Good evening doctors and mums in the house. I am 22 weeks gone and varicose veins are really affecting me. It pulls a lot and also very painful. My doctor recommended I use compression stockings but have not found it in the pharmacies I have been to. What could be alternative to this. I always raise my legs up while sitting and sleeping and don't always have problems with that, but once I stand on my feet or walk, it pulls and pains.. Thanks.