Rebound effect

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    • #171254
      chmarceau
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      My son is 11 and we are trying quazim atm. We are in day 3. So far during the day, all is fine but in the evening his behaviour is atrocious!
      How long does it take when you start a new med to “adjust”? Especially for the rebound effect. Will it go away after a week or so?

    • #171344
      Cmc71jip
      Participant

      Hi there my son is 11 as well. We have been on all kinds of things since he was diagnosed when he was 5. I find that the mornings and evenings can be hard.

      I have always been told to give the meds 2 weeks and to see what happen or how they “adjust.” However, if it is too much to handle you may need to call his dr. and tell him the issues and see if you should keep trying or discontinue the meds. We tried one med before and the side effects where so awful for him that we pulled him off within 2 days.

      For my son I find that the rebound effect is worse when he is on a long acting medication like Vvyance or Addreall Xr. We have put him on a short acting med that only lasts 4 hours and this helped with the rebound effect. Hope this helps!

    • #171457
      Penny Williams
      Keymaster

      Sometimes rebound subsides over time, sometimes it doesn’t. Here’s some information on combatting it:

      The 5 Most Common Med Side Effects — and Their Fixes

      How Do ADHD Doctors Titrate Medication?

      Penny
      ADDitude Community Moderator, Parenting ADHD Coach & Author, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

    • #183230
      Getittogethergirl
      Participant

      Same problem here with my 8 year old. Can’t find a med that doesn’t have mega rebound. My current doctor told me to stop his medication immediately if it happened. We’ve waited it out a few weeks to see if the rebound would go away with a different doctor but it did not. On the other hand, my bad side effects on adderall went away within a week. I think it must be different for kids, though.

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