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A 18-year-old female asked:

Hi i am on atenolol for a fast heart rate i am wondering why the medicine has also stopped my dizzy spells did the dizziness come from the high hr?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: Your dizziness may have been the result of the high heart rate. Glad the medicine helped! Aren't you? Please find out why your heart rate is high. Get checked for thyroid problems, and other causes. While atenolol is controlling the heart rate it does not treat the cause, which needs to be discovered.
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