Excuse me for asking about this here but so many of you know so much about so many variable symptoms that people like us with these auto-immune diseases get. You get better information and advice here than most doctors give and it's given with much more empthay and kindness and patience. For the last eight months I have been feeling a puffy soreness in my feet and ankles. I never had this before. I'm 57. At night I can't sleep because every position I place my feet hurts them. When ever they touch anything they hurt. They are super sensitive and sore when touching anything. All I can do is keep tossing and turning and shuffling my feet all night! I noticed that the very skinny ankles I have had for over 50 years are now slightly puffy looking espeically at night when I go to bed. Besides adding just more unbelievebale suffering to my sad physical state this keeps me awake at night and is scarying me as I have read and heard many scary scenarios regarding your ankles and feet swelling and hurting like this. Thi condition is getting maybe 2 to 3% worse every month or so it seems to me. When I stand now I have to shuffle back and forth on my feet and ankles becuase they are so sore and tender feeling and puffy feeling and weak. It used to be bad enough to notice at the end of the day...now I feel this from the minute I wake up. Not so bad, but noticeable in the morning...getting progressively worse as day wears on and just non-stop painful and exhausting at night. I can't afford $40 co-pays but maybe once every few months now due to tiny SS check not paying even the basics...but I have scheduled a visit with a cardiologist over this because the things I have heard about this symtpom are so scary I figure what's another 40 in debt on top of tens of thousands? Thanks for any feedback.