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For Weight Loss "Yes this drug has really bad side effects of severe headache . I suffer from migraine and I didn't know how much more of this side effect I could handle, but for me losing weight was more important than anything. 1st month everyday severe headaches but after that things got better after about 6 weeks I felt normal. Its been 6.5 months and I've lost 40lbs. I eat extremely healthy and exercise everyday. No sugar no carbs. Its not a miracle drug you have to also change yourself. I would do it all over again. Definitely recommend it."

   
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Phatgurl20 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 23, 2017

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For Obesity "I started using Contrave 3 months ago. I take one 12 hour extended release tab twice daily and I must say I have never witnessed results as quickly as I have with contrave. My starting weight was 233.4 and in three months I’m down 20.8 pounds to 212.4. I weigh just about daily to get an accurate track of my weight loss or gain but I have noticed anywhere from a .4 to .8 weight loss per day with no exercise other than waking around inside the office and doing business. The only other thing I did in addition to taking contrave is that I have cut out most carbs that I once ate way to much or like bread, beer, French fries, baked potatoes, white rice and my old favorite Thai food noodles. After doing all of that I’m steadily losing weight"

   
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William M (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 23, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started Contrave July 29th 2015. I took the medication as directed and by March of 2016, I lost 96 pounds. I am still on the medication and take it daily. I have maintained my weight +/- 5 pounds for the last 2 years. I feel fantastic. Don't give up. The side effects: Water retention Dry Mouth Constipation Occasional insomnia NOTE: In individuals with anxiety, it may increase anxiety symptoms... this is a normal side effect of Wellbutrin. Also known to elevate BP. Keep following up with your doctor as recommended."

Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) November 23, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I took the first dose of Contrave and within two hours I was so sick I thought I was going to die. I experienced extreme dizziness, thunderous headache and horrible nausea. I had to go to bed and lie completely still or the symptoms would flare up miserably. I could barely get out of bed for the next 24 hours; I missed an entire day of work. I still felt unwell the next day but I was able to push through. I'm glad this medication has been effective for so many people but I will never try it again. Sure wish I could get my $100 back... I think a lower starting dose would be better but that is only my humble opinion. Good luck to all who try Contrave in the future."

TLRS November 22, 2017

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For Obesity "I started contrave on 10/1/17, my weight was 244lbs. The first week I did have headaches. I lost 6lbs my first week. I don't crave sweets and I look for healthier options. I have been on contrave for 7 weeks and I do get an occasional headache, but advil takes care of the headache. As of today 11/21/2017 I have lost a total of 24lbs. The one thing I learned about taking contrave... You still have to eat or you could have the side effects. It's all about making healthy choices. My prescription plan does cover contrave, my Dr's office did have to submit special paper work for the prescription plan to cover contrave."

Sogood4411 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 21, 2017

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For Obesity "Started taking this pill yesterday (11/19/17) and about 2 hours after taking it felt extremely nauseous and tired. Came home and took a nap. Felt better when I woke up. Definitely noticed a difference in appetite. Wasn't hungry for anything. In the evening, I did recognize the cravings were coming back, but I steered clear of sweets. Woke up today with a horrible headache, not sure if it's related or not, but leery to take contrave again today because of headache. Will update later. But so far it is reducing cravings and can tell when it wears off. I'm sure when I ramp up to pills in afternoon, it won't wear off."

   
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Hnt82 (taken for less than 1 month) November 20, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I just finished the first week on Contrave. 52 yr old female, 5'5 182. I was already taking Wellbutrin so I didn't have to adjust, first week I cut my Wellbutrin dose in half and I will completely go off it as I titrated up. So, no side effects! Lost 4 pounds the first week. Just started the two per day and I couldn't finish my salad for dinner because I was full. I have also been able to cut out wine, I can't believe I'm not craving it. I'm hoping to lose 30 pounds and will add exercise."

   
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Neededhelp November 19, 2017

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For Obesity "I started Contrave 5 days (11/13/2017) ago. I have ZERO side effects... yesterday I went to "all you can eat buffet" and did not look away from food.... I am not sure, if I eat less.... I do not think so. I will keep taking it for a while and we will see. I will give an update in a month or so..."

