Hi I was taken into hospital following blackouts and fast heart rates over 150 while resting. They have diagnosed me as having pre-excitation syndrome and put me on 50mg of antenol which seems to be helping, but i still get chest pain, shortness of breath and dizziness and extremely tired alot im not working as I have been sick following an op on my stomach so its not due to over working. Please can you tell me whether these symptoms are from the pre-excitation or from the tablets in taking and what can I do to help eliviate my symptoms and return to work, i work with mental health patients and Im not very good if I have to sit down all the time. thank you
Atenolol is notorious for making some people very fatigued. There are other beta blockers that do not cause symptoms like this. Talk to your doctor about trying another beta blocker like metoprolol. If these symptoms were present before starting the atenolol, it is not from your atenolol. Pre excitation syndromes can often be cured with ablation. You may want to consider an EP procedure to cure the fast heart rhythm. The pre excitation syndrome alone does not cause fatigue.
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