I just wanted to reach out to say hello and offer some support. I’ve had chronic Lyme for about 7 years now (I’m 34; it took over 3 years to get diagnosed, hence it turning chronic), and I know exactly how your feel. Most of my symptoms are almost gone now after a couple years on a modified Buhner herbal protocol, and I hope my story can offer you some hope that things can get better. It does take time to find the right treatment that will work for you (everyone is different, unfortunately) and I know it is so hard to be patient…
Lyme can definitely be all-consuming - emotionally, physically, mentally - especially when you are feeling terrible. I have had periods of pretty severe depression with the Lyme, which for me I think is an actual Lyme symptom flair, as well as a die off symptom. I have been on and off antidepressants twice (still on them now) and although they are not something I wanted to take, they really have helped me. I have found going to talk therapy to be really helpful too. There is a mourning for your “previous” life before Lyme that I’m guessing you are probably experiencing too, and that is important to work through, along with just feeling shitty and depressed. Finding a friend or family that you can confide in also helps - but sometimes finding someone who is going through something similar can be helpful. I have been to a Lyme disease support group which was good, and perhaps you may know someone with a chronic illness that can relate to how difficult experiencing chronic health issues can be? I’m also happy to chat if you like.
I don’t have experience with ozone or the hyperbaric chambers, but I have a medical marijuana license and have found it to be helpful for joint pain and anxiety. If you live in a state where it is legal, it may be worth looking in to. High CBD strains are great for medical usage.
Prior to the herbs I am taking now, I took doxy & Plaquenil for a few months and did not react well to them, (destroyed my stomach too; my digestion was weak, to begin with, and my doctor and I decided to stop the abx because we felt like they were setting me back more than helping). Right now I am doing a modified Buhner Protocol (herbs) which has been working really well. The past year I started seeing an herbalist who put me on a parasite cleanse which has been difficult but also incredibly effective; he thinks that most people have parasites, and they are also infected with Lyme - so as long as you have parasites, you’ll have Lyme. I can give you his contact info if you are interested in trying new herbs and avoiding abx again… If you are on herbs right now, having an herbalist help you tweak them might make a difference for you. It took me several tries to get the right combination of herbs that worked for me but it was worth it in the end.
Good luck with things and feel free to reach out if you want to talk more!