Since I've been struggling to breath for months due to an asthma flare up triggered by the flu, I've been using a lot of ventolin. I have been using it more and more since I feel like my condition is getting worse and I have more intense symptoms. Lately, I noticed that right after taking ventoline (2 or 3 puffs at a time almost every hour) the tigh chest and inflammation in my lungs seem to get worse. Instead of feeling relieved I actually feel like it is harder to breath and with every breath it feels like my lungs are blocked and are about to burst. Expiration is also very hard and I can only take small breaths due to the oppression and tightness of my chest. However, I'm not sure if this is due to me taking too much bronchodilatators (I also une nebs 3 times a day) or if it is caused by my asthma exacerbation ?
Also, I take up to 20 puffs of ventolin everyday and 3 nebs of bricanyl/atrovent and despite all this medication I rarely feel better. Most of the time it doesn't work or it only works for 2 hours and then the tight chest comes back. Does it often happen that the nebs and ventolin don't work ?