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Old 04-25-2013, 02:22 PM   #2
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Re: Burning vein help ideas

The blood pressure is not the problem. That's a pretty common number in pregnancy. (I was just at the midwife's office today, and mine was about the same.)

Sounds like typical varicose veins, and the best thing to do is wear the compression tights, (put them on before you get out of bed in the morning.) exercise to get the blood moving back up to your heart (muscle contraction in your legs will push the blood back), and elevate your legs when resting. Avoid crossing your legs, and don't sit on your knees on the ground.

I've had bad veins since I was about 14, and I find they hurt the worst when they're newly broken. The old ones still bubble up and look terrible when I'm pregnant, but they don't hurt anymore. Just the new ones hurt.

Hope that helps a bit!
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