Hi After many years I have found that there is a relationship between my asthma symptoms and bile/acid reflux. I did not suffer from the pain of heartburn and I have never been an asthmatic who coughs and has mucus - just a tightening of the chest and burping and distended stomach. After finally getting to see a gastroenterologist he prescribed domperidone and omeprazole which I will have to take for life. My condition has dramatically improved with these drugs. The consultant said I should consider having keyhole surgery which should cure the condition rather than take these tablets for life. Has anyone had this surgery? I also take medication for osteopenia as well as seretide and am worried about long term side effects of the omeprazole and domperidone. Any advice gratefully appreciated.