Are you saying that the new doctor added Maxide AND Norvasc simultaneously
to your Atenolol regimen? ( The starting dosage of Norvasc is usually 5 mg......She gave you 10 mg to START?)
Seems like major overkill
It would seem logical to have you continue the Atenolol and see how the addition of Maxide works first
, before adding a 3rd medication.
Whose payroll is SHE on???
To answer your question about whether it's okay to take a beta blocker and a CCB, the answer is yes, some people do.
But in my opinion CCB's are overpriced, cause enormous side effects including edema
(which I know you complained about somewhere in another post) and they are really best designed for folks with angina.
Why not just take the atenolol and Maxide, monitor yourself for a week or so and see what your #s show.
I would even call the doctor and tell her
that this is what you would feel most comfortable doing right now... If she's any good, she'll understand and agree, as long as you can home monitor.
No point in starting off a new doctor/patient relationship with a lie of omission!