Compression socks

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Compression socks

Postby B Michaelson » Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:54 am

So we were thinking of travelling in Sept and my OB said to get compression socks. She gave me a prescription for 30-40. The pharmacist said this was pretty tight but likely they decided to go this tight because it was pregnancy AND travel combined. She recommended I wear 15-20 or 20-30 daily since I have a desk job and sit a lot. I don't have a hx of problems but my day is pretty sedentary. I try to walk on breaks and lunch when possible.

Anyone else using compression socks already and what strenght? Mine are only calf high.
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Re: Compression socks

Postby ABelle » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:29 am

I just ordered some and it was the 30-40. Girl, I couldnt get it over my heel it was so tight. And that was when I was only 16 weeks along. I can't imagine struggling with it when the bump grows.

I sent them back and am ordering the 20-30 to see how that does. I am on my feet alot (nurse) and this past week, I started getting slight swelling my my ankles so I need to wear it daily. I got the maternity ones that go over my belly though. I have a few small spider veins near my knee so I'm not getting the calf ones. And I dont want thigh high either.

Hope this helps! Good luck!
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Re: Compression socks

Postby B Michaelson » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:43 pm

Ya she did say I should get some gloves to put them on because it will take some work. I have a 15-20 pair and they seem hard enough.

I think the hardest part is my belly is just starting to get in the way if Itry and squish my foot close enough to get a good grip on these things. It's only going to get bigger soI don't know how I will get them on at 18 weeks lol.
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Re: Compression socks

Postby ABelle » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:46 pm

Well thanks for the tip, I'll order the 15-20 ones instead of the 20-30! Those suckers aren't cheap!
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Re: Compression socks

Postby B Michaelson » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:03 pm

I know! The pair I ordered were insane. The 15-20 was only $33. Not bad compared to the 30-40 but alot for socks.
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Re: Compression socks

Postby ABelle » Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:58 pm

Exactly, I paid $70 for mine!
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Re: Compression socks

Postby B Michaelson » Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:47 am

Mine are 110 but my benefits will cover them thankfully.
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Re: Compression socks

Postby stobie1 » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:03 pm

Just a suggestion on putting them on...I worked at a nursing home as a cna for several years and the easiest way I found to get the hose on are when you take them off to roll them down and leave them rolled them roll them back on! It worked so awesome! Hope that helps!
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Re: Compression socks

Postby ABelle » Tue Sep 16, 2014 12:20 pm

Girl, I've tried everything. It's just not easy with the bump to pull these tight things on. I'm a nurse so I put them on with different techniques on our patients pre-op.... way easier than on yourself LOL. I got the hose that weren't as high of a compression and it's 100 times better! It was getting it over my foot that was the hard part with the tightest compression ones!

Now I have to wear my hose everyday. I love them! Defintely helps with the cankles :rofl:
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Re: Compression socks

Postby v0mich01 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:28 pm

where did you ladies get yours? And how did you find out if your insurance covered them? I had a scary cervical situation which require surgery because my cervix was full of varicose veins. I don't have any any where else, but clearly, my body is great at making them. I'm a teacher and on my feet everyday so I was thinking I'd get some soon.
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Re: Compression socks

Postby ABelle » Tue Sep 16, 2014 5:32 pm

I ordered the maternity compression stockings online at compressionstockings.com. There is a maternity section. I'm sure you can get them at medical supply stores too though. It wasn't too expensive (about $40 something) so I didn't even bother with insurance over it. They reeeeealy help, I think you'd like them!
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Re: Compression socks

Postby B Michaelson » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:24 am

My prescription was for Sigvaris. I looked at their site and found some local pharmacies that carried them. I got my 15-20's that day but had to order the 30-40. I'm going to get another pair of 15-20's though. I like them and wear them almost daily. I hate the 30-40's, they are just too tight and impossible to get on.

The tight ones cost over 100 but the pair I like best were only about 30. I think the middle is around 70 (CAD of course). My benefits will cover 2 pairs so I'm going to claim the expensive ones first lol.

Other than travel I wasn't considering them but I heard the 15-20 or 20-30 is good for daily use when pregnant anyways, so why not. I have an office job and sit too much at times.
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Re: Compression socks

Postby Happyfroggy » Wed Sep 17, 2014 4:03 pm

Hey B,

Why did your doctor say you should have them for travelling? I'm curious because I travel for work a lot (flying) and with my first pregnancy no one ever said anything to me about compression socks?

I'm just curious if I should get some or if it's only if you have specific concerns? I had spider veins before my last pregnancy (heredity) and they did not get worse from the pregnancy. I sit most of the time for my job as well.
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Re: Compression socks

Postby B Michaelson » Wed Sep 17, 2014 5:05 pm

With the extra blood and fluid volumes in our bodies it is easier to develop clots when flying, I assume due to the pressure changes.

We were going to fly for our anniversary but ended up not. I asked my ob if it was ok beforehand and she said yes except she wanted me to wear the socks to avoid any DVT issues.

When I went to get them the pharmacist said it's a good idea to just wear them daily anyways since I sit a lot (or if you are on your feet a lot) but the ones my ob prescribed would be too tight for daily use. I had to get them ordered since I am so short they didnt carry my size in the tighter ones but the regular ones they had a bunch on the shelf.

I would go for them again either way but not the 30-40 unless I was flying all the time.
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DS - Born Jan 2015
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