Oh Sam! I'm so very sorry. I can so relate. I'm so very tired of this battle as well. It's lasted decades for me, but I'm very unusual in this.
Please do realize, cat's claw alone won't fight these infections, you need to do the whole protocol - whatever one you choose to use. And it's not hopeless!! I was told it was hopeless when I couldn't tolerate abx - yet now people are using herbs to heal from these infections all the time. There is more and more information coming out on treatments all the time. And there are so many things you have yet to try!
I know one lady that was at the same point you were at, and I kept encouraging her to keep trying. She had tried everything out there, but it wasn't until she tried using Essential Oils for healing from these infections that she finally started making progress!! She's now active and doing well!!!
This is not something that will be over in just a few weeks or a few months for most of us, but it surely is worth the fight!! It's just a long journey in our lives, and this community can be a part of it for all of us. It's a wonderful place to come for support and pep talks and ideas!
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)