I am a 32yr old female who has had 2 c-sections in the past 3 yrs. I noticed throbbing in the back of my thigh when a varicose vein started to come to the surface 3 yrs ago and had occasional RLS at night. I have been inactive with little exercise in the past 3 yrs. My last pregnancy was 1 yr ago and in the past 6 mos I have had increased throbbing and crawling feelings in the legs whenever I sit down for long periods. My arms are now getting numb and tingling a lot when I sleep. I cannot hold my arms over my head for very long before they get numb. It feels like I can feel the blood pumping in my veins in all limbs. I have been jogging and stretching a lot and that decreases the throbbing a little.
I am wondering if my varicose veins are causing the RLS symptoms. Does anyone have this problem? I have not gone to a doctor, but exercise alone is not alleviating the pain and discomfort.
I am also wondering if I had surgery to fix the varicose veins would this decrease the RLS symptoms?