Stari, I am on symbicort for maintenance, albuterol as needed, pulmicort for a short time now and have prednisone when I get a bad attack. I also take zyrtec for allergies. I tried singulair but it didn't help me at all. The problems with talking come from when I get upset about something and then I don't remain calm and my chest tightens up. Key to my issue is staying calm which is very hard for me to do.