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  • Compression stockings

    I have had problems with lightheadedness and getting dizzy whrn moving quickly or going from sitting to standing. I am on beta blockers as well as amiodarone. It was explained to me that many HCM patients are blood volume depleted due to the way the HCM heart functions. My doctor recommend I try compression stockings(knee length - 30 - 40 mm of pressure.) Has anywone done this/heard of this and if so, has it had favorable results. Thanks.
    Chuck B

    An inch is a cinch, a yard is hard

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    Re: Compression stockings

    I would think you'd have better results by increasing your water intake instead. I was told that compression stockings were bad for me, but I don't remember if anyone said why.

    However, I don't know that the movement-induced dizziness will ever really go away. I always just make super-slow transitions, especially when I get up in the morning.

    S

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      Re: Compression stockings

      I wore a pair of those beauties for a week after my kidney surgery. Woo hoo! I sure felt purdy in them. Yeah, i know, i'm just not right in the head. Seriously though, it was my understanding that they were to prevent blood clots from forming in my legs or something? Not sure about any other purposes they might have.
      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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        Re: Compression stockings

        I have been advised to use these. They can really help.
        Give it a try!
        Lisa
        Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
        YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

        Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
        lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
        Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
        Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
        Currently not obstructed
        Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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