I am a 47 year old female, diagnosed with hypertension at 30, with no physical reason for HBP. After years of taking Avapro, it began being less effective. Finally after taking Avalide, my HBP was under control with great relief. Felt normal, had energy again and no "tightening" feeling around my forehead. And, of course, it's been recalled. My dr. has prescribed Diovan HCT, which after not feeling well from day one, I find online that I have 3 of the 4 side effects that are debilitating. Constant fatigue being one, back ache and joint pain... after reading all the positive reviews on 5/20 mg. Azor and 25 mg. of hydrochlorothiazide, I am thinking I may suggest this to my dr. It certainly cannot hurt, do you think? I am feeling lousy and tired all the time... constant aching...