I had my 2nd surgery for lumbar microdiscectomy a little over a week ago. My Dr. prescribed Valium and Percocet. I hate how it makes me feel and they want me to take 2 of each every 4-6 hours. Isn't that a bit much? Yes, I am in pain, but I am afraid of getting addicted. Is that stupid of me? I am also in a major depression this time. The first surgery in March was okay. No problems there. Same meds, but I wonder if I am having a bad reaction this time. I'll admit-NO- I do not take what they prescribed because it makes me feel funny and over emotional. I just take one of each every 6 hours or so. Is this okay? Will I still heal up normally as long as I follow the list of restrictions I am on? Please- I need help on this. Thank you.