No, I'm not salt sensitive. In fact, I need to keep away from the salt - I'm too liberal with it. When I was first diagnosed with high BP, I was given 50 mg. of atenolol and Lozide (diuretic). I was doing fairly well with these 2 meds. Last April, my pulse was high (122) and I felt really bad, so I went to the ER on the advise of my doctor. Blood tests didn't show a heart attack, but the other blood work showed that my potassium was a bit low. The doctor in the ER never mentioned anything about this to me, but my own doctor took me off the Lozide and replaced it with Micardis Plus (80mg). Maybe he is grabbing at straws by adding Norvasc - first he told me he was going to take away one pill, then he goes and adds another? I like my doctor, he's not an alarmist, but lately he's been much too "rushy" with me. We don't pay for our doctors' visits where I live, so they are way too overloaded with patients. He gave me alot of samples of the Norvasc, but this afternoon, I don't feel that great - maybe it's the pill, maybe it's not. I do know that when I go back on Sept. 25th, I'm telling him to take one pill away, and if I don't feel good from the Norvasc, I'll call on Monday and tell him. There must be an easier way to lower BP - I wish I knew what it was.