i took one at 7:00 a.m. when should i take the next one??? also, how long does it take for it to start working as i still feel hungry. i went to the gym this morning like i do every morning, weigh 213 lbs and am hoping i dont feel so hungry soon but how soon???
4 Jul 2013
You need to follow the doctors instructions ... but generally the dosage for Belviq is 10 mg orally twice daily. Do not exceed recommended dose.
If your doctor has also said 10mg twice a day, and if you took one 10mg pill in the morning then you can take one at 7pm.
In terms of how fast it acts ... please see the link below for reviews, you should find them useful.
15 Jul 2013
I'm glad that you asked this question--I had it too. I'm taking it roughly 12 hours apart, but have been on it for 5 days and still feel hungry (absolutely no change in appetite). Everyone who commented (per the link provided by the other responder) seems to have felt less hunger right away. I may be a non-responder, and this drug may not work for me. I'm going to continue for at least one month and then review with my doctor. I think they want folks to continue for at least 12 weeks, but I am not sure I want to incur the additional cost/risk of side effects if my doc thinks it's likely Belviq will not work for me.
1 Sep 2013
I've been on Belviq for a week now..and have lost 4 lbs. Yay me... problem is ... I'm so achey and fatigued it not even funny! Seriously... I have fibromyalgia and if that wasn't bad enough... this Belviq makes me feel like somebody beats me with a bag of rocks EVERYDAY and I am so danged tired I couldn't beat my way out of a paper bag !! And forget about concentrating on anything! Aren't diet pills supposed to make you have energy?? I don't think I'm going to be able to handle these much longer.
25 Feb 2014
Hi, I have been on Belviq for 4 weeks and only lost 2 pounds. Did you ever figure out times to take Belviq. It doesn't seem to work that great for me. Still hungry alot. I hope it started working for you. Let me know. I wish you could find one place that says when you should take Belviq.
20 Nov 2014
I just started takin B today at 7 a.m. First I did a detox of only vegetables and fruit no dairy, no bread, no meat for three days. I believe when you detox your system you have a better chance of starting any weightloss program and your body responds to it far better. So far I dont think about food like I did before. It is now 12:30 and I normally am starving by noon. I have decided to eat something every two hours which revs up your metabolism. I'm also breaking up my exercise through out the day by just doing the stairs and some bodyweight exercises in the stairwell jamming out with my Pandora during my 15 min breaks. This is because I cant seem to motivate myself to do 60 min per day at once. With some music and 15 min bursts of exercise i'm sure to get atleast a 30 min workout in which is the least amount recommended LOL! I can feel the effects of the medicine slowing down so im thinking it might be a good time to take the next dose.
So I think when you feel it wearing off take your next dose. Im going to try and wait till 1p.m. so that my food cravings stay at bay until i'm ready to go to sleep at 8:30. Ok best success to everyone lets stay on here to keep one another in the know on Belviq.
4 Feb 2015
I started Belviq on Jan. 26, 2015 @ 223lbs. Today is Feb. 04, 2015 and I'm down to 215 lbs. That 8lbs in less than two weeks! So far I like only side effect is that I feel so tired all day. I am struggling to stay up and my days are long. coffee or tea are not helping either. I'm hoping that goes away in another week of so.
17 Jul 2015
I am starting Belviq for the 1st time and all these posts have educated me. Dr. said there were no side effects. Hmmmmm Phentermine was a no-go after month 2. The dry mouth was the worst! I don't get tired easy (even if I take narcotics) so that doesn't scare me. It's the sore muscles and fatigue that has my attention. Thank you all for the posts. They truly do help. I'm hoping for some positive results.
1 Aug 2015
I only take it once a day I must started my second month today. The last week though I was struggling bad wanting to eat at night. But good news is j lost exactually 20 lbs the first .month. Now let's see if the second month dies,as good if not that's when I give up and quit.
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I have been unsuccessful at finding a suggested meal plan, calorie intake, etc while taking Belviq. My doctor just recommended no carbs but was ...
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