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  1. High Blood Pressure Spikes, What Else Can It Be?
    ... attacks are what spikes my B/P, How long have u taken atenolol ? My dad is taking that same dose, I told him to go...
    ... able to treat you more efficaciously. Adjust the atenolol and valium as best you can to get you decent numbers...
    ... comfortable addressing your spikes, but I will address the atenolol as I have some experience with it. 1. Get on the ... internet and do a search on " atenolol side effects". That should give you some information ... If I recall correctly, the max dose recommended for atenolol is 100 mg, which is what you are on now. If that ... ask the doctor why he thinks you should take more atenolol than the recommeded max dose. 2. As we get older ... drugs are "processed" or "metabolized" in the liver-- atenolol for instance. If our prescriptions/dosages are not ... at any time. In summary, do some research on the atenolol and then ask your doctor lots and lots of questions ... about the possibility of lowering the dose of the atenolol to see if that would help before taking any new medications ... Last but not least, can I assume you are taking your atenolol regularly? Missed doses may impact those readings...

  2. Diovan versus Micardis - Which do you like?
    ... trouble with it. My bp is doing well, but I'm also on Atenolol ....
    ... think it may be causing vivid dreams, but nothing like atenolol did....

  3. Need a little more advise on micardis
    ... Plus. Does your med have a diuretic ? I also take atenolol and norvasc, and I don't feel all that great either...

  4. Head Pressure And Spikes/prozac?
    ... Beta-blockers like Atenolol are not medicines you should skip doses of. There ... whatsoever to worry about taking another 50 mg of Atenolol . You will function perfectly well even if your pulse ... problem which arrives to you without warning. The extra Atenolol in your system will help to limit that high pulse...

  5. atenolol to lisinopril
    ... Did your doctor have you taper down the atenolol ? That means gradually weaning your body off it. ... stopping a beta-blocker. Abruptly stopping 100mg atenolol is not a good idea unless you had been taking it for ... short while (like a week or two). If you have been on atenolol for a long period, you need to taper down over many...
    ... I was on Atenolol for 2 weeks, then switched to Lisiniprol the next ... day. Could not tolerate Atenolol . Dr. said okay because I was having palpitations ... on Atenolol . Also had them on Lisinipril but 10 days ago Toprol...
    ... If you don't wean from 100 mg. atenolol your heart rate will increase greatly and you will...

  6. So pills or no pills? Doctors say I can easily stop, ppl here say no
    ... heartrate and my stupid doctor said just quit the atenolol which was 50mg a day. I was like....just quit? Are...

  7. Side Effects of BP Medication
    ... 30 days my average was 140/90 so my doc put me on atenolol 50mg daily. I also suffer with anxiety, panic attacks ... etc. My bp now is 110/70(or lower) average on 25mg atenolol (lowered it this year because the 50mg was dropping ... down as it was standing at about 125/80 with the 50mg atenolol and now it's 110/70 with 25mg atenolol. You need to...

  8. BP changes with exercise??
    ... I am on Atenolol 25mg which keeps my bp around 110/68 and my pulse...
    ... maniac but never really thought about my bp as I'm on atenolol and figured that would keep it in check. My bp is...

  9. I'm getting stressed and confused
    ... increased my pm clonodine and called in a script for Atenolol to take in the am. After the script was picked up ... This am before meds it was 128/94. I then took the atenolol and my other meds (20 mg lisinopril & 0.1 mg clonidine ... pulse of 47! I called the doc and he said stop the atenolol . I just took my bp again and it's 97/70 with a pulse...

  10. Started New BP Med and have Questions?????
    ... I take atenolol and Micardis Plus along with 1/2 of a 5 mg. Norvasc...

  11. Can't pass DOT physical - high BP
    ... 140/90. I went back to my doctor and he put me on Atenolol 50 mg. When I take my readings at home I am in the ... pounds. I went back to the doctor after a week on the Atenolol and my BP was 190/110. Went back home and the reading...
    ... If it were I, I would probably double my dose of atenolol for the day before and the day of the test. I would...

