After nearly 4 weeks on 40mg pred and several weeks where I struggled to blow a peak flow above 400, even my lowest of three peak flows is consistently above 400. This has been going on for about a week. But strangely as my peak flow has improved, I've also started having more easily recognizable symptoms. For example, yesterday I was having isolated (non-spasmodic) deep coughs that ended in an audible wheeze. And I'm much more aware of individual breaths here and there that require a lot of work to move air.
When I check peak flow during such symptoms, it is still above 400.
One way to explain it is that when I'm breathing better overall, individual difficult breaths are more noticeable. Perhaps as inflammation recedes difficulties due to intermittant bronchiospasms rather than general inflammation? But I'm not sure.
Have others found that symptoms actually become more noticeable when things are on the mend from a long period of difficulty?