I've had PD 9 years- well controlled with madopar, azilect, entacapone. For the past few weeks I've had very severe, completely debilitating vertigo attacks (NOT dizziness, this is true vertigo where the room swings suddenly and violently and won't stop and it's impossible to move without staggering into walls and falling to the floor ) caused by Meniere's. The drugs for vertigo are incompatible with PD drugs - my neurologist told me to try taking both but the combination left me with PD symptoms very bad and, (even worse) I became very confused. I've had to stop the vertigo drugs but the vertigo is preventing me from functioning to the point where I've had to employ a carer. (i live alone). My PD neuro and nurses say the vertigo is nothing they can get involved with; the ENT dept won't touch me because they 'can't deal with' anyone with PD. Meanwhile my quality of life is plummeting .Is there anyone else out there in asimilar situation and if so - how did you cope?
The NHS seems incapabable of dealing with more than one disease per person!