  12. Need some help
    ... I've been on atenolol for over 8 yrs. I was put on paxil at the same time ... blockers can cause loss of libido and hair loss. My atenolol was dropped down from 50mg to 25mg but hasn't made ... don't cause these problems? The main reason for the atenolol was/is sinus tach as my blood pressure is way down ... to 100/60 with the 25mg of atenolol . Not sure what it is without it but dont think it ... ever high. Also I still have a lot of pvc's with the atenolol , is that normal? My cardio said it is but I don't...
    ... You shouldn't be having "a lot" of pvc's while on atenolol . If you are, you need to get a new drug. And if ... cardiologist is doing for you is giving you 25mg of Atenolol you are paying way too much for this specialist. ...

  13. Do you think any of the BB's are decent? I know atenolol is disliked by many....
    ... zozo, I have done atenolol , nadolol and propranolol. The first two were impossilbe ... ; atenolol caused insomnia and nadolol, after a few days, made...
    ... I have actually had no problems with Atenolol . I take one 25mg at night before I go to bed and ... was on Verapamil before being switched last year to Atenolol . Its an older Beta Blocker and I had no ill effects...

  14. Antidepressants and HBP?
    ... newer formulations. She still takes a small dose of atenolol for blood pressure and, in addition to the unpredicatable...

  15. Weaning off Inderal
    ... 2 doses) in less than a week and hardly noticed. ( Atenolol wean was tougher!)...

  16. Diovan no longer working
    ... effects except for some insomnia. I was started on Atenolol then Lisinopril and then Hydrochlorothiazide. All...
    ... Diuretics: Hydrochlorothiazide 2- Lisinopril: ACEI 3- Atenolol : Beta-Blockers 4- Diovan: ARB And you got side effects...
    ... notice a difference. I am on Diltiazem 180mg, and Atenolol 25mg and actually just stopped taking the benicar...
    ... Just to address ONE issue, I get NO sleep with atenolol ! I just CANNOT take it even if my life depended on...
    ... effects except for some insomnia. I was started on Atenolol then Lisinopril and then Hydrochlorothiazide. All...

  17. I Just Dont Understand/fluxuation Systolic Bp
    ... simple as adding some HCTZ (diuretic) too your daily atenolol will do the trick. First though, get an average ... you can ascertain whether some change to that 10 mg. atenolol should be made. Are you taking it for any reason...
    ... alternative! Thanks for the reply. I am on 50 mg atenolol a day. I do take it around 9 or 10 am. This is a ... spike thing I believe. I take this atenolol for originally a high dystolic and fast heart rate...
    ... You MIGHT try splitting your atenolol and taking it in 2 doses 12 hours apart (unless the...

  18. How long does it take to get use to Atenolol?
    ... you'd tolerate better. I'm no expert, but just quit atenolol after 7 months because of the fatigue and it also ... med last night. As I've been doing some research on atenolol , it seems a lot of people have side-effects from this...
    ... because bp meds are terrible in the first place, but atenolol is one of the worst! I was on it for maybe 6 weeks...
    ... I have been on Atenolol for about a year almost and I haven't had any issues...

  19. Any advice on switching back from atenolol to aldomet?
    ... to gradually reduce your dosage on a beta blocker ( atenolol ). I don't know about switching from one beta blocker...
    ... weight loss for the past 6 months (since being on atenolol ). It is truly a lifestyle change for me and I am ... canceled this Friday so I have 4 days to be off of the atenolol before I exercise again which it seems like if I was...
    ... threads on weaning off a beta (or search for weaning off atenolol , toprol, etc)....... you will find that most doctors...
    ... threads on weaning off a beta (or search for weaning off atenolol , toprol, etc)....... you will find that most doctors ... last night at 10pm when I would normally take the atenolol . I've also been monitoring my BP and pulse (not because ... BP and pulse are the same range as they were on the atenolol . Anyway, I will definitely keep an eye on it. I...

