I just wanted to let you all know that a wonderfull Johns Hopkins doctor at the Wound Center put me on Lovenox injections twice a day for several months. Then I tapered off slowly to once daily for a month, then every other day for a month. It worked great! Once the swelling and inflammation went down I was able to come off the Codeine and Lyrica for pain!!
The theory why this works is that it is a very powerful anti-inflammatory medication and it also thins the blood to get thru the damaged veins. I also used strong commpression Kneehigh socks of 30-40mmHg at all times other than sleeping.
I am off all pain medcations and only use the socks daily. So far so good and the doctor said I may need to repeat the Lovenox if I get into another flair.
This has been a 17 year long disease that regular and even specialist doctors do not know much about. This treatment saved my leg, and my quality of life.