User Reviews for Belviq
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Reviews for Belviq to treat Obesity
"I started on Belviq after having 5 months of down time due to atrial fib flutter and my MS acting up on me. Before that, I had been working out 5 days a week and had been eating healthy to get the weight off. I had gone down from 435 to 345 on my 5'9 frame, but depression set in and I stopped losing. My doctor was hesitant about putting me on the med because I am on Pristiq, but I am watching for Serotonin Syndrome. In one week I have lost 8 pounds and I would rather give up the Pristiq than the Belviq! My mood has improved so much that I am going to try weaning myself off the Pristiq (under my doctor's supervision!) will return with more updates! "
2young2bthru February 6, 2016
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"I was desperate to lose weight when I reached an all time high of 258 lbs. At 5'7%u201C On August 29, I began Belviq and a new food plan with my licensed nutrionist and my supervision of my doctor who first had to take me off Lexapro, slowly for anxiety. He said Belviq would benefit me by helping me lose weight and help reduce anxiety. I was excited to try. I am now Five months into this, lost 48 lbs at 210 lbs. I have had no side effects other than more dry mouth than usual with thirst. I drink water all day long anyway, so it isn't a big problem.. Dizzy at first from change in meds but quickly readjusted. I have no cravings for sugary foods and carbs. I feel so much better. I have faith that I will make goal of 175 by 1 year anniv"
LIgirl (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 6, 2016
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"I am currently on belviq, I chose to write a review, because I was looking for a "real" honest/objective view of the drug. I will say this, I have taken belviq for about 1 month now. Initially, about the first 5 days I didn't notice a huge change in appetite. But by week 2, you notice it for sure. Fuller faster, and cravings for junk are a minimum. I planned to have a "cheat day" because in addition to the belviq, I've totally changed my eating habits, well cheat day comes, and I'm not craving any junk. At first the dry mouth side affect is awful but that goes away. Long story short, this medication is doing me proud. I can't say any huge weight loss yet BUT hey less eating, less chance of obesity."
arocket February 5, 2016
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"I took Belviq when it first came out. This medicine did nothing for me. I would get severe headaches and really bad gas. I stayed on the medicine for a while and nothing. I lost weight when I got off of Belviq. I found that strange because I was doing the same thing as if I were still taking the medicine. Good luck to those who are taking Belviq."
K00Smile17 January 30, 2016
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"I am giving this a 5 for now since it's only been day 2. I reached out to my dr for help with weight loss because I quit taking my Adderall in March of 2015. I was a size 4-6. Maybe 135 lbs. I'm 33 yrs old and do not have a family history of obesity but once I got off the Adderall that's when my weight got out of control! I went to a size 16 and now weigh 223 lbs! So yesterday the Belviq didn't work much. I was SO tired. All I did was stay in bed. I took my first dose around 11am. I took my 2nd dose at 7pm. I ate 2 go gurts, 2 hotdogs, and a plate of spaghetti. Then I fell asleep because it made me SO sleepy. I didn't wake up til 1:18pm today! today was better. Less appetite, still tired but less appetite!"
Calisucks January 6, 2016
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"I started this medicine last month. At first i lost a few pounds. However, the headache was incredibly bad. By Week 2 I was wondering if I should continue. I read some reviews on here and everyone said to keep going until day 14, so I pushed through. By day 14, I had gained 7 pounds and my entire body ached as well as my head still hurting. My mind felt fuzzy and I, overall, felt horrible. I decided to stop taking the medicine. Good luck to everyone taking the pill. It was not for me. :("
Vedens82 December 4, 2015
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"I have been on the medication for a month now and today I go Dr. To see my weight loss.I sometimes forget I have not eaten so I make myself eat and drink plenty of water sometimes I'm eating 1 time per day. Also I noticed because I love fried chicken I would only eat it once a week but I can no longer eat the chicken - it makes me sick. This pill has helped me in so many ways. I'm thankful to God and the Doctor. I need to loose this weight for health issue and I'm going to be a grandma so I need to be here. I will let you all know how much I lost."
ljl123 (taken for less than 1 month) November 30, 2015
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"I started Belviq July 20 2015 @ 195 lbs for my 5' 2" frame. I also have Hypothyroidism and am on medication for that. First two days I had a headache but that stopped. Today October 31 2015 I am at 165 lbs total loss of 30! I have never been happier. My knee issues are gone and I feel so much better about myself. I have cut down on calories but have not yet started to exercise. It is totally working for me.. one pill at 8:30 am and the second at 8:30 pm. So glad my Dr recommended this for me! My goal is 140."
