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Comment from: Apollo 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 14

Prescribed for tachycardia due to POTS. Succeeded in lowering heart rate to relatively normal levels, but caused intolerable chest pain, palpitations, confusion, dizziness, anxiety, vertigo, and shortness of breath (basically exacerbated my underlying condition instead of help).

Related Reading: pots | chest pain | palpitations

Comment from: Apollo 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 14

Prescribed for tachycardia due to POTS. Succeeded in lowering heart rate to relatively normal levels, but caused intolerable chest pain, palpitations, confusion, dizziness, anxiety, vertigo, and shortness of breath (basically exacerbated my underlying condition instead of help).

Related Reading: pots | chest pain | palpitations

Comment from: Hn 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: March 31

No clear side effect

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How to Lower Blood Pressure: Exercise Tips See Slideshow
Comment from: Apollo 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 14

Prescribed for tachycardia due to POTS. Succeeded in lowering heart rate to relatively normal levels, but caused intolerable chest pain, palpitations, confusion, dizziness, anxiety, vertigo, and shortness of breath (basically exacerbated my underlying condition instead of help).

Related Reading: pots | chest pain | palpitations

Comment from: Hn 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: March 31

No clear side effect

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 21

This medicine caused me a depression and anxiety, I was talking this medicine for 18 years.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety

Comment from: Apollo 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 14

Prescribed for tachycardia due to POTS. Succeeded in lowering heart rate to relatively normal levels, but caused intolerable chest pain, palpitations, confusion, dizziness, anxiety, vertigo, and shortness of breath (basically exacerbated my underlying condition instead of help).

Related Reading: pots | chest pain | palpitations

Comment from: Hn 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: March 31

No clear side effect

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 21

This medicine caused me a depression and anxiety, I was talking this medicine for 18 years.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety

Comment from: Fransie 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: February 07

Work okay with me for 15years ...Doctor want to put me on BILOCOR/BISOPROLOL.....now I am scared that I will feel sick by stopping ATENOLOL and taking BILOCOR....PLEASE help tell me what do you think..will it be bad for me to change

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Comment from: Apollo 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 14

Prescribed for tachycardia due to POTS. Succeeded in lowering heart rate to relatively normal levels, but caused intolerable chest pain, palpitations, confusion, dizziness, anxiety, vertigo, and shortness of breath (basically exacerbated my underlying condition instead of help).

Related Reading: pots | chest pain | palpitations

Comment from: Hn 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: March 31

No clear side effect

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 21

This medicine caused me a depression and anxiety, I was talking this medicine for 18 years.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety

Comment from: Fransie 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: February 07

Work okay with me for 15years ...Doctor want to put me on BILOCOR/BISOPROLOL.....now I am scared that I will feel sick by stopping ATENOLOL and taking BILOCOR....PLEASE help tell me what do you think..will it be bad for me to change

Related Reading: atenolol

Comment from: Jono 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: December 19

Had serve palpitations & waking up at night , my heart running a marathon

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: Apollo 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 14

Prescribed for tachycardia due to POTS. Succeeded in lowering heart rate to relatively normal levels, but caused intolerable chest pain, palpitations, confusion, dizziness, anxiety, vertigo, and shortness of breath (basically exacerbated my underlying condition instead of help).

Related Reading: pots | chest pain | palpitations

Comment from: Hn 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: March 31

No clear side effect

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 21

This medicine caused me a depression and anxiety, I was talking this medicine for 18 years.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety

Comment from: Fransie 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: February 07

Work okay with me for 15years ...Doctor want to put me on BILOCOR/BISOPROLOL.....now I am scared that I will feel sick by stopping ATENOLOL and taking BILOCOR....PLEASE help tell me what do you think..will it be bad for me to change

Related Reading: atenolol

Comment from: Jono 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: December 19

Had serve palpitations & waking up at night , my heart running a marathon

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: Granma 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 30

Used atenolol for 1 month. It caused loss of appetite, anxiety, and a sensation of coldness,numbness on left side of chest and arm. Went to cardiologists,all tests showed my heart was strong and normal.

Related Reading: atenolol | anxiety

Comment from: Apollo 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 14

Prescribed for tachycardia due to POTS. Succeeded in lowering heart rate to relatively normal levels, but caused intolerable chest pain, palpitations, confusion, dizziness, anxiety, vertigo, and shortness of breath (basically exacerbated my underlying condition instead of help).

