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My doctor told me that blood pooling in my legs wouldn't damage my veins. But a friend just told me that her doctor said that it would cause the veins to stretch out and then make POTS worse because that would allow more blood to pool. What have you heard from your doctors? I'm trying to figure out if I need to lie down or put my feet up as soon as I'm in pain from blood pooling, or if it is ok to sit with pain for a little while.

;) Rachel

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My doctor said it would cause more leakiness of the veins down the road (swelling) into the tissues outside the veins. I've found this has already happened a bit to me. I don't know if this is exactly dangerous, but over time, having swelling can force your BP to go a little higher because it puts strain on your cardiovascular system.

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