Sometimes asthma is triggered or made worse by gastric esophageal reflux, which can certainly come with IBS. Post-nasal drip is a common trigger for asthma, and asthma is often worse at night.
Take a proton pump inhibitor and follow the advice on managing GERD (found on many websites including this one), take an antihistamine to reduce sinus congestion, use a saline sinus lavage like NeilMed to help keep your sinus passages open and use a daily inhaled medicine to keep your asthma under control. You might find that taking albuterol a few minutes before bed will prevent the choking sensation you are experiencing.
50 yrs old, IBD diagnosis in spring '01. Proctitis, gastritis, ileitis.
Pentasa (3g/day)generic Colazal ( 96 pills/day), Sulfazine (1.5 g/day), Prevacid, folic acid, vit. D (2K iu), flax seed oil (2 tsp/day), psyllium (1/2T daily), mesalamine enema as needed. Gluten free as of 5/30/11. Colonoscopy found no evidence of inflammation on 8/16/1