Related Reading: pots | chest pain | palpitations

Comment from: Hn 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: March 31

No clear side effect

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 21

This medicine caused me a depression and anxiety, I was talking this medicine for 18 years.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety

Comment from: Fransie 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: February 07

Work okay with me for 15years ...Doctor want to put me on BILOCOR/BISOPROLOL.....now I am scared that I will feel sick by stopping ATENOLOL and taking BILOCOR....PLEASE help tell me what do you think..will it be bad for me to change

Related Reading: atenolol

Comment from: Jono 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: December 19

Had serve palpitations & waking up at night , my heart running a marathon

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: Granma 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 30

Used atenolol for 1 month. It caused loss of appetite, anxiety, and a sensation of coldness,numbness on left side of chest and arm. Went to cardiologists,all tests showed my heart was strong and normal.

Related Reading: atenolol | anxiety

Comment from: Wennie Sasotona 25-34 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 04

Many doctors prescribed it to me. It works for short term use. It slows down heart beat and less efficient on my HBP. I'm always fatigue and having insomnia. Finally CLONAZEPAM is prescribed for my almost every problems.

Related Reading: insomnia

Comment from: Apollo 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 14

Prescribed for tachycardia due to POTS. Succeeded in lowering heart rate to relatively normal levels, but caused intolerable chest pain, palpitations, confusion, dizziness, anxiety, vertigo, and shortness of breath (basically exacerbated my underlying condition instead of help).

Related Reading: pots | chest pain | palpitations

Comment from: Hn 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: March 31

No clear side effect

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 21

This medicine caused me a depression and anxiety, I was talking this medicine for 18 years.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety

Comment from: Fransie 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: February 07

Work okay with me for 15years ...Doctor want to put me on BILOCOR/BISOPROLOL.....now I am scared that I will feel sick by stopping ATENOLOL and taking BILOCOR....PLEASE help tell me what do you think..will it be bad for me to change

Related Reading: atenolol

Comment from: Jono 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: December 19

Had serve palpitations & waking up at night , my heart running a marathon

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: Granma 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 30

Used atenolol for 1 month. It caused loss of appetite, anxiety, and a sensation of coldness,numbness on left side of chest and arm. Went to cardiologists,all tests showed my heart was strong and normal.

Related Reading: atenolol | anxiety

Comment from: Wennie Sasotona 25-34 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 04

Many doctors prescribed it to me. It works for short term use. It slows down heart beat and less efficient on my HBP. I'm always fatigue and having insomnia. Finally CLONAZEPAM is prescribed for my almost every problems.

Related Reading: insomnia

Comment from: aching always 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 17

I started this med about 6 months ago. I have a non-stop headache with varying intensity. Atenolol has helped to decrease the intensity, but the headache is still always present. I have also started to gain weight which is very upsetting for me after loosing 55lbs.

Related Reading: headache | atenolol

Comment from: Apollo 25-34 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: June 14

Prescribed for tachycardia due to POTS. Succeeded in lowering heart rate to relatively normal levels, but caused intolerable chest pain, palpitations, confusion, dizziness, anxiety, vertigo, and shortness of breath (basically exacerbated my underlying condition instead of help).

Related Reading: pots | chest pain | palpitations

Comment from: Hn 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: March 31

No clear side effect

Comment from: 45-54 Transgender 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: February 21

This medicine caused me a depression and anxiety, I was talking this medicine for 18 years.

Related Reading: depression | anxiety

Comment from: Fransie 65-74 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: February 07

Work okay with me for 15years ...Doctor want to put me on BILOCOR/BISOPROLOL.....now I am scared that I will feel sick by stopping ATENOLOL and taking BILOCOR....PLEASE help tell me what do you think..will it be bad for me to change

Related Reading: atenolol

Comment from: Jono 55-64 Transgender 10 years or more Caregiver Published: December 19

Had serve palpitations & waking up at night , my heart running a marathon

Related Reading: palpitations

Comment from: Granma 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 30

Used atenolol for 1 month. It caused loss of appetite, anxiety, and a sensation of coldness,numbness on left side of chest and arm. Went to cardiologists,all tests showed my heart was strong and normal.

