Hi Barb, I do use a Proair inhaler and it actually is albuterol, just without the CFC, it now is called HFA. The proair does help me a lot. And I learned the hard way that it is really necessary to use a spacer. I got so hoarse I couldn't talk and my throat hurt badly. Unfortunately it took a trip to the emegency room after a bad asthma attack to find out about
the spacer. They asked me if I used one and I said I didn't have one so they gave me one. It has made a tremendous difference. I can talk again! When you spray the inhaler directly into your mouth the med ends up more on the back of your throat and doesn't go into your lungs as much. With the spacer you release the med and then breathe in from the spacer which puts the med into your lungs. But I am sure you have learned all this. I had heard good things about
openex and got one but have only used it once. It is a new type of rescue inhaler but similar to albuterol. It doesn't make you as jittery. My asthma is starting to improve so when i'm not too bad again i'll give the x
openex another try. I know when I get nebulizer treatments from my dr. that they put x
openex in the nebulizer and that really helps me. Hoping with a hard freeze all this mold and pollen will go away and we'll all be able to breathe better.