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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Comrades, They keep telling me to take atenolol for my high blood pressure.

They keep telling because the side effects ruin my quality of live, or what's left of it and that encourages me to stop taking it.

Dizziness, nausea, eyesight blurring/fluctuations, G.I. tract bloating with constipation and a lack of appetite.

I think I might be having a contraindication going on here.

I'm taking several other drugs for PTSD, depression, arthritis, too much blood fat, pain, fibromyalgia and also consuming a full size aspirin.

Any suggestions other than doctor death?

sledge

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http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginf...ds/a684031.html info on atenolol

Tom- it would pay for you to google each med you take, one at a time to see if there are contra-indications from the other meds. Medline is a very good info site on meds.

But no one should stop taking any HBP med. If it causes you problems they should try to find an alterative HBP med.

I sure hope these docs make sure they check every med a vet is on-to see if any meds are affecting other meds they take.You could be correct that something is contraindicating something else.

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There are lots of other drugs for HBP. I was taking one drug and it made me cough. So I switched to another durg which is probably slowly killing me without my knowledge. At least the cought went away.

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For many of us who are diabetic High Blood Pressure burns up your kidneys. We have to take something. Lisnopril is the med that causes a cough and I had to swith also to Corsar or Losartin which is a very expensive med but works pretty well. My BP;s are running under targer most of the time. Target is 120/80

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I take four atenolol per day plus two other HBP meds. If you have DM which will more than likely lead to CAD Atenolol is the drug of choice for heart docs. They says it helps to slow the heart therefore, decreasing the need for oxygen in the heart.

It also causes panic symptoms such as chocking/lump in the throat, ED, etc........

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