  20. High Spikes In Systolic! Why?
    ... Ive been on atenolol for a lot of years now. I am 60. BP has been under...
    ... Thanks for your reply. Atenolol has given me no trouble. It has not made me put on...

  21. Question re: CCBs & beta blockers
    ... cause less problems than beta blockers. I was on atenolol (beta blocker) for a while. I didnt want to wake...
    ... your doctor you want a once-a-day medication like atenolol or nadolol which costs peanusts compared to TOPROL...
    ... generation beta blockers with horrible side effects; Atenolol , Metoprolol, Nadolol etc.... The Toprol XL ...

  22. What About High Systolic? Bad?
    ... problem for years and mostly under control with 50mg atenolol . Just recently my systolic went up to about 160 to...

  23. Can Beta-Blockers cause weight gain?
    ... I also ganined weight from several beta-blockers: atenolol , nadolol, prorpranolol (Inderal regular not time release...

  24. My hbp days are over!
    ... the AWFUL side affects of bp medication. I was on atenolol , and hctz. Between the two of them, they destroyed...

  25. Inderal makes me sick to my stomach
    ... one a day, beta-blocker, perhaps the most common, is atenolol . Maybe it won't upset your stomach like the time-release ... to take it two or three times a day. I think the atenolol is your best shot. It is possible that the inderal ... sphincter too much (non-selective beta blocker) and the atenolol is more specific to the heart and blood vessels (selective...

  26. Magnesium
    ... Any suggestions? I can't tolerate medication - atenolol was the worst. Therefore my thoughts are that if...

  27. Atenolol stomach cramps, bloating and cramps
    ... diuretics or channel blockers. My doctor put me on Atenolol one month ago. My first 2 weeks seemed fine but week...
    ... These are not so uncommon side effects of atenolol . There are much better meds for high blood pressure ... than atenolol , which is actually recommended for withdrawal (for...

  28. Also Heart Rate After Eating
    ... Im on atenolol for bp and heart rate. most of the time my heart...

  29. Tremors Causing Hp Spikes Or A Result Of ?
    ... the tremors go away, the bp goes to normal. Im on atenolol for 10 years. Besides trembling at times, I also...
    ... When I was on atenolol , which was by the way, for only a few months, I had ... and elevated heart rate. It was my belief that the atenolol caused the anxiety which caused my signs to elevate ... . I read that atenolol can cause anxiety, which it did for me, and also caused ... my spikes - related to adrenaline. Atenolol was awful for me. It was okay for a while and then...

  30. scg1953
    ... I have been taking Atenolol 50 mg for approx 3 weeks and during the last week...
    ... differ with Lenin about waiting it out. The benefits of atenolol do not often justify its side effects. It's one of...

  31. Bp Spikes With Abdomen Tremors
    ... I have blood pressure spikes lately and Im on atenolol for a long time. Does anyone know why the abdomen...
    ... answer again in case you didn't see it. While I was on Atenolol I had what you have been experiencing. I believe it ... came from the atenolol and that this pill gave me anxiety. It is listed ... were both elevated at that time and was caused by the atenolol . After discontinuing the atenolol I felt a lot better...

  32. Why Spikes And Anyone With Plugged Ears
    ... I have been on Atenolol for 10 years without any bad effects. Recently I started ... awhile. The Dr. a while ago told me to take 50 mg atenolol instead of the 25 I was taking but never did. I cut...

  33. BP Spikes and full ears
    ... I have been on Atenolol for 10 years without any bad effects. Recently I ... awhile. The Dr. a while ago told me to take 50 mg atenolol instead of the 25 I was taking but never did. I cut...
    ... your doctor is giving you good advice. Taking more Atenolol will keep your heart rate a bit lower, which in turn ... spikes. It is good to take this twice a day, too. Atenolol is a very short-acting beta-blocker, it probably has...

