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severe blood pooling in legs.. anyone? anything?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by alice111, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. alice111

    alice111 Senior Member

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    hey guys.. wondering if anyone has anything to help with blood pooling in legs?? we are talking hip to foot purple goodness going on.. :confused:

    this has been a symptom i've had since the beginning, but it got much worse a few years ago. Lately i've been having some pretty solid improvements (YAY!!) but the poor circulation/ blood pooling has not budged, which equals no sitting upright, and forget about standing..

    some things I have tried (that I can remember.. )
    -butchers broom
    -florinef
    -dexedrine
    -compression stockings

    if anyone has any suggestions hit me, I'm willing to try anything! :) thanks!
     
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    lnester7 Seven

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    I use midodrine successfully ( it raises BP but I am low so it works for me) I've heard of a sea sickness drug for those with high BP.
     
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    zzz Senior Member

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    It seems to me that with blood pooling that severe, you would need to rule out possibilities such as congestive heart failure and chronic venous insufficiency. Seeing a cardiologist would seem to be a good thing to do in this situation; a cardiologist would be the specialist most likely to get at the root of the problem.
     
  4. alice111

    alice111 Senior Member

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    Well that's perfect cus I'm seeing one next week!
     
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    alice111 Senior Member

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    How severe was your blood pooling before? And did you ever try Dexedrine?
     
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    I had / have horrible blood pooling now is in the belly I get like a 9 month pregnant. I keep 3 pants sizes depending how I am doing.

    But the leg used to be very bad, I used socks and did leg strengthening so better now.

    Never tried Dexedrine.
     
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    alice111 Senior Member

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    And the midodrine? Do u still find it helps that?
     

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