new person here and will so appreciate any input you can give. i am having to try medications for hypertension. am on Atenolol and it's okay. doc gave me Diovan HCT and i had pain in legs so bad i could hardly walk, plus other side effects. took days to get back to normal. she is suggesting that i will need to be on 2 or 3 different drugs and i am having trouble facing trying more. she doesn't provide info on side effects (says to ask the pharmacist), but these drugs typically have long lists of effects, so don't know how to approach this. anyone have any advice or experience with having to do this? am very apprehensive about going back for next appt. thanks.