It took two weeks to fully kick in, but I am experiencing a dramatic decrease in appetite and cravings. Have to remind myself to eat. I lost 25 pounds several months ago, but then got stuck at 233 pounds and could not get below that. So this is encouraging. Am using the Scale Down scale and My Fitness Pal and carefully tracking of everything I eat and drink. I have also been in a better mood than usual, which is good, because I suffer from anxiety. I have had no noticeable side effects from Contrave. No pill or surgery is a "magic bullet." It takes a lot of determination, self education about nutrition and health, more exercise and keeping a positive attitude. Have had tremendous support from husband, family and friends. Support can make a huge difference in weight loss success. Anyone else have positive results while taking Contrave?
I am having wonderful results too! I'm on week 5 now and have had no side effects at all! I was so worried reading all about them before I started and it's been great! At 4 weeks I was down 16 lbs. I also use my fitness pal, the scale down program and exercise at the gym 5 days a week. I still make sure I eat about 1500 calories a day but all the cravings and late night snacking are completely gone! And my scaledown scale is consistent with my Health Meter scale as I had read something about it being fixed to make u think u are gradually losing! Hoping to create new habits that will stick with me throughout this journey! Congrats and keep it up!!
It is so GOOD to hear that others are having the same kind of success as I am. Six weeks in and 15 lbs down. I'm 66 years old, so that is just remarkable to me. I have to remind myself to eat sometimes, because my snack cravings have disappeared. The other benefit is that I'm better able to focus on my goals, write down what I eat, and think more clearly in general. Could be I was anxious and depressed all along and this is bringing me out of that. It's a win/win for me. I do use the discount program because I insurance won't pay for Contrave, and I hope the company keeps up the discount. I also use and appreciate the Scaledown program. The scales are accurate and motivating. I have very minimal side effects, so have not been able to progress in dosage as suggested, but If lower dosage does the trick, who am I to complain?
I have been on contrave going into week 6 I'm male 53 yrs old started at 276 and today I'm at 255 , side effects: nauseous, dizzy, anxiety, some constipation. But manageable, it takes lots of self control, I hate the words morbidly obese, I walk approx 2 miles aday, for exercise, my appetite is low, but my will is high. I am on the scale down plan and love it! I track my weight daily. Some ups but mostly down. But like I said lots of determination and self control.
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