Re: New to diuretics-Help with bad side effects!
Yep, ditch the diuretic. I think your next choice should be either an ACE Inhibitor or an ARB. With some insurance companies you must have tried an ACEI and failed before your doctor is allowed to prescribe an ARB.
If you feel up to it, this is some very good reading: http://www.stress.org/Hypertension.htm