Dear Dr. Shelton,
I was glad to make the trek down to your office for assistance. I am eager to begin the chelation approach designed by Dr. Klinghardt.
As mentioned in my visit, I have a number of thoughts on Morgellons. Key to all of my thoughts, reflections, observations and speculations, are the cause and cure of Morgellons. The cause is methylmercury (I’m certain!) and the cure is chelation (although I wonder if there is another more direct way of extracting the majority of toxins from a Morgellons patient’s nerve system). I hope you will print this out and read it though.
I have shared much of my ideas to the major research organizations looking at Morgellons. The Morgellons Research Foundation has not responded to any of my emails over the past 2 years. Jennifer Burkeen of Oklahoma State University-CHS Center for Investigation of Morgellons Disease has corresponded with me although clearly stated she cannot give her opinion on anything I share. I have also sent copies of the articles I wrote for Explore!. I guess I would describe my interaction with these researchers as frustrating.
Below I list my thoughts (it’s the most concise approach).
1) Patients’ Medical History- Over the past 15 years I have had numerous symptoms that are typical of mercury poisoning. My symptoms include but are not limited to: severe bloating, racing heart (5 emergency room visits), irritable bowel syndrome, panic attacks, and depression. In all of my many medical visits I was never told that my symptoms could relate to mercury. Barry M. Diner’s list of symptoms related to mercury poisoning (emedicine.com) look like much of my medical history.
2) Not Parasitic- Considering Dr. Amin’s reputation as a parasitologist and that he has examined hundreds of Morgellons sufferers, I trust his conclusion that this is not a parasite. Because of medical studies suggesting a connection to Lyme Disease bacteria, I was tested and the results were negative.
3) Source of Mercury (and methyl carrier)- Historic sources include hats, shawls, textile dyes, medicinal mercury, and direct exposure (mining and coal). The primary source today is as dental materials (although there are others). The studies by Dr. Amin connecting dental adhesives to Morgellons reflect on patterns connected to the carriers into the nerve system (he mentioned to me that chemically Dycal, Life and other adhesives are similar to nerve gases). Meth in use as a recreational drug is also a carrier of mercury into the nerve system (the delutional parasitosis of meth addicts is the same symptom occurring in Morgellons).
4) Bug Crawling Sensation- Because of the density of mercury, it pools in Morgellons patient’s nervous system (this is based on personal experience). My crawling started from a single spot on my scalp (this being the lowest spot on my scalp when I sleep…back right side). It felt like bugs were crawling out of a single location and the sensations expanded into the evening. Crawling sensations typically started towards the evening as air temperatures changed. I believe that the methylmercury pool acts much like the pool of mercury in a thermometer, expanding and contrasting with changes in temperature. The change in temperature forces mercury through individual nerve cells. I think the sensation of the push/pull causes a crawling bug feeling (I would describe the crawling as feeling mechanical or robotic). “In the thick of things” I would not have believed that the “bugs” were anything but bugs. I know from communication with patients of Dr. Amin that it is difficult for the sufferer to think the crawling could be caused by mercury (one even told me she could see the bugs crawling beneath her skin).
5) Morgellons, Meth and Mercury Poisoning- The early accounts of medicinal mercury’s effects appear as identical to modern meth addicts (halitosis, drooling, rotting teeth, dermal symptoms, insanity, etc.). Accounts from long time Morgellons sufferers appear to result in the same set of awful symptoms.
6) Fibers- I didn’t have the fibers associated with Morgellons. I think the appearance of fibers correlates with high levels of methylmercury in the nerve system. I suspect Morgellons might be viewed as in levels (I was fortunate enough to begin detox at an earlier stage). I think fibers could be the end result of a nervous system trying to repair itself from the dynamics of expansion/contraction (something like a scab made of protein…the spot breaks and repairs repeatedly until a fiber is formed).
7) Prenatal Concerns- If you review my historic research on Languedoc (Dec. 08 Explore!), the potential implications are terrifying. While I don’t know of any modern cases similar to Languedoc, I suspect it is only a matter of time.
8) Growing Morgellons Population- The number of sufferers is likely to increase before it decreases. Many sufferers cannot function. Many have lost jobs, money, family and friends. Given the bleakness of the situation and the effect of neurotoxins, some choose to commit suicide. This population needs help of the most affordable means (as I mentioned on my visit, many cannot afford the medical cost).
9) Morgellons Cure- Celation is the best means of cleaning neurotoxins out of the body. I wonder if a needle or such punctured into the nerve system (maybe at the methylmercury pooling I mentioned) could extract some of the toxins.
I hope my thoughts on Morgellons Disease is helpful or, at least, interesting. Please feel free to share this with other experts in the field (maybe even Dr. Klinghardt if possible at the coming conference). I certainly appreciate all of your time and assistance in detoxing. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Take care, Joe Keleher