Rotigotine 1mg Patch


Has anyone got any advice on the best way to use Rotigotine 1mg patches ?  I am due to start using the patch tomorrow.  I am a bit worried as I had a bad experience some years ago with the patches.  I can't remember the name but I do recall it was a stronger dose.  My consultant asked me to try the smallest dose patch to see if it is going to be beneficial.  I am worried about side effects as I don't tolerate medication very well.  Would appreciate any advice.