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severe blood pooling in legs.. anyone? anything?

alice111

Senior Member
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Canada
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!
 

Seven7

Seven
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USA
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.
 

zzz

Senior Member
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Oregon
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.
 

alice111

Senior Member
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397
Location
Canada
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.

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

Seven7

Seven
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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.
 

alice111

Senior Member
Messages
397
Location
Canada
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.
And the midodrine? Do u still find it helps that?