I have been on this medication only four days now. Haven't noticed any change yet. Walking 1 1/2 miles a day. But no decrease in appetite yet. Once I start 2 or 3 a day will I notice a decrease in appetite? I have reduced my calories. Any suggestions? Thank you.
Contrave is not an appetite suppressant. The medication is to assist with binging and food cravings. The first day I could not eat much at all. That was the only day that happened! I have been on the medication for over a year and lost 50+ pounds. It is about being conscious of what you are eating and exercising. Hope this helps!
Just finishing up week 1, lost 2 pounds the first 3 days, then up 1, now I’m staying the same. I’m a night binger. I could eat snack after snack after snack and still want more, and that problem is a lot better. My doctor initially told me that’s its very important to have an eating plan in mind from the start, and cardio at least 3 times a week. Its still about calories in, calories out, so I’m thinking this Drug makes you aware of what you’re eating and you get satisfied faster, but it won’t take your appetite away. It helps you deal with the food issues. Makes food NOT the center of your life. Well, hopefully it will work for me. Feeling tired and blah so far.
I hate to be negative here but I tried contrave and it never helped with weight loss. Maybe because I take abilify, but I gave it a shot anyway. I didn't like the way it made me feel and after 2 1/2 weeks I stopped taking it. My appetite never seemed to change and I actually gained a pound or two. I couldn't go to the bathroom and my sleep was affected. I do sometimes wonder if I gave up on it too soon.
- Contrave Information for Consumers
- Contrave Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Contrave (detailed)
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