Had a follow-up appointment with the allergist last week.
It was nice to confirm that needing to use albuterol prior to aerobic exercise is expected (exercise is an asthma trigger, especially if combined with cold air). Albuterol is also my “rescue” med, which I use when my asthma symptoms worsen. I haven’t been needing to use it as a rescue med for weeks, which is great.
I also agreed to start immunotherapy shots for my allergic triggers (dust mites, grass, pet dander). It’ll take a few years, but hopefully it will reduce my allergic triggers in the long term.