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I've had restless legs syndrome for several years now. I've always been hesitant to try prescription drugs because I'm worried about dependency, side effects and augmentation. But natural methods aren't cutting it.
I recently heard about a vein surgery that they claim helps 90% of RLS patients. The idea is that the blood pooling in poorly functioning, large veins in legs creates the horrible sensations. They remedy this with an outpatient procedure that closes those veins with hardly a chance of bad side effects. I went to a vein specialist who performed an ultrasound and said I have bad veins and that there's a good chance I would benefit from surgery.
But I'm a generally healthy 28-year-old. My GP said since I didn't have swelling in my legs that there was no way I had bad veins or that surgery would help.
My question is: Has anyone had vein surgery for RLS? What were your results?
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