20 years ago I was assessed by Claud Regnard in Newcastle as I had very severe full leg lymphoedema. He prescribed a compression class 3 (CC3) length stocking and a CC3 calf length stocking to be worn on top to provide maximum compression. This combination has served me well over the years. However, it appears Duomed have, without any warning, changed their product into something called 'Duomed soft' which is a sheer more silky type of garment very well suited to women. Not only does it seem unsuitable for the male user but more importantly, it is impossible to wear one on top of the other due to sliding and therefore I am unable to achieve the right level of compression. This has left me in a difficult situation as I need to identify a replacement garment quickly. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be anywhere I know of in Scotland where one can be measured and view different garments prior to requesting a new prescription or buying. Due to the severity of my condition I would be prepared to travel in the UK if anybody knows of a such a service/ facility.
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