My husband has been taking percocet for 2 years for back pain. It came to a point a month ago where it has gotten bad. He now has pain running down his leg. He has taken 2 rounds of epidural shots. The second round helped for a bit, but the pain has returned. I'm thinking it's because he is on those stupid pills. I have confronted him and he says I don't understand. He said he needs them for the pain. He wakes up in the middle of the night with heart palpitations and is sweating, too. I'm thinking this is from the percocet. It's really bad at night if he has been drinking (which I'm sure isn't good). I just want him to be pain free and I want the man I married almost 25 years ago back. Please help with any suggestion.