Re: Flunked the stress test... Off Atenolol prior ?
I never had an experience like yours, however, I heard that when you stop a beta blocker suddenly you can have pretty bad tachycardia. Maybe if they gradually decreased your dosage prior to the stress test, and then put you back on the meds afterwards, you would have been alright. Like you, I take my beta blocker (Inderal LA) everyday. I just had my follow up appointment with my cardiologist and he suggested that I take a pill every other day to see how I do, and if I do well then I can stop taking the meds. After what you posted, I'm really scared to do this. I hope the Toprol works well for you and that you stay in normal rhythm!