weaning off atenolol
I was taking 50mgs of atenolol for high blood pressure. I was doing fine on the medicine until I lost 25 pounds and changed the way I ate. My blood pressure was getting too low and I started feeling off balance. The docter told me to wean off the atenolol and we'd see if my blood pressure stayed normal. He wanted me to take 25mgs. for 2 weeks and then take 1 every other day for a week and then stop. I was having bad withdraws and had to wean off slower. I am down to about 6mgs (1/4 of a 25mg tablet). I know that is a low dose but I was wondering if this small does could still be giving me side affects? Ive talked to 2 docters, One said no because the dose is so small that my body doesn't even reconise it. The other one said maybe because it is still in my system. I was wondering if anyone else weaned off this medicine and if they still had side effects from a low dose and how long does this medicine stay in your system once you stoped taking it.