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WannaBeFreeToRoam 08-11-2005 11:25 PM

Does Parkinsons cause dizziness?
Hi to everyone, anyone,

My father has parkinsons. Has been diagnosed for a little over a year. Probably had it about 2 yr. b4 that. Does any know or have experience with the possibility of parkinsons causing dizziness? Or perhaps, fogginess? How about possibly just a feeling of not being "there"?

My dad says he is dizzy a lot. My mom and him think it is his meds making him dizzy. But, his drs. say it is his illnessess. He has alzheimers in addition to parkinsons.

Thanks for any answers or help. Wannabe

Sideem 08-24-2005 07:21 AM

Re: Does Parkinsons cause dizziness?
My Mom has Parkinson's and yes, she suffers from dizziness sometimes. The inner ear normally controls your balance but with Parkinson's, you lose that balance at times.

WannaBeFreeToRoam 08-24-2005 11:27 PM

Re: Does Parkinsons cause dizziness?
Hi Sideem,

Thanks for the answers. If I may ask, what kind of medicine does your mom take for the parkinsons? My dad takes carbidopa/levadopa (sinemet), 2 x day. I think it is helping to keep it where it is. When he gets nervous or in a hurry, then his hands shake more! I will have to tell him that his parkinsons helps make him dizzy. At least, this will let him know that there is not too much he can do about it. He is always going to drs. about his dizziness!

Thanks again. Take care. Wannabe

Sideem 08-25-2005 05:14 PM

Re: Does Parkinsons cause dizziness?
You're welcome! My Mom takes sinemet 3 x daily. She still has the occasional hand shaking and the medicine seems to wear off quickly if she does too much activity (walking, cooking, etc.) but otherwise it has helped tremendously. I really hope they find a cure for this disease.

Dania1 10-01-2006 12:15 AM

Re: Does Parkinsons cause dizziness?

My husband was diagnosed with Parkinsons about six months ago. He is constantly feeling lightheaded or dizzy. He keeps trying to adjust his
medication, but it doesn't help. It really gets him down. His blood pressure is fine, so that's not it. He had a CAT scan and an MRI and everything came back negative, so that's good. Sometimes the dizziness will just disappear for a few hours, but we can't really connect it to anything.

Hang in there.

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