Does anyone else suffer with varicose veins and loads of small blood vessels just under the surface of their skin which make your legs/feet sore, achy and at times swollen?
I'm 28 and really suffering. Ive recently been diagnosed with raynauds and wondered if it could be at all related? I first noticed a small red patch on my foot awhile ago now and didnt really pay any attention to it. However over time it has grown and now covers 70% of the top of my right foot along with the starts of a varicose vien, a patch about 5cm on the inside of my right ankle, the start of two other patches about the size of a £2 coin on my right leg, another one on my left leg and a patch on my left foot which is about 4cm. It looks like a rash but when I run my finger over it you can clearly see its blood vessels. (My sister is convinced an alien is going to appear from my right foot as its so red, patchy and bumpy with veins etc). My right foot especially causes my fair amount of discomfort which is worse when my feet are warmer. Ive got a review with my doctor wednesday. He previously said to try some compression tights or knee highs and to keep my feet up as much as possible. The tights just make the aching pain more focused and because they keep my feet warmer they hurt more. Raising my legs helps, although if they are sore I have them raised on pillows all night to get rid on the aching. Does anyone else suffer the same sort of thing or can shed some light on it?