Cat's claw is also antimicrobial - you could be herxing with the joint pain...meaning it is killing the bacteria.
I don't know if cordyceps, ashwagandha, or eleuthercoccus is antibacterial as well.
This is what Stephen Buhner said about
the 'minimal' lyme treatment:
"If you were going for the most minimal lyme treatment that would be: knotweed, cat’s claw, eleutherococcus."buhnerhealinglyme.com/herbs/minimal-lyme-treatment/
You could just give it another try...but lower dose...
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi