Diet / Weight Loss

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Diet / Weight Loss Overview

Dieting is the practice of eating food in a regulated and supervised fashion to decrease, maintain, or increase body weight. In other words, it is conscious control or restriction of the diet. A restricted diet is often used by those who are overweight or obese, sometimes in combination with physical exercise, to reduce body weight. Some people follow a diet to gain weight (usually in the form of muscle). Diets can also be used to maintain a stable body weight and improve health. In particula...

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Killer Headaches
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I'm on Contrave almost 3 mos and lost 29 lbs...that's the great part, but lately I am getting the worst headaches, usually over one eye . Lately I've been getting 3 headaches a week and all I could do is lay in bed. Sometimes ice on my head feels better or even the pressure from the pillow being on my head to block out the light helps. I went to my prescribing doctor and she said headaches are a side effect. Other than a headaches my only other side effect is dry mouth. My doctor said the headache should go away as this does happen to a few patients on this meds. Advil migraine doesn't seem to help so I really don't know what else I could take with contrave. If I wasn't on contrave this kind of headache would definitely be gone with a Vicodin! But I know I cannot...
Updated 3 minutes ago in Contrave.
contrave and sleepiness
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I started contrave 4 days ago, today being my 5th dose. every day, i take the pill about 8am and by 9:30-10am I am so sleepy I can't stand it. Days 1 and 2 I managed to fight it off until about 12-12:30, day 3 until about 1-1:30, and day 4 I fought it off until 3pm. If I take a 1-2 hour nap, I wake up fine, with energy and then cannot get to sleep until about 2am, sometimes 3am. Today is day 5, I'm having that "drunk" feeling and sleepy, but no where near how it has been. It seems this effect is slowly wearing off, but I haven't seen anywhere where this is a common side effect. I know all medications effect everyone differently, so I'm wondering if this is something I should be concerned about, or just another side effect that I will get used to as the weeks go o...
Updated 6 hours ago in Contrave.
Finally...something works
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I have tried EVERYTHING. Adipex, Aderal, and every over the counter scam imaginable. Wanna know my problem??? ME!!! I EAT and EAT and cook and EAT. I love food and enjoy it with WINE. So is my thyroid the problem? Slow metabolism? NO...ITS ME. Lack of self control, Lack of discipline!! So when I whined and cried at age 45 and 35 lbs overweight to my OBGYN she suggested Contrave. I rolled my eyes and said I don't tolerate the drug thing well at all. I have had No success keeping it off and I hate the way drugs make me feel. Can I JUST have gastric bypass now rather than get to be 600 lbs? She laughed and wrote the prescription. I reluctantly started it and had nightmares in the first two weeks. But since I no longer craved wine as much and lost two pounds in two weeks decided that Ja...
Updated 6 hours ago in Contrave.
wanting to quit taking contrave
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I need to know how to stop taking contrave. Can I just quit cold turkey or do I wean off? If I wean off how do I do it? ## Hello, Janice! How are you? How long have you been taking it? Why do you want to stop it? The FDA lists Contrave as being used to aid in weight loss and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, nervousness, insomnia and anorexia. Have you consulted your doctor? It does require slow tapering for some people. ## I was looking up how to wean myself off of Contrave and found this comment on here. I've been taking Confrave for about a month or so. I just started the 2 pills in the morning and 2 pills at night dose Sunday (today is Friday). I've felt horrible all week since increasing it. Hot flashes in my face, horrible nausea, glands some...
Updated 13 hours ago in Contrave.
walk in doctor prescribing adipex
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Need doctor prescribed adipex near Sandusky Ohio ## Got one in Elyria, oh Dr. Benit $115 for the first visit, then 60 for the following. He also gives B-12 if so desired. ## Thanks so much for helping. . ## Need a prescribing doctor, Houston Tx, Metformin I am not diabetic but can not lose weight and have heard this helps some people. ## Need a real doctor to prescribe phentermine for perimenopause weight gain yikes! Doctor in nyc would be so great. Please post if you have a name. ## Hello! Looking for a prescribing doctor in the Cleveland Ohio area 50 mile radius is great. Please help, I have moved and do not kmow where to start here. THANKS GUYS AND GALS!! ## Do you have to make an appointment with him? Because it says walk in dr. Also, does he give you the pills or do you have to go ...
