If I can be of any help to you, that would be great! Dr. Jernigan's protocol is simple yet it's not simple because he addresses so many aspects of the body and mind. I really needed to read his book before starting his protocol which has so much information. His first book confused me at times so I had to take sticky notes and put them all over his book!
Anyway, I was really sick and went undiagnosed for at least 5 years. I got to the point where I was bedridden, everything hurt, my joints, my legs, and for about a year or so I couldn't walk (had to use crutches). I think the worse pain was in my legs (felt like hundreds of tiny knives inside) and even Advil wouldn't help the pain (looking back I wish I had known then about detoxing but I didn't).
There were days when I would wake up and wonder if I was going to die that day. But I knew I had to fight so I started researching diseases on the internet because of all the doctors I saw, they all told me basically the same thing, there was nothing wrong with me or I was depressed, or I had chronic fatigue syndrome which I knew was not true (yeah, I did get depressed because none of these doctor's could diagnose me!).
Anyway, after doing extensive research I knew I had lyme and I guessed I also had ehrlichiosis based on what I read. I was running out of doctors to see and that is when I remember this nurse I knew from years ago so I searched for her and found her. Made an app't to see her at this clinic and she performed Dark Field Microscopy and I was watching my own spirochetes on the monitor, I was fascinated! She was scared for me and that was the first time I had ever heard the word "spirochetes".
I went to my Dad's doctor and walked in his office and blurted out "I HAVE SPIROCHETES!" LOL! He immediately started testing my heart which was fine and sent me to an ID doctor who took vials of my blood and sent them to IgeneX (never heard of them before). Sure enough, my tests came back CDC positive for lyme and ehrlichiosis. Doc put me on Doxy for 6 months but I didn't feel any better. That was around 1999 - 2000. Doctor didn't want to give me any more antibiotics because he was nervous that they would cause harm to my body so I felt lost and didn't know what to do.
It was about 2 years later or so that I had joined a forum (not this one) and I already tried samento, colloidal silver, and then some members talked about Dr. Jernigan including a member here (she has not posted in a long time for personal reasons, not lyme related) and she went to Dr. J's clinic in Kansas and her husband would report on how Dr. J. was treating her and I was really impressed! So I bought Dr. J's book and started his "healing at home" protocol. That was over 4 years ago.
Basically, Dr. J's medicines consist of botanicals that he grows and harvests himself in Kansas. He uses something he invented called Bio-Reasonance Scanning to test all of his botanicals. Dr. J. has chronic lyme disease himself thus when he healed himself he decided to help others by opening up a clinic and writing books.
I was on his protocol for about 8 months total. I felt better within the first month which shocked me! At that time I was taking only 1 botanical called Borrelogen. I actually felt hope that I was going to get better for the first time in years! So I continued on his protocol and kept learning more and reading more of his book as I skipped parts in the beginning. I learned how important detoxing was, diet, trying to stay positive, and the specifics of lyme bacteria and how they work inside our bodies.
So basically that's my story and I have been symptom-free for all these years. The only supplements I take is Green Vibrance to keep my immune system strong as that product is packed with vitamins and minerals plus it acts as a detoxifier, DE, I keep up with detox baths, foot baths, coffee enema's and exercise and eat right. I used to make green smoothies but now that I'm on a diet, I don't do that anymore. I eat my greens! Right now I am taking Humaworm as it's been a long time since I did a parasite cleanse. I never used a sauna because I don't have access to one but I sweat from exercising.
As far as others, yes, I know people who never took any antibiotics in their entire life and used Dr. Jernigan's protocol and they are completely well too!
I say this to everyone, knowledge is power and you have nothing to lose by reading his book (his revised book is much better as it has more information in it).
Hope this helps!