Your doctor must be a very compassionate person, seeingstars.
I think you guys are right about it being something else that needs to be addressed. I got better in many ways but kept the same nagging symptoms that became my "new normal". Turns out, those symptoms were BLO, not lyme. I was not the typical bart case - no sore feet or cat scratch marks ever - I was so lucky to get diagnosed. The LLMD has me taking a 3 week break from the lyme abx. The doctor told me it is slow growing so I won't back slide. BLO, on the other hand comes back full force very quickly. So if it is just lyme, you should be able to take up to a couple of weeks rest. With lyme I get flares every 4 weeks, so if you do , you can time your break to avoid the flare periods. If you get sicker immediately, then it might be something else. You can also take your temperature regularly throughout the day. If it is higher in the morning, it could be bart. If it is always low, then just lyme. I don't know about Babesia.