For the past week I have been "off balanced". This is rather new to me, unless you count the MANY mornings that I awaken "at sea", before I even open my eyes. But it leaves when I get up. I have a book that says dizziness, etc. is part of PD and does not mention that meds have anything to do with it! I have had this longer, than I thought I did and I thought it in 1997. Life goes on.
dizziness is a symptom of low blood pressure which is common in PD. Has your Dad had his blood pressure checked? Was he on blood pressure meds for low or high bp?
You posted some time ago, so hopefully your dad is feeling better. I'm posting because my mum has symptoms very similar to your dad (I.e. Overwhelming dizziness) and her PD symptoms have developed extremely quickly. We're at our wits' end, so would really value any advice you can give.
Sorry to hear about your mum, that sounds dreadful. Have any of you been able to talk this through with a specialist or a Parkinson's nurse? Hopefully another member will have some first hand advice for you too.
I personally don't have low blood pressure but did from age 11 till I got around 55-60. The dizziness I am experiencing is nothing similar to the low blood pressure. This is down right vertigo with the nausea. I am on no meds except an over the counter arthritis pill occasionally (which is getting to be once a day). I suggest that you ask your doctor if you can take Niacin (B3) in the form that won't give you a severe flush. I got this vertigo when for months, I forgot to take my vitamin and mineral supplements that I have taken for 50 years! Then I recalled that the Niacin could help. I have since begun to take it regularly and have not had anymore episodes. It will lower the blood pressure and our liver is sensitive to it so be sure to ask and have doctor check it out. Hope this helps I am so sorry your dad has gone down hill so quickly. One never knows with this PD devil!