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How Do You Control Nocturnal Hypertension?

How Do You Control Nocturnal Hypertension?

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 you do to get it under… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

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...

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