I would like to hear from anybody who is on hypertension medication, or from medical professionals if at all possible. My situation is rather straight forward, thinking about it - I have high blood pressure, and I know that I would be put on hypertension medication immediately if I were to go to the doctor for it. But I am worried about the side effects that can be caused by hypertension medication, both short term side effects and long term side effects. Can anyone help me decide what to do next by educating me about the side effects of hypertension medication, and also telling me more about when hypertension medication is really needed?