I've suffered from "Failed back Syndrome" for about 16 years. Good physicans have helped me control the pain to a level that allows me to have a somewhat normal life.
But the fatigue that goes along with pain is the real devil. At the end of the day, I'm exhausted and sleep soundly for about 3-4 hours. Then I am awake from pain. More pain medication doesn't help the sleep and even on those rare nights that I do sleep well for 6 hours, I'm still tired during the day because pain is so tiring.
Sometimes I think that living tired is as difficult as living with pain. And one seems to feed off of the other. When I have pain, I'm tired and when I'm tired, it leads to more pain.
Do other people also experience this?