User Reviews for Atenolol
Also known as: Tenormin
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|Mitral Valve Prolapse||5 reviews||12 medications|
|Angina||1 reviews||124 medications|
|Heart Attack||0 reviews||118 medications|
|Supraventricular Tachycardia||3 reviews||40 medications|
|Ventricular Tachycardia||6 reviews||32 medications|
|Anxiety||11 reviews||61 medications|
|High Blood Pressure||51 reviews||253 medications|
|Migraine Prevention||9 reviews||32 medications|
|Alcohol Withdrawal||1 reviews||19 medications|
|Angina Pectoris Prophylaxis||0 reviews||129 medications||Not rated - Be the first|
|Esophageal Variceal ...hage Prophylaxis||0 reviews||2 medications||Not rated - Be the first|
|Summary of Atenolol reviews||87 reviews||8.2|
Reviews for Atenolol
For High Blood Pressure: "This is the worst medication I have ever taken in my life. I have been in bed for seven days. Not only did it raise my heart rate it gave me horrible vision, sensitive to light, can't function. Stuff is horrible for you. Should send my hospital bill to the manufacture!"
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzxxxxx June 12, 2015
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For High Blood Pressure: "I was 27 and over weight when I started taking 25mg of atenolol which worked great for about 6yrs but last year age 34, the doctor put me on 50mg which started causing anxiety about once every 2-3 months and lack of sleep. Now age 35 I'm on 75mg and the side effects are weekly migraines, light headed, anxiety, leg pain and jaw pain...don't feel like my self..."
yaya27 April 14, 2015
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For Ventricular Tachycardia: "I take atenolol to treat tachycardia caused by Dysautonomia. Like some others with my condition, there are many beta-blockers I cannot tolerate. I also have asthma (potentially caused by dysautonomia) which is a concern when taking beta blockers. Atenolol is cardioselective and less likely to affect respiratory function. In my case, this has been true. It is the only beta blocker I have been able to use without having horrible, debilitating and/or life threatening side effects. It has brought my resting HR down from 120-130 to 80-90. Now my HR only goes above 120 with strenuous exercise or infections. Side Effects: Cold extremities, slight worsening of asthma symptoms, insomnia if taken within 6 hours of bedtime."
Charlie Hawking (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 7, 2015
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For Mitral Valve Prolapse: "I am 39 and identified as having Mitral Valve Prolapse at 28 after worrisome irregular heartbeat manifested itself typically in the evenings. Have used atenolol since then at low dosage (12.5-25mg/day) and am thrilled with the results. Have experienced no side effects but for a little lethargy upon first starting out (either has passed or I've grown accustomed to it in the evenings)."
chrisf1 October 11, 2014
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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."
MN user (taken for 10 years or more) August 9, 2014
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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."
shanrykaymom July 4, 2014
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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."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 23, 2014
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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."
tailwheel (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 8, 2014
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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."
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 17, 2014
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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."
Horrible side effects (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 11, 2013
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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."
missy 1234 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 31, 2013
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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? "
Margo27 (taken for 10 years or more) October 15, 2013
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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."
Lucky Lucy August 14, 2013
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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."
SlamDancer (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 26, 2013
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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."
dian1900 April 28, 2013
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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."
Aurora1 February 20, 2013
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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. "
DeeDee2850 February 14, 2013
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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."
Ch0000002 January 4, 2013
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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."
S Venkatesh (taken for 10 years or more) November 25, 2012
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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."
Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 30, 2012
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