I was diagnosed with asthma 1 year ago (age 38). I have a wonderful doctor. I am a professional singer and need to be able to treat my asthma with a non-steroidal inhaler for that reason; the steroidal medications cause tension in the vocal cords and make it impossible to sing. For almost a year I took Foradil and it was amazing, my singing voice was not affected and my breathing and well-being were great. But my doctor recently took me off it because it was discontinued by Merck, I was doing well and he wanted me to try being without it, and it carries risk of sudden death as a side effect. Since stopping, I have not been doing as well. My singing has suffered. I now take Singular and use albuterol 3 times daily, 2 puffs. His plan is that I do this, and whenever a flare occurs, I take a multi-day course of prednisone and azithromycin. He says he believes that eventually, I will get to the point where I don't need the prednisone and azith anymore. I am going to follow his plan, but I am wondering: he said there is no non-steroidal long-acting inhaler for asthma. All of them are for COPD only, and they all carry the risk of sudden death, a risk I should not take. My question is if anyone, physician or patient, knows of any non-steroidal, long-acting inhaler for asthma that does not have the side effect/risk of sudden death? Thank you for any and all input.