I would encourage you to give the meds a try, just be prepared if you use the whole 500 mgs that first day, as it will give you a herx. It depends on how many toxins you already have in your system and how well your body detoxes as to how hard of a herx it will be and how long it will last - so I would encourage you to increase what you are doing for detoxing as well.
On a side note, there is something going around here where I live. I was the "lucky" one to get it first and bring it home to everyone here. It started out like allergies, then I was suddenly battling a sinus infection, and then it moved down into my chest - I had a fairly productive cough the whole time. I'm now 3 weeks into this cough (lovely), but things have been clearing up this last week. I don't have a doctor to go to, so it's a good thing that I've been able to keep it from turning into an infection that needs treatments.
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)