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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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