I just had the EVLT procedure yesterday. The procedure was more difficult and extremely painful. Got home and 18 hrs in I feel like the areas where he did the incesion are on fire and my knee and other areas are throbbing. I'm in tremendous pain. Can't sleep or eat. Advil nor tylenol is helping. I want to cry.
I just had EVLT and sclerotherapy in my left leg for extensive work in my calf, my small saphenous vein, their tributatires and another vein I think (within calf region). My vein was dialating to 9 mm.
Let me say that the procedure ITSELF wssn't that painful but the nscisions (i had to have 2 because of scar tissue?) that was painful and the lidocaine injections. It's been about 8 hours and I feel like I've been stabbed. I've got my leg elevated but sleep? Please.
I have slight reflux with a visible varicose vein in my right leg (very mild symptoms) and literally told my right leg, you better act right or this will happen to you.
I heard it could be some discomfort but right now it feels like I've had major surgery on my calf and the inside of my knee pit hurts excurating.
Sorry for ranting i took 1000mg of tylenol @ 8pm and 600 mg of advil at 2 am. Here's to relief or an OD.
If pain persist will call in morning to get some stronger meds. I'm a wuss I guess.