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sudden episodes of BRIGHT blue veins in arms

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  • Posted By: grammag
  • September 25, 2008
  • 09:25 PM

A couple of weeks ago I experienced an episode of the most extreme weakness. I couldn't walk the length of the hall without my knees buckling. I was a little short of breath -not gasping - and my right arm felt quite heavy. The arm hurt, like it was pressure fromwithing trying to get out. The Dr. took me off work for a week and said the ekg "had some irregularities" but the blood work was withing normal limits. It took 4 days to gain back any strength at all. The following week, and twice since then, as I was getting ready for a bath, I noticed the blue veins in my arms, hands and the top of my breasts had turned very bright. They didn't look anything like varicose veins (no cording or bulging, not dark blue) and they aren't spider veins. There was no pain associated, but they looked like they'd been painted on with a bright peacock blue marking pen. They were still that way when I went to bed, but back to normal in the morning. Another ekg "shows some changes", per my Dr and I am scheduled for a Thallium stress test. Does anyone know what would cause my veins to look like this. They're scarier than than the chest discomfort and shortness of breath!

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