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Scabies

I've seen 2 Dermatologists now and its unbelievable

we had pin prick and crawling sensations, along w black specks and scratches that would appear right before our eyes.. for us, those symptoms turned out to be from infections, we were rid of the mites by that point, just didn't know it.. i would recommend trying amox or doxy first, see if that takes away symptoms first.. you can order the fish version amox, they go into detail on the albenzal thread.. u may be rid of the mites and just need to clear up the infections, length of antibiotics depends on how long u have had infections.. 6 wks seem to work for many. our llmd said if you have had over 6 months that it could take 6 months to yr treating, but u treat till u are symptom free for 3 months was his guidelines.. also need to take good probiotic, multivitiman, vit c, and good liver cleanse, like milk thistle.. any other symptoms besides skin? research bartonella skin reactions, as well as babesia and chronic lyme.. that may help get u pointed in right direction to being cured. best of luck! i know this stuff is a nightmare!  (Apr 23, 2014 | post #3)

Scabies

What WORKS and MISCONCEPTIONS - My Story

goggle morgellons research, and specifically go to page by Marc Neumann, he is from Germany, and just read on there, symptoms and pics, and see if that looks like some of your sores.. don't research on morgellons tho! most the stuff is craziness! but the infections, we found first hand, can spread thru sexual contact.. we had scabies, for sure, but the infections were the nightmare! turned out we quickly were rid of the mites, but the infections, particularly lyme and bartonella, mimicked scabies, only worse! they do cause sores, scratches that look like burrows, and crawling sensations, and tons of black specks that come out of ur skin! be worth buying a microscope and looking at specks for ur self, $12 one from radio shack worked for us.. also, olive oil covered thickly does pull both scabies and fibers to surface.. that is how we got scabies identified.. it also pulled a bunch of salt stuff to surface that we initially thought were eggs, but now looking back think it had more to do w infections, not sure.. but also research skin reactions from bartonella and babesia.. i personally think the fibers they call morgellons is just the body trying to fight off the lyme and bartonella, w a biofilm that is the jelly like sac.. best of luck to u and ur family! 4 out of 5 of us had the infections..  (Apr 22, 2014 | post #12)

Scabies

What WORKS and MISCONCEPTIONS - My Story

your affliction does not sound like scabies, but the infections they can leave behind... if your dr won't prescribe u at least 6 wks of antibiotics, order them from a pet store.. stop treating for scabies when u start antibiotics and just see if there is improvement! a couple have went into depth here on the use of antibiotics.. i think u should just try antibiotics before trying anything else..  (Apr 18, 2014 | post #8)

Scabies

White and black specks...crawlies....scratch marks...skin...

you have to look at black specks w microscope to see if they are fibers.. morgellons is not recognized by medical community yet.. mentioning it will not help you, only hurt u getting good medical help.. you need to see a lyme literate medical dr,, can find one closest to u thru ILADS website, submit ur info to them n they will send u ones closest to u.. we have to drive 4 1/2 hrs to see ours.. again, they are not familiar w "morgellons ", that is still being researched by very few.. but the common factor w morgellons seems to be lyme and bartonella, and other coinfections.. research bartonella skin reactions and see if u find anything under that that is similar to ur reactions.. if u have these infections, many treatments used for scabies make worse.. though a lot of stuff people find to be useful, such as the oils, antibiotics, herbals, valbezan, all that stuff is mentioned by "morgellons " sufferers too as helping.. i really think majority of people that have"resistan t scabies" is really dealing w infections.. some infectious disease drs have some understanding, but not many, cause lyme and coinfections are so complex.. our llmd said some studies are finding huge link to adhd,, autism, Alzheimers,, dementia, and various other things related to lyme.. my sister is a PA, and said for yrs now they have been thinking Alzheimers and related issues are probably caused by some type of bacterial infection.. but research lyme and bartonella, esp images of bart skin reactions, and try to find u an llmd.. just an fyi, they r finding lyme to be transmitted sexually, making it harder to identify and diagnose.. also look at symptoms of chronic lyme, many symptoms get blown off and/or misdiagnosed..  (Apr 8, 2014 | post #127)

Scabies

Recent Clinical Study proves Clove Oil Kills Scabies!