Related Reading: atenolol | anxiety

Comment from: Wennie Sasotona 25-34 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 04

Many doctors prescribed it to me. It works for short term use. It slows down heart beat and less efficient on my HBP. I'm always fatigue and having insomnia. Finally CLONAZEPAM is prescribed for my almost every problems.

Related Reading: insomnia

Comment from: aching always 45-54 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: April 17

I started this med about 6 months ago. I have a non-stop headache with varying intensity. Atenolol has helped to decrease the intensity, but the headache is still always present. I have also started to gain weight which is very upsetting for me after loosing 55lbs.

Related Reading: headache | atenolol

Comment from: Sue 65-74 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 30

Started taking about 2 months ago to slow heart rate. About 2 weeks after I started, I developed headaches which had never been a problem before. I searched all of these comments and nobody else complained of this symptom - so I'm going to my DR to have this checked out. My heart dr and my primary dr says headaches are not a symptom of this medicine - do have dizziness upon standing, but can control that - so how about you - anyone else having headaches with this medicine?

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Comment from: MedicatedMass3710 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I was prescribed Atenolol for high blood pressure, which has not been a real issue until I became pregnant w/ my first child, 5 years ago. I have had 3 kids since & the HBP seemed to be situational. But,recently, it's been consistently high. I eat well, am active,and don't like taking pills for this exact reason. My dr prescrbd Atenolol & w/in 2 days, my right foot was lightly puffy & tingling. It was sore from a few days b4, so I did not make the connection. Until Day3 when both legs - knees to toes - looked worse than being 9 mo pregnant. Painfully numb...pins & needle sensations. Clothes could not get past my ankles, forget any shoes besides flip flops. In dresses or skirts,my ankles looked like a 6 pack of hot dogs. Skin taute n shiny, waddling, unable to breathe. I was told this was an 'Uncommon' side effect, stop taking asap, and go to the ER or Walk In ER clinic since it was the weekend. I was gasping for air-unable to get a good breath. Brutal. Kidney pain. I went to the ER and was diagnosed w/ Bilateral Lower Extremity Edema. Its been 9 days and everything has gone back down except my feet which waiver from worsening to improving. The Dr said my feet will be the last areas to heal 100% being they are the farthest, distance wise, away and absorbtion is needed. I noticed they significantly reduce in swelling when they are wrapped or in a sneaker, which barely fits over my foot. Elevating and icing doesnt do much quick enough. The DR even said that this med usually isn't a first choice for a primary. One w/ a diuretic is standard, if your blood panel works within those parameters. He even asked if a nurse or assistant wrote the prescription instead - the baffled looks has ignited my search for a diff, more thorough primary. I would rather rip my nose off w/ a can opener

Related Reading: atenolol | high blood pressure | kidney

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How to Lower Blood Pressure: Exercise Tips See Slideshow
Comment from: MedicatedMass3710 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I was prescribed Atenolol for high blood pressure, which has not been a real issue until I became pregnant w/ my first child, 5 years ago. I have had 3 kids since & the HBP seemed to be situational. But,recently, it's been consistently high. I eat well, am active,and don't like taking pills for this exact reason. My dr prescrbd Atenolol & w/in 2 days, my right foot was lightly puffy & tingling. It was sore from a few days b4, so I did not make the connection. Until Day3 when both legs - knees to toes - looked worse than being 9 mo pregnant. Painfully numb...pins & needle sensations. Clothes could not get past my ankles, forget any shoes besides flip flops. In dresses or skirts,my ankles looked like a 6 pack of hot dogs. Skin taute n shiny, waddling, unable to breathe. I was told this was an 'Uncommon' side effect, stop taking asap, and go to the ER or Walk In ER clinic since it was the weekend. I was gasping for air-unable to get a good breath. Brutal. Kidney pain. I went to the ER and was diagnosed w/ Bilateral Lower Extremity Edema. Its been 9 days and everything has gone back down except my feet which waiver from worsening to improving. The Dr said my feet will be the last areas to heal 100% being they are the farthest, distance wise, away and absorbtion is needed. I noticed they significantly reduce in swelling when they are wrapped or in a sneaker, which barely fits over my foot. Elevating and icing doesnt do much quick enough. The DR even said that this med usually isn't a first choice for a primary. One w/ a diuretic is standard, if your blood panel works within those parameters. He even asked if a nurse or assistant wrote the prescription instead - the baffled looks has ignited my search for a diff, more thorough primary. I would rather rip my nose off w/ a can opener

Related Reading: atenolol | high blood pressure | kidney

Comment from: peterrabbit 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

This is a good medication for fast heart rate and anxiety I take 12.5mg a day and it keeps everything it check. Was kinda scared at first to take it, but now i'am doing good.

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: MedicatedMass3710 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I was prescribed Atenolol for high blood pressure, which has not been a real issue until I became pregnant w/ my first child, 5 years ago. I have had 3 kids since & the HBP seemed to be situational. But,recently, it's been consistently high. I eat well, am active,and don't like taking pills for this exact reason. My dr prescrbd Atenolol & w/in 2 days, my right foot was lightly puffy & tingling. It was sore from a few days b4, so I did not make the connection. Until Day3 when both legs - knees to toes - looked worse than being 9 mo pregnant. Painfully numb...pins & needle sensations. Clothes could not get past my ankles, forget any shoes besides flip flops. In dresses or skirts,my ankles looked like a 6 pack of hot dogs. Skin taute n shiny, waddling, unable to breathe. I was told this was an 'Uncommon' side effect, stop taking asap, and go to the ER or Walk In ER clinic since it was the weekend. I was gasping for air-unable to get a good breath. Brutal. Kidney pain. I went to the ER and was diagnosed w/ Bilateral Lower Extremity Edema. Its been 9 days and everything has gone back down except my feet which waiver from worsening to improving. The Dr said my feet will be the last areas to heal 100% being they are the farthest, distance wise, away and absorbtion is needed. I noticed they significantly reduce in swelling when they are wrapped or in a sneaker, which barely fits over my foot. Elevating and icing doesnt do much quick enough. The DR even said that this med usually isn't a first choice for a primary. One w/ a diuretic is standard, if your blood panel works within those parameters. He even asked if a nurse or assistant wrote the prescription instead - the baffled looks has ignited my search for a diff, more thorough primary. I would rather rip my nose off w/ a can opener

Related Reading: atenolol | high blood pressure | kidney

Comment from: peterrabbit 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

This is a good medication for fast heart rate and anxiety I take 12.5mg a day and it keeps everything it check. Was kinda scared at first to take it, but now i'am doing good.

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: tropicalsmoothie 75 or over Female Patient Published: August 14

bp still spikes at times but other meds drops bp and heart rate too low. Still trying find right combo for me as Im allergic to so many meds

Comment from: MedicatedMass3710 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I was prescribed Atenolol for high blood pressure, which has not been a real issue until I became pregnant w/ my first child, 5 years ago. I have had 3 kids since & the HBP seemed to be situational. But,recently, it's been consistently high. I eat well, am active,and don't like taking pills for this exact reason. My dr prescrbd Atenolol & w/in 2 days, my right foot was lightly puffy & tingling. It was sore from a few days b4, so I did not make the connection. Until Day3 when both legs - knees to toes - looked worse than being 9 mo pregnant. Painfully numb...pins & needle sensations. Clothes could not get past my ankles, forget any shoes besides flip flops. In dresses or skirts,my ankles looked like a 6 pack of hot dogs. Skin taute n shiny, waddling, unable to breathe. I was told this was an 'Uncommon' side effect, stop taking asap, and go to the ER or Walk In ER clinic since it was the weekend. I was gasping for air-unable to get a good breath. Brutal. Kidney pain. I went to the ER and was diagnosed w/ Bilateral Lower Extremity Edema. Its been 9 days and everything has gone back down except my feet which waiver from worsening to improving. The Dr said my feet will be the last areas to heal 100% being they are the farthest, distance wise, away and absorbtion is needed. I noticed they significantly reduce in swelling when they are wrapped or in a sneaker, which barely fits over my foot. Elevating and icing doesnt do much quick enough. The DR even said that this med usually isn't a first choice for a primary. One w/ a diuretic is standard, if your blood panel works within those parameters. He even asked if a nurse or assistant wrote the prescription instead - the baffled looks has ignited my search for a diff, more thorough primary. I would rather rip my nose off w/ a can opener

Related Reading: atenolol | high blood pressure | kidney

Comment from: peterrabbit 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

This is a good medication for fast heart rate and anxiety I take 12.5mg a day and it keeps everything it check. Was kinda scared at first to take it, but now i'am doing good.

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: tropicalsmoothie 75 or over Female Patient Published: August 14

bp still spikes at times but other meds drops bp and heart rate too low. Still trying find right combo for me as Im allergic to so many meds

Comment from: kjohnkeel 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 25

Been on Atenolol 25mg for two weeks due to a 50% blockage in one of my arteries. I'm constantly nauseated and lightheaded. I feel like I have a cold or flu - can't eat due to how bad the nausea is. I started taking the medication on a Wednesday, that Friday - Saturday I had gained 12 pounds! Doctor said I need to be on the medication for two weeks so it can get in my system. I - feel - awful!!

Related Reading: atenolol | flu

Comment from: MedicatedMass3710 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I was prescribed Atenolol for high blood pressure, which has not been a real issue until I became pregnant w/ my first child, 5 years ago. I have had 3 kids since & the HBP seemed to be situational. But,recently, it's been consistently high. I eat well, am active,and don't like taking pills for this exact reason. My dr prescrbd Atenolol & w/in 2 days, my right foot was lightly puffy & tingling. It was sore from a few days b4, so I did not make the connection. Until Day3 when both legs - knees to toes - looked worse than being 9 mo pregnant. Painfully numb...pins & needle sensations. Clothes could not get past my ankles, forget any shoes besides flip flops. In dresses or skirts,my ankles looked like a 6 pack of hot dogs. Skin taute n shiny, waddling, unable to breathe. I was told this was an 'Uncommon' side effect, stop taking asap, and go to the ER or Walk In ER clinic since it was the weekend. I was gasping for air-unable to get a good breath. Brutal. Kidney pain. I went to the ER and was diagnosed w/ Bilateral Lower Extremity Edema. Its been 9 days and everything has gone back down except my feet which waiver from worsening to improving. The Dr said my feet will be the last areas to heal 100% being they are the farthest, distance wise, away and absorbtion is needed. I noticed they significantly reduce in swelling when they are wrapped or in a sneaker, which barely fits over my foot. Elevating and icing doesnt do much quick enough. The DR even said that this med usually isn't a first choice for a primary. One w/ a diuretic is standard, if your blood panel works within those parameters. He even asked if a nurse or assistant wrote the prescription instead - the baffled looks has ignited my search for a diff, more thorough primary. I would rather rip my nose off w/ a can opener

Related Reading: atenolol | high blood pressure | kidney

Comment from: peterrabbit 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

This is a good medication for fast heart rate and anxiety I take 12.5mg a day and it keeps everything it check. Was kinda scared at first to take it, but now i'am doing good.

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: tropicalsmoothie 75 or over Female Patient Published: August 14

bp still spikes at times but other meds drops bp and heart rate too low. Still trying find right combo for me as Im allergic to so many meds

Comment from: kjohnkeel 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 25

Been on Atenolol 25mg for two weeks due to a 50% blockage in one of my arteries. I'm constantly nauseated and lightheaded. I feel like I have a cold or flu - can't eat due to how bad the nausea is. I started taking the medication on a Wednesday, that Friday - Saturday I had gained 12 pounds! Doctor said I need to be on the medication for two weeks so it can get in my system. I - feel - awful!!

Related Reading: atenolol | flu

Comment from: Mary B 75 or over Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 28

Have been taking this medication for a long time, 50mg. My blood pressure got much better and it began dropping to low so I started taking only 1/2 a pill and it stays at a great level.

Comment from: MedicatedMass3710 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I was prescribed Atenolol for high blood pressure, which has not been a real issue until I became pregnant w/ my first child, 5 years ago. I have had 3 kids since & the HBP seemed to be situational. But,recently, it's been consistently high. I eat well, am active,and don't like taking pills for this exact reason. My dr prescrbd Atenolol & w/in 2 days, my right foot was lightly puffy & tingling. It was sore from a few days b4, so I did not make the connection. Until Day3 when both legs - knees to toes - looked worse than being 9 mo pregnant. Painfully numb...pins & needle sensations. Clothes could not get past my ankles, forget any shoes besides flip flops. In dresses or skirts,my ankles looked like a 6 pack of hot dogs. Skin taute n shiny, waddling, unable to breathe. I was told this was an 'Uncommon' side effect, stop taking asap, and go to the ER or Walk In ER clinic since it was the weekend. I was gasping for air-unable to get a good breath. Brutal. Kidney pain. I went to the ER and was diagnosed w/ Bilateral Lower Extremity Edema. Its been 9 days and everything has gone back down except my feet which waiver from worsening to improving. The Dr said my feet will be the last areas to heal 100% being they are the farthest, distance wise, away and absorbtion is needed. I noticed they significantly reduce in swelling when they are wrapped or in a sneaker, which barely fits over my foot. Elevating and icing doesnt do much quick enough. The DR even said that this med usually isn't a first choice for a primary. One w/ a diuretic is standard, if your blood panel works within those parameters. He even asked if a nurse or assistant wrote the prescription instead - the baffled looks has ignited my search for a diff, more thorough primary. I would rather rip my nose off w/ a can opener

