I was prescribed Atenolol a few months ago for steroid induced raised blood pressure and haven't really felt well since. I am on 25 mgs although the GP wanted me on 50 mgs. I have taken Propranolol in the past with no ill effects but the GP said that Atenolol had fewer side effects. My blood pressure was only slightly raised and was mostly the high end of normal. I want to stop taking it and found all sorts of horror stories about coming off it on Internet blogs. Does anyone have experience of coming off this drug? My GP tends to over prescribe based on age and statistics, I would be on an entire pharmacy if I didn't research and resist things. I dimly realised that I was dreading taking this drug because it made me feel ill. Obviously I don't want to keel over but I feel so poisoned all the time. He takes a dim view of opposition and then makes me feel really alone if I plough my own furrow. God I am sick of feeling rotten. I've halted my Pred. Reduction at 10 mgs due to a bad bout of flu and total sleeping sickness. Bracing myself to start dead slow again ( can't imagine feeling anything like well though). I spend my energy like a miser, not in much pain but so exhausted and ill feeling.