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Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-28-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenolol Withdrawal/Usage HORROR! HELP!!!

:)

You are indeed hard work ... and I'm pleased I persevered and you found it helpful. I'm also hard work. We have that in common! To be honest the only help I got was reading the other people...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-28-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenolol Withdrawal/Usage HORROR! HELP!!!

I'd give it another couple of weeks or so ... and if you are still concerned go back to your new doc.

The problem with anxiety is that you end up feeling anxious about anxiety and ventilating and...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-28-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenolol Withdrawal/Usage HORROR! HELP!!!

Don't worry at all about your BP - certainly not whilst your anxious. It will come down.

The reason why your pulse/hear rate is high is for several reasons.

Inside your heart has small...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-28-2012, 02:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenolol Withdrawal/Usage HORROR! HELP!!!

No problem at all .... I'm not that easdilly offended. I could see you needed help .. and we all lash out a bit when we don't feel at our best.

What really helped me was reading all the threads. ...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-28-2012, 01:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenolol Withdrawal/Usage HORROR! HELP!!!

Cathy,

When I previosuly tried to help you - you were a bit rude to me - and told me not to answer your notes. But I'll have one last try.

Your withdrawal symptoms are normal. You need...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-28-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 970
Posted By JeffUK
UPDATE: Atenolol/Betablocker withdrawal journey ...

Many of us are going through or have completed their withdrawal from betablockers and I thought I'd just update to inform and help any others making their way down this horrible lonely and isolating...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-27-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 16,879
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Widely Fluctuating Blood Pressure

Hi David,

Don't think you need be too concerned about fluctuating BP per se ... but I guess the key thing is to see if it fluctuates wildly when you take your BP after you've been at rest for some...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-25-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,459
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Is my ears thumping a clogged artery, HBP, or my beta blocker medicine?

Hi,

I don't think you will be able to hear blocked arteries so calm down!

The first thing is to have them look down the ears to see if there's any wax or infection etc. Waxed ears make you...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-24-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Diagnosed - High BP - scared

No problem at all ... it's no trouble.

For what it's worth ....... I learned about moderation by an entirely different route. I have absolutely no idea whether the thought is of any value to you....
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-24-2012, 02:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Diagnosed - High BP - scared

I speak from experience concerning anxiety ....... but to an extent mine was started by medication withdrawal and then stayed on longer than it should. I was recently given a prescription for...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-24-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Diagnosed - High BP - scared

Everything in moderation!

Your biggest current issue isn't coffee but one of anxiety. Being obsessed with what you eat and drink is premature before you have a clear understanding of whether you...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-23-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Diagnosed - High BP - scared

If I were you, I'd do no more than eat as you are ..... just cut down salts.

You should just relax and see what the results are.

For what it's worth you'll recall my bp was higher than yours...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-22-2012, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Diagnosed - High BP - scared

Excellent attitude ... well done!

Perhaps the best slant of all on this is simply not to be anxious but to be genuinely thankful that you have the opportunity of putting this right if it is indeed...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-22-2012, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Diagnosed - High BP - scared

I promise you ... you need not pray.

I understand the anxiety ... I've been through this myself.

When you have time I suggest you might glance through the discussion we've been having about...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-22-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Diagnosed - High BP - scared

Hi,

It's a bit high. No more. Most of that was caused due to anxiety because you were at the docs and anxious. My readings are always that high - normally higher - at the doctors. My readings...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-19-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By JeffUK
Re: atenolol withdrawl help

I tapered for two months but eight months later still not completely clear of all symptoms. Anxiety, adrenalin .......


One day!
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-19-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By JeffUK
Re: atenolol withdrawl help

Hi Cathy,

Sorry to hear of your issues.

May I suggest that you page down this forum. You will find seveal threads to the specifics of withdrawing from beta blockers. Seveal of us have been...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-15-2012, 02:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,005
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenolol withdrawal rebound effects—how long do they last?

Hi Cathy ..... good luck ... your questions dealt with in a single thread below ... it helps others if we try to just post the question in a single thread.

It would help you if you patiently read...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-15-2012, 02:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,716
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Severely high blood pressure

Whatever you do .... do not start to medicate unless you have done everything you can to reduce the anxiety and stress first. It's a cyclical situation you are in ie the anxiety increases the bp...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-15-2012, 02:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,994
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Question about blood pressure readings.

To echo the previous post ..... you are fine. If it continues with your normal readings you should then just take a reading once or twice a month and only increase taking readings if it rises...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-15-2012, 02:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,832
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenolol Withdrawal/Usage HORROR! HELP!!!

I took two months to wean myslef off of Atenlol after having taken 2 x 25mg daily for around 17 years. It took two months and my final dosing was crumbs. It's now 7 months since the last dose of...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-09-2012, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Question about blood pressure

I'm saying the same as your doctor?! Can't be right. Fire the doctor:jester:
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-09-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Blood pressure concern

It doesn't sound like anything to be unduly alarmed about if you're not feeling faint and keeling over. It may be that if it is consistently low say consistently below 90/60 then a medication...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-09-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Question about blood pressure

You're slipping ........ don't keep measuring .....

48 is lowish .... but it's what it is consistently that is the interest. But that doesn't mean you should be sitting glued to your machine. It...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 11-09-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 733
Posted By JeffUK
Re: heart palpitations

In no way medically qualified.

