Can anyone suggest painkillers that are 'safe' to use with asthma (either over the counter or that I could speak to my GP about)? I can't use NSAIDs as they seem to exacerbate my asthma (not immediately, but I definitely get more breathless and more of a cough about an hour after - and since my asthma has got worse I daren't try them again) and I seem to be limited to Paracetamol.
Paracetamol is fine for the occasional headache, but I find it isn't strong enough for other things - particularly severe period pain - or for when you need something that treats swelling (for instance I recently took a spectacular tumble (I'm dyspraxic and can fall over my own feet without even moving!!) and have a fantastically bruised elbow).
Any ideas? I'm not good with pain anyway and it does get me down (and even chocolate doesn't help!).