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High & Low Blood Pressure board

I was taking Atenolol and I am currently in the process of getting it out of my system.

I actually had a rather unusual reaction to it, in that it was acting as a vaso constrictor in my body and was raising my pressure over time and making me very anxious and nervous. Certainly not having a calming effect which it is supposed to do. I have come to find out some people do have this opposite than intended reaction to it. And when I went to the Dr. and told him my pressure was spiking and I felt bad, he increased the dose!! Obviously, I will be going to a new doctor for my next BP evaluation.

I do think people should do a lot of research on beta blockers if they are taking them and be sure they understand risks and rewards associated with them. This is all just my experience and opinion.