I too take lutein for eye health.
I wanted to say something about
the side pain though - if your PT therapist isn't Lyme literate, still have that checked out. Depending on what side it's on, it could be liver pain, spleen pain or intestinal pain.
The rest of your remaining symptoms could be partly from Bart(?) - have you confirmed if you have that? I know that things like pain and tripping can all be from nerve issues, which Lyme and Bart do love!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)