I have just started taking this med. My doctor prescribed it to me, because my pressure is usually very high like 250/140... and I was on 10 mg of Altace, but didn't seem to help with lowering my pressure, now I am on Diovan and Lisinopril, But I was reading that one of the side effects could be Weight gain, and I don't want that!!! Has anyone experience weight gain, or swelling , because I don't understand if this is suppose to get rid of excess water, how come there should be swelling? I am very anxious to know if anyone has experienced that??