Hello all you lovely people, I've not been on here for sometime, but I am so bogged down with caring and trying to keep everything together I don't seem to get much time these days. My OH was diagnosed approx 2 years ago now, it has taken some time to get his meds right, as told by you on this forum that it would take 12months or so with adjustments here and there.
He is on 4 x Stavelo a day - 1 x Azilect @ night - 2 x Amantadine a day (added about 3 months ago)
My OH has never been a smoker or drinker, always eats small portions, (puts me to shame) he exercises regular and up untill been diagnosed with PD he was really fit. He does have ventolin inhaler as he is astmatic, this is down to being a fire fighter for many years.
He recently had a high blood pressure reading, so he had all the follow ups then it was finally decided to give him 2.5mg tablets for blood pressure. It was decided he should have some bloods done, just the normal things. Next day he was contacted to go straight to surgery to collect a prescription for Statins, as he had a Cholesterol result of 5.5????????? so he added these to his sweet shop. I have told him not to take the statins because 5.5 is good???? finally he had a second call yesterday to say his Glucose is very high 8.2, and he needs to have further blood tests!!!!! he feels he is turning into a walking timebomb, he does not want anymore tests or meds.
Is it possible that his GP is just giving him meds because he is 67 and they are not taking into consideration his PD meds? his GP does not prescribe these his Nuero does that, but his GP is aware of what he takes. I know as we age we get more ailments, but surely he should of had an option to take Statins or not? the blood pressure can be because of his meds couldn't it? and now this Glucose reading is 8.2 bad? now he thinks he may have Diabetes? sorry about the Saga but I feel so sorry for him, he's been doing so well with his PD since his has had the correct meds, then all in one week all this raises it ugly head, and all this has been arranged through the practice nurse, hes not even seen his GP although the nurse says your GP wants you to take whatever. any opinions or advice would be gratefully received, love Hols x