Began Contrave as directed Jan 25, 2015. My beautiful, soft, wavy, full volume hair began thinning & falling out by June 2015. Still is thin, brittle & cannot grow past shoulder length as it always has before. I've been a WATER ONLY drinker since March 1993. No teas, no coffee no juice & NO SODA! My gym regimine has remained same 5days x wk since Feb. 2008. Daily fruits & vegetables as always. Morning multi vitamins, "Hair, Skin, Nail" vitamins, prenatal & more. I've discontinued hair coloring, changed hair products & tried DIY at home organic healthy hair treatments. Stopped taking Contrave several months ago since the 35lbs. I lost by Sept 2015 has remained gone thanks to Contrave! My poor hair just isn't the same. Why?
Tori; Yes it is very rare but I finally found the Hair loss, and or Hair thinning. way down at the end of the side effects of Concave. You should talk with the doctor and see if there is anything that can be done to help. So give your doctor a call on Monday. Less common or rare: is what this is listed under. good luck to you. Chuck1957
thinning of the hair
Hi Tori. I am a 47 year-old woman. I begun taking Contrave in January 2018. I’ve lost 31 lbs. since. I had nausea and a sense of being outside my body during the first 6 eeeks or so, and it took me 2,5 months to get up to the 4 pills/day dosage. I’d noticed my hair was a bit thinner about 2 months ago but I just thought it was cause I wasn’t spending so much time styling it. It’s been in the last weeks I’ve noticed that I’m definitely balding. When I wash my hair and then brush it, I notice more hair loss than ever in my life and when I dry it and part it, I can see that there is less hair and volume. I went to check and It’s one of the indicated side effects. It’s why I searched in the internet and found this site. So to answer your question, yes I do believe it’s the Contrave. I’ve been very pleased with the weight loss results but I don’t want to lose more hair so I’m considering stopping completely. My question to you or others is: Now that some more time has passed since you stopped (meaning a year) has your hair regrown? Did you at least notice that you weren’t losing more hair when you stopped. I’m definitely freaking out about this.
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