Heart Disease Community
atenolol & exercise
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

atenolol & exercise

I am a 43 yr old female distance runner and have recently started taking a 25mg dose of Atenolol for the prevention of menstrual migraines. The good news is that it seems to be working however I have noticed fatigue & increased HR while running that I don't usually experience. I realize these can be normal side effects of the drug but since I am only taking the 25mg dose 5-7 days/month is it still possible to experience the side effects while both on & OFF the drug?

Karen
Related Discussions
Avatar_m_tn
I have exercise induced SVT. I was running 6 miles/day and getting a few SVT jumps to 200+ HR...they lasted a couple of minutes...The Doctor put me on 25 mg of Atenolol. After a month, I couldn't even run 2 miles. My legs fatigued and I would get exhausted. I cut the Atenolol to 12 mg and it was a little better. Now, I've stopped the Atenolol (slowly) and am back running faster and longer...bad news is I get 1 or 2 SVT bouts with a HR over 200 that lasts a couple of minutes. Any suggestions for a different Beta Blocker?
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
1755089_tn?1376057155
Blank
drewlevas uploaded new photos
1 hr ago
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Jon_Henry is ... divorced, disabled, ... Comment
8 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
Can Water Go Bad?
14 hrs ago by gymdandee
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
212161_tn?1410016711
Blank
heartfluttersflyawayplz
hoschton, GA