My mom has had severe arthitris and is now under treatment to dicrease inflammation. However lately she’s been having more and more neurologic issues : falls, difficulty of speech, apathy, cries like a baby at random times, incontinence, shaky right hand (can no longer write) and after a year of using a cane she is now in a wheelchair or has to be assisted to walk at home otherwise she can’t. We saw 2 neurologists, she’s had MRIs, scans, lumbar puncture. With no obvious imagery/indicator of a neuro disease, doctors claim her issues are all due to her inflammatory autoimmune disease which now attack her brain. They are now continuing her anti-inflammatory treatment to help but it seems to get worse.
I guess my question is: does PSP always show on imagery or lumbar puncture results? All her symptoms scream PSP to me as I’ve witnessed her cognitive ability decrease for a year and now she can’t even walk. She is 62 but she now seems 92. Would you advise we seek a third opinion?
Cecile from Paris, France