I started it and within three days I was feeling dizzy. Well, it has to be from the new meds - right? My primary doctor then changed the med to a different brand and told me to wait 3 days before taking it so the other medicine was out of my system. It was after 3 days - no more dizzy!
I followed his instructions for a second time and the same thing happened. This time when I called he said he'd try a new brand again, but if the same thing happened, I should come in to see him.
I visited that doctor last week and after checking my blood pressure himself, he looked at me and said "I don't think this is blood pressure pill related - I think it's PD related and maybe we'd better get your neurologist involved.
In the meantime I was to stop all of the new BP medications, stick with my old one that wasn't very effective any longer, and check with my neurologist. And my primary doctor said to make an appointment in a month with him again. I now have a call in to my Neurologist. I happened to think that I started a new medication from him about the time I started the new blood pressure meds. Upon checking the fact sheet that comes with my drugs - BINGO!! The second side-effect listed is "May cause dizziness."
I do believe the medication gods are mad at me!! It seems like any medication the neurologist suggests, I end up with side effects! One of these days I suspect he'll drop me as a patient! (Not sure if that would be good or bad!) - just muttering here or as Mario would say - MOL)
I haven't heard back from him after leaving a message yesterday. I checked my PD handbook and dizziness is a symptom that falls within the PD disease, so maybe it's just natural progression too. Unfortunately, the doc doesn't have any openings until the middle of October, unless after reading my message from yesterday he decides to find an opening to see me.
It's going to be an interesting and challenging several weeks until I can get in to see the Neurologist again. As a Twitter friend told me one day - "Getting old ain't for the faint of heart." She is so right! Stay tuned.
Update at 11:30 this morning. The neurologist's office returned my call and will check with doctor. So they are working on it. In the meantime, I'm not as dizzy as I was early this morning or yesterday.