Hi Kitty, I too have asthma that got very bad this summer. Had all the lung function tests and it showed my asthma was not under control. I was using albuterol every day 4 X a day, 2 puffs each time. It is not good to take albuterol every day. You should see a pulmonologist to determine the right med for you. Yes albuterol makes some people jittery. I have it for my rescue inhaler but only when I get a bad attack. And it doesn't make me jittery. Xopenex may be the right rescue inhaler for you. I tried it but it didn't work for me. Everyone is different. If you are haviing serious asthma problems you need to be on a long term inhaler. My dr. gave me smybicort and since I started using it I have not had any bad attacks and have not had to use my albuterol.So my best advice is to see your PCP first and then determine if you need a pulmonolgist and lung function tests. Let us know how you are doing.
Hi Kitty, Sorry to hear you are feeling so poorly. Did a dr. diagnose you with bronchitis? If not and you think you have it you should go to the dr. because you may need an antibiotic. You don't want to get pneumonia so I would go to the dr. to get checked out. Do you have a fever? Usually if you have bronchitis you cough up a lot of yellowish phlem. Also, 3 bouts of bronchitis last winter added to my asthma becoming so bad so I wouldn't wait for 3 weeks to see a dr, I would get in as soon as possible. Hope you will feel better soon. Post and let us know how you are doing. Take good care of yourself!