Hi sickof lyme,
I'm so sorry you feel so bad, my heart goes out to you. I once felt like you did, that I was not going to get any better and I was literally just waiting to die. I had tried Doxy for 8 months, it didn't help. I couldn't afford to see another LLMD so a friend mentioned Dr. Jernigan's 1st book and I bought it after 4 years of trying the Doxy.
I started his "healing at home" protocol since I could not afford to go to his clinic. I wish I would have kept a log when I first started but I didn't, I guess I didn't think his protocol was going to work but it did.
I honestly don't know how long I have been better (no, I didn't keep a log) but I would guesstimate it's close to 3 years now. I was almost too scared to admit to myself that I was symptom free for fear of jinxing myself.
Anyway, no, it's not hopeless! I think Dr. Jernigan's protocol is fantastic if one sticks to it. One really has to commit themselves to the heavy detoxing as well as not missing any doses of his botanicals.
Have you bought his new book? I would suggest buying that first. If you haven't bought it (it may be on back order right now), you can order it here:
Please don't give up hope okay? I got better and I had lyme and ehrlichiosis (CDC positive) and have stayed better for a very long time.
Think positive okay? There are many here to support you and hold your hand through this.
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking...
This song is about my years with chronic lyme and being in remission for over 2 years: