User Reviews for Atenolol

Also known as: Tenormin

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Summary of Atenolol reviews 83 reviews 8.1

Reviews for Atenolol

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Review by MN user (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

For Migraine Prevention: I have been taking atenolol for over 20 years to prevent migraines. I feel fortunate the my doctor was a specialist in migraines and put me on this when I was experiencing migraines every three days in college. When I was pregnant, however, they did not know about the side effects, so my son did suffer growth restriction in utero. He was only 5 pound at 40 weeks, and was taken by emergency c-section. He is now 14 year old and fine.

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August 9, 2014 1:04 AM

Review by shanrykaymom:

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10

For Supraventricular Tachycardia: Thought I lost my bottle of atenolol. I went 2 days without it, oh boy didn't let me sleep at night and my heart rate was so fast. Found it this morning, its like a magic pill. All my symptoms went away, can't go without it for a day.

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July 4, 2014 3:47 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

For Anxiety: Very helpful for performance anxiety when taken together with 0.5mg Xanax, no more racing heart, palpitation, sweating hands, running out of the room feeling when doing presentation in front group of people, better than propanolol since this does not cause wheezing on me.

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June 23, 2014 12:45 AM

Review by tailwheel (taken for 1 to 6 months):

For Migraine Prevention: Was given atenolol for high blood pressure and suffered many bad side effects. Very tired, itching, dizzy, increase in blood sugar and moodiness. Migraine headaches are a sign of non celiac gluten sensitivity. Many family members suffer with migraines and a gluten free diet stops them.

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June 8, 2014 5:16 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For High Blood Pressure: I've been on 100 mg of this medication and it did exactly what it was supposed to do. It lowered my blood pressure and I also got the side benefit of reduced anxiety. No bad side effects whatsoever. This one is a 10 in my book.

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April 17, 2014 9:32 AM

Review by Horrible side effects (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

Tenormin (atenolol) for High Blood Pressure: Ever since taking this my throat has been swollen. I told the dr & he doesn't think its from the Atenolol but it didn't start until then. Its hard to sleep at night. I have horrible eye pressure and it makes me anxious. I'm hoping I can switch meds soon. It doesn't reduce my pressure much at all.

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November 11, 2013 9:52 AM

Review by missy 1234 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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1.0

For Anxiety: Awful drug so dizzy all the time cant walk or shower. Has made my anxiety and panic attacks worse. Agoraphobia is coming back now . Sick gut all the time. Put on it in er for afib. Wish to god id never been put on this evil drug. Xanax no longer work on these either. Beware.

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October 31, 2013 9:02 AM

Review by Margo27 (taken for 10 years or more):

For High Blood Pressure: This is an update regarding my previous post which you can read at the begining of this thread. My medication has been reduced the doctor said he thought it was the furosemide that was causing my ankles to swell. I came off it and now my foot pain has disappeared also..my ankles never swell. I was also taken off ferrous sulphate, absorbic acid and Vitamin B12 injection. All my tests are fine, I now take 3 x 500mg metformin a day 100mg thyroxine, pravastatin, losartan, Antenlol. I have come off so many tablets, Did I need them all in the first place?

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October 15, 2013 4:43 PM

Review by Lucky Lucy:

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1.0

For Migraine Prevention: I've been taking Atenolol for years, and though it worked fairly well sometimes, now it's pretty useless. I get a migraine every other day. Nothing has changed in my habits. It's 31 years of migraine and no sign of it slowing down. Already been through the menopause.

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August 14, 2013 9:01 AM

Review by Csmadd90:

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10

For Migraine Prevention: I had migraines for years but then I was prescribed atenolol for prophylactic treatment. I took a daily dose of atenolol. I am migraine free since 2007. Yay!

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July 30, 2013 12:09 PM

Review by SlamDancer (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

For Anxiety: I was originally prescribed atenolol for mitral valve prolapse but it does an excellent job of helping me manage physical anxiety symptoms as well. Shakes, sweats, hot flashes, palpitations are all greatly reduced. I also have glaucoma and have noticed a slight decrease in my Intraocular Pressure while taking atenolol. Overall, a very valuable medicine with many benefits.

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June 26, 2013 6:32 PM

Review by dian1900:

For High Blood Pressure: I have found that atenolol has brought my blood pressure numbers to a good, acceptable level. Prior to atenolol I was running 168/ 108. I have noticed some weight gain. I will have to workout more. I saw somewhere on one of these posts that someone mentioned very low to no sex drive. I think this is a very common problem with a lot of meds like Atenolol, beta blockers, and antidepressants. I too experience those problems. I also take high cholesterol medicine, and an anti depressant.

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April 28, 2013 10:33 PM

Review by Jet Ag (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For High Blood Pressure: Works well for me along with spironolactone. Actually think it's good for your facial skin, helping to keep it smooth.

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April 28, 2013 5:17 AM

Review by valleron2009 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

For Anxiety: Work great for anxiety and stage fright. No side effects.

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March 31, 2013 6:40 PM

Review by Aurora1:

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10

Tenormin (atenolol) for Migraine Prevention: Twenty years ago (in my mid thirties) I began to suffer from excruciating headaches. My doctor put me on progesterone cream, and there was some improvement. He thought that PMS was a contributing factor. I had a cardiac arrest when I was 38. Nothing was found to be wrong with my heart, but I was going through an emotional crisis at the time. The cardiologist put me on atenolol (25 mg/day; I now take 50 mg/day). I was put on the atenolol to keep my blood pressure down and keep my heart from beating too fast in emotional situations. The upside to all this is that I have not had but a couple of migraines in 20 years, and none since the dose was increased to 50 mg.

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February 20, 2013 10:02 PM

Review by DeeDee2850:

For High Blood Pressure: After a nightmare few years on various ACE inhibitors (Diovan the worst), I asked my Dr. for Atenolol. After only a week and a half, no more palpitations and immediate lowered blood pressure.

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February 14, 2013 9:22 AM

Review by Trish Hendrix (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

Tenormin (atenolol) for High Blood Pressure: My blood pressure went fro 160/100 to 110/70 and I have not had any side effects.

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January 21, 2013 10:05 AM

Review by Ch0000002:

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9.0

For Anxiety: I was prescribed atenolol for an irregular heartbeat and it worked like a charm. I have not had an episode since I started it. I also noticed a pronounced calming effect as well, which I wasn't expecting but has been welcome. The only side effect I notice is an increase in urinary urgency.

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January 4, 2013 8:55 AM

Review by Maggie G (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For High Blood Pressure: This is a great medication. Not only has it helped me with my blood pressure, it has also helped me with my anxiety.

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December 29, 2012 10:49 AM

Review by S Venkatesh (taken for 10 years or more):

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9.0

For High Blood Pressure: I have been on Atenelol 100 mg for 17 years now. I find my body adjusted to the medicine and keeps my blood pressure and pulse rate under control [125/75, 60]. I switched to Amlodipine but that doesn't work for me and back on to Atenolol.

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November 25, 2012 12:42 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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8.0

Tenormin (atenolol) for Anxiety: I was prescribed this medicine for irregular heartbeat, but also noticed that it greatly affects my anxiety too. I would highly recommend it.

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October 30, 2012 7:44 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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1.0

For High Blood Pressure: I had very vivid dreams while on this medication while being treated for hypertension following a mild stroke.

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October 9, 2012 8:27 AM

Review by mcpepper111 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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10

For High Blood Pressure: I have had good results with atenolol. My blood pressure was at 189/109 before I started taking it. After only one month my blood pressure consistently reads at 124/82. I have had no side effects at all and it's very inexpensive.

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September 20, 2012 4:26 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more):

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8.0

For High Blood Pressure: Have been on this medicine for over 10 years, it does control my BP rather well, but have been looking for other alternatives recently. My main problem is the shortness of breath especially if I do any type of cardio. I started running last year, and immediately noticed that I can't run for long periods, and am stuck doing intervals of jogging / walking. Next is Rhinitis always hacking out clear phlegm, and my last complaint is the edema (swelling in the ankles/feet).

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September 18, 2012 10:58 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 10 years or more):

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10

Tenormin (atenolol) for Mitral Valve Prolapse: Have been using this for many years to regulate my heart beat as I have mitral prolapse and atrial tachycardia and have found it the best out of others.

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July 31, 2012 5:56 PM

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