Im a male of 39 from the uk and I have suffered with thread veins around my feet and ankles for a few years now and a varicose vein on the calf of my right leg. They were never that bad so I didnt worry about them too much.
This year I found out I had thyroid cancer which has caused me some stress as you can probably imagine. Ive had my whole tyroid removed and am now on Thyroxin for the rest of my life.
Shortly after my operation I noticed that the veins around my ankles looked much worse. Shortly after this, I woke up one morning to find that they had appeared along my rib cage on both sides literally overnight. On top of this in the space of a couple of months I now have these spider veins appearing have all over my legs, with new ones appearing on a weekly basis! Then to top it off, I now have a few appearing on my face.
This is causing me so much stress and depression that it's hard to put into words. My GP keeps telling me to not worry about them and doesn't seem to appreciate just how much this is effecting me. Ive stopped going out, eating properly and the stress and depression is now effecting my job. I'mfind it a struggle to get up on a morning now due to the way this is making me feel.
I have no idea what has caused them to get so bad so quickly? I used to be very active, but now I just get home and lock myself away. I can't bear to even look at my legs anymore. Ive become obsessed with how they look, and it's ruining my life.
Can you please help me? I'm desperate for some help and advice. I can't go on feeling like this forever. My GP doesn't seem willing or able to refer me on the NHS.