(Closed) Do you have Spider/Varicose Veins

posted 10 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do you or family members have Spider or Varicose Veins?

    Yes, and I have them myself

    Yes, But I don't have them

    No

    Not sure

  • Post # 18
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    @shiney: wow, that’s sucks. I talked to my mom yesterday and she said that I should start wearing support hose as often as possible. She said she always did when she was younger but that her sister never did and now my Aunt has horrible spider veins but my mom’s aren’t that bad….although, she does have them on her face, just like me. I also found some on my back yesterday. But, the Fiance was so nice, when I was crying about it, he just went “what veins are you talking about?” and when I showed him he was like, “Huh, I never noticed them before. Guess I always just see your legs like the shapely smooth stems they are” Isn’t that sweet? I hope you all have FI’s that block out all the little things we seem to obsess over!

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I was born with a capillary hemangioma that covered my entire left left. As I grew, it faded, but I quickly developed spider veins. I was about 10 when the veins really started to come in and it was miserable for me (kids can be so cruel about abnormalities is others). On top of it all, I have fair Irish skin that really showcases the veins. I have tried creams and salves, and nothing really works on them. I have since come to accept my veins as what makes me, well me. 

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I didn’t get stretch marks during pregnancy (I think it is because I drank some much water! but also just got lucky) but I did get a vericose vein behind one of my knees. It kinda stinks but after my doctor saw it he gave me an RX for compression stockings which helped. We plan to have another baby but after we are done having kids I want them removed by a dermatologist/laser/etc…my Mother-In-Law and mom both had that done and it worked great for them

    Post # 21
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Ahh veins! Blast them! I have had spider veins since middle schools (!) and have had some weird spider vein clusters and a few varicose veins since I was 20!! I am 25 now and I have a few varicose veins on the sides of my thighs and one or two on my lower legs. It totally SUCKS. I am a normal weight, but it’s frustrating that my legs look like I am wayyy older. I was researching varicosities and found that women usually get varicose veins at about 50 years old! WTF I am HALF that age πŸ™ I am so jealous of the other 50 year olds with the hot legs!! lol

    My mom and aunt (and probably others) have had blood clots, too, (my mom when she was 42 with her fourth pregnancy and my aunt this year at 63 from an injury) so I know that it is hereditary, and I need to take care of my veins. The past year and a half I have had issues like restless leg and uncomfortable feelings in my legs, especially after work. I have never been pregnant, but I have been a part-time retail cashier for more than 6 years (that’s a LOT of standing!). Just a couple weeks ago, I bought some compression stockings to wear on the weekends at work. I feel like such an old geezer, but they have cuter ones (like thigh highs with lace, etc.) and no one can tell I am wearing them under my clothes. I bought them from justforlegs.com with a 15-20 level compression. It feels so nice on my legs!! My mom said it was definitely a good idea to get them now, before things inevitably get worse, lol. I will also definitely get maternity compression hose when I start having babies.

    Post # 22
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I dont have any but my Mother-In-Law has them and she was told by her hot yoga teacher(I dont mean her good looking yoga teacher, I mean she teaches hot yoga.) that she used to have a lot and now she has none since she started the hot yoga. Im sure I will get them in the future and Im going to give it a try.

    Post # 23
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have some small patches of light spider veins.  I’m sure they’ll get larger/darker over time.

    No varicose veins though (and I hope I don’t get any because they kind of creep me out).

    Post # 24
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I’ll put in another plug for hot yoga, and specifically for poses like “eagle” that compress the legs. I don’t have varicose veins myself but it’s done wonders for a couple of my classmates.

    Post # 25
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My legs are covered with spiders!

    Post # 26
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Mrs.KMM: haha they creep me out too! Veins in general are creepy, and for them to stick out and hurt makes it so much more creepy! lol

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    @Beluga: so is hot yoga like Bikram yoga?? I recently signed up for some Bikram yoga classes with my sister (well she pretty much convinced me to do it, lol), and I know that the temperatures are hotter, so is it the same as “hot yoga”? I’m excited for it either way. I’ve done yoga before, and it is so relaxing and energizing at the same time πŸ™‚

    Post # 27
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @shinythingsrule: I’m talking about Bikram’s, yes. I don’t have experience with other types of hot yoga.

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    My mom had them when I was younger. She had surgery and was fine. She always told me that she got them from standing up so long for her job.

    Post # 29
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    shinythingsrule Im talking about Bikram yoga as well. The heat helps your circulation so it makes sense that it would help with your veins.

    Post # 30
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @Beluga: and

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    @futuremrsmclean: Ok, yay, I am excited for my classes even more now πŸ™‚ Interesting though, that the heat would help the veins, because I find that in hot, summer weather my veins annoy me more. It’s kind of a catch 22 (or maybe not, lol, not sure on the term) because one would likely need to wear compression stockings more in the summer (veins swell more I guess), when it’s like 90 outside (way hot and sticky for stockings), than in the freezing cold winter, when an extra layer would be nice! Ah well. I am definitely excited for my Bikram yoga! Eagle pose, here I come! hehe πŸ™‚

    Post # 31
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    Mine just started faintly showing(they run in the family bad)But I stand up and do hair and also work(standing) so I know the cause.Just gotta work on preventing it nwo i guess.

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