Last November 2008, my asthma was poorly controlled I used Albuterol almost every day), and I developed acute bronchitis
, which, exacerbated by extremely poor air quality from wildfires, resulted in a 2-week acute asthma attack. I was not hospitalized, but my FEV1 got down to 71%. I coughed uncontrollably for 3 months, and my allergist finally declared me "cured" when my FEV1 returned to 92%.
Here it is end of August 2009 I am still coughing, although not uncontrollably.