Getting slimmer October 31, 2015
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"I've been on Belviq one day and my body went crazy. I'm experiencing a cooling/menthol sensation throughout my entire body. It's weird. Vaginal pain as well. I'm so uncomfortable. I just want this out of my system. The drug is probably a great one that will do what it's supposed to but for me it's making me crazy. I'm not sure if I gave my body enough time to "detox" off phentermine. I took my last pill yesterday and started Belviq today so I'm not sure."
Ambi H. October 23, 2015
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"I started Belviq on 10/8/15 on the night pill. I take two pills daily. My starting weight was 208.8 lbs today 10/14/15 I weigh in at 199.4. This medication is awesome. I have not changed my diet- I always ate pretty healthy, I have not started exercising yet. I am pretty active I work a part time retail job. When I'm working on the floor I'm running around, but when I'm working in the office I'm sitting. I own a photography business, and go to school full time. My side effects started out with dry mouth, slight headache, I watch my blood pressure because it drops a little and when I take my BP pills my BP ave is 106/68. I have tried everything and this pill does what I need it to. I have noticed some increase in energy. Love it so far!"
Bettyjo47 October 14, 2015
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"I have been on this med for a year, lost 7 pounds but the serotonin syndrome symptoms are not worth it. I have had no energy, profuse sweating, high blood pressure and consistently high rate. I have been off for 2 days. I had trouble with sleep, episodes of crying, and exhaustion but my blood pressure is better andy heart rate is already in the 80s resting instead of 100s. Tonight I feel better, though I have had a difficult ultimate 2 days. I hope the worst is over. This drug is not worth the risk and side effects. I'm getting out of this clinical trial."
M lynn October 1, 2015
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"I started using Belviq last December. From December to March I lost 30 lbs. I am still on it but it has no more effects. It wore off after 3 months. Although I am still losing slowly on my own."
BIG POPPI September 28, 2015
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"I'm extremley over weight with many many health issues so my doctor put me on belviq a couple of days ago. 10mg 2xday, so far it is going well. I noticed I'm no longer craving sweets like I was. Here it is late night and have absolutely no desire to eat or snack. I used to be hungry all the time...this medicine seems to be working, also my insurance did not cover it so my doctor just sent in an override so my cost was $0. I'm also in the 6 month process of getting approved for gastric bypass surgery so looking foward to seeing how much weight comes off in a month."
Laceface1983 (taken for less than 1 month) September 17, 2015
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"I have been on Belviq for about a week. I must say, I got sick right away and felt awful for about 4-5 days. It was a combination of getting a cold/cough and taking the Belviq I believe. The side affects have been gone for two days and I feel great! Food doesn't even look that good and when I do eat something it is very easy to eat half or a third of what I normally would. Like others have said- willpower in a bottle! I will update in a few months!"
Marinara (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2015
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"I have been on Belviq for 1 week and 1 day. Day 1 was just awful. I felt "stoned", dizzy, brain fog, tight chest, extremely tired. The positive: virtually instantaneous appetite suppression, and more than that - a feeling of satisfaction after eating only a fraction of what I normally ate. So I decided to play out the side effects and see if they went away. Each day was a little better than the last. By day 4 I was feeling mostly normal - more like a benedryl fog than a stoned feeling now. Other side effects were a mild cough, some ear/jaw pain, sneezing fits and general weirdness. It is mostly gone now and I am down 3lbs. Glad I stuck with it. I am in it for the long haul. I desperately want to be one of those before and after people!"
CLash (taken for less than 1 month) August 21, 2015
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"I am rating this drug a 5 at this point because it has neither been a good experience, nor a bad one. Today is the 7 day mark for me. My weight has not budged since day one, but it's only a week in. I'm drinking a LOT more water and trying to make wise meal choices. I seem to get full with less food than before I started Belviq, but I am hungry most of the time. I am also on the brink of falling asleep all day long. I can't seem to really wake up, truly, until about 2:00 in the afternoon ('I'm up at 5:30 during the week). I am hopeful based on what I've read online about the drug, but so far for me personally - no suppression of appetite, substantial reduction in energy level and no weight loss :O("
Band Mom (taken for less than 1 month) August 21, 2015
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"This medication is awesome for suppressing my appetite and helping me lose weight. I have lost a total of 23 lbs in 2 months taking 1 pill every other day. I just cannot deal with the headaches, which is why I will have to stop taking them."
Reneeeee August 21, 2015
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