You have tried a lot! sooo sorry u are having such a hard time! i really think u need to try treating for lyme and bartonella! i think u will find that to work! herbals specific for these seem to work better than antibiotics, but try amoxicillin for 21 days, then switch to herbals.. our llmd said it usually takes 6 months to yr of treatment.. need to build immune system too, and detox liver.. probiotics, vit c, good multivitamin.. read on those 2 websites about morgellons, the treatment suggestions.. the one by marc Neumann from Germany and Oklahoma state university.. try that for just a couple wks at least and see if u start improving.. it would really b worth a shot! i know u are absolutely miserable!  (Apr 6, 2014 | post #295)

Scabies

Dead mites surfacing after permethrin treatment?

those symptoms are "morgellons " symptoms.. u need to look at specks for urself w microscope, regular drs don't recognize this yet cause it doesn't fit nicely in their medical books.. it is a mix of infections, not mites.. the black specks are ur body trying to fight infections.. specifically lyme and bartonella.. need to see a lyme literate medical dr to get the right treatment.. scabies treatments make much worse.. black specks, salt like granules, scratches, whelps, stinging sensations, and such are characteristic of this mix of infections, which can come and go.. big reason why a lot think they are just reinfected with mites.. fatigue, brain fog, a.d multiple other symptoms are also a few of the other many symptoms my family had.. highly recommend u to look at the specks urself... best of luck!  (Apr 4, 2014 | post #103)

Scabies

Albendazole (Valbazen) Curing Me

Jennifer, you need to get a microscope and look at the specks.. i would about guarantee u will see what looks like fibers (morgellons many call them) and not mites.. please do that.. those fibers mean u have lyme and coinfections, like bartonella or whatever.. Fred knows a lot more about all that i am just learning.. but i do know these infections cause crawling sensations, bite marks and burrows, at least spots that look like that.. it is in your best interest to get a microscope, one from radio shack costs$12, and it works.. tried to respond to u on different thread, bc they work really hard at keeping this one focused on valbezan, so if u want to talk to me more you can message me, or respond on different thread, cause i won't post more here.. i do think the majority of people are actually dealing with lyme and other infections, and symptoms may go dormant after so long, flare up later, or get worse, and will continue to deal with issues until the lyme and other infections are addressed.. it is crazy what all these infections can cause..  (Mar 25, 2014 | post #697)

Scabies

black specks

need to buy microscope and look at the black specks.. we had scabies, had tons of black specks that we thought were mites.. they turned out to be fibers.. many call these fibers morgellons.. i recommend to NOT research morgellons, most stuff out there is craziness! these fibers indicate mix of infections, lyme and co infections.. if u see that these black specks are fibers, u need to see a lyme literate medical doctor! they know how to diagnose and treat.. most drs don't! ky doesn't have one.. we drive 4 1/2 hrs to see one in Indiana. it is amazing how these infections can mimic scabies! scratches, whelps, bite marks, sores that won't heal quickly, itching, etc.. i know 1st hand these infections do that.. research chronic lyme.. turns out for us we had lyme almost 8 yrs, and the scabies transmitted other infections that caused these symptoms.. i truly believe most on this forum is actually dealing w infections and not resistant scabies.. in ur best benefit to buy microscope and see.. many here may have never even actually had scabies, or had scabies and probably rid of the mites for long time! if further info is wanted, probably best to shoot me message, if i don't respond to posts, i may just miss seeing the post..  (Mar 23, 2014 | post #67)

Scabies

website to share pics

another thing i have read is that these infections will go "dormant ".. so people will think cured from scabies, later down road, get flare up, think reinfected, start months of crazy treatments with toxins, continue to develop various health issues that doesn't seem related, or blame on all the toxins, and just keep getting worse.. if you have these infections, some days you may feel perfectly fine, other days really dragging.. the longer left untreated, worse they will get.. and the fatigue will continue to get worse! and constantly blown off as just doing too much, stress, not enough sleep, chronic fatigue syndrome, and various other reasons..  (Mar 22, 2014 | post #19)

