Contrave - I am nervous about starting after the reviews about major sleepiness and especially?
- 31 Aug 2017 by keepingitreal01
- 7 Oct 2017
- nausea/vomiting, drowsiness, nervous, contrave
Added 31 Aug 2017:
However, I've already spent a pretty sacrificial penny on the prescription and want to take it. I already struggle with daytime sleepiness and seem prone to nausea. I plan on not taking on an empty stomach and making sure I've eaten protein before taking. I am a single mom who cannot chance missing work due to side effects. Does anyone recommend taking a certain safe supplement to combat nausea and/or sleepiness before given the chance to occur?
All you can do is take it and see as everyone reacts to it differently. The only side effects I suffer are, constipation, heartburn and shakiness. All are manageable.
I have heard from people with more serious side effects such as vomiting and nausea, but I've also heard that these side effects only lasted a few weeks.
You just have to figure out if it's worth it to you or not.
Like I said, everyone is different and you may not have any side effects at all!
Keep us posted!
I was wondering if you started the contrave yet and how did you do with the nausea. I tried different things, and for me it started working really well this past week (both on the weight loss and the morning nausea). I just finished week 3, I get up and take my contrave with a full glass of water, then I immediately eat about 3 saltine crackers. I do not eat right way since. am not really hungry, but I feel like the crackers give me that little bit of carbs that help with the nausea. I found that protein actually makes me more nauseous, so I leave that for after my stomach has settled.
I do not have the sleepless during the day, for the contrary, I feel really good! At night, I usually take it right before dinner.
Hope this helps, and good luck with your journey!
I am in week 2 of Contrave! I have been on 1 in the am and take my 2nd one at 2pm. The Contrave causes insomnia in me so the nurse said to take it earlier, I take the am dose about 6am! No sleepiness noticed at all! I have had on and off nausea, more like a motion sickness but eating helps this! I have no hunger or appetite, and have to remind myself to eat so I'm thinking this may be my empty stomach telling me something! It isn't anything that has prevented me from working or doing anything else I want to do! I wish I would have found this drug sooner! I would encourage you to try it and hope you have success!
- Contrave Information for Consumers
- Contrave Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Contrave (detailed)
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