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For Weight Loss "I have been on Contrave for 6mos. & also weight watchers. I have lost #25. I had absolutely NO side effects. Sometimes I wonder if you read too many comments/side effects etc.. it plants the seed. Anyway, I can say that Contrave has worked wonderfully for me, my only fear is what happens when I stop taking it! Yikes, sure hope I don't put that weight back on!!!"

   
10

Holly633 September 13, 2017

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For Obesity "I started Contrave twice. First time was April 2016. I had a lot going on in my life at tat time with deaths and job losses, so had some horrible affects, which I thought was from the drug so I stopped. The next March I met with my endocrinologist again, who put me on the drug. I told him what happened, and he said it wasn't the Contrave and encouraged me to start again. So in March 2017 I started. I weighed 258 lbs I won't lie, the first week was rough. Nausea, feeling out of sorts, but after reading reviews on this sight I took others advice. I started taking Dramamine with the pills. Also took my time with the pill increase. I took 1 pill for a month, than added on 2 pills for a month, than 3. I weened off the Dramamine and am feeling fine. I met with my Endocrinologist in June, down 31 lbs. He was ecstatic! It was the best Dr. visit of my life. He said to keep doing what I have been. As of today - Sept 11, 2017, I have been on the drug 6 months, I am down 40 lbs. I still only take 3 pills a day as that seems to be working. If I hit a plateau I will add the 4th. I want to encourage you - the firs week is tough - but hang in there. It gets better!"

   
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SMTaylor September 11, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Do not take this medication. I only took one and became very nauseous. I saw that most of the reviews were negative, but I thought I would be the one it would help. I took it yesterday and am still sick today with nausea headache and fatigue. I do not recommend at all."

   
1.0

I'm still sick September 10, 2017

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For Obesity "I started Contrave in early July 2017. One per day in morning caused extreme nausea. After a week like that, my doc had me switched to one at bedtime. That went very well so I bumped up to 2 each night and stayed that way. On Aug 24, I had lost 13 pounds. Pretty darn good. So good that I added a morning pill. Holy nausea. Back to nights only. Wondering if three at night would be a bad idea?"

Radar O'Riley September 7, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I've been on Contrave for 6 months. I've lost 23 lbs. I'm very happy with the drug. It works. It 100% controls my cravings for drinking alcohol and making poor food choices. Once the weight came off a bit I felt better about exercise and that helped shed some more weight. I weigh myself everyday and the weight loss now is slow. 15lbs came off fast in the beginning. The rest is a little under 1lbs a weeks. Which is excruciating on a daily basis. However, seeing the numbers go down is a win and the numbers are moving in the right direction. My experience has been that this drug works and works well. I take 4 pills a day and I hope to continue for a long time. My goal is to loose another 20 lbs."

   
8.0

L2lynch September 7, 2017

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For Obesity "I am a 38 year old female with PCOS. Having PCOS has always made losing weight difficult but doable. However since my last pregnancy with twins it has been 10x harder. My starting weight is 198.8 as of this morning before breakfast, I am 5'5" tall. My doctor has me taking one pill once a day for week 1, one pill twice a day week 2, three pills daily- 2 morning 1 night for week 3, 4 pills daily as 2 morning 2 night for week 4. I don't take any other medication. I took my first pill this morning after eating breakfast. A couple of minor stomach cramps and a little jittery (getting close to my normal lunch time) but no other side effects as of now. I will check back in weekly with updates."

Jules79 (taken for less than 1 month) September 6, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Day 1 morning was fine. By 2 pm I had a miserable headache. Went home got straight in bed and didn't wake up for 12 hours. Day 2 I took pill in morning again, felt light-headed all day and got dull headache by end of day. Day 3 I took pill in morning and by noontime, OMG - I felt horrible and went to bed. I haven't had another pill since day 3 and it's now Day 6 and I'm still feeling miserable. I just want this medicine out of my body."

   
1.0

MaryinNola (taken for less than 1 month) September 5, 2017

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For Weight Loss "If anyone is thinking about taking this medicine don't. I lost some weight, but the side effects was very bad for me. I took it for about 2 months cause I spent so much money on it I thought the side effects would go away but they didn't. I don't want to eat cause I stayed sick all day. My Doctor give me some medicine for the nausea, but it only help a little. I have never felt like this in my life and I will never take another diet pill again it is not worth it. I had headaches, stomach pain, dry mouth, couldn't sleep. Don't buy this medicine please. This medicine should be taking off the market."

