Hi all. I'm looking for some advice from those suffering from asthma and GERD/ acid reflux. My asthma has been difficult to control the past few months and I've had a continuous crackle in my chest at night, along with post nasal drip, and chest and stomach pain. A chest Xray was clear, and after posting here and hearing others have similar symptoms, I'm now convinced that acid reflux is at the heart of my ongoing issues.
After speaking to my gp and asthma nurse, I've now been moved up to Fostair 200/6 to see if that gets the asthma side of things under control ( l am also a long term montelukast user). My GP has prescribed me Peptac Liquid Peppermint antacid to take after meals and before bed - but the problem is I cant take it after mealtimes because according to all the drug interaction checkers it has a negative effect on some of the meds I take for Rheumatoid Arthritis - which need to be taken with food, and I've already had to move them around to stop them causing other issues or clashing with other meds.
So I guess I'm asking for advice on what else I can do to get the reflux under control. It would be nice to have a day where I wasnt short of breath or had pain and discomfort!
I'm planning to do an elimination diet but the nurse wants me to wait a couple of weeks to see if being on the higher dose of Fostair has an impact. What else can I try?