I had asthma long before I had acid reflux...even as a child. I'm highly allergic to pollens, and still am struggling to get my allergies under control.
My asthma got worse and it took some time for my doctors to realize that reflux was the cause. I was even hospitalized for a bout of reflux created by gastritis when I took an antibiotic. I've been on PPIs for at least 15 years, but for about 5 years or so before my surgery, my asthma got completely out of control, no matter how many PPIs and Zantacs I took. My PCP told me that it was a life-threatening situation, and I needed the surgery.
It took a long time to get my GI doc to take the situation seriously, because my reflux wasn't very bad. My asthma doc says that reflux doesn't need to be very bad to cause lung problems. Finally he referred me to a surgeon and the rest is history. I just wish I'd had the surgery sooner.
Good luck with deciding what to do.
Words of wisdom by Eckhart Tolle:
"Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.”
“Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose”
“Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.”