background: slipped on the ice in January, getting sliced and diced in two weeks to remove torn cartilage in right knee.
Medication: Percocet taken at night to help me sleep, basically so i dont wake up everytime my leg moves. dont take it during the day as i run printing presses and refuse to pick-up the nickname "Stumpy". started out with Vicoden, went to two Vicoden, switched to a Percocet and now im at two percocet to sleep most nights though about 3 nights out of 14 i take 1 and 1 out of 14 i dont take any. my body has been getting used to the drugs but since i dont take them during the day, just before bed the doc isnt worried about addiction.
Problem: as of last week ive started getting headaches that kick in at about 10 am. i dont get head aches unless im dehydrated and i havent been dehydrated lately. 10 am is roughly 12-14 hours after i took the Perc's.
Question: is this likely a sign of the begining stages of addiction?