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What To Do When Your Doctor Doesn’t Believe Your Morgellons Disease Symptoms

Unexplained symptoms suddenly cropping up is a scary prospect for most people. The first place you’d likely go to find comfort and treatment is your local doctor; millions of patients visit their physician every year to address a spectrum of worrying signs and symptoms, and most go on to find treatment. What’s even more scary than the symptoms themselves, however, is the prospect of your doctor not believing you. This can cause a whole gamut of fresh distress for patients, as the person they turn to for help in medical situations is dismissive of their worries. Take Morgellons disease, for example. This rare, unnerving condition is not medically recognized by an official body, despite many thousands of people coming forward with symptoms. So what can you do if your doctor doesn’t believe your Morgellons disease symptoms?

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How Misdiagnosis of Lyme Disease or Morgellons Can Affect Your Mental Health

Anyone dealing with symptoms of Lyme disease or Morgellons knows that these conditions can be frightening. Your body is undergoing changes that can be painful or even debilitating. Although you might be sure that you’re suffering from one of these conditions, misdiagnosis of Lyme disease and Morgellons is quite common. In addition to prompting the wrong treatment protocol, misdiagnosis can end up having a huge impact on your mental health.

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How to Find US-Based Morgellons Disease Support Groups

Fighting Morgellons disease can be a lonely battle. Because it is not a well-known condition, it can be difficult to find support. However, in the U.S. alone, there are more than 20,000 cases of Morgellons. That means that it is possible for you to get support from other Morgellons patients. If you’re looking for a connection with another fellow Morgellons sufferer, the internet is your best friend. With some searching, you can discover if there are in-person Morgellons disease support groups near you. If not, there are many online resources for Morgellons awareness as well. Here are some tips on where to head first.

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What To Do If You Have Morgellons Disease In The American Health Care System

Suffering from any disease can be unnerving, especially when it comes to the U.S. health care system with its notoriously high costs and stringent insurance protocols. But for people with Morgellons disease, the onset of this particular disorder can create a whole host of issues separate from the debilitating effects of the disease itself. The main issue is that Morgellons isn’t formally recognized by any official health care body in America or abroad. Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducting numerous tests in the late 2010s, they could find no specific cause for the disease, with a number of results coming back inconclusive. Despite this, thousands upon thousands of patients across the world report suffering from the disease, a number that keeps increasing with every passing year. So what exactly can you do to further your case when you suffer from a disease that isn’t officially recognized by the health care system?

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The Emergence of Morgellons: A Lyme Co-Infection?

Ever since its discovery in 2001, Morgellons has been a genuine medical mystery. In fact, some medical professionals still believe it wasn’t discovered at all, and that it’s an entirely fabricated disease, or at least a mental disorder masquerading as a genuine physical condition. But for the hundreds of thousands of Morgellons sufferers out there, this is simply not good enough. For them, the disease is very, very real, with extremely debilitating physical effects, as well as mental ones. Since 2001, more and more Morgellons patients have emerged, talking to online communities in the absence of any form of official legitimization. Although the true cause, and to a certain extent, treatment of Morgellons remains a mystery, recent research is beginning to suggest that it’s a coinfection of chronic Lyme disease. Continue reading “The Emergence of Morgellons: A Lyme Co-Infection?”