As the title says I'm unlucky to have a bad case of varicose veins at age 21 on both legs and feet.
It started off with 1 big vein that I ignored for nearly a year until suddenly loads of new ones kept appearing, I decided to get help and luckily I live in a country that has scelotherapy on the health insurance, so I've been doing that since August. The problem is that I have to keep getting the injections once every 3 weeks, and between each treatment, new ones appear. I feel like these injections are just making them disappear without fixing the root problem as new ones are appearing really fast. It's only since last month that I've started having them on my feet, so I got them injected, so painful, and now Ive just noticed some new bad ones on the inside/side of both feet, I can't even imagine how painful that is going to be next time I go...
I just don't understand why they are growing so quickly. I understand how I got them, I was a heavy smoker and I used to work ridiculous long hours standing up and no exercise. I have changed my lifestyle about 6 months ago. I stopped smoking, stopped standing for hours, always sit with my legs up move them around, i wear support tights, no hot showers, I take herbal tablets for blood circulation, I exercise a lot, I even started a course to learn a different type of job so that I won't ever have to be on my feet all day anymore.
Im so worried about it I've started thinking about what deeper problem it could be, maybe it's a heart problem that I'm unaware of? Or is it sometimes normal for varicose veins to get bad so quickly? My parents dont hAve them. I tried talking to my doctor about it, the one who does the scelotherapy, I don't trust her as she said some of her patients come back every year. So I am making an appointment to see a new doctor, but whilst im waiting I just like to know if anyone has any advice..or similar experiences.. as the thought of new veins keep on appearing every month and having to get about 10 injections every 3 weeks is depressing, even though I do realise I'm lucky to be allowed this treatment.. thanks for reading