I took my first dose today and was so nauseous. It was horrible. I'm afraid as I add more pills it will get even worse. Do the side effects eventually subside?
I was extremely nauseous, too. Honestly, I did not think I could continue. On this website, someone mentioned trying "Bonine", OTC meclizine, an H1 antagonist . It did help, but I had other problems, too- nightmares, poor sleep, and the nausea was never- well- great, so I finally stopped taking it.
My nurse practitioner told me that a lot of her female patients have problems with the nausea, but the men seem to handle it well.
I'm going to try boniq, and see if that is helpful. I had only two days on the contrave that I wasn't constantly focused on food . Those two days were wonderful. I would have stuck with it, had that feeling lasted. I took contrave for approx 2 months, kept a food diary, and worked out 3-4X/week. I lost 10 #. I have now gained back 4#, so- hmmm. Kind of disappointing.
Hope this helps. Good luck!
The side effects usually go away eventually. The worse of my side effects were gone within a week or so. I did have hot flashes that lasted up to about 5-6 weeks, but they were only occasional. The nausea can be helped with Bonine or non-drowsy dramamine. It is usually helpful to make sure that you drink enough water. It helps to eat protein when you take the pill. It is a good idea to add a pill on a weekend. I hope this helps!
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