In the big picture of PSP, this is a nuisance symptom, at least for me; trying to keep things in perspective.
What has now evolved into a consistent symptom is my fluttering eyelids. Can be either eye, and either the upper or lower lids. Happens several times a day, usually for not very long.
I saw my Neurologist yesterday. He said the treatment for it is Botox injections. I laughed out loud.
I forget how the subject came up, but just a few days ago I told a friend of mine I prefer to age gracefully. And, that I'd never have cosmetic surgery, skin peeled, BOTOXED, tummy-tucked, implants, lipo-ed, etc.:)
He suggested I do it right away; said the Botox paralyzes the delicate muscles of the eyelids.
Told him I'll wait a bit...it's really just a nuisance.
I also found this a bit ironic since one of the common symptoms of PSP is staring due to the eyelid muscles weakening and not blinking as much.
I started having vision problems back in 2010. Didn't realize it then, but this PSP had set in & I wasn't blinking much which lead to both eyes drying out right down to the corneas; I had pits in them. Very painful. Also created cataracts; I had cataract surgeries in both eyes in 2011.
So...if the Botox paralyzes the eyelids, seems to me that would result in more staring and even less blinking....I have to use artifical tears to keep my eyes hydrated as it is, plus have permanent tear duct plugs in both eyes.
So, I'll flutter away and put the Botox on a shelf:)