The Advair should help for decreasing the frequency of these attacks, however you will be more at ease by educating yourself on how to deal with one of these attacks should they occur again. One of the most important tips I can offer is to not panic. I have seen many patients who worsen their condition significantly by hyperventilating due to anxiety. Remember to stay calm. You should have a "rescue inhaler" on hand for such attacks. These are medications like proventil / albuterol. Most attacks can be diffused by controling your breathing and taking these types of inhalers. See how this works for future attacks. If your problem is severe enough your doctor may prescribe a nebulizer to use at home. This is the same thing we use on the ambulance to treat asthma exacerbation and is very effective.