Posted 11/6/2017 3:44 PM (GMT -7)
Hi marys2012 -
I'm sorry you're feeling increased symptoms.
I agree with WalkingbyFaith - I think you should try a different binder.
For most of us, we're taking antimicrobials (and antivirals, antifungals, anti______) orally so the first hit is in our GI. Since that's also where a lot of toxin and debris buildup occurs that can create or exacerbate biome imbalances, as well as where complex digestive processes occur and the need for optimal absorption of nutrients and meds/suppls... AND this is where 70% of our immune system lives (in the mucosal lining of the GI) - it sometimes can be very impactful to help detox the GI with GI binders.
Chlorella does work mainly in the GI but it is not really the best GI binder for you to use. It doesn't bind to toxins as well as other binders that I'll recommend below.
Also, there is a lot of controversy over its ability to also dislodge and redistribute heavy metals instead of binding to them. Some people are actually taking chlorella for hvy mtls detoxing but I think this is best done with a more effective chelator ---but also, chelating heavy metals probably shouldn't be done simultaneously with treating Lyme & Co. It's just too much for the body to process and keep up with.
Your sx could be from herxing - depending on how much toxicity is going on in your GI, sometimes it can be done too quickly and intensely. But you could also be one of those people who is prone to the chlorella leaching hvy mtls from your tissues bit not binding to them well enough and so they aggravate sx.
You might benefit from switching to activated charcoal or bentonite clay, psyllium husk---all OTC. You might also be able to find modified citrus pectin (MCP). ALWAYS always always start a binder very slowly with very low doses, a lot of water before, during and after. And always include 2 hour time buffers between the binder and anything else you ingest (particularly meds/supps) or they will be bound and eliminated before they have a chance to work.
The asthma-like sx could be related to one of the tick infections in the lung, babesia likes to cause air hunger, which can bring pain and feel like tightness and breathing insufficiency. Mold and yeast/fungus can also cause the asthma-type sx. It's very difficult to know w/out doing more investigation.
I have also only recently determined that my upper respiratory bronchitis and sinusitis business that has plagued me for 20 yrs since I was initially infected w/ Lyme & Co is likely mycoplasma pneumonia... so you might need to cast your tick borne disease (TBD) net a little wider if nothing else fits.
The depression is considered a "neurological-psychological" or neuro-psych sx generally caused by neurotransmitter imbalance. Neurotransmitters control moods and many other things. Often, this imbalance occurs due to microbiome imbalances in the GI that can create overgrowth of pathogens that can then create neurotoxins that get into the brain through the blood vessels that connect gut and brain ("gut-brain connection").
Sometimes, the neuro-psych sx are caused by die off of the pathogens in the brain itself, creating herxing which is like a sepsis from the body's process of trying to get rid of the dead debris.
A good place to start to address the depression is in the gut - you probably already have good diet habits since you used to be a runner - but might need to adjust carb load while treating (particularly simple carbs that body turns to sugar quickly, which can add to imbalance in the GI). Also, the GI binder should be helpful to eliminate toxins before they can cause the neuro-psych issues. For me, they also help keep me more regular, also key in detoxing.
Hope this is helpful - please let us know how you're doing.