  34. Benicar--hct
    ... 10 mg of Benicar is more potent than 50 mg of atenolol and more potent than various doses of Norvasc and ... efficacy and safety of olmesartan medoxomil (OM) with atenolol , captopril and losartan in phase III trials on mild ... compared 10 mg OM once daily (o.d.) with: (1) 50 mg atenolol o.d. in moderate to severe hypertensives receiving ... was monitored throughout all studies. RESULTS: (1) Atenolol and OM both reduced BP effectively in moderate to ... tested, olmesartan medoxomil o.d. is as effective as atenolol , and more effective than both losartan and captopril...

  35. Does anyone takes ATENOLOL and have Sleep Problems?
    ... Thanks for the info. I've been taking atenolol (50 mg) for a few years, and yes, I don't sleep well ... at all. I've read from others on this site that atenolol can cause this. I will speak to my doctor when I see...
    ... sometimes though. On the other hand, They take the atenolol in the evening and maybe this is the reason to be...
    ... Audelvis, I tried atenolol for a month and did not get a SINGLE decent night ... and then WHAM, wide awake. I always too the 50 mg. atenolol first thing in the morning. I was like walking death...

  36. 3 days without meds and bp great!
    ... awful meds. I tapered down to 12 of HCTZ and 6 of atenolol , and stopped. What else did I do you're asking...well...
    ... awful meds. I tapered down to 12 of HCTZ and 6 of atenolol , and stopped. What else did I do you're asking...well...

  37. Blood Pressure Meds & Erectile Dysfunction
    ... QUESTION!:( I've been on HCTZ for a few years, and atenolol for about 3 months. There couldn't be two worse bp ... be difficult, but I know I can do it. I've cut my atenolol to 6mg per day (started at 25), and my HCTZ to 12...
    ... QUESTION!:( I've been on HCTZ for a few years, and atenolol for about 3 months. There couldn't be two worse bp ... be difficult, but I know I can do it. I've cut my atenolol to 6mg per day (started at 25), and my HCTZ to 12...

  38. really high BP?
    ... exercise, it drops to 90/60. I was on Diovan, Atenolol , and Norvasc prior to surgery....

  39. toprol
    ... Toprol-XL. It worked to lower my heart rate, but atenolol has been a better anti-arrythmia drug for me. Neither ... did enough for my bp so I am now doing atenolol with a Altace....

  40. Weaning off atenolol... Need little help
    ... was in your shoes this time last year after being on atenolol for 17 yrs. It took me a lot longer to get off. I ... might have been esiser for me because I switched from atenolol to diltiazem (a calcium channel blocker) which also...
    ... ryan, Some people take a lot longer to get off atenolol especially after 5 years of taking it daily. A couple...

  41. Propranolol
    ... about side effects since, while I was miserable on Atenolol my doctor's comment was "Hey, I'm taking it and I...

  42. Sudden rise in BP
    ... I am 59, and have been taking Atenolol 25mg for about 15 years to treat my hypertension. ... which was 162/90. This morning I doubled up on the Atenolol 25mg, and felt a little better. Later in the afternoon...

  43. Any "side effect sensitive" folks found a med they like?
    ... to have terribly bad symptoms even with meds (like Atenolol ) where typically other folks do. I was just wondering ... to: Lisonopril, Micardis and now will NOT even try Atenolol after reading the side effects from another post....
    ... different. It's just trial and error and I was on atenolol and it was the worst experience of my life. I am ... sensitive too and nothing agrees with me. Life on Atenolol was just unbearable. I didn't want to wake up in the...
    ... b) we can tolerate. I've been knocked out by 25mg Atenolol , 200mg Toprol ineffective, 5mg Altace gave me a cough...

  44. bp meds and dehydration
    ... taking the same medication as you, plus 50 mg. of atenolol and 1/2 of a 5 mg. of Norvasc. I don't find that I...

