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We are on week 2 and recently increased to 200mg. Qelbree has been like night and day for our inattentive ADD 11 year old girl. Her focus and attention have significantly improved she is getting 100's in school and improving in her swimming practices, now leading in her lane understanding technique a whole lot better! So far we love these positive results praying that it stays the same long term. ...
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This medication was terrible for my 9 year old. It made him almost manic. He was extremely irritable after about 2-3 weeks. We increased the dose after about 6 weeks and thing got even worse. He was getting in trouble for talking constantly in class and being belligerent toward his teachers. He started doing strange behaviors like balling up wet paper towels and throwing them at the wall. He start...
I am a 79 year old woman and have had undiagnosed ADHD for much of my life—being a very restless child and adult. My younger family members have ADHD and got treatment but I just coped with it. I sought treatment for personal reasons recently and was diagnosed with ADHD. A low dose of Qelbree was prescribed. I became more agitated and restless. I felt “revved up,” as if a motor was running faster in my body. It was also difficult to sleep. My doctor discontinued the medication. After one day, withdrawal symptoms kicked in—bad headaches, being much more emotional, nausea and deep chills. I’m in day three of withdrawal and somewhat better but still dealing with headaches and chills. This is strong stuff! Read More Read Less
Managed 2 days of it. The first day was great for focus and restlessness. Had some racing heart and lightheaded when standing. Could not sleep at all. Vivid dreams and tossing/turning all night. Day 2 felt like a zombie. Very tired, sight racing heart. Again, restlessness improved but couldn’t eat and was a bit irritable. Couldn’t sleep again. By 3rd day (did not take the pill 200mg) constipation started. Also started with nausea and cold sweats and very short temper. Is this because I’m so exhausted or from the meds? The slight improvement isn’t worth this discomfort for me. Read More Read Less
After trying other rx’s we switched my 10 yr old son to this. Seems to be working but is has made his scalp smell like deli meats. It’s almost unbearable
We tried this medicine for my 7 year old. The pill was easy to break apart to sprinkle in yogurt to take. After 3 days, my son got very ill: fever, chills, sweats, 24 hours of vomiting, nightmares, lethargic, sleeping during the day, queasy, no appetite. We thought it was the flu because it was so bad. After 2 weeks, we tried the medicine again, and taught our son to swallow the pill. After day 2, he got violently ill again, this time all the same symptoms but added diarrhea. He’s on day 4 of NOT taking it but his whole body system is still freaking out and he can hardly eat. This medicine seems extremely strong, even on the lowest dose which is where we were. My son also started a pretty aggressive facial tic during this week of being on the meds. We are done with it. It’s terrible. Read More Read Less
I am on this for focus due to menopause/anxiety. I am 100 mgs for wk 1, on 2 wk I increased to 200 mgs, felt it was too much for my system. I am so happy to see positive results on wk 3. Wk 1- 2 was tough with no sleep, slight head/stomach ache and a little jittery. It gets better, you just need to let the side effects wear off. I am so glad to see improvement in focusing and in my actions, I normally am a bit anxious, this is helping to calm down a little. If this continues, I will stay on this for a good while. Thank you to my Dr. Read More Read Less
This medication was a nightmare for me— and I only took it for 2 days. The first day wasn’t too bad, but yesterday I felt awful & got almost no sleep last night. I felt drugged & incredibly anxiety ridden, it was nightmarish. I am struggling to get through my day today. Glad I found these other reviews bc they 100% validate my experience.
