I noticed one of the infrequent side effects is irregular menstruation which I am currently experiencing. Any others experience this?
Contrave - Irregular Menstruation?
Question posted by shrinkingkimber on 24 Feb 2015
Last updated on 29 July 2022 by RealName2
I just had this happen too. I just increased to 2 pills twice a day last week and have been bleeding 3 weeks. Now it is so heavy, i wake up soaked after 6 hours. I use a cup, so that shouldn't happen ever. I hoped this would work for me, but I don't know if I can deal with this much bleeding.
When I first started contrave I had my period already then 2 weeks later I got it again for more than a week then for almost 2 months no period then it came and I have a lot of blood clotting and it has been going for almost 2 weeks. Sometimes it seems like it's going to stop then suddenly lots of blood clots end bleeding. I'm hoping it will stop soon. I use to have regular periods 28days before starting the contrave.
I've been taking Contrave for a little over a month. I take a birth control that makes me not have my period. I just recently had my period for two weeks. It just stopped this week. I started my new bottle of contrave last night two pills twice a day and my period came back. Now I know for sure it's the pills. I suspect it's the two pills twice a day is too much. My Doctor and Pharmacist said that might be too much. I suppose they are right. I'm going to stop taking them wait for my period to stop and try two pills in the morning one at night and see what happens. I'll be back with an update.
I am very regular and 44 years old. My first period after I started Contrave was 12 days long, my longest ever. The 2nd month I started and bled for 32 days. I had to get off of it and now my periods are back to normal. I now use Saxenda which works great for me but is expensive.
I started taking Contrave in June 2020 to shed some “quarantine” weight. My menstrual cycle is usually so steady and normal. By September and October , I noticed I didn’t have a menstrual. November came and I had a lengthy heavy menstrual plus I was passing large clots... OMG right! My weight management physician says Contrave doesn’t affect your menstrual and my OB physician is chalking it up to my age since I’m 45. I believe it’s the Contrave because every since I increased the dosage to two pills twice daily, my cycle hasn’t been the same.
Until I read this article did I realize my plight!! I quit having periods at 50... I'm now 66 and started taking Contrave in January 2019... spotting began each month through March and in April a full blown 8 day period!!! I saw my gyno who scheduled me for a D&C at the hospital... it came back benign!!! Now I realize all this was probably related to CONTRAVE---
This isn't a response, I'm sorry. The whole process of identifying "signs" and "roads" to soo long I didn't want to go back to the start... anyway. I had been taking sertraline (a generic of Zoloft). My Dr. switched me over to contrave and told me to stop taking sertraline, but it was a difficult transition. At first I didn't notice it as much, but now (3rd week, 3 pills a day) I'm weeping daily! It doesn't help that I'm a week overdue for my period. My tubes are tied so I know I'm not pregnant, just feel that "PMS" dragging on and on... I can't decide if it's the contrave or the PMS or the contrave causing the never ending PMS. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated! I don't want to stop taking it if things will work themselves out, but at the same time my mental health is feeling pretty fragile right now.
I've been in menopause for 3 years and I'm on HRT. I have started spotting. The first day were large clots, now just lite. This is the second time I have taken it. Last time I took it I only spotted for a short time. This time it's going on 3 weeks! But, I like the results, down 11 pounds. The first time I lost 21 pounds and I was maintaining until I had an accident and couldn't exercise for a long time.
I started Contrave 4 months ago. The first month my cycle started the normal time but was extremely heavy and prolonged for several days. Didn't really have much cramping but felt really fatigued and irritable. Recently, during my last period I passed several blood clots. I was nervous about it and asked my doctor. She said it's nothing to be worried about as my body is just getting rid of extra waste as I lose weight. So I guess that makes sense.
I have very regular menstrual cycles. I track them with an app called "P Tracker" because I can't remember anything. My last cycle started exactly 2 weeks ago and boom! This morning I'm bleeding again. I've been taking contrave for a little over a month and I hope this isn't what I have to look forward to, because I really like it.
I recently started taking contrave and noticed that my menstrual cycle is irregular so I was wondering if this was a side effect or not
I started taking contrave two weeks ago and I have extremely regular periods
I am over a week late and I doubt I'lol be getting one this month
I have been taking contrave for about 6 weeks and started spotting daily after week 1. Did this get better for anyone?
i recently started taking contrave and started spotting that same week. I am on prevafim for birth control and usually do not have a period. 2 weeks later I am still having a period =(. Will this eventually go back to normal? I had the same problem with trokendi and I actually liked those pills but had to stop taking them due to bleeding for almost 2 months straight!
I would say yes to this. I'm at the menopause stage and had not had a menstrual cycle for 5 or 6 months, then I started taking Contrave. A month later, I had a cycle and have had them each month since, but not on a set schedule.
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