Thanks Lisa. I am sticking with the Valsartan for now since it is basically free with my health plan and with some other high blood pressure meds make my ankles swell a lot. They still swell some with Valsartan but not as much. Also, my kidney function hasn't changed much for years with Valsartan and I am afraid of new medicines since one they put me on before (Multaq) made my kidney function go from 40% to 23% IN ONE WEEK!. It went back up after I stopped it but only to about 34%.