i just feel like i sit here and read all these threads and totally beat myself up....i have legitimate pain yet i feel like i am heading down a horrible road, or am i already there? i take 3 a day(percocet), so that my back does not hinder my life, i have a thoracic disc protrusion, small, but its hitting the nerve and it sux.....but i know i would be "sick" and w/d real bad if i went on them, simply because of a physical dependence that i did not intend to happen...as i sit here with my back pain starting to kick back in, i question myslef, over and over and over...should i take it? should i not? i am seeing a physiatrist on friday...i have seen neurologist, neuro surgeon, chiropractor, pain manangement(2 different) i have done everything to fix the pain....but yet i am just masking it everyday.....i dont want to withdraw and be sick in front of my kids, thats not fair to them....i did try not to take one yesterday and at like the 7 hour mark, i was dizzy, nauseas, etcccccc.......oh man what do i do????