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About Cam226

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  1. I have had heart pounding after eating for years. For me it seems to be correlated to size of meals, and was made worse by alcohol or caffeine. The problem became progressively worse, and then a few months ago I began having other cardio symptoms, including worsening hypertension, tachycardia and bradycardia. So finally I was able to get a referral to a cardiologist. The good news is that I was prescribed a low dose of Atenelol(which is a beta blocker) and this almost completely resolved my heart pounding. I still get minor heart pounding if I overdo it on meal size or sweets. But the Atenelol gave me huge relief within a few hours, and seems to work even better after taking it for a month. I was also a little low on potassium so I was also prescribed a potassium supplement. I was told that getting my potassium blood level normalized might also help with the heart pounding. It is hard to tell whether the Potassium supplement has helped with the pounding because the Atenelol was already doing its job when I started the potassium. It has been like pulling teeth to get any diagnostic information from cardiology, but if I can ever get them to tell me anything, I will let you know. I have been told that heart pounding can have many causes, so what is working for me might not work for you. Atenelol is available in generic and costs me under $10/month even without insurance.