5 patient evaluations for Compression Stockings/Socks

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abbas girl
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abbas girl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: mild
Legs: severe
I have:
ALS

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Jan 1, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Peripheral edema)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 12 hr Daily

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LFSunspot
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LFSunspot
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak

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Jan 11, 2014 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Edema (fluid retention))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Varicose Veins of Legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Uncomfortable)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I hate putting them on every day but I LOVE the way they make my legs feel. Eliminates the heaviness and aching. Reduces swelling. I can walk better, longer, further if I I wear them daily. I wish I could wear the full tight but I am too arthritic to put them on. I wear only the knee high style. Those can bind, especially behind the knee or at the ankle if they sag down. But it is minor. I purchase them on-line, a national discount clothing chain offers several degrees of support-I get the strongest support I can afford. I wash them in the washer and dry them in the dryer. These economy stockings seem to do as well as the expensive medical sup hose and I replace them more often for optimum support.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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freka
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freka
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 41
Condition: POTS 3 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
POTS

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Feb 17, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: I wear the full length compression tights because I find them much more effective than the knee high stockings.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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woofhound
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woofhound
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Little
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: All
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Most
Stickman: some
Description:M58y
CFS:10y Dx
FM:17y Dx
I am: g
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Mar 13, 2015 (Started Apr 18, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Apr 18, 2014 (Started Apr 18, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't know if it's the pressure they exert on my legs, or the better circulation, but I found these to be a major help in reducing my night time pain and helping me to get to sleep faster.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Keeper of the Flame
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Keeper of the Flame
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Some
function: Some
external_stress: Little
Stickman: some
Description:F58y
CFS:?y
FM:8y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jul 7, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1977)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Varicose Veins of Legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Don't wear your compression stockings to bed at night!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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