I am a 25 year old male loving with chronic thoracic back pain for almost 3 years. I take Suboxone as my primary pain reliever.
I have been having extreme difficulty maintaining my life as of late. I had been stable on my pain regiment for about a year. Now I am dealing with what seems to be chronic fatigue and generalized disinterest with everything around me. I'm also just having difficulty focusing on any task and feel as though I can't even think.
My pain started while I was in college and I haven't been able to graduate yet because of it. I am pursuing a degree in Electrical engineering which is a tough field. Doing my homework takes 4 tides longer than a normal student.
I guess this whole life where I have to fight with one arm tied behind my back is getting old. I accept that I may never be cured and my pain will never resolve, but is it really necessary to hit me side effects where I am never in a sense stable. I feel like the guy in the cartoon who is sticking his fingers in the holes in the wall of a damn to stop the water, but every time I plug a whole, a new opens.
Anyway this seems more rant than question lol. How do you guys deal with trying to work/school with chronic pain? Anyone else deal with Suboxone and their opinions?