Hi minerals. I am sorry the Cowden protocol did not work for you at this time. It may be effective for you later.
Co-infections can definitely make symptoms worse and complicate treatment. You may want to check with the IV drug and IM Bicillin manufacturers to see if they have a patient assistance program for people who are uninsured or whose insurance will not cover the meds. I know many oral med manufacturers do. It is so frustrating when insurance won't pay for the meds you need. You may want to research who the CEO of your insurance company is and write a letter to her/him. State your case calmly and tell them your doctor has deemed this treatment medically necessary. End the letter with "Can you help?" I would be surprised if you did not get an answer.
I take Resveratrol also. After seeing your post, I realize that I have missed taking it for some time!
Regarding your thyroid treatment, are you sure it is optimal? If it is not, this can cause weight gain and other symptoms. It took a long time for me to find a doctor to work with me on this. Have you had your adrenal and other hormone levels tested recently? Lyme can affect all of these levels.
Hang in there okay? You are doing everything you can, and you have an excellent doctor. I hope things improve for you soon. Please keep us posted on how you are doing.