I have had hypertension for several years and have trouble with side effects from meds. I have been taking Clonidine and Atenolol. Since taking the clonidine since March I have felt strange sensations in my chest and also gained 10 pounds in two weeks. I have been back to the Internal Medicine physician several times because of this. Last week as I was walking in the park up a steep hill, I became short of breath and dizzy. I had a hard time breathing. I went to the do again and he gave me Valturna in additon to the other drugs. The breathing problem continued where I could not catch my breath. On Sunday I felt this weird sensation in my body and again could not breath. The electrocardiogram showed extra beats and it was recommeded that I get a holter monitor. The results were pvc s and pac s. Knowing that I have a hard time with meds, he said just to continue the meds. Valturna 150 mg, clonidine 0.1 mg twice a day and Atenolol 25 mg twice daily. I feel like a zombie in the corner. Is it necessary to take this much medication. Also my bp was hard to control on the clonidine and Atenolol.
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