I was put on atenolol Sp? 50mg around 3 years ago and it worked quite well. I had to go to the ER a few days ago, to get some stitches after cutting my hand on a tuna fish can, and my blood pressure was off the wall, and I am on blood pressure pills........I do know trauma can raise it up, buttttt, I had a blood pressure check today and it is still a bit high. Anyone have trouble keeping the pressure down, even when on pills...........????? Does anyone take more then one type of BP Pill?