I am interested in what PSP (only) sufferers or carers remember of the first symptom.
Many descriptions of PSP symptoms seem to be generically written, and they suggest the first symptom is usually problems with balance/posture/gait/falls. Then they mention personality changes (e.g. apathy, aggression etc).
My wife had personality changes well over a year before she had balance/falls problems. She also must have started having eye problems (vertical gaze palsy) during her personality change and before her balance symptoms (she used to be a perfect driver, but had a couple of minor accidents, and the side of her tyres often had white from scraping the kerbing).
So, my question is: can you remember what was your or your loved one's first PSP symptom?
(There seems to be over 1000 registered on this community - but I'd be happy with a dozen or more short replies)
PS. I might mention my wife had the very occasional (severe) choking bouts on liquids over 5 years before the balance symptoms - but this would probably be rejected by neurologists as indicating an early PSP symptom (too early?), especially since, even now, she still only has moderate dysphagia.