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Safe to take inhaler for breathing trouble ?

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Hi. I've recently gotten sick. And I just started have a hard time breathing. I'm wheezing pretty bad. I haven't been diagnosed with asthma but I always have problems with my lungs. I've had bronchitis a few times, last time being about two/three months ago, so I have a couple inhalers of Xopenex. I know you're never supposed to use an inhaler unless prescribed, but if you really are having problems breathing, similar to asthma or bronchitis, is it safe to use a dose to even out your breathing?
Thanks in advance.
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