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Trouble with varicose, pain in legs. What are treatment options?

hi my name is Laurie. I am 49 and have had a lot of trouble with varicose over the past 1.5 years. I am not overweight at all with a weight of 134lbs at 5 5 . Before the troubles with my legs started I was taking prometrine to help with sleep. I then developed hot flashes that took any good affects away and I was struggling to sleep again. I then added a small amount of premarin cream nightly-three nights later I started sleeping so much better, amazingly bettelr. Well, three months later taking the combination of hormones, I developed phlebitis in my calf where I already had a mass of spider veins that didn t bother me. I came off the hormones. I have never gotten all better and now cannot stand for very long without paying for it. I had groin surgery last May and it seemed I was getting better slowly-there was no more pressure at all. Then I did actually have seven weeks free of any pain in the calf. I also should mention that my hot flashes stayed away for a whole year, but have returned over the past two to three months and interestingly, so have my leg problems except now they both hurt and mostly on the upper legs at various points. I have hardly been off of asprins over the past year and this has really changed my life. I don t stand and talk anymore if I can help it, I wear full strength stockings all day everyday. I put my legs up whenever I sit even in restaurants. I can t drive too much either. Is there anything I should do more?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Dear laurie ,

thank you for posting your problem online , first not being overweight is very good for your problem . nevertheless you could go to a cardiologist which he can inject a sclerosing agent locally in the vein that will help relieve the pain and the the inflammation .

best regards ,
Answered: Sun, 9 Jun 2013
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