Hello Mom to 3,
I too felt I was getting worse after 6 months. Until I began babesia treatment I was horrible. My babesia symptoms were anxiety, swelled veins, skipping heart beats/racing heart slow thinkging/moving, super tight neck/shoulders. I really think the lyme slowly weakens the immune system and at some point the babesia is no longer "restrained", and that's when it gets really scary. If you can afford/find a dr to treat, i would go to ketek 400mg twice daily and mepron. if mepron doesn't help in 2monts switch to malarone. herbs that are very helpful- artmesinin (super artmesisn from nutricology is my fav), cryptolepsis root. If you cannot afford try the old c/salt regimen, it can help with parasites. One other thing- research lyme biofilms. A lot of bacteria product it and that's why lyme gets "autoimmune". I take lumbrokinaise and natto 45 mins before abx. this and the babesia treatment turned it around for me, and I was really bad. If your llmd really thinks doxy helps babesia i would immediately find another. Give us an update when you are able to.