I have several, my legs look like I must be about 90 and they have never hurt. Losing weight will not make them go away unfortunately. That'll be the first surgery I have to strip those suckers out, they are too big to just do in a clinic, they'll have to be surgically removed.
My mom had hers 'stripped' years and years ago, and when she went back in just last year they told her they don't do that anymore. Now she goes into the office and gets injections.. lots of them and then has to wear a tight wrap on her leg for a few days but it's working and she had some pretty darn long big bumply ones.
I have mostly spider veins but they are noticeable.
Just checking out a local clinic that does the injections and OHIP will cover if the veins are greater than 5mm which I have so that is good to know. Just FYI if anyone else is interested. I knew you could go to a clinic and have the spider veins done by injection but I had no idea they would do the big ones. Thanks so much for starting this thread!