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Is Anyone Dealing With Blood Pressure Problems?

Is Anyone Dealing With Blood Pressure Problems?

My husband has Parkinson’s and now we are dealing with low blood pressures and he passes out upon standing. He’s on Northera but it’s not working like we hoped. Praying for answers.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I have had blood pressure since late 60’s. I worked out 3 times a week for an hour and a half for 20 yrs. Retired at 74 and due to osteoarthritis, could not do some of the workouts I had been doing… read more

Orthostatic Hypotension

Orthostatic Hypotension

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

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I take 300mg Northera tablet three times a day, 4 Fludrocortisone 0.1mg tablets a day, 3 5mgs of Midodrine daily all to push and keep my BP up to 100/70.

How Do I Find A List Of My Team?

How Do I Find A List Of My Team?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Great question. Thanks for the answers
Daniel9

Northera

Northera

Greetings
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… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

Hi Sarah
For starters I’m not a cat named Chile. My husband did that. My name is Elly. Thanks for your response
Yes, CVS Specialty at refill time always asks about side effects. I take 18 100 mg… read more

Does Anyone On Carbadopa/ Levadopa Get A Feeling Of "empty-headedness" From This Med Or Is This Another Symtom Of PD?

Does Anyone On Carbadopa/ Levadopa Get A Feeling Of "empty-headedness" From This Med Or Is This Another Symtom Of PD?

After taking this med I feel like I'm walking around kinda floating ! Not fun.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member Have you filled in paperwork & turned it in?

Has Anyone Else Ever Heard Of RockSteadyBoxing?

Has Anyone Else Ever Heard Of RockSteadyBoxing?

I just got started doing this in my home and hope that it helps. I know that I feel like it clears my mind when I am doing it.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I have been going to Rock Steady Boxing since November of last year. I go to classes outside my home. It has started to help my balance. It certainly helps psychologically. If there is a RSB program… read more

Apokyn

Apokyn

What is Rytary for Parkinson’s And what side effects are there?

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I said no to my doctor to rytary to expensive

Northera

Northera

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

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

My husband has been taking it since November for his hypotension & it has been very effective. It helped him almost immediately. Before Northera he was falling a lot & feeling weak. Northera has… read more

Fainting

Fainting

My wife, a PWP, is experiencing frequent fainting spells, which we believe may be due to low blood pressure. I would appreciate hearing from/about others who have experienced the same, and anything that might help reduce the occurrences.

Until we solve the problem (which may be never), my wife has given up driving, but I'm afraid of even more, like her just being home alone without someone (me mostly) being around to keep her safe. Has anyone been successful with any devices, like a smart… read more

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I've been falling for years. My nephrologist put me on Fludrocortisone 4, 0.1mgs 15 years ago along with Midodrine 3 times a day. Up until this year I was still falling and was unconscious, in a… read more

Has Anyone Had Experience With The Drug "NORTHERA"

Has Anyone Had Experience With The Drug "NORTHERA"

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

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

@A MyParkinsonsTeam Member, if the Northera is for low blood pressure, ask your doctor about Midodrine. That's what I take and it's been around a long time so it's not so expensive. If I'm not… read more