She had been reading info on the internet and decided that maybe she had Morgellons.
Her question was, “How do I know?”
From the type of symptoms she described, it sounded more like Lyme Disease than Morgellons.
My response went as follows:
I actually think you may be dealing with Lyme. It behaves much like an auto immune disorder although not being categorized as such by the Medical community.
Now many in the community are saying there is a Lyme and Morgellons connection, and I do see this to be the case sometimes but not all the time.
You want to think of Morgellons as a hyper toxic condition rather than a certain pathogen causing it.
Morgellons is mostly a build up over your life time of all the heavy metals, medicines, immunizations, chemicals, etc you have been exposed to. (I am over simplifying for the moment)
The reason I think so many folks are first having Lyme and then a Morgellons break out is because of the amount of antibiotics and medicines that they get put on during their Lyme treatment. All of these are very toxic in their chemical make up, as well as having an adverse effect on the immune system.
Please go read the articles in our Lyme section:
There are 3 articles and my personal story of recovering from Lyme/Morgellons.
I am fully recovered. I do not have to manage the recurring Lyme episodes anymore. Haven’t for almost 2 years now.
I can hardly remember what it was like to feel that level of pain and fear of death sitting on my shoulder. (thank god)
Here is an at ‘home lyme test’ I would do immediately:
Go buy some Cats Claw at a health store (it doesn’t have to be the Samentos brand for the test) but get a capsule that has at least 400-600mg per cap serving. Or another oral is good too. We will talk more about Samentos if this test reveals what I think it will.
Please ‘Google up’ Cats Claw and do a little reading so you understand what you are taking. I always do this, even with Dr. Staninger’s protocol I looked everything up before taking it.
Today, my health depends on knowing what is going in my body!
Start your dose as recommended on bottle. Do this for 2 days.
Day 3, add another dose (if you start at 1 cap, go to 2, if you started at 2, go to 3 caps) Do this for 2 days.
Day 5, add another dose. Increase increments until you are at about 2400mg a day within the week.
I weigh 120 and this was my dosage. You will need to adjust and decide for yourself how much is correct over time but this is just for the home test.
Within the week of doing this (many feel it within a few days) but maybe 2 weeks tops you should feel the pain, and other Lyme symptoms reduce if it is Lyme, but especially the pain.
I have several friends that swear by this test to determine if they are having a Lyme relapse or not.
This test is not officially documented but I think it should be.
When I first was diagnosed, they wanted to put me on 6-9 months of antibiotics.
I did this Cats Claw herb instead for 9 months and it was amazing, but it isn’t a cure.
This is a different subject, whether or not we are ever cured, and one that is still in great debate.
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