Contrave Not Working Anymore (Page 2)

Just Me In CC Says:

I took Contrave and lost 52 pounds in 10 months, which has put me back to my ideal body weight. The problem is that it has not been working after that 10 months. I don’t have any side effects, but have a ridiculous appetite now. Almost to the point of wanting to binge eat. Anybody else been on it a while and have it stop working? I’ve gained almost 10 pounds back in the last few months. I’m not sure whether to ask my doctor about stopping it, but I’m afraid my appetite will be even worse. Anybody?

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Linda Says:

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I took it for about a year on lost 62 pounds. So excited to finally find something that worked. When I first started taking it I noticed my cravings begin to disappear, and it really helped suppress my desire to over eat and reward myself. It certainly suppress my appetite enough to let me lose that weight. The problem is I stopped taking it for a month or two because my stomach has shrunk enough and I wasn’t thinking about food all the time and so I would forget to take the medicine. The next thing I knew I hadn’t taken it for a month. I asked my doctor about how to restart it and I got back on the regimen. But I cannot seem to lose anymore weight. I have gained back at least 12 pounds probably more like 15. It’s so disappointing when you work that hard then all of a sudden the progress stops. But I’m going to stick with it and see if it starts working again.

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Penny Says:

How long till Contrave normally starts working again? I’m a serious stress eater and with the coronavirus all over the news I have started eating like crazy again. Any pointers as to help boost the Contrave back to working. I’ve had great success with it controlling my appetite till now.

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Rachel Says:

I’ve been on it for 4 years and it worked. I do CrossFit and strength training, but I’ve gained 10 pounds. I feel it stopped working for me too. I’m going to ask the doctor because I’m concerned that I will gain my weight back. I catch myself wanting to binge eat.

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Red Says:

How did you lose the weight at first I’ve been on it for 2 rounds of it and nothing. Do you mind giving me some advice? And I’m sorry for what is happening now. Don’t want to fail at this. Thank you in advance

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Rachel Says:

I started experiencing the same that it stopped working. I did consult with my doctor and I could of gotten immune to it. I've been on it for 3 years and it has worked for me. I am starting to see it work again. You have to be patient and not give up. I've gained 10 pounds since the Corona, but I'm working on getting this weight off.

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Deb Says:

I have had the exact same problem.

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Vickie Says:

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They didn't work for me at all!

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Rachel Says:

I've been on it for over 3 years and lost the weight. It has stopped working for me, but I try not to over eat. I do want to binge, but I stop myself. Every so often it starts working again. I asked my doctor about it and he mentioned that I'm probably immune to it, but he advised me not to get off of it. It's working right now for me, but my husband feels that it's not working for him. I gained 7 pounds since the Covid, but I'm down 4. I continued to work out and try to keep myself occupied. It's so easy to gain the weight back. Hang in there!!!

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ishoveluce Says:

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I have plateaued for almost a year. Not sure what to do and I was forced to switch to a new doctor and he has no idea what it is and doesn't seem interested in helping me.

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Gerry Says:

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Hi, I’ve been taking for 3 weeks also. I gained 14 pounds since COVID began. All contrave does to me is make me sleepy and tired. Haven’t lost not one pound. I was hoping to loose this weight before going to the lake, but doesn’t seem it’s going to happen. Notified dr , he said it takes up to 4 months to loose, really upset it’s going to take 4 months. ??

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Rachel Says:

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What I did was to start making better choices of eating healthier and not serve large portions. Easier said then done, but you have to do it. I also workout 3-4 days a week. Hang in there, but Contrave does work.

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Rachel Says:

It stopped working for me too. I gained 7 pounds and been trying to get them off. The cravings do come back and you want to binge eat. I just don't want to go back to the weight I was. It's working for me again, so I guess the longer your on it this will happen. I did mention this to my doctor and asked if I should get off it, and he said no.

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Nance Says:

I have only been on Contrave for a month I noticed that it stopped doing anything. My hunger has come back and I don’t feel I’m losing any weight. I take 2 I’m the AM and 2 lasted in the day. I was taking 2 at night but it gave me really strange dreams

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Brambo Says:

All diet pills work this way. All.

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Red Says:

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Didn’t work for me , had better luck with a different one and less expensive

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Woobie Says:

Yes I'm EXTREMELY ravenous.

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Gigi Says:

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OMG me too!! Every single night I have the weirdest dreams. I started taking Contrave March 2020 and lost about 30 lbs in 6 months, I was so happy. I have not lost any more weight and its been over a year Ive been on it. I dont think its worth the price if Im not going to lose anymore. I do work out 4-5 times a week, I either walk or walk/run for 3-4 miles. Im afraid to go on the scale cause I dont want to see how much Ive gained back. I find myself not being able to control my appetite, especially at night.

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Rachel Says:

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I’m not taking it for obesity but my doctor prescribed it to me because I had already been on Wellbutrin for many years. I was beginning to binge eat and abuse myself with food. For the first year it worked really well and I felt great. After a year I lost about 20lbs in a month and I would say a bit anorexic. I didn’t have any appetite at all and that lasted until last summer when the whole covid thing got to me. Now I feel like all I can think about is food again and I’m miserable

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Dawn Says:

I started taking contrave in April and lost 89 lbs in 6 weight loss is much slower now but my cravings have come back some so I am really worried..when I first started taking it there was this instant change in my brain concerning how I thought about food..for the first time in my life I felt free of food obsession.i don't know what is going on now..I can't go back to how things were before

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TJ Says:

Yes. It also stopped for me a my friend that was on it. I even stopped and started taking it again. Still not working.

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