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"We don't know", isn't enough

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  • Posted By: phaberkamp
  • September 6, 2007
  • 03:53 AM

:confused: I have been taking Atenolol for at least 5 years to keep my heart rate under control, it beats too fast. The problem started with no warning, my heart rate was a little over 160 beats per minute. I went to the E.R. and stayed for a couple hours until it was back down to normal. But as soon as I stood up a walked out to my car, it went right back up. I was diagnosed with an underactive thyroid and put on meds for both problems. I saw a cardiologist because of a history of mitral valve prolapse. Testing showed no signs of a prolapse at that time. The doctor said that he didn't know what was causing the fast heart rate. A year ago I saw another cardiologist who did not believe the problem was with the heart. I am thankful that the meds keep my heart rate normal, but I do not want to be on meds for the rest of my life. I ran out of the Atenolol once and was without it for 2 days. The morning of the third day my heart rate was 160, and at times 200 for a short time.

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    desitaf 1 Replies
    • September 6, 2007
    • 11:02 AM
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  • I have been on Atenolol for 25 years (since I was 25 years old) for about the same symptoms. It's a very clean safe drug and whenever I don't refill my prescription, the symptoms come back, so I just take my pill once a day and no problems. Just my 2 cents.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 6, 2007
    • 01:41 PM
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  • I am so happy to hear from you. I didn't know that there was anybody else with the same problem, and I am glad that you are also doing well on the medication. God bless you for taking the time to respond. Thanks!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 7, 2007
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