Morgellons Disease

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What is Morgellons Disease?

Morgellons is a skin disorder characterized by rashes or sores and a variety of skin sensations including a crawling, itching, stinging or biting feeling felt under the skin. Current research has indicated that the disease may be related to Borrelia, a spirochetal bacterium, infections of the skin.

Common symptoms reported by people with Morgellons Disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Morgellons Disease

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Treatment name(s)
Type
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Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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(Sinequan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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(Vicodin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Minocin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)

Data from patients with Morgellons Disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Morgellons Disease

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Treatment name(s)
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Side effects
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Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Fatigue (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Sinequan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Nightmares Weight gain
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Vicodin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Minocin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Morgellons Disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)

Data from patients with Morgellons Disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Morgellons Disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 5
30s 22
40s 29
50s 33
60s 15
70+ 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

89% Female
11% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 9
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 10
Not Diagnosed 27

These charts show data from Morgellons Disease patients who have completed their condition history
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