My dr prescribed Contrave, and I was able to lose about 20 lbs. in just two or three months. It was great! Then, unfortunately, my psychiatrist changed my antidepressant, and I gained 20 lbs back quickly. I gained even more weight back just from emotional eating, because I was going through a very stressful situation. My dr prescribed Contrave again, when I was ready to start eating right, and it did nothing for me. I took it for a couple of months while eating right and exercising and I just didn't lose. So discouraging! My dr said maybe I built up a resistance. Has this happened to anyone? I'm wondering if that resistance will wear off and the Contrave will work again after a while, but I can't find any information about this issue.
Ive been on contrave 1.5yrs. I lost 65lbs the first 6 months. I also used scaledown which was awesome and i did great. Then i maintained for another 6 months. Within the last 6 months i have steadily been increasing. Gained back 25lbs.
I think i may have built a resistance to it as well.
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- Side Effects of Contrave (detailed)
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