I am in my 40s and have been diagnosed with inattentive ADHD since I was 16. Due to the Adderall, my psychiatrist suggested using Qelbree and started me off on 200mg. Right away, I noticed that I felt tired, and after 2 wks, my doctor increased the dosage to 400mg, hoping to combat the fatigue. After a month of being on Qelbree, I noticed some help from it for focusing, but this was very slight. I was constantly exhausted, and my GI track got all messed up. On top of that, to help with the fatigue and to avoid falling asleep from work, I was constantly drinking at least 200mg of caffeine a day. So, after a month of not seeing results and high costs (I have an HDHP health plan, and it costs me $396 a month even with the coupon from the manufacturer) of the medication, I decided this drug was too expensive and not worth it. As the company states, my psychiatrist told me it was OK to stop taking the medication versus gradually coming off. I have no clue if anyone experienced this, but after two days of coming off the medication, I developed a headache that started in the morning of the 3rd day off of it, and by nighttime, my headache became a migraine. Nothing I took helped with the pain, and my head was throbbing. I couldn't even sleep; it was so bad. I am not someone that suffers from migraines. Read More Read Less
Our 11 year old daughter started waking up from 1-5am every night as soon as we increased to the 200mg dose, had vivid nightmares and we saw no improvement in any other areas.
I have add my whole life and i am a 56yr old male, because of a stroke and high blood pressure my doctors wont allow me adderal any more, understanable, so they put me on qelbree, it worked the first couple of days for me the attention span i was focused you name it, it was working so i thought now all i want to do is sleep and thats a joke maybe 2 hrs and im awake for 1hr or two. On my day off from work i go home and go to bed and sleep off and till my shift starts again. Ive had a couple panuc attacks and im noticing people get on my nerves quickly. The other thing ive noticed and as embarassing as this is to say and i will quote a comedian on this. " i bend over put shoes on and tie them and it looks like ive set on brownie for god sakes." Sadly this is true and after reading all the reviews i see im not crazyRead More Read Less
I was sick the first two weeks to my stomach taking this but once my system adjusted I felt good. Sprinkling the capsule on applesauce helped the first month .
In my first week, I'm extremely constipated, but I feel great when I'm working, I'm more focused and calm. Sleeping better, the first 3 days I felt like I could fall asleep anywhere, but now I take it 2 hours before I start my day. When I wake up at 6 a.m., I open the capsule, mix it with apple sauce, and then I'm back to bed, waking up after 2 hours feeling fresh and ready to face the day. I'm 37 years old and Latina. I'm not sure if I'll keep taking it because of the constipation issues.
I have been in this medication for a total of 4 days. I’ve had a lot of experience with many different medications in my life and I’m aware that there can be negative side effects. Every night since taking this I haven’t been able to get more than 2-3 hours of sleep, and this is even with taking melatonin. I wake up after a couple of hours and can’t go back to sleep, and I’m restless and have hot flashes all night. What sleep I do get has been riddled with very vivid and troubling dreams. I’m usually a very deep sleeper. My anxiety has gone way up especially my anxiety about death and dying. Today I started having bad nausea and am overall feeling very mentally unwell. I’ve been having some dark thoughts. I will definitely not be taking this anymore especially having read all these other reviews Read More Read Less
Just wanted to share my experience with Qelbree, which as you'll see, did *not* work out for me: Started taking Qelbree after being diagnosed with Adult ADD (age 39) about 3 weeks ago. Decided to take it in the morning - 200 mg/day. Seemed fine at first - noticed a boost in alertness, found it a little easier to organize tasks at work. Also noticed my appetite starting to recede and a bit of nausea and constipation, but figured it was just my body getting used to the drug. I felt fairly optimistic after the first four days or so. By day 5 I was feeling achy and irritable. Over the next couple days I began to realize that I didn't feel like myself at all - lost interest in things that made me curious, lost enthusiasm for things I liked doing. The alertness boost didn't really seem to be material anymore; it faded into the background at about day 7 or 8. Everything got steadily worse in the coming weeks. I would wake up at 2am and wouldn't be able to fall back asleep. I'd experience extreme bouts of fatigue in the middle of the day, then, despite feeling worn out and exhausted at night (by 9 or 10pm), I wouldn't be able to fall asleep for a few hours. Then I'd wake up after 3 hours or so of sleep and would be wide awake again. All the while, the stomach issues were worsening. I could hardly eat, had no desire to look at or smell food, and was still