Scabies

website to share pics

we found out earlier this week that we are pregnant again! wasn't planned, but we are happy.. though our youngest just turned a yr! our LLMD, who we see again Monday, told me to stop taking the herbals we are taking until he sees me again.. that was 4 days ago i stopped, just taking my prenatals... today i had a few breakouts that most would say were scabies, couple red streaks and bumps, but i know for me, it is the infections and not any mites.. i have some itching too.. but i am the only one..it had been over month since having any.. hopefully i will still be able to safely treat and not have to worry about passing any on to this baby like i did 2 of my others.. our doctor doesn't think so, think he is just going to switch my treatment, not sure yet.. we have been reading the beginners guide to lyme and the lyme diet, and changing the way we eat, which seems to help some.. lol, although past couple days have cheated and been eating pizza and stuff.. been such a crazy busy week! i have read a lot of Fred's posts on bartonella or whatever, i know that is one of our infections with lyme, and going to ask our LLMD about what he wrote.. tho our dr has mentioned several things Fred has already.. except our llmd thinks very manageable, and has seen great results with follow up treatment, diet changes, stronger immune system, and just all around healthier lifestyle.. i do agree with Fred in thinking majority are dealing w infections and no longer mites, and the sooner people find out for their selves, the better off they will be... it was a huge relief just stopping the constant cleaning, treating, fear of going around people, constant laundry! lol, so good to know we wasn't actually dealing with super mites that would easily survive the apocalypse, cause nothing seemed to kill them!! :) i do know, these infections, the permethrin, sulfur, hydrocortisone, constant treating, etc, makes much worse! for us, it seemed like the mites would die, and we would fairly quickly get reinfected, but it seemed the reinfections would get worse each time.. all of that was these infections, and not mites..  (Mar 22, 2014 | post #18)

Scabies

website to share pics

not sure why sometimes when i post responses, they show, but don't update the forum..  (Mar 22, 2014 | post #17)

Scabies

how did you catch your scabies?

i would highly recommend it.. i know oil, such as cooking olive oil, or anything like that, will pull black specks to surface if u have, but also pulls mites to surface.. that is how we got the mites we had identified..  (Mar 18, 2014 | post #6)

Scabies

how did you catch your scabies?

have u noticed black specks?  (Mar 18, 2014 | post #4)

Scabies

website to share pics

honestly, i am not going to put that much effort into it.. doing it to just try and help others, cause i know how much of a nightmare this is, regardless of what people have! you feel things crawling on you and see scratches form before your eyes, pretty bad! there are 5 in my family, though my 9yo was only one with no symptoms, reading others stories, we were pretty blessed to only suffer for right at a month, and we were convinced there was a scabies epidemic w everyone not showing symptoms around us! lol, i was contacting media, state rep Hal Rogers, the state infectious control, cdc, military chain of command, you name it.. only to find out we had infections! needless to say, i had a lot of phone calls to make, emails to send, friends to tell, that we didn't have "resistant scabies".. point being, my nightmare is over, our life is back to normal, thank God, and i will gladly help any that would like my help. most don't think it is possible that they are dealing w infections tho, but rather supermites that nothing seems to kill.. i briefly thought that as well.. any one that wants my advice is more than welcome to message me.. i have shared our experience, hopefully it will help others. some here on topix tend to get pretty hateful, and some people know everything and are beyond helping..tho i have also become friends w some pretty amazing people as well! i don't have the time to assure people i am not a "troll" (not 100% sure what that means here).. i am a wife, mother of 3, full time RN, and stay pretty busy juggling it all.. i hope everyone the best of luck! will help any that want it, but won't force my opinion on anyone.. i probably won't be on here much more, but welcome anyone that wants to, to make a better site that people can share pics, to do so by all means! i do think that would help people more, because pics on web are usually worst case scenarios, and words can only describe so much..  (Mar 15, 2014 | post #10)