I work as an HCA on a children's ward 3 days a week. This week I have done 3 consecutive days......today being day 3. The last couple of days have been a struggle with my joint pain and tiredness. I woke up this morning and it's a struggle to move, I have been in bed all day. My whole body feels like a dead weight and aches. I also have my usual joint pain. I'm extremely tired and have only managed the stairs a couple of times. I have my first appointment with a rheumatologist in 6 weeks. I feel terrible!