Many of you know that I discovered the root cause of my MM/MAV is a systemic candida yeast infection. Some of you may remember the pictures I posted long ago of the acne-like rash that intensified when I started on my candida diet. Biopsies failed to show any meaningful bacterial presence in my acne. I'm still on anti-fungal meds, as I improve, I get more of the acne. I believe that the acne is the result of dead yeast - the body trying to rid itself of the dead yeast - sort of like the way the body festers around a splinter. So the more acne, the more I'm killing the yeast. Probably TMI for most of you, but here comes the interesting part. One of the areas where I'm getting the acne is my ear lobe. Specifically my left ear lobe. The ear with the MM. The right ear lobe, where I have no MM, has no acne. Many of us have been working on the assumption that MM is possibly caused by a virus invading the ear. It's a good bet as many have been helped by anti-viral medications. For myself, the anti-virals helped a little, but not very much. But I'm wonder what would happen if yeast organisms colonized/infected the vestibular nerve. Could some of us, especially those who have found improvement through diet and those who have found improvement through nystatin or other anti-fungal meds, really have yeast on the ear? I had been working on the assumption that it was toxins & byproducts of yeast that caused the MAV-type symptoms, and I still think that's true for the atypical symptoms, but I had also assumed that the MM symptoms followed from that. But perhaps yeast (as well as viruses) can infect the vestibular nerve as well. Thoughts? Comments?