View Full Version : Headaches on Focalin XR

11-18-11, 05:03 PM
Hi -- I've been getting headaches on and off with this medication. On the sides of my head (one or both). I've had a headache on and off on one side of my head since yesterday -- it didn't go away when the meds were out of my system last night and this morning. I took my meds again today and the headache remains. Wondering if anyone has experience with this or advice? Thanks.

12-16-11, 12:28 PM
I just started on Focalin today. Yeah, I have the mild headache just above and behind the temples. Would be nice to make that go away but it isn't very severe. Do you take any pain reliever for it?

12-16-11, 05:28 PM
Try drinking more water.
Have you completely cut off Caffeine? If so, it could be Caffeine withdrawal.

How long have you been on Focalin? What's your dose?
It could be that the dose is too big.

12-22-11, 03:23 PM
I think I get slight headaches because I am constantly thinking and focused. Because I am always thinking and focused on other things I forget that I have a slight headache, unless I focus on the headache then it bothers me. Whenever this happens I think of what Jesse "The Body" Ventura used to say. "Ain't got time for headaches"