My husband has had Parkinson's for 17 years..lately he has suffered more serious low BP on standing causing him to fall and be admitted to hospital 2 weeks ago. He was given Midodrine to raise his BP which I now know should never be given with Rasagilene...it almost always causes a hypertensive crisis. His BP Rose to 240/140 and he became psychotic and paranoid.
I had to stay on the Ward for hours to stop the staff giving him any more...
They now admit the severe reaction was their fault for not checking...
His BP now fluctuates from the 200s to 80/40. They tell me no treatment is possible and I have to bring him home.
There are no cardiac or neuro wards/depts at the hospital nor can they move him to the other hospital which has them.
Impersuaded his neuro to visit...he doesn't work there and he tells me the high BP is not the Parkinson's and he can't help.
I cannot cope...has anyone encountered this before and has anyone any advice?