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Old 03-14-2018, 02:44 PM   #3681
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Has anyone tried the prescription weight loss aid, Contrave? If so, any testimonials or complaints?

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Old 03-14-2018, 03:26 PM   #3682
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Has anyone tried the prescription weight loss aid, Contrave? If so, any testimonials or complaints?
My DW used it for about 2 months to get her over a plateau. She lost about 10 pounds with it, but the side effects were pretty terrible and she doesn't recommend it. Her biggest complaint was the nausea when she ate too much...which wasn't much at all.

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Old 03-16-2018, 05:01 PM   #3683
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:24 AM   #3684
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Has anyone tried the prescription weight loss aid, Contrave? If so, any testimonials or complaints?
I've a friend who's using it. Weight loss has been modest at best.

I've personally lost over 60 lbs. on Byetta (exenatide). It's a GLP-1 (glucagon-like peptide) agonist that slows digestion and improves glucagon response. It was prescribed by a doctor at the MGH Weight Center. Combined with a low-carb diet and exercise, it has moved me from "candidate for bariatric surgery" (BMI > 40) to where I'm no longer eligible (BMI 31).

It's a twice-daily injectable (tiny needle, subcutaneous), which freaks some people out, but there's really nothing to it. There's a slightly newer drug approved for weight loss that's injected only once daily: Saxenda (liraglutide), but my Blue Cross doesn't cover it.

From the doctor's reaction, my response to the drug is atypical; I just got lucky. As with any other weight loss drug, YMMV.

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