Re: is this normal?
I agree with snowdrift. I had been having issues for probably years, and really suffering for a few weeks getting progressively worse when I was diagnosed last winter. It took 3 full weeks before I could stop using the albuterol every 4 hrs, and a few more weeks before I needed it only once or twice a week. Now I use it very often the week before my period but otherwise only for exercise. Assuming this is a new diagnosis, hang in there and ask for a follow up in a month. If it's not new, make an appt with your doc first thing tomorrow morning.