My head has been stuck in the sand far too long and it's time I start helping myself feel better. I just recently started going back to doctors after terrible experiences with my HMO which I no longer have!

I followed a link from somewhere here that led to an article explaining auto-immune diseases and what happens to our body. In it there was a home test for Candida that mentioned spitting in a glass of water first thing in the morning and looking at it every 15 minutes to see if there were strings coming down from the saliva. According to the article the faster the strings and the more there were the worse the Candida. My strings came immediately and there were a lot of them.

Now, is this junk science or something I should mention to my doctor? The last thing I want is to be confirmed a kook, let them work for that one. LOL I want to stay mainstream and not get sidetracked into unproven or questionable territory. Over 20 years ago I was poisoned by an OTC supplement and lost my confidence in the health food industry and non-FDA approved treatments. I know, we could debate this, but I don't want to. TIA

I have pictures of some of the rashes I get. Is there a place on this forum to post them? I would like to get feedback on whether or not they look like lupus rashes. Thanks.