Related Reading: atenolol | high blood pressure | kidney

Comment from: peterrabbit 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

This is a good medication for fast heart rate and anxiety I take 12.5mg a day and it keeps everything it check. Was kinda scared at first to take it, but now i'am doing good.

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: tropicalsmoothie 75 or over Female Patient Published: August 14

bp still spikes at times but other meds drops bp and heart rate too low. Still trying find right combo for me as Im allergic to so many meds

Comment from: kjohnkeel 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 25

Been on Atenolol 25mg for two weeks due to a 50% blockage in one of my arteries. I'm constantly nauseated and lightheaded. I feel like I have a cold or flu - can't eat due to how bad the nausea is. I started taking the medication on a Wednesday, that Friday - Saturday I had gained 12 pounds! Doctor said I need to be on the medication for two weeks so it can get in my system. I - feel - awful!!

Related Reading: atenolol | flu

Comment from: Mary B 75 or over Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 28

Have been taking this medication for a long time, 50mg. My blood pressure got much better and it began dropping to low so I started taking only 1/2 a pill and it stays at a great level.

Comment from: 75 or over Male 10 years or more Patient Published: March 11

This is a beta blocker. Beta blockers should be the second drug you take for hypertension. First should be a thiazide diuretic because it has fewer side effects. These two drug classes are the only drugs for hypertension that by themselves reduce the risk of heart attack or death. Together, they reduce the risk of death or heart attack more than either does alone. Once you take minimal amounts of these two drugs, if more is needed, add an ACE inhibitor which further reduces the risk of death/heart attack. Caution: alone, ACE inhibitor does not reduce the risk. And then consider adding a fourth drug, a calcium channel blocker which, in combination with the others, adds further protection against death/heart attack. Talk to your MD about this

Related Reading: heart attack

Comment from: MedicatedMass3710 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 06

I was prescribed Atenolol for high blood pressure, which has not been a real issue until I became pregnant w/ my first child, 5 years ago. I have had 3 kids since & the HBP seemed to be situational. But,recently, it's been consistently high. I eat well, am active,and don't like taking pills for this exact reason. My dr prescrbd Atenolol & w/in 2 days, my right foot was lightly puffy & tingling. It was sore from a few days b4, so I did not make the connection. Until Day3 when both legs - knees to toes - looked worse than being 9 mo pregnant. Painfully numb...pins & needle sensations. Clothes could not get past my ankles, forget any shoes besides flip flops. In dresses or skirts,my ankles looked like a 6 pack of hot dogs. Skin taute n shiny, waddling, unable to breathe. I was told this was an 'Uncommon' side effect, stop taking asap, and go to the ER or Walk In ER clinic since it was the weekend. I was gasping for air-unable to get a good breath. Brutal. Kidney pain. I went to the ER and was diagnosed w/ Bilateral Lower Extremity Edema. Its been 9 days and everything has gone back down except my feet which waiver from worsening to improving. The Dr said my feet will be the last areas to heal 100% being they are the farthest, distance wise, away and absorbtion is needed. I noticed they significantly reduce in swelling when they are wrapped or in a sneaker, which barely fits over my foot. Elevating and icing doesnt do much quick enough. The DR even said that this med usually isn't a first choice for a primary. One w/ a diuretic is standard, if your blood panel works within those parameters. He even asked if a nurse or assistant wrote the prescription instead - the baffled looks has ignited my search for a diff, more thorough primary. I would rather rip my nose off w/ a can opener

Related Reading: atenolol | high blood pressure | kidney

Comment from: peterrabbit 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: September 12

This is a good medication for fast heart rate and anxiety I take 12.5mg a day and it keeps everything it check. Was kinda scared at first to take it, but now i'am doing good.

Related Reading: anxiety

Comment from: tropicalsmoothie 75 or over Female Patient Published: August 14

bp still spikes at times but other meds drops bp and heart rate too low. Still trying find right combo for me as Im allergic to so many meds

Comment from: kjohnkeel 35-44 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: July 25

Been on Atenolol 25mg for two weeks due to a 50% blockage in one of my arteries. I'm constantly nauseated and lightheaded. I feel like I have a cold or flu - can't eat due to how bad the nausea is. I started taking the medication on a Wednesday, that Friday - Saturday I had gained 12 pounds! Doctor said I need to be on the medication for two weeks so it can get in my system. I - feel - awful!!

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Comment from: Mary B 75 or over Female 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: April 28

Have been taking this medication for a long time, 50mg. My blood pressure got much better and it began dropping to low so I started taking only 1/2 a pill and it stays at a great level.

Comment from: 75 or over Male 10 years or more Patient Published: March 11

This is a beta blocker. Beta blockers should be the second drug you take for hypertension. First should be a thiazide diuretic because it has fewer side effects. These two drug classes are the only drugs for hypertension that by themselves reduce the risk of heart attack or death. Together, they reduce the risk of death or heart attack more than either does alone. Once you take minimal amounts of these two drugs, if more is needed, add an ACE inhibitor which further reduces the risk of death/heart attack. Caution: alone, ACE inhibitor does not reduce the risk. And then consider adding a fourth drug, a calcium channel blocker which, in combination with the others, adds further protection against death/heart attack. Talk to your MD about this

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Comment from: 25-34 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 09

Originally used for HBP and panic disorder. Worked great for panic. took a long time helping with my blood pressure. I lost a lot of weight and live healthier now so I'm trying to get off of it Originally made my stomach upset quite a bit and I always took it with alcohol. Definitely improved my buzz. But now I don't drink but I noticed my libido dwindling. Just lack of interest even though I have many reasons to be interested such as a very attractive new girl friend. Hopefully getting off of this medication will help. Long story short it lowered my resting heart rate to the 50's most of the time and my blood pressure is usually in the 110-120/70 range.

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Comment from: Thankyou 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 19

Atenolol has help me maintain a good heart rhythm and good blood pressure. I'm able to enjoy working out again were before I was scare of having a heart attack and not living anymore.It has changed my life for the better.I have taken this med for 2 years

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Comment from: Thankyou 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 19

Atenolol has help me maintain a good heart rhythm and good blood pressure. I'm able to enjoy working out again were before I was scare of having a heart attack and not living anymore.It has changed my life for the better.I have taken this med for 2 years

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Comment from: David 19-24 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: August 12

The drug works very well for the first 7 hours or so, but after that my bp is around 130/80. It didnt effect my heart rate tremendously. Only side affect is cold feet and hands.

Comment from: Thankyou 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 19

Atenolol has help me maintain a good heart rhythm and good blood pressure. I'm able to enjoy working out again were before I was scare of having a heart attack and not living anymore.It has changed my life for the better.I have taken this med for 2 years

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Comment from: David 19-24 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: August 12

The drug works very well for the first 7 hours or so, but after that my bp is around 130/80. It didnt effect my heart rate tremendously. Only side affect is cold feet and hands.

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 02

I was prescribed this medication over 20 years ago. Other than needing to be raised around year 5, it worked well alone for years. I had no adverse effects on this medication until the addition of a second medication to regain control of my still rising bp.

Comment from: Thankyou 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 19

Atenolol has help me maintain a good heart rhythm and good blood pressure. I'm able to enjoy working out again were before I was scare of having a heart attack and not living anymore.It has changed my life for the better.I have taken this med for 2 years

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Comment from: David 19-24 Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: August 12

The drug works very well for the first 7 hours or so, but after that my bp is around 130/80. It didnt effect my heart rate tremendously. Only side affect is cold feet and hands.

Comment from: 45-54 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 02

I was prescribed this medication over 20 years ago. Other than needing to be raised around year 5, it worked well alone for years. I had no adverse effects on this medication until the addition of a second medication to regain control of my still rising bp.

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 22

Have been on for 10 years to control Afib. Works well for that, but low energy and weight gain. I sometimes have shortness of breath.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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