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Pain Management board

Unfortunately, headaches is one of the more common side effects of these pain meds.

How does he feel about his patch dose? Could he possibly go down in dose, or would that for sure not be enough? Sometimes, when my doses have been a little too high I have had these headaches. A drop in dose can help.

If he can't drop down in dose, he might try Excedrine. Excedrine is great for these kind of headaches. If Excedrine doesn't cut it, then I'd try Imitrex (if his heart is OK). This is a fantastic migraine medication and I use it. Based on your description, your husband's headaches sound much like a migraine. In situations like these they are also called a drug headache.

I would definitely take it up with the doc if it continues.