Re: Is my condition normal?
Your blood pressure looks great to me. Unless you have other medical conditions that you have not posted, your doctor had no business prescribing a blood pressure medication, especially atenolol! Although atenolol may not be addicitive, it has serious side effects, and it can cause rebound hypertension (elevate your blood pressure to higher levels than you had prior to medication), angina, and possibly heart attacks when discontinued without proper withdrawal. It is only when the pressures are elevated consistently (2 or more trips to the doctor's office) that treatment should be considered, and then lifestyle changes should be considered first (unless there are compelling reasons to medicate) before resorting to medication.
Normal blood pressure fluctuates during the day, and can elevate under stressful conditions (illness, trips to the doctor, traffic). I would encourage you to do more reading about normal pressures...there's a lot of good info out there.
If by chance you have already started this medication, check with a pharmacist and a doctor about how to go about stopping it. Due to serious side effects, I stopped it immediately and experienced rebound hypertension. I was lucky, because if I had an unknown heart problem (doctors are not able to detect some of these) or a known heart problem, it could have led to serious consequences, even death. Don't let them tell you them to you that a small dose won't cause problems because that's absolutely not true, at least not for everyone.