Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Fibers are Everywhere

Right now you are surrounded by billions of fibers.

This is perfectly natural, since fibers are everywhere. But if you think you might have a fiber disease such as Morgellons, then you need to able to distinguish normal fibers from fibers that are part of the disease.

Here's a quick experiment. Turn your monitor off for a second and look at the screen. Covered with dust right? Look closer (get a magnifying glass if you have one), you will see the dust is mainly comprised of tiny fibers, about 1/16th of an inch long (1mm or so).

Where do they come from?

The biggest sources of fibers in the home are paper products and clothing.

Paper products are things like facial tissues, toilet tissue and paper. Paper is actually MADE from fiber. When you tear paper, the edges look like this (60x magnification):



That's just regular letter sized paper, the kind you use in your printer. Paper is actually made of millions of fibers!

Here's the same piece of paper at 200x



Those are some pretty serious fibers. Tiny though, only about 20 microns in diameter. They are visible to the naked eye if you have good eyesight.

Another common paper product is facial tissues such as Kleenex. Here's some Kleenex at 60x:



See it's just like paper, made from millions of fibers - the fibers are just more spaced out to make it softer.

All paper products are basically the same, made entirely from cellulose fibers (extracted from wood).

What about clothes?

When you wash your clothes and dry them in the dryer, some of the fibers in the clothes come off, and that's what makes the lint. If you look at lint under a microscope, it looks like this:



You can see it's made from all different kinds of fibers, all different colors. Both from the clothes that were in the dryer, and other fibers the clothes might have picked up as you wore them, perhaps in contact with other clothes, or the clothes of other people you touched, or off furniture.

When paper, clothing or furniture shed fibers, the tiny fibers float around in the air and land on surfaces. Often they will land on you. If you take a fresh post-it pad and dab the sticky part over your face a few times, you will find it get quite a few fibers on it. Like this (10x):



Here's a close-up (60x):



Not many, but I bet you did not think there were any fiber on your face, eh?

So, all these fibers flying everywhere from natural sources. If they touch something soft, they stick to it. So you tend to always find a few embedded in (and under) scabs or any mucus-like stuff you have one your body. Like this:



Notice how the fibers here are just the same as the lint in the dryer. This indicates they are probably fibers from clothing. Paper fibers are probably there as well, just a bit harder to see.

What can we conclude?

There are lots of fibers on every surface and floating around in the air. This is not a bad thing, as the fibers are just paper or clothing fibers. The fibers will get on your skin, and get inside any damp lesion.

It's almost impossible NOT to find fibers on your skin. Everyone has them, just most people don't notice them, since they don't look closely enough.

30 Comments:

At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are a moron.

The fibres emerge FROM THE SKIN
of Morgellons sufferers. Until you
have seen it happen with your own
eyes then SHUT THE FUCK UP.

 
At 3:44 PM, Blogger Margellons said...

Well, sebum plugs emerge from the skin - I saw that happen with my own eyes, from my own skin, when teatree oil was applied.

I've also collected fibers off my own skin. I did not see them come out of my skin though.

I've also seen fibers all round, on every surface, and in the air.

And that's what I'm talking about, stuff that I've seen with my own eyes.

 
At 7:55 PM, Blogger Tall Cotton said...

Hi,

I've watched many transparent, hair-like fibers jettison out of my skin during times when I was highly infected. These fibers shot out several inches in length, and stood as if they were hairs.

They have a strength comparable to that of a human hair, but I don't believe they are. In my opinion they formed as a liquid flowed through the pore and solidified as it hit the air.

Tall Cotton

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger Margellons said...

Tall, have you considered how you might demonstrate this phenomenon to other people? Any way it could be captured on film or video?

 
At 9:00 PM, Blogger Margellons said...

Also, Tall - I have to question "several inches" that implies at least two inches (about the length of your thumb), which should be easily visible to your doctor. Do other people see these things on you?

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger Smileykins said...

Anonymous, you better check yourself, coming on here and telling this fine person what you did.

"I", for one, have "seen it happen with my own eyes".

Now, talk to "ME".

 
At 1:21 PM, Blogger Tall Cotton said...

Margellons,

I suppose I could have demonstrated the phenomenon with the use of my webcam. I have, however, recovered from what I once called Morgellons. All I can do at this point is describe what happened.

This phenomenon occurred several times, and there was never a question of it having been my eyes playing tricks on me. It happened at times when my symptoms were most severe. The skin on my face was infected and somewhat swollen.

At first, I had no way of knowing exactly when the phenomen would occur, but I eventually realized that it usually happened just after washing my face, moreso it I rubbed triple antibiotic cream into my skin.

I finally came to the conclusion that I was partially disolving, and dislodging sebum plugs from hair follicles, allowing a pressurized liquid to be extruded from the pores.

The longest of these hair-like fibers was approximately 5 inches in length. Most were only about 2 inches long. They were about the same diameter as the hair on my head. They were always transparent.

