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Discussion in 'Problems Standing: Orthostatic Intolerance; POTS' started by jimmy86, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. jimmy86

    jimmy86

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    Hi,

    lately POTS has become my worst symptom and I want to get compression stockings or socks to tackle it. I bought some cotton knee socks with compression effect, which I like, but I have read that they won't do any good.

    Instead I have read, that knee high stockings can cause fluid retention or blood pooling just above the top of the stocking at the knee. So they just move the problem somewhere else.

    I consider buying thigh high stockings, but before I would like to ask you for your experience.

    Do you prefer knee-high socks/stockings or thigh high or even waist high??

    Jimmy :)
     
  2. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

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    Hi Jimmy - we've had some huge long threads on this! The info you want is probably already in there.

    If you use the search function for the site, you should find the threads.

    Good luck!
     
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  3. jimmy86

    jimmy86

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    I tried...could not find the right ones...sorry :(
     
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  4. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Did you look here?
     
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  5. jimmy86

    jimmy86

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    not yet, thanks!
     
  6. ahimsa

    ahimsa Sick since 1990

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  7. ahimsa

    ahimsa Sick since 1990

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    @jimmy86, Hi! Brain fog strikes again!

    I meant to "tag" you in that last post (put an @ sign in front of you name) so that you'd get an alert. But I forgot. I have been told that edits don't cause alerts. So I'm creating this new post with a tag. :)
     
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  8. Wayne

    Wayne Senior Member

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    Would anyone want to speculate on whether a compression stocking cap might improve brain function? ;):angel:
     
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  9. SOC

    SOC

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    Yikes, squeezing blood out of my brain doesn't sound like a good idea! :nervous:
    ;)
     
  10. jimmy86

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    thanks for all the information, you are great!
     

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