My 84 year old mother who has Parkinson's is in hospital having had a fall, due to slipping on a wet tiled floor. They want to start her on fludrocortisone to prevent postural blood pressure drop. She has no symptoms such as dizziness etc, but since they have measured a few instances of postural blood pressure drop, they are recommending this to prevent further falls. It seems a bit extreme to me, and I'm not happy about her taking a strong steroid long term with all the risks that that entails.
Is this a usual treatment for postural blood pressure drop in Parkinson's? Does anyone else take it and find it of benefit? Reassurance needed. Thanks.