Thanks for the info, Gonuts. I have good days and bad days. Today is good. The albuterol and azmacort work well for me so my dr. wants me to stick with this treatment. Read one of your earlier posts. I too had to go to a pulmonary function specialist and cardiologist. Took all the tests to the tune of very much expense. No lung function problems and no heart problems. I guess it is just asthma and bad allergies. This only started this year when I had bronchitis 3 times over the winter. I used to get asthma induced by a cold or respiratory infection but when that cleared up no more wheezing. Why all of a sudden the wheeziing every day is a mystery to me. My internist doesn't know why either. She suggested a second opinion from a lung specialist. I will go eventually, but have to have some minor surgery (unrelated) first. I am thinking that this may stop as soon as we have a hard freeze. I may also be having problems from my dog(poodle) as he is incontinent and smells bad. He is almost 17 and on last legs but still putting off having him put down. It's too heartbreakiing. But it will be soon i'm sure and the hard freeze is probably 3-4 weeks away here. So hopefully things will improve. I think symbacort is for people with worse airway constriction than what I have. But may ask dr. for xopenex the next time as everyone says it works so well. Strange that albuterol doesn't bother me.