Horrible Headache


Second night I got a really bad headache, it could have been from sugar withdrawal. Headache lasted through day three. I did not take contravene on day three, scared of another headache.
My question is will headaches get better/worse?
Should I give it another go?

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It seems like my headaches got less severe and less frequent after a few weeks. I recently stopped taking it bc I didn't think it was really helping that much but it was lol. I figured that out after I stopped it. So I'm on day 2 again now and I'm having really bad headaches again too. I feel your pain!

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According to NIH.gov, you should talk with your doctor if you experience headaches while taking naltrexone or bupropion (the two active ingredients in Contrave).

REF: 1. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0011329/?report=details#side_effects

2. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMHT0009361/?report=details#side_effects

It sounds to me like you may just have to put up with them if you intend to stay on Contrave after discussing this with your doctor. Pretty much comes down to weighing out the pros and cons depending on how severe these random headaches are for each individual... but like Holly's story, they could also randomly subside after it builds up in your system enough...You might want to look into headache remedies like white willow bark (more on that here: umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/willow-bark) and/or peppermint essential oil for the headaches to see if it helps. Maybe something natural that you can take alongside Contrave for the first few weeks would make things more bearable in the meantime.

Good luck to you both!

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