  45. Magnesium
    ... Just curious.. asp Hi, You are talking about Atenolol ? I don't know what's Atanol. Anyway Magnesium makes...
    ... WYSIWIG, Atenolol relaxes by blocking the attachement of pressor agents...
    ... asking, not I, but since we're on the subject, is Atenolol a better beta-blocker than Toprol, as far as the side...
    ... and afternoon and STILL get some sleep. (I've tried atenolol , propranolol, and nadolol.) I think the ALL have ... can make them relaxing in fromt of the TV! Try atenolol , or propranolol (not the XL vbersion) and see if you...

  46. bp monitors
    ... home readings were getting higher and I just started Atenolol . Now I am freaking out over side effects. :) I make...

  47. Back Again :( Worse than ever!
    ... The last time he put me on meds for my BP I was on Atenolol and that really messed me up bad. In fact, I couldn ... does not tend to alter your life with side effects - Atenolol has really put me off BP meds - I'm hoping you guys...
    ... and pulse rate lowering it would be propranolol or atenolol . Diruetic trial can come later....
    ... sensitive bp! As for the two drugs, Propanolol and Atenolol , the first is much better tolerated in my opinion ... (though I'm not a doctor). Atenolol is more suitable for old people who are not very active...
    ... I take Atenolol and certainly don't consider myself "old". I don't...
    ... No offense intended to those who take atenolol . Of course, many people can tolerate it very well...
    ... - they really do scare me. After my experience on Atenolol I've become even more phobic towards them. It's irrational...

  48. Dropping hct from micardis?
    ... I also take Micardis Plus, along with atenolol (50 mg) and 1/2 of Norvasc 5 mg. My doctor told me...

  49. Why am I having these reactions
    ... I was started out on Atenolol 1 Year ago when diagnosed with High blood Pressure ... realize it at the time but within 3 weeks of being on atenolol my normally achy knees were in excruciating pain, ... killing me in a few days so I took myself off the atenolol and all the pain was gone in 4 Days, I thought maybe...

  50. Norvasc feedback??
    ... I am taking 50 mg. of atenolol and 80 mg. of Micardis Plus. Now my doctor has added...
    ... first diagnosed with high BP, I was given 50 mg. of atenolol and Lozide (diuretic). I was doing fairly well with...
    ... swelling to appear, if any? I also take 50 mg. of Atenolol and Micardis Plus (80 mg) as I mentioned. It's the...

  51. CCB's vs ARB's and ACE's
    ... Lenin - I was taking Lozide (diuretic) with atenolol , but as I mentioned, my potassium level was slighly...

  52. Toprol XL 50mg in an asthmatic?
    ... selective BB for a month or so, the most common is atenolol . Maybe it will treat you better. Stay clear of propranolol...

  53. For Those Who Are Frustrated
    ... what I tried during this four month span: - 25mg Atenolol twice a day (horrible side effects), one week - 100mg...

  54. Natural Salt?
    ... 74. I take 20 mg of Lisinopril and half of a 25mg Atenolol a day. Does anyone know about homeopathic cell salts...

  55. Systolic Question
    ... problem with White Coat too. Doctor put me on 25mg. atenolol and i experienced palpitations and chest pains. Then ... 70. I'm currently, i'm on 2mg. coversyl and 25mg. atenolol . I'm having the same problems-palpitation and chest...

  56. Possible malpractice!
    ... because of atrial fib. Doctors put me back on the atenolol for my heart rate. I told them I was on metoprolol ... and it made my blood prerssure worse. They told me atenolol was a once per day beta-blocker and that metoprol was...

  57. Drinking while taking BP meds ( lisinopril )
    ... drinks 3 to 4 beers daily with no issues. I was on atenolol for a week, and I had a few beers and I got extremely...

  58. Anyone taking toprol xl and tiazac?
    ... weren't any. I am still on Tiazac but I droppped the atenolol (my choice not my doctors.) Cass...

  59. Question..
    ... Lisinopril exactly 2 weeks ago from today. I was on atenolol before hand, and within 2 days my readings were down...
    ... Atenolol is a pretty heavy-duty med, syxx. How long were you...
    ... I was on the atenolol for one week, but it made me to tired. As for results...

