Hi everyone! As you can tell from the prefix, I've only just started this program. I'm relatively new to TMS theory, finishing The Mindbody Prescription, ready to start on The Divided Mind, in between reading Dr Schubiner's site and this one. Absolutely certain I have TMS, (with "diagnosis" of Chronic fatigue/possible Fibromyalgia) but still confused on a couple of points. I have a rather nasty case of rosacea, which I know is at least partly caused by emotional reactions and stress, but... there is a lot of structural skin damage too, which includes my eyes, and it doesn't feel particularly "benign." I'm sure I might eventually see some improvement with the TMS approach, but I can't help having doubts. I haven't found anything much on skin conditions and TMS, and nothing specific to rosacea. My lifestyle is severely restricted because my face reacts so badly to any heat or sun. It doesn't feel like something I'd ever be able to ride through saying "I have normal skin", because I can see the damage (and so can everyone else.) The medical opinion is that this is "progressive" and for life. (Don't you just love those doctors?) Does anyone have any experience or ideas? I have read Georgie Holbrook's book about her own cure through self love, but she also went on a strict anti-candida diet, and I think she still eats a primarily alkaline diet. I'm on a horribly restricted diet at the moment - nasty reactions when I veer from it, and everything sets off my skin - but I don't want to be on one forever if I can help it. At the moment, I am taking anti-candida supplements. I have no problem contributing some of the "candida" symptoms directly to TMS, and others to actual candida caused by TMS' effect on the immune system. My issue is whether to treat the "candida" physically as a TMS side-effect, or purely with mental processes. I spent a year on antibiotics for my skin, (they made it worse), so the idea that some of my symptoms are caused by a physical issue is very firmly rooted. Other symptoms are very obviously TMS. I'm onto them, though they're not going anywhere yet... I'm so glad to have found Dr Sarno and so many amazing resources on the web. Wishing you all the best success! Queenie.