... my appetite, other than getting nauseous quite often. I exercise 4-5 times a week so I'm not sure the Contrave is working for me. Anyone having similar issues?
I am on bupropion one of the two drugs in it. I'm not on it for wgt loss, and have been on it for 2 weeks. So far there is no change in my appetite.
I'm hoping if I am on it longer it will go away. Unfortunately for me, if a drug causes loss of appetite, it won't for me. We havent' had too many people talk about contrave yet, but everyone is different and what works for one won't work for another
I have had similar issues, some mild nausea, mild headaches, maybe slight loss of appetite but nothing too profound. Not sure if any of these symptoms are related to this drug or just seasonal/holiday stress related.? I have been on for 1 month now and first couple of weeks actually felt a little bit more hungry.
I've been taking Contrave for almost a month. Same here..not much weight lost.
Are you signed up for scale down? I'm not a fan of weighing myself everyday.
This is week 3. 2 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. I get up at 3:30 and I try to take the first dose around 4:30. I can say that I sleep well at night. I didn't sleep much on phentermine.
I feel extra hungry this week. I Hope when I start the full dose that my appetite gets back under control. I did sign up for Scale Down. My scale arrived today. It weighs a little heavier than my Aria scale.
I'm nearing week 7... Headaches and nausea still continue, though the nausea is somewhat better.I have been doing the scale down program now for a little over a month, I don't like to weigh everyday either. For me weighing in everyday is more of a bummer because I'm not seeing any significant difference in the number, where when I weighed weekly seeing a few pounds gone was more motivating but that's my personal experience. I had some really good results with phentermine a total loss of 35 pounds, my doctor thought it was time to switch things up since I had plateaued, after 7 weeks still at a plateau...
Week 4 - I'm not really seeing or feeling any difference. I'm so hungry all the time!
I have been taking for about 6 weeks now. No change in appetite for me. Kinda bummed about it because I was hoping once I was on full dose for awhile I'd feel at least a little less hunger. Not giving up on it though. Hopefully now that holidays are over I will do better. I know that when I am stressed I eat whether hungry or not
I have been on Contrave for about a month and am taking full dosage. Mostly I am so nauseated I don't want to eat. I hope that the drug doesn't make you lose weight that way! I do find that when I finally force myself to eat something, the nausea is abated for a little while.
I have been on it for over a month and not only have I not seen any loss1 have gained 2lbs. And worse, the scale they sent falsifies loss, gradually showing a decline in weight. I thought I was doing well and then put my old scale . alongside theirs and found a 12-15 lb. difference.they are faking results!
You are the first person I have came across like me. I have been on it since March 29th 2015. I too have neither lost not gained. I am working out & for the most part making better eating decisions. However I have still binged from time to time. Just not as often as before. What is your current situation? Do you get extreme headaches if you miss it?
I have been on a combo of Topamax and Adipex along with a 1,000 calorie meal plan. In nearly five months, I lost 24 pounds. Doctor switched me to Contrave. In 2 weeks I've lost 4 additional pounds. Not nearly the success as with the above combination. I went full strength at once due to the fact that I already took Wellbutrin prior. I have not had any side effects as described by other posters.
I have been on Contrave for 1and 1/2 months I started May 9th 2015 and I lost 18lbs effective today 6/22 Now this is how I lost the weight on this Medication Breakfast I eat a Quaker instant Oatmeal Packet the Protien one , Lunch I eat a Michaelinas $1.00 Frozen meal with Protein For Lunch I eat a Salad/ Chicken or a Smoothie for Dinner I drink a Gallon of Water Daily and I walk 1mile 3days a week I snacked on Hampton Peanuts and Fruit in between I stopped eating after 6:30pm and Yes I did Scale Down I have No side effects... You cannot eat a big meal and expect weight loss I take the dose of 2 pills AM and PM and My Dr is so Proud of my Success..
I've been taking contrave since January and have lost 88 pounds, I had a hard time at first with some of the side effects, constipation, dry mouth etc. for me I could not eat or drink when I first started taking it. My Dr. Had to lower my dose to 1 in the morning 1 in the evening. My Doctor told me that he's seeing about a 70% success rate with Contrave. Better than any weight loss drug he has ever prescribed, but he also said there were people like you that have not lost any weight at all, and eat the same way as before they started taking the drug. The nausea will go away once you cut back on the eating, I was nauseous when I tried to eat the way I was eating before I started taking Contrave.
Good Luck, Contrave has changed my life for the better. Started out at 328 pound today 240. In March I started walking and now walk about 5 miles a day, I could not walk a 100 feet before.
I know that your frustrated, hang in there and learn the signals your body is giving you " The nausea" . For me I hated that feeling and stop eating the moment it came on. Then I realize I couldn't finish a sandwich or a meal without feeling sick, as a matter of fact I was probably stopping after only five or six bites. The weight started to immediately fall off, I split a meal with my wife every time we go out to eat. Because I know now that after a few bites of food I'll start feeling queasy, so I stop, and when I get hungry a few hours later I'll take a few more bites of my sandwich or eat some almonds as a snack or some fruit, and then same thing repeats a few hours later.
Please don't make the same mistake I did and not get enough nutrition I ate whatever I wanted to eat but after a time of eating sweets candy as my 4 or 5 bites I realize that my hair started falling out my skin kind a got a weird color because I was probably starving to death because I wasn't getting enough nutrition now I'm very conscious of what I eat because I don't want to not get enough vitamins and minerals in my diet.
The people here on this web site have been very helpful to me hoping I can pass that on to someone else, I'm 3 pounds away from hitting my hundred pound mark since I started in January. I need also to tell you that about three months after I started these diets pills I started a walking regimen and have continued that to this day, walking up to 5 miles a day. I wish you and everyone success on your journey.
I've been taking it for two and a half weeks and have zero side effects. I've been watching what I eat and exercising and only lost one pound. I'm already frustrated but will stick with it because I'm a fighter plus my insurance doesn't cover so it's almost $200.00 a month ! It's way out of my budget but my family is helping until I get back on my feet after gruesome divorce. I hope this works for all of us!!!
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