   
5.0

Barotr (taken for less than 1 month) November 18, 2017

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For Obesity "I have been on CONTRAVE now for 6 months I think. Working but not as potent as in the beginning. Exercising moderately as well. It was covered by my insurance but no more. I have lost 31 lbs. Still,I can't stay on this med forever. Very expensive when paid out-of-pocket. I will try it one more month and then get off it. Side effects are still some dizziness and intermittent nausea."

   
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ricca (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 18, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I've been using Contrave for over a month. I've lost 2 pounds and the ONLY side effect is dry mouth - nothing else. I'm hopeful."

   
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Inout November 18, 2017

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For Obesity "I got Contrave and shelled out $99.00 for it. I took it the first day and experienced depressions and flu like symptoms plus I had insomnia. I took it the second day, thinking it would get better. Well that was a huge mistake. I felt like my body was freezing and then on fire. I could not function whatsoever. I was at work and had to be driven home by my co workers. I wanted to jump out of my co workers van! I could not concentrate or sit still. I also experienced diarrhea like never before!!! I have never gone through withdrawals symptoms like this before but I am never taking this rubbish again!"

   
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Holly S. November 17, 2017

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For Obesity "I started taking contrave on (11/14/17). I took my pill in the morning and had water all day. I did eat but very little. I didn't feel nauseous or anything. The second day it hit me like a ton of bricks, holy nauseous but then I remembered someone recommended taking magnesium, so I ran out and took it, I felt so much better after it kicked in. Like a total different feeling. I did have a headache all day. I did eat but very little, I felt like I needed to eat or I would get sick. On the 3rd day, I took the pill in morning with the magnesium and no nauseous feelings at all. I ate a pieces of granola but I had no interest of eating, I had my afternoon coffee and that's it so far. I feel like I should be eating but no desire too."

Ajolie143 November 16, 2017

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For Obesity "I started at 5'8 189lb pounds. I just finished week one. After reading the reviews I was hesitant to try this but so far no nausea. I have noticed zero desire for sweets. Even diet soda (which I used to love) holds little interest for me. Day 2-4 I noticed way more energy but I seemed to get used to the drug by day 5 and slept more but still have no interest in most food, get fuller faster and am repulsed by sugar. Starting my second pm dose tonight for week 2. *I take no additional medications."

   
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Sarah4444 November 16, 2017

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For Obesity "This medicine is pure trash and so are these "paid reviews" all over the web. I asked my physician to prescribe this medication after discussing the medication. I was told it has an antidepressant and helps to regulate emotional eating. HOWEVER! I did not research this medication in depth until I purchased it for $100 (after downloading the online coupon). When the pharmacist gave it to me, they informed me three times that the medication was non-refundable (which I should have known then). I also received a 6 page, 2 sided 8x10 list of warnings. This made me go home and actually do in depth research and prompted me to read experiences from other users. They warned of headaches and nausea among other things. Continued on next post....."

   
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alivej November 16, 2017

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For Obesity "I’ve been taking Contrave for 5 days. I noticed a change in my appetite on the first day. I was definitely less hungry. On the 2nd day, I felt great. I had more energy than I’d had in a very long time. The thought of junk food disgusted me. If I looked at it, I became nauseous. On the 3rd day, the nausea was unbelievable. I couldn’t keep anything down. I forced myself to drink water and to keep trying to eat. Day 4, less nauseous, little to no appetite. I forced myself to eat again. There was just no desire for food. I didn’t think about food….usually, I obsessed over it. Day 5, very little nausea in the morning. I’ve been able to eat small meals. I’ve found just in these 5 days that I’m interested in more healthy options. The food I used to love, I no longer have any taste for. So, if nausea is the only side effect for me, I’ll fight through it because I can already see a difference in me. Good luck to those interested and those already using Contrave to aid in their weight loss!!"

   
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MiiNuLyfe (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2017

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For Weight Loss "So I’ve been on the medication for 4 days and have already lost 7 lbs. I’m 29, and started out at 227lb, and am now down to 200lb. Too be fair, I have an amazing doctor. She prescribed this to me, only if I changed my diet. I cut out most carbs and sugar. Plus an hour of exercise. This isn’t a magic pill that’s going to make you lose a lot of weight by just taking it and not change your lifestyle. The only side effect I had was nausea and tiredness. But again I have completely changed my diet, so that could contribute to that as well."

