Symptom Checker

The symptoms you see in yourself or a loved one after standing up or changing positions could point to neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH). Complete this 6-question Symptom Checker based on what you’ve observed or experienced, and then download or email your results to share with your doctor.

Symptoms of nOH may occur in people with nervous system disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD), multiple system atrophy (MSA), pure autonomic failure (PAF), or other autonomic disorders. Some people with nOH may have an increased risk of falling due to their symptoms. When you sit up, stand up, or are standing for long periods of time, what symptoms do you experience? Check all that apply.

  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Passing out
  • Feeling faint
  • Blurry vision
  • Tunnel vision
  • Fatigue
  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea
  • Feeling like your legs will buckle beneath you
  • Inability to think clearly

Do your symptoms get better or go away when you sit or lay down?

  • Yes
  • No

When do you notice that you experience your symptoms? Check all that apply.

  • In the morning
  • After meals
  • Some other time of day
  • I can't pinpoint when

Have you ever fallen because of these symptoms?

  • Yes
  • No

What impact do your symptoms have on your ability to do activities (eg, exercise, golf, garden, cook, attend social functions)?

  • None
  • Some
  • Unable to

Do you have any of the following conditions?

  • Parkinson's disease (PD)
  • Pure autonomic failure (PAF)
  • Multiple system atrophy (MSA)
  • Another disorder that affects your nervous system
  • None