I don't know whether or not the follicular walls were ruptured or not, allowing the release of sebum, dead wall cells, cholesterol, propionibacteria acnes, etc. to move out under the skin and build up, and later be extruded, or whether the swelling was merely within the follicles. The whole lower half of my face would become swollen, but I never had any pimples.

The infection on my face originally began, however, when I picked several blackheads after having a long standing sinus infection. I had bright red spots all over the lower part of my face the morning after I picked the blackheads.

I have been without symptoms now for over a year and a half now, for the most part, with the exception of having powdery dry sebum. This is possible due to general dehydration. I do drink very large amounts of caffeinated cola.

Tall Cotton

 
At 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh you sticks, you stones,
You worse than senseless things


Aliens. It's all being done by aliens.

 
At 8:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A true fact. Documentation (like our friend Carrie's "factual documentation" for which I am waiting still with abated breath).

In the Free New Mexican there was a story about how a Morgellons sufferer had a fiber that grew three feet long in a petri dish.

Seriously, they didn't save it? They didn't think to take a picture? What did they do, throw it away?

"Factual evidence." Right.

 
At 10:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

these have been verified by dermatologists. the origin is from the middle east. it started when troops came back from iraq (desert storm) it since has spread to all 50 states. and the u.k. some alternative meds work well treating it ,if caught early. such as oregano oil, olive leaf extract, vinegar cider and peroxide, tea tree oil. along with antibiotics that are used for lyme disease.
oregano oil is even effective against the mrsa superbug.
may the good Lord heal our afflictions.

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger Margellons said...

Anon, sounds like you have it well in hand.

 
At 8:57 AM, Anonymous Ditch said...

Anonymous and cotton are right! I have the fibers too, they started when I was around 13, mostly around my scrotum and pubus, then they spread upward toward my navel and eventualy they began springing from my face, around my upper lip and chin, this was occampanied by horrible marks on my skin, like raised, irritated ares, when I applied pressure to these areas a small white collumn would emerge. Also these fibers, like Tall said, are much stronger then human hair, and quickly build more of an immunity when you attempt to cut them off. I've lived with this condition for 3 years now. Shame on you Margellons for making light of such a serious situation, I bet if something like this happened to you you would think differently.

 
At 9:31 AM, Blogger Margellons said...

Nicely put Ditch. You had me for a second. :)

 
At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Ditch said...

Thanks, here's a little additional reading that relates to this pandemic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penis_panic

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger Smileykins said...

I hope Tall Cotton's gonna thank ya for this enlightenment. When are any of you morgies ever gonna figure out that "the good Lord", only comes to those who believe in Him? Please.

Those empty words of faith abound in much of your talk, and too many of you even try to use them in efforts to hope you're giving a sense to readers that you know the Lord.

Get your heads out of the pits of hell, and stop it. Oh, I forgot you belong to a club that promotes that fear. What was I thinking?

Place your bets with me, Ditch and Anonymous. Tell me all your woes, beg me for pity, shame me for the way I talk. Pray for my soul and warn me of karma.

It's apparent why you do such things, and way too obvious why you can't read Smileykins' and Tall Cotton's true accounts from when this happened to them, as well.

When a person is suffering, and I "do mean suffering", one does not defend it like it's their best friend in the whole wide world. One gets rid of the cause.

 
At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fibers are everywhere alright.

"Developement of Bioactive fibers"

University of Dartmouth.

http://www.ntcresearch.org/pdf-rpts/AnRp00/m00-d03.pdf

This is just one of many who were experimenting in developing bioactive fibers. Fibers that are a cross between chemical, mammalian, plant, and bacterial cells.

 
At 10:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Repost web address.

http://ntcresearch.org/pdf-rpts/
AnRp00/m00-d03.pdf

"Developement of bio active fibers"

University of Dartmouth.

Textile industries have already purchased the rights to this technology and are now using it. This particular technology was developed in the year 2000. There was alot more going on between other Universities using simaliar bio technology.

 
At 12:19 AM, Blogger Smileykins said...

Oh, please, try holding it back, and saving yourself the trouble of trying to persuade clear minded people. It is not good to do such a thing as harming your reputation any further. Please save yourself, from yourself, and don't do this here. We aren't full of fear and having paranoid delusions on this blog. That's only YOU, not anybody here.

 
At 12:43 AM, Blogger Smileykins said...

Anonymous, if you have got fibers trapped and embedded in your disfunctional epidermis, take the necessary measures to get it back into a state of functioning again. It can be done. If clothing is concerning you, read labels. Get focused, and out from under so much fear.

 
At 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That article from the University of Dartmouth.

Pretty scary isnt it? Whats worse is watching you three squiggle and worm trying to give me a logical answer, which you havent, concerning this article.

You three have one objective on this site. Convince them they are dilusional. Convince the rest of the public they are dilusional.

Its an old tactic used in medicine and trench warfare.

When you use the term Parasitical Dilusions you are using a term that is now days connected with meth addicts, i.e. "crank sores" "crank bugs".

Lets get something straight.

I dont use meth. Ive never used meth and I dont appreciate you refferring to people here as dilusional as you are playing link the condition with the drug.

