This is my first post on this forum and I am hoping for some advice and support. my 69 year old mum was diagnosed with Parkinson's 3 years ago after a few years of worsening tremor. She now has the following symptoms shoulder frozen although getting better with physio, difficulties swallowing and a low appetite, loss of loads of weight, usual symptoms such as the gait facial expression walk etc. The main reason I am on here is that she has low blood pressure which at the last specialist appointment was shown on a 24 hour monitor thing. it was not bothering her too much but she has nearly passed out at my sisters went white and had to be sat down when out shopping. she also has had two episodes, one where she panicked because she could not remember her surname bless, and then at mine a couple of weeks back when she suddenly panicked at using a knife and falk. she forgot for a brief moment how to do it but calmed and then was ok. do you think its blood pressure related? also got worse since the hot weather?
i am so worried about it all x
thanks in advance
Do not hesitate make an immediate appointment at your mum's GP
My partner has low blood pressure but it seems this is due to his medication. He has been in hospital since 13th May and is coming home this weekend, so I have bought a BP monitor. His tends to be low after his main lot of medication in the mornings. If it is low I have been told to lie him down with his feet raised above chest height for about an hour. This does tend to work and his BP comes back up, not a great reading as his seems to be on the low side anyway but always much improved.
Your BP monitor will be useful. I took a reading on mine every couple of hours over several days and showed it to my Neuro. He used the profile to tailor my medication. The thing that makes mine dip the most is any sort of decent sized meal. On getting up from the table I feel really groggy - particularly if I have had a glass of wine with it. I haven't got an answer to the problem, just small meals, lots of water, extra salt and pyridostigmine.
I have taking my husband BP regularly and it always keeps low , very low some days . On top of that his pulse rate even goes down to 36 . He also has atrial fibrillation . This is something it appears others who have Parkinson's suffer with. He takes Sinemet and the neupro patch along with bisoprolol and a water pill
My neuro has just put me on Fudrocortisone again. I'll let you know how it goes. As regards the atrial fibrillation, this should be checked out as a separate issue.