Polar Bear wrote:We are all so different, the thought of wearing compression socks makes me cringe. Good for those that it works for.
I am with you! We've talked of there being a few different variants. One of them clearly benefits from tight things - wraps, stockings, and the like.
I know that I dislike that - in fact, for years, I said that pantyhose, tights, and things like that caused my symptoms. Funny story...I may have told it before....
So, I'm on my way home from work. I worked in the downtown Chicago "Loop" and took the 6 PM train home each night. I had to wear suits to work - pantyhose, dress shoes, etc. I knew that if I was tired, the pantyhose would cause symptoms on the 50 minute train ride. I'd sit in the upper berth, in a corner. Few people sat up there unless it was packed and few could see me. I did this in case I needed a way out of my pantyhose
One night, symptoms struck. I shimmied out of my pantyhose and my underwear (some pantyhose wearers wear underwear over the pantyhose - the underwear sort of helps keep them up). A la Brittney Spears, lol, except no one was around and I wasn't flashing
. I stuffed the wad of pantyhose and underwear into my purse. Ah, relief. I made it home and was happy to change clothes and remove the rest of the offending business wear.
My boyfriend stopped by later on. As some point, he asked me for something that was in my purse. Hey, I said, it's in my purse, go ahead and get it.
Yeah....you know what happened next. He opens my purse and pulls out this was of girly underbits, stares at them, then stares at me. He didn't really know about WED/RLS - it wasn't bad then and I could get rid of it easily. Not sure, to this day, if he believed me.