Thanks for everyone's replies!
I'm kind of a newbie to forums - I'm not sure how to respond to people individually so I'm trying to reply to all the above:
To answer the above questions and replies, I am waiting for an appointment with a lyme doctor. I recently got three positive bands on the Western blot (...my cardiologist is saying I need 5 bands, blah blah). I have postive IGg markings for bands 23, 30, and 45. I know 23 is borrellia and I suspect other infections.
As far as an LLMD, I was very grateful to have received a listing from another member on here for lyme literate doctors in my area (northern NJ). I made an appointment with an infectious disease dr. in the area for next month who is well known for treating lyme. It seems all the lyme literate doctors on the list I received do not accept any insurance. Unfortunately in my area (northern NJ) it seems most lyme specialists do not take insurance and I'm not really sure I can afford to pay out of pocket. Is that how many lyme literate doctors are, they don't take insurance? I'm a little concerned about the cost...
I did have a very high TSH last year and didn't make the connection; it was right at the time I felt I had mono...I did another detailed post on all my symptoms so I won't get into all that here. My thyroid is back to normal now (or it was at the time of my last test last month).
Interesting, I also had a very high heart rate as a child and gym teachers were alarmed. It is slightly elevated now and all this time I was told I had SVT so I'm thrown off by the recent V-Tach (and suspect it's from lyme).
Thanks for the info. about the Hawthorne tincture. Will try that! Was just learning about the Buhner protocol. I am a little confused about what protocol to use because I also have Morgellons and am trying to get rid of that first and using another protocol for that. (Yes, Morgellons is really a thing...it's somehow related to lyme but still a mysterious thing and I don't want to go into details here...I'm on another website for that support because I don't see a lot of people on here with Morgellons too.) Thanks again for everyone's help!