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taking atenolol for chest pain

THREE WEEKS AGO A CARDIOLOGIST PRESCRIBED 12.5 MG ATENOLOL QD FOR CHEST PAIN I HAVE HAD MY WHOLE LIFE. I AM 49 YEARS OLD. THE CHEST PAIN WAS INCREASINGLY MORE FREQUENT AND MORE PAINFUL SO I WANT TO SEE A CARDIOLOGIST. ABOUT 2 DAYS AFTER STARTING THE MEDICATION I NO LONGER HAVE CHEST PAIN. I KNOW THAT ATENOLOL IS A BETA BLOCKER,  BUT I DO NOT QUITE UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS THAT THE PAIN HAS STOPPED. WHAT WOULD MY DIAGNOSIS BE AT THIS POINT. I DO HAVE A FOLLOW UP WITH THE CARDIOLOGIST IN 4 WEEKS. I AM JUST VERY INTERESTED IN WHY THE PAIN STOPPED WITH SUCH A LOW DOSE OF ATENOLOL AND EXACTLY WHAT THIS MEANS.  THANK YOU
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Atenolol is the generic for Tenormin.  Atenolol decreases the blood pressure and heart rate.  It does not stay at constant levels throughout the day and does not work 24 hours.  I am not sure why it helped your chest pains.  Did you have high blood pressure or a fast or irregular heart beat?  
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my dr took me off solalol which i was using for 3 weeks i was still having palpitations .they only lasted a couple of seconds not hours like before. but my dr  changed me to atenolol 1 aday they gave me the worst panick atttack i'd ever had. the soalol also gave me nasty panick attacks too . the dr in the er told the quite taking everything
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