I have been on Contrave since February 2015 and in the last two months it hasnt been working. I have a history of binge eating and got up to 196. I started Contrave and the cravings stopped! I lost 46 pounds by August 2015 and kept it off until March/April 2016. I am now up 9 pounds. No change in stress level or medications that I can think of, but now I am terrified. I have been on max dose since the second month. I want junk, sugar, and fatty stuff all the time again. Please help!
I have heard a few say this. I have not experienced it. I think the newness wears off. I think also the appetite suppressant qualities go away.
I've been on it for nearly a year. Wonderdrug at first. I lost a lot of weight. But the appetite control stopped working a few months ago, and it isn't doing anything for my metabolism. I see my doc in 2 weeks to talk about going off Contrave.
I am not a long term user but my doctor did tell me at the tme that i would do three months and stop one month and start back three months stop one month on and off until i lost my desired weight.
I been taking it over a year and lost almost 50 pounds. It did stop working and I’ve gained back 25. I even took a break from it for the summer and restarted but I didn’t work like it first did. I’m very sad because I really thought it was a miracle binge eating cure. Y’all let me know if there is anything new, please!
I have been on the drugs since 2015 with great success. The best thing that it was the fact that I could control my cravings. For the last two months, I have not been able to control them and have eaten a large amount of food items containing sugar. I have gained back nine of the 50 pounds I have lost. This has been happening for over the last three months. I am extremely disappointed. The drug was very successful at helping me avoid high fat and sugary foods. I didn’t even want to eat them. I’m going to discuss this with my doctor at the next visit.
I have experienced the same after 4.5 months of use. I am really having to plan my meals in order to control my portions. Before, I was able to rely on my sense of fullness from the Contrave. I tried taking a break, but noticed my cravings were considerably strong with out the meds. When I went back on, I still had cravings but they were easier to ignore. I am interested to hear more about the interactions that were mentioned in another answer post...
My doctor at Kaiser prescribed Contrave for me--but Kaiser doesn't cover it (yet?). She checked blood pressure first and told me I wouldn't be able to take Zoloft or any pain meds while on this drug (Just had knee replacement). I'm okay with that. Like many people here--I use food to fix how I feel (bored, disappointed, lonely, etc). For 7 years (until 2011) I had a food plan from 90 OA and kept 70 pounds off. That was my first abstinence. I haven't been able to get back into it (very low sugar and flour). BUT I know that after 21 days or so, my cravings for various food was gone. When it is out of my system, the physical cravings are gone. OK, so --my plan is to jump start this food plan with Contrave and get into a regiment that I know works.
- Contrave Information for Consumers
- Contrave Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Contrave (detailed)
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