, and try to keep healthier. Immune system possibly is a major cause of attraction. Trying to avoid microwave. Someone mentioned to limit electricity and go natural gas. Vacumn, clean....and keep vacumn outside if can't dump right away. Some microwave the bag....make sure no metal in bag. Bought DE to use. With all the reading...different things work for different people. But I noticed that using safe products doesn't compromise your immune system and savings and seems to be the answer. Reading about Humaworm and also Hulda parazapper....interesting reading. Has anyone tried these products? Also, wondering how fungus, mold, parasites and bacteria play a role in this problem. It feels like a mixture of them all, along side your immiune system. After suffering by myself and hubby thinking I've lost it - he just got bit by a fuzzball...poor guy.....welcome to my world...welcome to hell~! I'm trying to keep it simple, as well as trying to keep my sanity. There are specialists that are trying to figure this out. There has to be an easy solution to this super bug. Be safe. And thanks for all the information above.