Welcome to our forum. I am sorry that you have Lyme ,but is it good you have found us.
Do you know what test they ran for Lyme and with what lab?
I'm just asking because I wonder if the VA would cover more testing for you through IGENIX. Your neurologist(who sounds like a good one) just has to sign the request.
That way if you get the better testing and it shows positive, then The VA would have to cover your care hopefully.
Igenix is known to have better testing than just the regular common Elisa test for Lyme.
There are also co infections that you should be tested for like Bartonella, Babesia and others.
The Lyme bacteria rarely travel alone so its good to either check for the other co infections or be clinically diagnosed by an LLMD by your symptoms.
I want to say thank you for your service, I am so very grateful to you for your protection of me and my family as an American and also for protecting our freedoms.
If you do decide to go the herbal route, there are many knowledgeable members here that will offer help with questions and offer support when needed.
Take care and I wish you the best of healing, Jo