I have really bad oedema - my feet are so swollen that I can only wear one pair of shoes, and my legs are so weak I have trouble getting up stairs. Now another new development, in that my feet and hands keep fixing in one position - I moved my foot to the right and it was stuck at right angles for a while - the same with thumbs and fingers. I think I read that this is claudication. I have never had these symptoms before. Does anyone know about them. At the moment I dont have a rheumy as he has gone back to Iceland but feel I need some advice. I am on 37.5mg Pred and I have my doubts about the azitrioprine I am taking. Hope someone can give me some help. I am feeling so down with all this.