Updated 1 day ago in Adipex.
Contrave: Dose time/Stomach ache
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I've been taking contrave for 3 weeks now and certainly have a decreased appetite. I'm having issues with constipation and a stomach ache in the middle of the night tho. What time is the second dose recommended? Perhaps evening rather than close to bedtime? I also get very tired after lunch and am wondering if changing my diet would help? Any suggestions? Finally, I used to have a few glasses of wine on the weekends and have a cigarette or two (yes I'm one of those smokers). However, I've lost both a taste for wine and definitely smoking since the first week. That can only be a good thing. Please share your thoughts. ## The listed FDA directions only say it should be taken in the evening, so I think adjusting it should be fine, unless your doctor has told you not to do s...
Updated 1 day ago in Contrave.
Contrave Evening Dose
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I'm starting my 2nd week on Contrave tomorrow and the prescription says to take 1 in the morning and one in the evening. If I take the morning dose around 7 a.m., what time should I take the evening dose? I haven't been able to find any information on how far apart the doses should be taken. Thanks. ## Hello, Bobbye! How are you? It's usually taken at meal times, so with breakfast and dinner, but are supposed to avoid taking it with a very high fat meal. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ## When exactly should I take the medication? Everything I read so far only says with a meal....but does it mean before or after the meal? I was wondering if it made a difference. Th...
Updated 1 day ago in Contrave.
contrave and crazy dreams
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I have been having extremely vivid dreams on Contrave. Some cause me to wake up mid dream. Also noticed that I had to sleep about 20 hours on Sunday after drinking Saturday night. Anyone else seeing these side effects and should I be concerned? ## Those can be normal side effects, alcohol tends to intensify them, according to NIH reports, which is why you are usually told not to imbibe, while taking any prescription medications. It could also cause you to experience more nausea, dizziness, and diarrhea than normal. How are you feeling, now? Has there been any change? ## I seem to be adjusting. Still having vivid dreams, but not so scary that they wake me up. I've been limiting alcohol intake and I have a lot more energy. I actually feel great. No weight loss yet. Starting a new more...
Updated 1 day ago in Contrave.
Contrave and High Fat Foods
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I ate a high fat meal (stuffed baked potato) tonight and am wondering when it is safe to take my evening dose of Contrave. All the warnings say is do not take with a high fat meal. Well, how long do you have to wait? There is no information on that! Has anyone heard? ## Hello, MrsMeck! How are you? Have you tried asking your doctor? Unfortunately, I'm only finding the same thing you are, not to take it with a high fat meal, but no specific time frame. Taking it with a high fat meal creates the risk of seizures. Other typical side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, nervousness and anorexia. Does anyone know more? ## I spoke to a consultant at Takeda today and they recommended that I call my dr. But the problem would be that the doctor wou...
Updated 1 day ago in Contrave.
Contrave and Tramadol (horrific withdrawals)
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I took one Contrave and my regular dosage of Tramadol and wound up in the ER with such horrific withdrawals I wanted to pass out. My question is, how long after taking one Contrave before I can resume my regular Tramadol dosage? ## It can block opiates from working for you for about 3 days, or so. Was the prescribing doctor aware that you'd be taking both? Usually, according to FDA warnings, it is not safe to take a medication such as Contrave, until you are in full withdrawal from all opiate medications, or it creates the risk of your going into dangerous precipitated withdrawals. One of the ingredients in Contrave neutralizes opiates, it is often used to treat opiate overdoses, or prevent someone from abusing opiates, while being treated for addiction.
Updated 1 day ago in Contrave.

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