SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS5) –
“It will make you crazy because that’s all you can think about,” said Stacy Hillman, who describes 2011 as the year from hell. “I was suicidal,” she said.
Last March, Stacy started feeling pin pricks on her skin and a few weeks later, lesions covered her entire body.
She tells CBS 5 News, ”It felt like there was some type of bug, thousands of bugs, crawling all over my face.”
Stacy and her husband, Jeff, spent thousands of dollars going from doctor to doctor, trying to get help.
Jeff remembers those visits. “They basically would look at her like she was crazy.”
Stacy shared that skin-crawling sensation with thousands of people all over the country.
It’s common name is Morgellon’s syndrome, which the CDC doesn’t recognize as legitimate. Critics say it’s a mental issue.
Stacy fires back, ”Pray you don’t ever have it for a day or a week, and then talk to me and tell me if it’s all in your head.”
The Hillman’s found relief in Dr. Omar Amin in Scottsdale.
He’s a parasitologist, but since so many sought his help believing they were infected by bugs, he wanted answers.
“I’m a hard-core, old-fashioned scientist,” said Amin.
Amin believes the problem actually comes down to dental material, that is not compatible with the body’s immune system.
The exposure to those toxins causes nerve damage, which makes it feel like the skin is crawling.
Amin says, “the nerve cells will misfire. You have no normal nerve impulse anymore, and that misfiring will cause the sensations of movement and pinprick.”
The lymphatic system tries to eliminate those toxins through the skin, which breaks out in sores and invites other biological organisms to nest, like spores which grow long-stemmed fungus.
The concept is new to science and easy to dismiss, but Amin warns thousands are at risk.
“Everybody who has dental work, and that’s just about everybody who lives in this culture of ours, is an open game,” he said.
Amin calls the disorder, NCS, for neurocutaneous syndrome, and sees patients from all over the world.
The Hillmans came to seek treatment from Los Angeles. Stacy is taking homeopathic remedies, and her dentist has started to replace her fillings with more compatible material based on her individual blood tests.
If you would like more information on Amin and his Parisitology Clinic in Scottsdale, visit his website here.