I have been taking Hydrochlorot medicine for over a year now. This side effects seem to be getting worse for me. My hips and legs have started hurting. My legs hurt at night and sometimes I have restless legs where I didn't before taking this medicine. Almost two weeks ago, Tuesday, I suddenly got confused and unble to consentrate fully. I was at work and the result was missing two days of work, because I couldn't consentrate enough to drive. I had skipped three days of my water pill (Sat., Sun. and Mon.) This stange feeling lasted about a week and half. The week end after the Tuesday that I started feeling strange, I had a few drinks. The next day I felt bad, but the day after that I started having panic attacks one after the other and felt like I was in a nightmare. I was taking my full dose of Hydro at this time. Has anyone had problems with confusion from this medication? I had gone to the doctor and had blood work done, but everything was fine. The doc said the water pill couldn't have caused that feeling. The only other meds I take is a low dose of Lysinopril and 50 mg of Synthyroid and haven't had any problems with those meds. The doctor said it would really be expensive to have a lot more of test done and probably wouldn't find anything anyway. Well, I have insurance. Is it my imagination, but should a doctor say things like that to a patient? He said it would be all right for me to go off the water pill since my blood pressure is holding at 102/69 and pulse at 64 and I don't have a big problem with swelling. I have been off of the water pill for a week now and for the first time in a while am feeling good. I can't drink anything yet without feeling bad, but I don't really miss it.