My GP thinks I have RA but, because I live in Orkney (islands off Scotland), it's taking an age to diagnose and see a specialist - 2 months so far. What I really want to know is does anyone else get this deep heat sensation in limbs and joints? Mine started, mainly in wrists and arms, a year ago before any joint pain and I thought it must be that I was having hot flushes with faulty wiring - because I was in last fling of a very straightforward menopause. But now I seem to get them all the time and wonder if this could be inflamation - although rarely visible but often linked to joint pain and swelling now. This heat thing feels like my feet and wrists, fingers and sometimes other parts have been dunked in boiling water - but deep inside the affected part? Starting to think it's just me because I don't see this mentioned as an RA symptom?!