Can anyone tell me if they have had true success with this drug? From a food addict stand point? Does it truly take away the pleasure you get from eating?
Haven't been on it but I am on generic Welbutrin which is one of the ingredients? It does help a lot with food cravings, and appetite suppression. Gives you some energy. The other ingredient is Naltrexone in a lower dose, I am on Low Dose Naltrexone for my arthritis and that is supposed to help weight loss too.
I have been on Wellbutrin for years and talking with my psychiatrist about Contrave and he added on the other portion of Contrave which is Naltrexone. It has definitely done a lot to help me curb a lot of my cravings. I definitely still want and do eat things I shouldn't but it helped and I have lost 15lbs on the combo.
I just started taking the two drugs. It's been about 4 days. The naltrexone starts working almost immediately. I find myself not thinking about food nearly as much as I used to. I also no longer seem to crave certain food items, mostly I want water based foods, which I think means I need to drink more water. Getting the two meds individually is also much more affordable than contrive. You also get slightly higher doses.
I’m going to speak with my doctor about the combination of Wellbutrin and Naltrexone when I see her next week. Already take the one for anxiety and want to start on the other as well. My daughter takes both of them and has dropped 30lbs since March.
I tried contrave, and it didnt help me. With that said, I had heard good things about it. I am now trying to get some phentermine. I have lost over 100 lbs, kept it off for a while, and now I am slipping up, and moving the scale the wrong direction. Good luck to you.