Lipomatosis Dolorosa
       Adiposis Dolorosa
          Morbus Dercum
             Dercum's Syndrome

Described as a chronic, almost unknown disease, for the first time in 1888 by the American neurologist Francis X. Dercum.

And get this, neither the cause of the disease nor the treatment is yet known.

Most common symptoms:
Pain, definite or indefinite swellings or lipomas, weight gain of maybe 50%, fatigue, difficulty in walking. The disease occurs mainly among women and increases with age.

In spite of the fact that the disease has been known and described for more than 100 years.

http://www.algon.dk/dercum/dercumeng2.php paints a pretty bleak picture with little know about treatment and the disease eventually attacking internal organs.

Some believe that Dercum's Syndrome is an umbrella term for a whole host of health problems with unknown cause/cure. 

My first awareness of this syndrome came from a woman in Alabama who related to symptoms I experienced for many years related in a page on my website. I was lucky in that I had identified the source of my infection and I also lucked out in discovering the value of high dosages of garlic and a diet to control my symptoms. Otherwise, I certainly may have developed the lipomas or "cushion"-like fatty swellings, chronic pain, described as burning or smarting. The pain can be found in all of the subcutaneous fat, but also in the skeleton and joints. The pain can vary regarding strength and localization, but is almost always symmetrical.

In almost all cases the patients will become heavy overweight, about 50% above their normal weight. Fatigue is a very important symptom which can arise very suddenly in connection with even slight physical strain and put a stop to any kind of activity. The disease makes it difficult for the patient to walk or stand up for long periods, and can in the long run develop into a real handicap.

The swellings or lumps, which can be very tender and sore, can develop all over the body, often starting with the knees, thighs, and arms. The tenderness and pain make it difficult to sit or lie in the same position for very long.

Honestly, the only symptoms I can relate with from my personal experience of what appeared as a mosquito bite. But unlike, a mosquito bite that simply itches, it developed into an intense biting sensation that seemed to come from under my skin. It felt like a crab's pincers were chewing my body tissue from beneath my skin. Fortunately, I learned in the very early stages how to control the problem and can only imagine what might have happened if I had not discovered a way of keeping it a bay. 

However, the lady with whom I communicated related very much so with all the symptoms I experienced that I've identified by the process of elimination (none of about a dozen physicians could diagnose the condition) two distinct parasitic agents, mite and fungal infections. 

The weird thing is that these parasitic infections can easily be picked up in a barber's shop, a clothing store from trying on new clothing, sharing jewelry, or a hug from an infected person. 

Click here and determine if the symptoms I had are similar to yours before you panic. And maybe we can give definition to your particular type of dercum's syndrome and perhaps better yet, an escape. There just might be light at the end of the tunnel. For years I thought the infection would kill me one way or another. Now I'm 99% free of all symptoms, married and non contagious. 

If you do relate with the symptoms, I may well have the diet and all the products and prescriptions you need for freedom. The irony is that you might have already been prescribed the right treatment, but without this special hi fat diet--I call it the Ice Cream Diet--the likelihood of any treatment working is nil-to-zero.

Richard K.

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