I was going to phone the asthma nurse - but the helpline isn't open until tomorrow.
I have fairly mild asthma, mostly well controlled. I've developed a cold overnight and my peak flow is down today. I'm not coughing which is my usual symptom but my chest feels a little tight. I'm using Salbutamol regularly to try and ward off an attack, can't double up on the preventer as I already take the max dose.
There is an added complication - I've recently had major abdominal surgery. I've been taking Diclofenac as the main painkiller since I left hospital just over 2 weeks ago. I know that if I am having an asthma symptoms I have to stop taking it as it can make the asthma worse, but I'm still in pain and I don't think I can manage with just paracetamol yet. If I get to the point where I am coughing it is going to hurt even more.
I have some cocodamol which I could take instead of normal paracetamol. Is there anything else I can take?