A steroid inhaler for asthma like Pulmicort has very little systemic absorption and shouldn't concern you re: Lyme, etc.
Did the DR give you a rescue inhaler too, albuterol? This might be a better test of whether asthma is the source of your complaints.
I don't have a typical presentation with wheezing; I have cough variant asthma. That's not that uncommon though.
Have you been to a GI to consider gastric reflux?
50 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Pentasa (3g/day)generic Colazal ( 96 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (1/2T daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Colonoscopy found no evidence of inflammation on 8/16/1