Hi, my partner was diagnosed with PD about 3 years ago. Luckily he has it fairly mildly and until recently was walking briskly a good mile or so a day. However he feels so faint these days that this has become too difficult. His BP drops are huge, worse in the mornings and worse after meals although he only eats small portions. He is on Madopar 3 times a day, and the consultant has experimented with Fludrocortisone and Midodrine but these do not help. He is now talking about injections with Octreotide and it seems like this is the last resort. Has anyone experienced this? Does anyone have any other suggestions for treating these very severe drops in BP? We have tried all the usual things, drinking more, increasing salt etc. Any suggestions very gratefully received.
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