As far as I can see this is a beta blocker which shouldn't simply be stopped suddenly after taking them for two years. It is sad that your doctor is unaware of the...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-25-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,740
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Beta-Blockers

Hi,

I suggest you search and read this forum about beta blockers and then ask any further questions.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-25-2012, 05:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,740
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Beta-Blockers

How long had your BP been (ie measured and understood) at or above this level before the betablocker medication was started?

Had you stated to the doctor that you would stop taking the supplements...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-25-2012, 12:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,740
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Beta-Blockers

In the UK you would not be placed on betablockers as a first medication for hypertension unless there were some other compelling reason.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-23-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,740
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Beta-Blockers

Is the beta blocker the only medication you have ever been prescribed for your BP?
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-23-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 927
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Worried about readings

I suggest you ask yourself ..... read and research if you need. to .... whether it is in your best long-term interests to take even more medication to achieve a very small reduction of what was...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-23-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By JeffUK
Re: I need help understanding my BP readings

It sounds like you've started to move away from ther state of panic and anxiety you were in to a more healthy stage of rational and thoughtful approach to your own situation.

I'd spend some time...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-22-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,037
Posted By JeffUK
Re: High Blood Pressure at 19 years old

Hi Katie,

I'm not a doctor or in anyway qualified. Your EKG is normal and your blood pressure has responded to the medication. It is quite normal for the heart rate to raise a little as the BP...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-22-2012, 11:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,790
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenol

It's lovely to read your feedback and for taking the trouble which will help reassure people going through what you have gone through.,

I'm very envious of your BP readings - particularly as you...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-22-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,434
Posted By JeffUK
Re: I need help understanding my BP readings

You are worrying unnecesarily.

If you think of the process of taking your BP it inflates and deflates and detects the differing characteristics at each beat. Each time you do this it therefore...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-21-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,787
Posted By JeffUK
Re: High Blood Pressure 190/100

As so much has been written on the topic in this forum alone may I suggest rather than asking me to rewrite everything that has already been written you simply search and read everything here and ask...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-19-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,787
Posted By JeffUK
Re: High Blood Pressure 190/100

I'm sorry - I have no expert knowledge on medications so it wouldn't be right for me to comment on that but the advice to regularly take your readings is obviously good ......

good luck
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-18-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,832
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenolol Withdrawal/Usage HORROR! HELP!!!

No - oddly the betablockers were adveresely effecting sleep. I use to get straight out of bed ... and when I stopped I started to sleep.

However stress and anxiety will effect sleep.

For what...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-18-2012, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,787
Posted By JeffUK
Re: High Blood Pressure 190/100

Hiya,

Firstly ...... CALM DOWN!!!!!

What you need to do is to start to take control of your situation.

What drugs has he prescribed?

I'd normally suggest that what you should do is to...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-18-2012, 04:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Low BP, always experiencing dizziness/lightheadedness

Feeling dizzy is associated with low BP so it's quite normal. Possible when you feel dizzy it's just a touch lower even more than your normal (low) BP.

Personally I wouldn't seek medication to...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-18-2012, 04:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,832
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenolol Withdrawal/Usage HORROR! HELP!!!

I am roughly 8 months off of my last few grains and I am still feeling the adreneline effects pretty much daily. I think the other issue is that once the beta blocker is out of the system I (we?)...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-18-2012, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,787
Posted By JeffUK
Re: High Blood Pressure 190/100

There are largely no symptoms associated with hypertension hence it is highly unlikely your foot has anything to do with your BP - but your anxiety - particularly about your foot - will efect your BP.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-17-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,410
Posted By JeffUK
Re: getting off antenolol/high heart rate???

Hi margiemc, 200mg of Atenolol daily ?!£$%&*!!!!!

My new friend Boy252 has given you good advice.

To be clear and frank ..... you should expect withdrawel from that level of beta blocker to be...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-17-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 760
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Drastic fluctuations in BP from week to week

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Hi heatro,

If your BP is more often than not around 120/80 then you're fine. Expect spikes.

Considering...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-17-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,787
Posted By JeffUK
Re: High Blood Pressure 190/100

Hi lokeshsams85. I'm not a doctor or in anyway medically qualified - just suffer from high BP and the medications .......

190/100 is high particularly the 190 bit but I don't think it's related to...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-17-2012, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 863
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Very high blood pressure

Hi dawgfather, sorry to hear of your current woes. I'm not a doctor or in anyway medically qualified - just suffer from high BP and the medications .......

So from a purely uninformed standpoint...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-12-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,790
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenol

Your BP is fine - I'm very envious.

Good luck.
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-12-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,790
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenol

Boy252

I mean no disrespect to others .... but at this moment you really should let things settle down before you are paniced into concerning yourself about 130/90 after a brisk walk to your...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-05-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,790
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenol

I think it is now considered not to be a first medication for the reduction of f BP - it use to be - but is useful for patients with existing heart desease where both BP and HR needs to be reduced...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-05-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,790
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenol

Well .....!

I think that my last morsel of atenolol must be 8 or so months ago and my heart races to 100+ when I'm rushing around and after eating. As long as some time after you sit down and a...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 10-03-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,790
Posted By JeffUK
Re: Atenol

Hi,

I'm not a doctor - but I am someone with long-term personal experience of Atenolol. I'm now 8 months approximately after a lengthy weaning off period (having taken it for 17 years!) and I am...
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