pretty badly constipated. Out of nowhere, I got a migraine on a Saturday night, which subsided after 3 hours or so. Despite all of this, I kept thinking it would get better - my mistake - but after 3 weeks on this stuff, I'm done. Came off yesterday morning. My Dr. (in line with the official medical statements on Qelbree's page, WebMD, etc) had told me that there really wouldn't be any noticeable WD symptoms, especially given that I had only been on it for 3 weeks, and at just 200mg/day. However - after no symptoms all day yesterday, through the evening - I woke up in the middle of the night (around 4am) with what I can only describe as a Thunderclap Headache. Easily the worst headache I've ever had, and quite possibly the worst pain I've experienced in 39 years. Absolutely brutal. And it lasted acutely for about 10 hours. After 15 hours I could still feel the shadow of it, but by then it was mostly gone. Anyway, the only reason I had to go on Qelbree before, say, Ritalin or Concerta (Adderall is scarce, and, as my doctor had said, "liquid gold" at this time) is because my state requires the trial of a non-amphetamine before switching over. I've had Ritalin before, though not via prescription, and I had absolutely no issue with it. Ditto Adderall. Qelbree completely turned me sidewise. So, yeah, if the side effects are this bad even after one week I would advise letting your doctor know so you can safely get off of it.Read More Read Less
Im a 56 year old female with add inattentive type. Started 100 mg a week ago. I was nauseous a lot and have dry mouth also a headache for the first few days. Only had sleep problems the first few nights. It seems to be helping with focusing on one thing at time. I suffer from pseudobulbar effect from a stroke 5 years ago and it makes cry and feel hopeless and depressed. Like a switch is turned on and down I go. I’m hoping this helps with that. The reviews are down right frightening but I’m desperate at this point. Read More Read Less
My 14 yr old son has Autism and ADHD. He was on a prescribe dose 200 mg for 7 days before we increased to 400mg. The 8th day he had a manic episode and suicidal thought and tendency which he never had before. We ended up in the ER where they told us to stop that medication ASAP.. He had also been complaining of Stomach pain too.. This medicine did nothing for my son but make him worse.. These pharmaceutical companies and FDA should be ashamed of themselves for putting this out there. I would rather give my son nothing or even Cbd.. As another review posted on this page that their son followed through with his suicide attempt, while on this medicine. I am so sorry for them and their loss. DONT USE THIS DRUG and if it does happen make the Doctor aware. It is one of the first side effect of this medicine. Be aware protect yourself and or your family from this drug.Read More Read Less
Made me suicidal, depressed, get constant anxiety attacks, would randomly start crying, and became extremely emotional and irritable. It also caused me to break up with my girlfriend, loose three of my closest friends, and I stopped eating. This has all been in the first week. I never write reviews for medications but DO NOT TAKE THIS.
I understand that medications affect people differently so have never written a review before. I have taken meds my whole life and some have had unpleasant side effects. My experience with Qelbree was more than unpleasant. I actually only took it for 72 hours but it was unbearable. I experienced severe nausea, vomiting, hot flashes and nodded off throughout the day. By the 3rd day, I felt severely depressed and had suicidal thoughts. I did not take the drug on day 4 but was unable to go to work. I still had terrible nausea and was extremely depressed. It is Day 5 and my depression has not subsided. Hopefully I will feel better once the drug is out of my system. Read More Read Less
My 11 year old daughter started out on 100mg Qelbree. By day six she started having severe anxiety attacks. She has never had issues with anxiety or depression. We stopped this medication immediately.
The worst thing I’ve ever put in my body. I am a 20 year old female with diagnosed depression, anxiety and adhd. I started at 200mg and thought I felt okay. Then took 400mg for a couple of days. I have never been more nauseous in my life. I have missed so much work due to qelbree. All I’ve been able to eat for the past week is crackers and bread. I’m top of that I’ve been having suicidal thoughts and was convinced that I would be better off dead. I sleep all day and all night. I’m not the same person that I was before qelbree. I’m honestly disappointed that anyone would ever make something like this legal. I’ve been off of it for one day and can’t stop crying. I miss eating. Read More Read Less
We went through three different stimulants and two other non stimulants before landing on Qelbree for our now nearly 9 year old daughter. She takes it at bedtime. No big side effects like the stimulants. May not be quite as effective as concerta at managing ADHD symptoms but she can eat and sleep so much easier. We’re happy!
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