  60. increased coreg BP & pulse Spiked?
    ... to you. I take a different beta blocker than you, Atenolol , but the theory probably applies to Coreg also. I...

  61. Bllod pressure low/is it stress?
    ... describe the horror I woent through). I have been on atenolol for years, and after a kidney angiplasty a few years...

  62. How long to notice after changing meds..
    ... I switched from atenolol to lisinopril on Wenesday. Both meds have been taken...
    ... about how long the withdrawal peak from quitting the Atenolol lasts before deciding whether to call the doctor tomorrow...

  63. isn't 170/120 dangerously high?
    ... and my BP was still 160/100. Thats when they gave me atenolol for a week then switched me to lisiniprol....
    ... having noticable problems 2 weeks ago, and I was on atenolol which is a betablocker. I saw very significant drops...

  64. How long...
    ... started the Lisinopril this morning and stopped taking atenolol yesterday. I my BP spiked to 160/100 and my pulse ... you stop taking a beta blocker, I was only on the atenolol for 1 week so I did not expect for this to happen...
    ... The atenolol put me out of my headache range within a day and a ... great. But my BP has risen today since not taking the atenolol , and my pulse is a steady 100-110 BPM. I will take...

  65. Lisinopril..
    ... My doctor switched me from atenolol to lisinopril today after I addressed my concerns ... from the last few days and being on the atenolol for the longterm. I told him I was getting really...
    ... dear syxx 35, i am also on atenolol and lisinopril. i was recently put on the lisinopril ... . i have been taking the atenolol for years. my dr. told me that they work really well...

  66. ARB's Which Ones Are Best?
    ... but I have experimented with my always 50mg/day of atenolol and now 40mg/day of Lasix. I think I need to start...

  67. Whitecoat Hypertension even with meds.
    ... it as it fell, after taking my Lasix. I also take atenolol . This pharmacist gave me very bad information, but...

  68. Atenolol..
    ... How's your running been while you've been on atenolol ? Mine was horrible. I saw a cardiologist last week...
    ... days without even having a wash. I have been off Atenolol for since early April and I feel great. Lost loads...
    ... Dude. Just don't drink and drive..... I have taken Atenolol for 3 years, after a heart attack that caused me to...

  69. How to wean off Toprol
    ... I weaned off Atenolol last fall after 17 yrs. I experenced all the same...
    ... I went total cold turkey after taking Atenolol for about 3.5 months. I was fine but I was very lucky...

  70. ACE Inhibitor Cough - When is it enough?
    ... kind are supposed to have less affect on the lungs. Atenolol is cardioselective and like Toprol, is given to people...

  71. How could one pill make me so sick?
    ... Jill, I never got a decent night's sleep on atenolol and with propranolol (fast release) my sleep was ruined...

  72. New to high bp
    ... genetics and stress. My doctor put me on 35mg of atenolol , and offerend nothing else. I haven't even been in...
    ... I would suggest you do a search on the drug. Atenolol is a beta blocker and can be secreted in breast milk ... Also ask her what are the side effects and if the atenolol could harm your baby or your lifestyle. Your bp ... does seem to be high, and I would not stop the atenolol abruptly bcuz it can cause your bp to spike dangerously...
    ... Others on this board mentioned other problems with atenolol . Toprol didn't lower my mom's bp, she had to add three...
    ... I just did a search on and it was stated that atenolol could cause: insomnia, fatigue, shortness of breathe...
    ... better, just about gone after almost a week on the atenolol . I'm thinking now that my doctor put me on that one...

  73. Medicines and Sexual Ability
    ... doxazosin) ...... Impotence Beta blockers (eg atenolol , propranolol and including timolol eye drops) .....

  74. To Lenin---DIOVAN
    ... George, Atenolol will definitely cause weight gain unless you apply...

  75. LENIN question for you...or anyone else
    ... Even if inderal didn't stop your headaches, maybe atenolol or nadolol will. IF the headaches are caused by...


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