   
1.0

Cardej (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 4, 2017

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For Obesity "I started taking Contrave 12/1/16. I only had minor side effects the first day, but have not had any since. I have made serious lifestyle changes including daily exercise, low calorie diet, no alcohol, and no soda. Well, I do have a "cheat day" once a week to keep my sanity and feel less deprived. I'm down 65 pounds since I started the Contrave and had slowly lost 40 pounds before for a total of 105 and counting! I feel great and am committed to this long term lifestyle change. The Contrave really made me feel like I could do it one pound at a time!"

Marie Dallas September 2, 2017

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For Obesity "Today was day 1 on Contrave and will also be my last day. I have felt all out of sorts today. Shaky, nauseated and now I feel like I'm having an anxiety attack at 9:00 pm. It's going to be a long night. I will stick to doing low carb. I can't wait to get this stuff out of my system. What an absolute waste of $99.00."

Bamacat September 1, 2017

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For Obesity "Started at 243lb, I am down to 226lb. Started about 5 weeks ago. So I was finally on 4 pills a day until the 5th week but I had two days of extreme stomach ache. I came down to 3 pills, 2 in morning and 1 at night. The weight has steadily declined about 2 to 3 pounds a week. Truly glad I started the medication. I have had some of the side effects. The nausea, I use peppermint or gum to overcome. Constipation and dry mouth, I drink more water. I do get a jittery feeling but it does go away. No issues with sleep. Take B12 pills for energy. So far so good. But I am glad it is working. It was $227 under insurance but the coupon dropped it down to $99."

   
7.0

Gloria Amanda (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 30, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I've been contrave for almost 2 months I haven't lost a single pound I still get hungry. Oh my goodness the sweating is horrible please help I don't know if i should give up on it."

   
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still fat August 30, 2017

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For Obesity "I've been on this drug 3 days, I see most say it makes you nauseated, well the first two days I took it after eating breakfast, I had no problems, just seemed hungrier than usual. Well on the third day I decided to take it before eating, and the nausea is overwhelming! So I think the drug should be taken with food. or minutes after eating. So far I'm not eating on the 3rd day because I'm too nauseated!"

   
5.0

NickieNick (taken for less than 1 month) August 28, 2017

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For Weight Loss "New to Contrave. Past my first week, lost 2 lbs. I did not change my eating habits but was very sleepy. I can also say I love to drink wine (probably why the weight) and I tried it during week one and the next day had a headache so bad I thought my brain would explode. Therefore guess what....I am not drinking wine. It wasn't even hard to quit. I am in week 2 and increased dosage. Next warning high fatty foods. I had a McDonalds cheeseburger and yes in fifteen minutes was in the bathroom wishing for death. Again guess what no more fatty foods and again not hard to give up. Its like you think about it but then go eh...nahhh not right now. I think that makes you feel like you can have it later but you never actually do."

   
6.0

New2Contrave (taken for less than 1 month) August 28, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Contrave isn't magic. For me it just made sticking to a plan way easier. If I wanted to eat all the cake, I could, I wouldn't get sick or anything. What this did though, was make it easier to stick to the 'I'll have a small piece of cake' plan. I haven't cut anything out of my diet, I just have way less of it. That is because my issue was not stopping when I was satisfied. Now, I just say, "I'll have a piece of pizza, wait a couple minutes and if I want another I will. If I am satisfied, I won't" It is basically chemically induced common sense. I'm cycling off now and making sure I keep the same decision making process and thought processes. I forgot how it felt to move and feel like this. Started in mid-April. Male 43. SW:272lb CW:233lb H:6'4"

   
9.0

Gumbyman1234xxx (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 26, 2017

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For Weight Loss "After reading all the reviews I was kind of skeptical about taking contrave but decided to try them anyways hoping for a positive experience. I started them on Monday August 21 and felt fine the whole morning then about 1pm that day it went nothing but downhill. I had nausea,vomiting, headaches, flulike symptoms, light headed and ears ringing. I could not do anything but lay in bed I felt so bad. This is day 3 and I still have the headache and not feeling 100%. Some of the reviews said to try and stick it out at least a week but after the reaction I had these pills are going in the trash, I just hate the fact that my insurance didn't cover so I am out of $99!!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 24, 2017

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For Weight Loss "This stuff is the so BAD! I almost died yesterday!!! If 1 pill made me feel this way, surely taking 4 pills a day will have me 6 feet under ground! Stay away from this trash and try something else!"

