Rick, you definitely need to be on control meds, not just recue med, like albuterol. You need either inhaled cort like flovent or advair is esp nice as it is good for exercise-induced asthma since it is a combo of flovent and servent, the long-acting beta-agonist.
Meds like Singulair are good too. I strongly agree you need to see an allergist. This is the time of the year, when the leaves fall, and molds are in abundance. You may even benefit from allergy shots, or something as simple as Rhinocort nasal spray. That was what the allergist put my son on, plus zyrtec, and he hasn't missed any school yet. When he was younger I used to pull my hair out b/c he would miss a minimum of two solid weeks a year, usus oct/nov, then again jan/feb d/t severe headaches and sinus congestion. Another friend of mine was feeling exact;y like you Rick, she was almost suicidal she felt so incapacitated by asthma and allergies. A simple nasal spray (and an antidepressant) have changed her life, and she has no trouble with it anymore.
Not to lecture, but you know to keep your asthma under control, you have to take your control meds regulalry, not just when you don't feel well, b/c they may take 2 weeks to 2 mo to feel the full effects/benefits.
See al allergist if you haven't already. If you have, see another one! Good luck Rick!