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Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Symptoms, Stages, Treatment, and Life Expectancy)


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Comment from: Roxie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 29

Medical marijuana helped me with my PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy) symptoms. The pills worked the best. It is expensive!

Comment from: Surviving PSP, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 19

My wife (67 years old) was diagnosed with PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy) about 7 years ago. There is no medication to cure PSP. However, our neurologist prescribed medication given to Parkinson's patients, to slow the progression. It is carbidopa levodopa. To help receive enough nutrition to sustain her, a feeding tube was installed 2 years ago. It is a tremendous help.

Comment from: Anurag, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 24

My father is suffering from PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy). His age is 65. He completed lost his body balance, and is unable to walk or even sit without support. He is on Syndopa plus medicine but no improvement. Doctor says there is no medication for this disease except Syndopa which may respond in few cases.

Comment from: Uraljjb, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 20

I have taken nothing to treat PSP (progressive supranuclear palsy) or its symptoms.

Comment from: samy, 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 22

My wife is 67 years old. The doctor says she is having progressive supranuclear palsy and they say there is no medication to cure.


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