My neurologist has prescribed Northera For my hypotension. Have not taken it yet but I am apprehensive about the reviews Has anyone taken it and if so what were the side effects and was it helpful
Suggested as a supplement to Carbidopa-Levodopa and Ropinirole. the cost is outrageous and side effects are frightening. Comments would be greatly appreciates before I agree to this medication. Thank You Bettygio
I have been taking Northera since the beginning of November 2018. My dosage is six capsules three times daily (18 in total).
Among other side effects, “reduced weight gain” is listed.
What does this mean? Is this weight0 loss?
I have lost a good deal of weight (12 lbs) since I began taking this drug. I seem to lose a pound or two monthly.
Truthfully, I don’t feel much better from the drug. Also, I always had low blood pressure, and Northera was prescribed to raise my levels so that I could… read more
I was just wondering if anyone has physical therapy or any type of therapy to teach them to manage freezing episodes. I live in Northern NJ and my doc said she does not know of anyone who deals specifically with Parkinsons. I need someone to teach me how to manage episodes. I currently have to call someone for help and this keeps my home bound. Are there these types of people who understand Parkinsons? My balance and freezing keep me from being independent. Any suggestions.… read more
Hi All.. I have been having a terrible time walking lately - freezing, falling- you all know the scene. I have at home P/t which is very mild. Has anyone gone into inpatient rehab and is there programs; out there for Parkinsons? I live in northern NJ- any suggestions or facilities you heard anything about? Looking to check out some facilities. Guess I am wondering if having intensive therapy would change my situation or is it what it is. curious to hear stories or suggestions. outpatient is not… read more
He takes 10 droxidopa, 3 midodrine and1 fludrocort a day to keep his pressure up but even with that if it is warm he is likely to pass out if he goes outside. He also passes out if we go out to dinner with friends and linger over the meal to chat. His normal blood pressure can drop about 60 points when he stands up.
I was wondering if anyone shares my situation.I like many of us have orthostatic hypotension- My BP can go from 140/90 to 60/40 in seconds and obviously i get dizzy sometimes blacking out and losing consciousness. Then at times my BP is VERY high as in 220/110. When it gets high I have been sent to the ER and they insist on meds to lower it which then impacts the orthostatic hypotension. Hard to find a doc who understands this. At one point I was taking Northera which is specifically for… read more