I've discovered two very simple things that help substantially. The first is a warm bath. I know that sitting in hot tubs and raising my body temperature are dangerous, so I'm not talking about boiling myself in a tub filled with superheated water. But soaking in a nice warm tub for 15-20 minutes before I go to bed reduces swelling of all types and helps relax my muscles. Also, just getting off my feet and laying down for 30 minutes in the middle of the day is a very good thing.
|This is SOOOO not a picture of me, but doesn't she look relaxed?!|
|Again, not me, but this is the same support that I have.|
Also, my doctor had always told me to wait off on having varicose veins treated until I was done having children. Since I don't know when that will be, I had figured that this would just be a cross for me to bear. However, I did hear that some specialists are fixing varicose veins between pregnancies now. Anyone have any experience with that?