Morgellons may be a real disease (which I don't know...) but in this case I have the impression that is not the case. Stress and lack of sleep can certainly make one see and believe strange things, it happened to me in my late 20s. First I began losing sleep and eventually unable to sleep at all, after one such night when the sun came up one morning my mind was not my own anymore and I had to be hospitalized and medicated. For a good while I was still convinced that what I'd "seen" was real, it was kind of like the Matrix, since it happened in my mind it was real to me but eventually I accepted that it was not.
The real interesting part is that I read about hypoglicemia's effect on the mind and moods and I went to an endocrinologist who ordered a glucose tolerance test which came back positive. I went on a low-sugar diet, made sure I exercised and took a stres management course and I never had any more of those episodes.
Please don't be scared of having to take meds for a time, you sound like a very sharp person and I'm sure you'll be back to normal in no time if you take good care of yourself.
Why abuse? My reply was the compassionate one of someone who once "saw things" and recovered. I believe the rest of you would be doing this person a disfavor IF the story is true at all (please see below)... And perhaps you didn't read his/her post very well. He/she's admitting that besides already having insomnia he/she spent 3-4 nights without sleeping at all; if you knew anything about the human brain you'd know that sleep deprivation can make one psychotic.
I drew those conclusions also from what he/she said about 1) her hair moving on its own and "molesting" him/her (!). 2) He/she poked at her arms with tweezers for FOUR HOURS then took pics of the arms and showed them to others who were understandably alarmed. 3) Showing up unannounced at 2 Dr.'s offices (!). 4) 5 appointments and no one else saw the fibers he/she "put" in the tupperware or piece of paper. 5) Family travels 4,000 miles to take her to the ER... They left jobs and homes just to be mean or to help???
I just think that most responders DIDN'T pay attention to any of those details but in their desire to prove Morgellons is real (which it may be, I don't know or care) all you saw was the "fiber thing". I don't know if in the heat of defending this person (or rather your beliefs...) you may have noticed that he/she has not popped back here again, and if you bother to click on his/her profile you will see that was the only post, for all you know this was a TROLL that wanted to have some fun with the gullibility of others and is laughing his her a** right now at your expense.
Not for me either, and I know by personal experience, so I have to watch it, lol! But the really bad kind is when you don't get ANY sleep at all for 2 days or more, one day and you just feel very tired, irritable and forgetful, after that the stress hormones kick in so bad they affect you physically, and your mind begins to seriously fail.