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
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Stromectol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (2)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Virgin Coconut Oil)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Type
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Carnitor)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (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

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Stromectol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Morgellons Disease (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Vision problems
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (2)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Morgellons Disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)

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

(Virgin Coconut Oil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Morgellons Disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Perceived effectiveness
for Morgellons Disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation in skin
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Morgellons Disease (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for Morgellons Disease (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Carnitor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Morgellons Disease (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Morgellons Disease (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Morgellons Disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Morgellons Disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 9
30s 37
40s 45
50s 51
60s 19
70+ 4
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 1
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 11
40-49 years 11
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 3
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

87% Female
13% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 14
Not Diagnosed 37

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