Hooray after a couple days of rain, the pollution has finally cleared up, which made my lungs revolt for many hot days with frequent shortness of breath through out the day along with chest tightness and congestion. And being on 8 puffs/day of symbicort (for the most part anyway), has also reduced my coughing and mucous these past two days. It feels really good. There is still a little bit of irritability in the airways, but at least I can make it through the day now without feeling completely dead at the end of the day. Or at least without crashing and burning every third day or so. And I only missed one day of work in the past few weeks, don't ask me how I made it through!