I went to doctor friday. I have influenza and very short of breath and my albuterol inhaler wasnt helping. They did my peak flow and it was at 250. They did an albuterol neb and my peak flow was 275. They sent me home with steroids and antibiotics and told to go to er if it happened again i am new to this and not sure when to worry. I had a horrific night and couldnt sleep. Saturday my peak air flow went down to 250 again so i used my son's nebuliser with albuterol and it still wouldnt go up and so i went to the er and they wouldnt do anything. My oxygen was fine and i wasnt wheezing but i was very short of breath. They offered me tyleonol. I finally said please just help me with my breathing and they offered duo nebs and that finally worked. Omg i could finally breathe. They gave me a perscription for atrovent and albuterol nebs. What did i do wrong? When do i become concerned? I have not seen a specialist yet but i need a plan. This was awful and frustrating.