Hi everyone, this is my first post. I was just diagnosed with HCM (obstructive) in the past few months at the age of 46. My doctor had me on Verapamil which made me so short of breath that I couldn't take it. He switched me to Cardizem which was working fine for me on the lowest dose but my blood pressure was still a borderline so he upped my dosage. Now, I am having terrible swelling of my legs and hands and noticing wheezing also. Now, I am also an asthmatic, but this wheezing is different from what I usually experience. How common are these side effects and what can I do about this since I can't live with this kind of swelling in my legs, it makes it difficult to walk.
Also, does anyone know if an asthmatic can safely use a beta-blocker? I know that there are some that are more selective. Does anyone have any experience with this?

Thanks for any input!
This is not an appropriate site to ask for medical advice. Please ask your doctor.
no you CAN NOT take beta-blokers if have asthma,even the selective ones,because they are absolutely contra-indicated for patients with asthma.
the treatment of HCM is with beta-blokers ,but when there ate contra-indications(like in your case) we give verapamil or diltiazem.
the side effects that you write about are not so common