Hi im for past 8 months i have been suffering with breathlessness and tight chest which at times is accompanied by an ache in my chest and extreme tiredness as a result of which i have had to give up exercise (walking 3-6 miles daily) as it exacerbates my symptoms even if I take ventolin prior to exercise I can't walk to the bus stop without getting out of breath and I can't walk up the stairs without symptoms. I'm currently taking seretide 500 accuhaler 2 puffs twice a day as well as Dymastis nasal spray morning and evening. I'm currently fighting of a possible upper respiratory tract infection and have just finished a course of antibiotics. I have seen the consultant at hospital who thinks in addition to Asthma I might have acid reflux and allergic asthma and sinus problems making it difficult to control so she has put me on Omeprazole 40mg daily for 4 weeks and then 20mg daily for a further 4 weeks as well as a 7 day pred course of 40mg reduced over following 2 weeks. Has anyone else been thorugh somethimg similar and if so could you share some tips on the meds witu any management and coping methods as I'm finding it very difficult.