I was just wondering if others deal with severe pain from DVTS and blood clots that damaged your body. I have chronic venus insufficiency and peripheral artery disease. I get severe pains in my lower back, hips groin, and knee, all the way to my toes. I am miserable most days. I take pain meds, but my dr and I are still working on what will help me best. Some appointments my drs act like I am speaking a foreign language because they don't seem to understand the pain I'm in. My aps dr today when I asked him to raise one of my medications 5mg, he went through my x rays and started look8ng at my arthritis, saying it wasn't that bad. Then after my appointment I realized that he thought I was asking because of my arthritis. It's like he hasn't seen me for the last 7 years. It's so frustrating that I have to convince drs that I'm really in pain.