Think indigestion may be a contributory factor to my asthma. On steroids at moment and every time eat I want to burp and my chest feels tighter. Don't get the acid reflux. GP gave me omeprazole once and wonder if it was taken regularly my asthma may improve. Can it be taken regularly? Have always been burper but sometimes more than others. Are over the counter antacids the same strength as omeprazole? I also take alendronic acid and have read on previous posts the two should not be taken at the same time. Someone mentioned peppermint oil but this sounds as it might be less effective. I would be very grateful for your input. Regards.