Discussions that mention atenolol

Heart Disorders board

I agree with emeryld. I have had palpitations and taking atenolol for 6 years and recently saw a cardiologists because they were getting so bad. The doctor told me to cut down on my caffeine (tea, coffee, chocolate, etc). I quit drinking coffee, only drink decaffeinated soft drinks, and limited my chocolate. I haven't had to take an atenolol in well over a week. I could not go a day before without needing one. Sometimes even needing 2 pills. I cannot believe the difference that this has made. Wonder why the doctor didn't tell me this years ago.

Please note that smoking also has caffeine. I am working on quitting this bad habit now.