Hi woodswalker! Welcome to the forum. I am sorry you are sick, but you have a good plan--research natural meds, eat right, keep yourself healthy. Your doctor did you a favor by being honest and saying he could not help you. He would be a waste of time, money and energy. By his own mouth and suggestion, you are now FREE to find another, better, doctor----a good lyme literate medical doctor. You can get references from your state's lyme association, or email our veteran member Ticker, and ask for suggestions. Let her know what state you are in. Also, you can start a new post and ask people to email you with their thoughts if they are from your state. Keep fighting for your health, you're worth it!
Lyme docs are often good diagnosticians, and can help you find out what is wrong even if you do not have lyme. They see so many sick people that they are more experienced at thinking "outside the box".
You may want to read the topic at the top of the first page of this forum entitled, "Newbies, check this out". It will start you learning.
There are "western, drug therapies" as well as alternative, natural therapies. There are drugs lists on some of the lyme sites when you "google", and some examples of natural approaches often use the name of the doctor that created it, such as Dr Cowden, Dr Zhang, Dr Jernigan, Buhner, Shoemaker.......the list goes on. Unfortunately, each person seems to have to sort through lots of methods to figure out what they want to try. Sometimes it is just trial and error. Sometimes the doc gets "lucky" and picks the right stuff. It 's a long , tough, journey but it can be done! This forum will be a huge help. So will the internet. Lots of info available.
I hope your return to health is swift. Best wishes. bablymers mom