I have a strange question about medication. I first saw my neurosurgeon for herniated disks and HORRIBLE sciatica a couple months ago. He ordered physical therapy and gave me percocet 10 mg. 650 tylenol. I average about 1 a night and 1 in the morning. Some nights I take none but other days I might have to take 3 a day. Depends on the pain. Believe me, there are many times I want to take them for relief but try to drag them out as long as I can. My first appointment was after a month and I told him that I was out of them after a month (he gave me 40). He kind of said..almost puzzled "How many are you taking?". I explained my pattern and he did give me a refill but his reaction was almost that I shouldn't be taking them so quickly. (?) Maybe I read his reaction wrong? My next appointment is coming up in a few days which will have been 16 days since I saw him last and I only have about 10 left. I can't take any anti inflammatories due to hemmoraging. Landed in the hospital from it. So in between I take plain tylenol. I was wondering if most people here have to medicate everday and also is there anything else I might be able to ask the doctor to give me. I know they don't like to give you narcotics for a long period of time but I need something at least when I go to bed and when I get up in the morning. I feel so foolish asking this but until you have this daily burning, throbbing pain you know it is very hard not to try and get some relief from it. Any suggestions when I see him? Thanks!