   
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Common sense people November 15, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Hello you guys, the last time I shared my experience was 10/26/2017. I had lost 8lbs after being on them less than 2 weeks. I was doing great with minor side affects until I got to the last day of the 3rd week. OMG!!! I had the worse allergic reaction to this medication, even benadryl couldn't help. I began itching and broke out into hives and rashes all over my body! I took benadryl for 5 days, I took oatmeal baths, I even applied benadryl cream. The itching was so horrible, it felt as though my skin was on FIRE! I thought about going to the hospital, but I decided to stick it out until my doctor's appointment last Thursday, November 9, 2017. Contrave wasn't for me! I wouldn't DARE take it again!"

   
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Beauty85 (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2017

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For Obesity "Well I've been taking this med for a little over a month now. I will say the first night I took it I did suffer insomnia but only for one night. Now that I'm on the full dosage for about 2 weeks now I am noticing more of a nausea feeling for the past few days. I've lost about 13lbs so it does works for me. However I don't believe I'll be taking for too much longer due to the nausea feeling. FYI - If you eat any grease or fried foods you will definitely feel the affects. It does force you to think about what you are eating and how it affects you."

   
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TamD2013 November 10, 2017

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For Obesity "Started one week ago today. Only been hungry one day. Lost 3.2 lbs and 6.5 inches. More energy than I've had in years and overall happier. Look forward to continued success."

   
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Tamine November 10, 2017

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For Weight Loss "This drug was a big nope for me. I got violently ill, sweats, headache, nausea. I was unable to function and had to leave work. $99 down the drain, literally! I'm sticking with weight watchers. It works and I feel better, not worse than ever!"

abtwinmom November 8, 2017

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For Obesity "I started Contrave on 10/23/17. I felt very dizzy and nauseous within minutes of taking it. I continued it for the 1st week and still felt the same. I lost 6 lbs in the 1st week. I stopped taking it for a week due to the side effects. I just restarted it again today, still feel dizzy and sick. I'm going to try to stick with it and hope the side effects will go away."

   
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Helen2011 (taken for less than 1 month) November 8, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I was given Contrave while on a weight management program with my clinic. I was very wary of taking anything and knew I didn't want a stimulant such as phentermine. I decided to give it a shot after gaining again the first week. The first day I was extremely nauseous and was wary to try again. The nausea didn't come back at all (I usually eat soon after taking it) but I did have headaches occasionally at first. I still do not know if the headaches were related to the medication because I get headaches frequently. In the four weeks that I have been on the medication I have lost seven pounds. I explained it to my Doctor as "willpower in a bottle". It doesn't reduce my appetite but helps me fight cravings."

   
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Weightlossgal1980 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 7, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, stomach ache are some of the side effects I felt after only taking 1 pill. That was two days ago and I still feel off! Would not recommend if you have a low tolerance to medicine, I would rather be fat."

mo2017 November 6, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I just started contrave on the 3rd of October, so I am on my second day. I'm amazed at how quick my cravings were shut down and what I couldn't resist before, now doesn't even get a second look. My only negative response to this medication are the headaches I'm getting on it. I'm hoping that after my body adjusts, those will fade. I'll check in later and give another update as I continue this prescription."

   
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Kris0428 (taken for less than 1 month) November 4, 2017

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For Obesity "I would NOT suggest this drug. I normally do not get side effects from drugs that are prescribed to me. Let me tell you, I had the worse side effects possible. Day 1 - I took my first pill in the AM, I was kind of scared so I took it with breakfast, no caffeine and only water. About 2 hours into the meds, my heart started to race, my mind was going crazy & I could not concentrate. I was sick to my stomach. There were several occasions where I thought I should tell my co-workers to call 911, it was that bad. I was sweating, shaking, it was horrible! 3 hours into the medication I went home sick that day. I felt like i had the flu. it took all day, sleeping it off overnight for the meds to wear off. DO NOT TAKE!! Only 1 day on Meds."

   
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Mia Leigh (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2017

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