I started Contrave in April and have lost 50 lbs. Starting in July, the weight loss became a major struggle again, no impulse control, cravings. Have I built up a tolerance to the drug? Is there anyway to get jump started again?
I haven't had this issue. I have heard some folks that will back down on the dosage - taking 2 in the am and 1 in the pm for a week, then 1 in the am and 1 in the pm for a week and then increasing it back up - 2 in am and 1 in pm and then 2/2 again. Some folks seem to think that helps. You may want to check with your doctor.
I had the exact thing happen to me after losing 50 lbs. I plateaued and could not lose any more weight which I attributed to reaching my goal weight? But I've been able to keep it off for over 2 years however have started to gain a bit back. I've tried to start it again but saw no results. Had wondered the same thing if a tolerance was possible?
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