Do rescue inhalers not help?
Ever since I started having asthma back in August, rescue inhalers don't work. I got a nebulizer for home or at my dorm just incase, but when asthma starts flaring when I'm out, there's not really much I can do.
I started having an asthma attack one night before my night lab at school (another round of pollen earlier in the fall), and I'd thought to bring the (rather pointless) rescue inhaler that I'd gotten before the nebulizer. I used it, but the asthma only seemed to get worse. I decided to just stick it out, since it wasn't a really serious attack, just a lot of coughing and a lot of tightness in my chest.
I also had an asthma attack in november when I ran a mile in order to catch the shuttle to the other campus (I'd been off-campus at a doctor's appointment). I ended up nearly throwing up because I was so short of breath and was coughing so much. I didn't have my rescue inhaler then, but it wouldn't have done any good anyway. I felt awful for the next few hours at work.
I'm not sure what I can do if rescue inhalers just don't work for me. Has anyone else had such a resistance to them, and what did you do for emergencies when you weren't home?