That is the underlying message everytime you open your big mouth and use that phrase and make your online diagnosis.

I like how you filter through what you want to hear and what you dont regardless if that comes from a reputable University of not.

Is that the best answer you can give after reading this document?

Your pathetic to turn around and call anyone dilusional after reading this document from a reputable University.

So right now I need to hear some logical conversation about this out of you on this subject and not your dilusional instant online diagnosis rhetoric.

specifically I want your response to the article posted,

"Developement of bio active fabrics"

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger Smileykins said...

Anonymous person, I haven't looked at your nonsense, for good reason. It doesn't interest me, and I don't want to reinforce your delusions. Your own kind can do that for you.

Now, if I had any feelings whatsoever that you were crying out for actual assistance, I would read it and give my synopsis. I've played that game too many times with your type in the past, though. I am not engaging in it anymore. It's over and done with.

Mercy sakes, go back and share that with your same-minded acquaintances. You are just showing the reality of the illness, here, with your feeble attempts at what you think is a purposeful enlightenment of members of a normal-thinking society.

I have grown too weary wasting time and effort dealing with morgie people, and having it said that I don't realize what you're going through.

You're protecting a lie, and when anyone gets too close to exposing it you're all threatened and have no options other than to lash out.

People are not as dense as you and your fellow club members have deluded yourselves into thinking.

We're very open-minded, intelligent people here. You and your friends' abstract thought patterns and being caught up within the eye of the morgellons hurricane you're in, has you not knowing shit from shine-o-la.

 
At 8:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh I promise you have fully read the document.

Your just intimidated by it.

You also dont know how to respond to it. And the fact that I posted it pisses you off.

 
At 8:21 PM, Blogger Tall Cotton said...

Personally I'm not the least bit interested in bio-engineered clothing materials. I'm not particularly interested in any kind of clothing materials. You are obviously obcessed with the issue, but it has absolutely nothing to do with Morgellons.

 
At 3:57 AM, Blogger Smileykins said...

Oh Anonymous, why, you're just plain being a goofy poopyhead. I've never been intimidated by anything in my life...ever!

In another section of this blog, Margellons, being the kind, respectful, person that they are, read all about what you consider to be such an informative link on those bioactive fibers.

I posted my remarks right underneath Margellons' comments on it. I read about that a long, long time ago.

Now really, I'm so sorry, but you do need to try calming yourself down a little. It may only be that you simply need something for anxiety. Have you ever considered that?

I wish you well, and I wish you there rapidly. In the meantime, if it really serves to assist you any, stay here and fire away at me. I insist on it, if it helps.

 
At 5:00 AM, Blogger Smileykins said...

Anonymous, I'm sorry. I missed seeing that you're offended. I haven't implied anything, whatsoever, regarding any relationship to meth users and "morgellons symptoms" as being associated with each other.

Now that I've seen, and admitted, The University of Dartmouth's article has turned out to be something that I had read in the past, can you read my and Tall Cotton's story? I'd be happy to hear yours, too.

http://of-morgellons.blogspot.com/

If you choose not to, that's fine. Not that you care, but we've gone through the same symptoms.

It's lengthy, and we're sorry it may be hard to follow. At least, here's an excerpt from my account.

"... my mouth filled with putrefied matter that appeared to be worms. They came out of my ears, eyes, and nose, as well. My mouth filled with them quicker than I could spit them out and the rotting taste was indescribable. I couldn't eat. I was becoming more and more malnourished."

Anonymous, really, a person can suffer from many types of delusions, due to a large number of causes, and I am certainly not saying that you are! I don't even think a lot of morgie people have delusions such as visual hallucinations. Some do, yes, but I think that many are obsessed and utterly confused over what they are seeing, which is not the same thing as a hallucination.

I have never diagnosed anyone, but I have formed opinions based on my own experience, as well as what I know of others from communicating, as well as reading things written in their own words on message boards.

I'm sorry for not having seen how I had offended you, and really, I can't make the connection as to how I did.

 
At 3:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well let me make it perfectly clear.

"parasitical dilusions"

"insanity"

"phsycosis"

"wearing insanity on his sleave"

Or any other version that you diagnose to people online WHO HAVE A DIFFERENT OPINION THAN YOURS EVEN IF THEY DONT HAVE A SKIN CONDITION.

GET IT.

 
At 3:57 PM, Blogger Margellons said...

Unfortunately, that's not clear at all. But I take it you were trying to say that Smileykins has, contrary to her protestations, actually diagnosed people online.

I think if you read her posts, you'll see this is not true. Saying that a group of people tend to exhibit delusional tendencies is simply a general observation, and not a diagnosis.

There's no way to diagnose someone over the internet. Which makes it even more wrong that the MRF is basing their case on an internet survey of no statistical merit.

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Godshammer said...

oh its a general observation huh?

Well what the hell does it say at the top of the main blog page?

A variety of mental health issues.

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Margellons said...

It says: "Sufferers have a mixed variety of physical and mental illnesses."

What's wrong with that?

 
At 9:03 PM, Blogger Godshammer said...

Nothing.
you wrote it from experience.

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home