I’m at the point in my life where I’ve tried several weight loss medications and had my share of success with weight loss. The problem has always been keeping the weight off once stopping the meds. To be blunt I’ve never had the will power to lose weight on my own; starting with Phen-Fen through Qsymia, I’ve always used medication to curb my appetite. I now believe without a behavior modification support plan in place, losing the weight is only half the battle, keeping it off is the other side of the coin. What are your thoughts and do you feel Contrave will be any different?
Have you talked to your doctor? What about surgery? Contrave is too new to have any long term info. I am on bupropion one of the drugs that's in contrave about 2 months now. I haven't noticed any weight loss. I just quit smoking so that can change the weight too.
I haven't even thought that far because I have never gotten down to goal weight. :-( I read somewhere that Contrave is something that you stay on (for maintenance). Maybe in a lower dosage? However, I already feel my stomach shrinking because when sitting down to dinner I eat considerably less than I used to (before October when I started Contrave). *fingers crossed* that I continue losing and can keep it off.
Along with taking the meds I have been trying to modify my diet so that when I get down to my goal weight, I will have already done the modification. I have also upped my exercise. Just completed two weeks and I have had a small weight loss so I am encouraged to keep going.
I've been on contrave for almost 2 mos and my results have not been good. I watch what I eat, go to the gym at least 3x a wk. I've lost 8lbs but have had horrible stomach pains since starting it. For the money it cost I'd say its not worth it but thats just my opinion.
- Contrave Information for Consumers
- Contrave Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Contrave (detailed)
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