I have been having headaches like this too. I'm only on a 25mcg patch right now. I was on 75mcg and moved down to 50mcg without any problem, but going down to 25mcg hasn't been easy. I assumed the headache was a withdrawal symptom. Last night it was so bad I couldn't move without being afraid that I would throw up. All I could think about
was that I couldn't get sick with my toilet being so disgusting. Now that I feel better, the toilet got a good scrubbing.
I'm also taking dilaudid and oxycodone for break thru pain. I have Crohn's Disease and I had surgery in February and then developed a post surgery infection that lasted forever. I was on IV anti biotics until mid June. I still have adhesions and inflamation which is causing the pain. I'm really worried about
being addicted to the pain meds, so I might be trying to get off the pain meds too soon and too fast. I dont' know. I'm sorry I guess I'm not very much help for your problem. Are you changing your patches on time? Maybe your body is going thru a bit of withdrawal waiting for the next patch? I don't know, it's a thought. Sorry I can't offer anything more except understanding how you are feeling.