Hi, I am on week two of Contrave. I dont have any side effects of nausea or dizziness like I have read. The only thing that I am seeing as of now is having a dry mouth and bad taste all the time. Anyone else having this SE?
emarriee; Sorry your having these problems this drug is a combination of two drugs that have been out on the market along time However just because its great for many even if the exact side effect is not listed does not mean it can't happen... OK what i did find was and they are under check with your doctor right away SO give dr a call on the Dry month and many problems with swelling and sores in month so i really think it is best if you call your doctor today and let them know these problems your having before it does get worse if you have not look in you month with a flashlight and see if you can see spots or sores early stage you may not see them but that could cause taste issues if you tongue is swelled up or small spots or sores that you don't want to get worse and see what the doctor tells you... hope this helps some have a good day..please give them a call today Chuck1957
I am starting week 4 tomorrow~so far no major weight loss, but I'm also on my cycle this week. I have had absolutely no issues or side effects, except yesterday... my fingers (by knuckles) and finger nails were blueish. (It looked as though a pen had exploded on my fingers and I wiped it in like lotion) I have never had this happen to me before where my hands looked "blue". And no my hands weren't cold. I looked online and couldn't find anything except a lot of health scares. Today my fingers seem normal and my nails have also gone back to somewhat normal color. Has anyone else had this happen and does anyone think it could have been a reaction to something I ate with the Contrave?
Emarriee No i do not see anything about hands turning blue,were they cold by chance... So it does not mean it could not be the medication if it does it again call the Doctor and let them know... what is happening.some side effects even if not listed does not mean they are not during testing of a drug its with a small amout of people not like when it goes out to the general public then some others start showing up and must be checked and turned in to the Fda..so doctors and patients well know..kind of like they list 100 side effects lets say but that by far does not mean we are going to get them all thank god in fact most are rarely effected by them... Have a great day Chuck1957
I just started week 4 and have been having a terrible taste in my mouth for about 5 days now. It seems to be coming from my throat and tastes like a pill that dissolved in your mouth before you swallowed it. Yuck! I normally suffer from dry mouth from a condition called Sjogren's Syndrome, but I never had a bad taste like this before. Then yesterday I had some other symptoms that concerned me... a sickening feeling accompanied by frequent body twitches, like small spasms. I am seeing my doctor in 2 days but in the meantime I am not taking it.
I have been on Contrave for 8 weeks now. I have had the dry mouth and bad taste but I am 60 so I'm not worried about it. What I have had a problem with is the chest pains, tightness and muscle pain in the chest in the last 2 weeks. Some so bad that I wanted to go to the hospital and have them put me down. Instead I talked to my doctor and we decided to cut the dosage in half. One pill in the morning and one pill at night. I started this last night and I feel so much better. The pain is mostly gone. Has anyone felt this side effect?
I've been on contrave for approx 6 weeks now. As of 4 weeks, I'd lost 7 pounds. I'm experiencing severe nausea with the medication as well as some constipation. I've heard conflicting things about whether or not the side effects will diminish. Is anyone else experiencing these side effects? I also signed up for the "scaledown" program. My digital scale is on its way. I'm interested to see how this program will help support my weight loss journey. Has anyone else been involved with this program and if so, do you find it helpful?
I just stopped taking contravene after almost 3 weeks. I also had a bad taste and dry mouth, but I also developed what initially looked like bumps on my body. The bumps turned into what looked like busted blisters. Apparently according to my doctor this is an allergic reaction but I don't know. I took welbutrin some years ago and I never had the bumps. I did lose weight within the first 3 weeks but this lesions on my skin are not worth it
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