HomeHome  CalendarCalendar  FAQFAQ  SearchSearch  MemberlistMemberlist  UsergroupsUsergroups  RegisterRegister  Log in  

Share | 
 

 Morgellons

Go down 
AuthorMessage
NoCoPilot

avatar

Posts : 12516
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 64
Location : Seattle

PostSubject: Morgellons   Mon Apr 21, 2014 4:36 pm

Joni Mitchell has self-diagnosed herself with a syndrome or disease called "Morgellons," which the CDC has defined as "delusional parasitosis." Sufferers can present with real symptoms, but they're self-caused and/or worsened by self-treatment.

Because it it delusional, it can be contagious.

Because of the internet, it has become much more commonplace.

Interesting to consider, the possibility of an epidemic caused by faulty information. Wait, Fox News already did that.

Back to top Go down
View user profile
_Howard
Admin
avatar

Posts : 7943
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 73
Location : California

PostSubject: Re: Morgellons   Mon Apr 21, 2014 5:00 pm

Wow. A disease like that could really bug you.  Rolling Eyes 
Back to top Go down
View user profile
SAI2



Posts : 240
Join date : 2013-11-08

PostSubject: Re: Morgellons   Tue Apr 22, 2014 10:56 am

So, delusions are contagious...
Back to top Go down
View user profile
NoCoPilot

avatar

Posts : 12516
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 64
Location : Seattle

PostSubject: Re: Morgellons   Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:52 pm

Some are even self-perpetuating.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
_Howard
Admin
avatar

Posts : 7943
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 73
Location : California

PostSubject: Re: Morgellons   Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:37 pm

SAI2 wrote:
So, delusions are contagious...

More of a fad than a contagion.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
NoCoPilot

avatar

Posts : 12516
Join date : 2013-01-16
Age : 64
Location : Seattle

PostSubject: Re: Morgellons   Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:07 am

Between the ages of about 38 and 46, I had a continuous rash on my forearms, elbow to wrist, which moved around every day. I'd get intense itching in an area the size of a quarter. The next day it'd be an inch away. It wasn't Morgellons exactly, because there was never any hint of fibers, but some of the symptoms were very similar. Was it delusional? Didn't feel or act like it.

Over the course of 6-8 years it eventually migrated all over both forearms (upper side only). Then as suddenly as it appeared it disappeared, and has never returned.

No treatment ever made a difference (pills, creams, sprays). A half dozen doctors found no cause. I changed laundry detergents more than once. Clothing made no difference (other than long sleeves causing irritation). Ice would usually quell the itching temporarily, but it came back as soon as the skin warmed up again.

The only evidence it left behind is that the affected areas do not tan. In the summertime my arms look extremely mottled, with thousands of small white spots covering my forearms. As I have aged, this mottling has become more pronounced, to where you can now see "old man skin" on my forearms year-round.

I still have no idea what it was.
Back to top Go down
View user profile
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Morgellons   

Back to top Go down
 
Morgellons
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
 :: Topics :: Science & Tech-
Jump to: