... It is a long road I know but if you do it n leaps and bounds I think it will be harder but try the smaller dose that you can with a pill cutter or even breaking off pieces with your nail to get there to really wean off this drug and I think that will be easier on you and your adrenals too. good luck. ... (10 replies)
... I was told too that there would be an "adjustment period" with each dose dropped that to wait at least two weeks before dropping down the next dose and staying there till my body got use to the new dose. I was told too to expect an increase in blood pressure as my body adjusted to each new dose as well, so something to think about. (10 replies)
... Failed myself this morning, though, after getting higher than wanted bottom numbers (86-88) and actually took half a pill of Atenolol. Not sure why. I was just freaked out. (10 replies)
... Two weeks without atenolol... BP averaging 117/80 over last 90 readings with my home cuff.
Did go to the doctor today for an unrelated matter. My BP spiked and shot up to 140/90-100..
I actually took in my home BP cuff today and tested it right after the nurse got the high number and it showed 136-104. Very comparable and that's encouraging.
Once I got back home... (10 replies)
... Will continue to monitor in the coming days, but I may have whipped this thing. ... (10 replies)
... Well here we go.. Been a week at approximately 25 mg of Atenolol (from 100 mg at first, but 50 mg most recently). Had a couple days where I could feel a bit more anxious than usual, but it is evening itself out.
Blood pressure sticking in the 115-125 on top range with 75-85 on the bottom. (10 replies)
... UPDATE: Stayed on the 50 mg of Atenolol until Monday (Dec. 9). Dropped it to 25 mg then...
BP is still in normal range 120/80 or so with heart rate varying (it's cold here and I know that can play a factor) from 45 to 80 at different junctures in the day.
Starting to get some of the crap feelings I got when I first made the 50 mg drop, but I know that will go away.
... (10 replies)
... Your doc if experienced in both of these meds can direct you in the proper dosing of both. There are docs out there who irresponsibly have patients cold turkey off a beta blocker. ... (10 replies)
... So, I was on atenolol for years.. Not really sure how long.. ... (10 replies)
... What was your bp and hr when coming off atenolol and what is it now? ... (20 replies)
... relaxant so may relieve anxiety caused by the flood of Adrenalin from coming off Atenolol... I did read on wikipedia though that you can become dependant on it if you take it for more than 4 weeks. ... (60 replies)
... am just guessing at the 4 to 6 wks, so it could be a lot sooner. You may go back to near normal almost immediately. I just don't know. I have reduced my dose of atenolol from 100mg down to 50 and then 25 with no adverse side effects. ... (16 replies)
... When is it advisable to say take an aspirin for a headache or any other drug after coming off Atenlol..what period of time after coming off? ... (16 replies)
... Don't forget to monitor that BP if you do decide to wean off the atenolol. ... (16 replies)
... I am on a waiting list so it takes some time. Thank you for your reply does my above paragraph still leave you with concern about me coming off this drug without a docs approval? ... (16 replies)
... Thanks for the replies. I told my doctor how other people on the web had problems coming off atenolol, but he doesnt believe it. ... (11 replies)
... While I appreciate your concern, it is best (and my doctor concurs) for me at this point to keep foods I enjoy in my diet in moderation. If that means eating three slices of a medium pizza and a couple breadsticks at my favorite pizzeria once a week to stay on track, then, so be it. (10 replies)
... I love pizza but it really is poison unless you make your own with whole wheat and low sodium cheese. It is horribly high in fat, salt and refined carbs. One slice is fine, beyond that and breadsticks to boot, it isn't very healthy. Neither is jello it is pure sugar and coal tar artificial flavorings and color. Eat a small hunk of good cheese and some fruit for a sugar fix, or... (10 replies)
... Today I started weaning myself off Atenolol. I started taking 25 mg daily, back in October and almost immediately began having side effects, one being swelling of my hands and feet. ... (5 replies)
... Thank you. This is very helpful to me and others. It gives us hope. Please the positives coming about completely being off beta blockers, preferably atenolol or the one above. ... (3 replies)