My mom is 88 years old and is having a problem with nocturnal hypertension. Her systolic BP can fluctuate from a low of 80's - 90's in the morning to 200 or above at bedtime. She has been taking blood pressure medication since she was in her 30's but just recently started having problems with it fluctuating. Her doctor thinks it is the Parkinson's causing it and we are trying to get it somewhat regulated by changing her medicines. If you have had this problem, what did… read more
It really doesnt get any easier. My husband has had it for over 14years and has coped well until 18 months ago. Now he has days some terrible days when he has hallucinations when he talks go people who arnt there and he turns quite nasty to me. He falls almost every one and if it wasnt for my neighbour helping me out getting him up then i dont know what i would do. Some days its heart breaking to see what PD does to people
Hi Mave, I’m pretty new to this myself. My boyfriend has had Parkinson’s for 11 years and although we’ve only been together for six months, for me, it’s a “Brave New World”.
My introduction to the site was initiated by exhibited behavior I couldn’t understand. His behavior at the time was uncharacteristic.
Had it not been for the people on this site, and their insight, it’s possible that I might have had to walk away from one of the most amazing individuals I’ve ever met.
This is what I have learned so far from what members have said to me; take it a day at a time, ask lots of questions, be kind to yourself and know that we all experience anxiety, you and him.
Once again, I’m all new to this but just some thoughts...