We seem to have a few things in common, GERD and Asthma! I haven't been on the Exercising with Asthma thread much.
It has always been my belief that as asthmatics, we have even more of a reason to keep active! If you are so unfit that you can't even climb steps between attacks, during an attack you will be pretty much helpless. Find a good Dr. that can help you find the right medications for you! Between attacks, work on your fitness level!
The correct Dr will make a big difference in whether or not you are a 'victim' or not! I am not!