   
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JENKS OK (taken for less than 1 month) August 23, 2017

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For Obesity "I paid a doctor $65 online thru Contrave website and $100 for the medicine. I've been doing exactly as prescribed with zero results. I can't even tell I'm taking anything. I have been on it for 2 months."

   
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jaxsom August 23, 2017

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For Weight Loss "My provider started me on Contrave...slowly. I started at 1 pill daily x 1 week, 1 pill twice a day x 1 week, 2 pills in the morning and 1 in the evening x 1 week, then 2 pills twice a day and I've been okay. My moods are so much better than they were. I don't crave the pizza, ice cream, and junk food in general. I eat fruit or veggies to snack for most of the day - which helps if there is any constipation. I try to eat a healthier dinner but have what I want when I want it...just in moderation. As of this morning, I am down 46 lbs. I started Contrave in April. If I was more aggressive I feel that I would be down more but I'm not depriving myself. I'm just making better choices more frequently."

Anne D August 21, 2017

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For Weight Loss "UPDATE: I weighed this morning and have lost 7 lbs the first week of taking Contrave. The first day I did have slight nausea in the afternoon, but haven't had a problem with any side effect other than constipation, since then. I would also like to add that I did make healthier food choices (low fat/no fat) and drank 64 oz of water per day, so that contributed to my 7lb loss. I start 1 pill twice per day this week. I will update in a week or two."

FABULOUS FIFTY (taken for less than 1 month) August 21, 2017

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For Obesity "I started Contrave in June 2017 with a weight of 319 lbs as of August 19 I'm down to 283 lbs. I have had nothing but success with this medicine. As far as side effects go the only thing was constipation and mild hot flashes. I would and have recommend this medicine."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 21, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I have just tried contrave 2 days ago and it was horrible for me. I ended up in the hospital because I got VERY light headed and vomiting along with diarrhea and I couldn't control either one of them I also had muscle spasms as well as nerve shocks and my head was on fire. My body moved on its own and how ever it wanted to as well as sweating really bad. Now 3 days later I am back to my normal self and I will never take contrave again. I paid $150.00 for my bottle and now its no good for me, I hope that my doctor can find something else for me to try cuz this ins't working I'm 39yrs old, 5'3 and I weigh 190lbs lets see what can be done for me"

Olivia_killebrew1 August 20, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I too had some nausea the first few days I was taking this but found some Dramamine with ginger and that helped a lot. I don't have nausea anymore and I definitely am not eating as much. I don't have the trigger in my brain that says you are full, stop eating. Contrave helps me to eat like a normal person. I can tell it does something because I used to drink a lot of coffee and now I can only drink two cups, sometimes I can't even finish the second cup. I like this and I am going to lose my excess weight and never be this big again. I feel like I can do it with Contrave."

   
8.0

LindaBy August 20, 2017

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For Weight Loss "At the end of week three I was down 10 pounds without changing my eating habits. Worse side effect is constipation but it has gotten better. I find that I eat less, I put thought into what I eat and I have made healthier choices. My mood has been better and I feel more balanced than I used to so that is a plus. I'm going to try a low fat diet and see what happens,"

   
7.0

Symrid August 18, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I am 59 and about 40 pounds overweight. On Contrave 1 week. I hated the way I felt the first 3-4 days - lightheaded, couldn't sleep (interesting others felt sleepy) and at times felt jittery. Also had a few hot flashes. I pushed through it and still not sleeping well and some nausea at day 7. I can tell it takes my mind off mindless eating and grazing but still pretty much able to eat a good meal. I did lose 2 pounds in 1st week so that is good! I am trying to decide whether to just stay on the 1 a day pill vs stepping up to second pill a day. Not sure if side effects will increase that it will be worth it."

   
7.0

SheepyRGS August 17, 2017

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