What albuterol are you taking? Are you taking a name brand (proventil) or a generic. There is a generic albuterol inhaler that I cannot take - I get exactly the same thing out of it...a sort of delay, or a worse-before-better feeling. I suspect it has a preservative that my lungs don't like. My pharmacy orders a generic inhaler that is made in a different laboratory specifically for me. I get very quick turn around with that one. That said, I agree with the previous post that you may need to to try Advair or another combination drug to treat your asthma most appropriately.