I was diagnosed with a hiatus hernia and Barrett's Oesophagus in November and feel there is a real connection between this and my asthma. Could it have been caused by years of asthma inhalers? I have read from past posts that a lot of asthma people have also got acid reflux. Could this have caused my hiatus hernia thus leading onto Barrett's? Am I the only one who thinks this as my doctor doesn't! I have an appointment tomorrow with my asthma consultant at the chest clinic and I need to raise all these questions with him but whether I get anywhere remains to be seen. I feel the acid irritates the lungs and definitely causes asthma like symptoms and then I have been given steroids and antibiotics from my GP for chest infection when maybe it is the acid! How do you know the difference between the two? When I wake in the morning I can hardly breath but when I get up it passes. I have a chesty cough which I thought was asthma but now think it could the acid irritating the lungs. I am now on Lanzaprazole which I have to take for life because of the Barrett's. Sorry to ramble on but I just want to know what other people think and if anyone else has these problems.