User Reviews for Belviq
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Reviews for Belviq to treat Weight Loss
Review by Kidsallgone (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I am a 61 yr old, 5'3" female that started the 2 week trial on April 15, 2014 at 237 pounds. If I had any initial side effects I don't recall them, so I must have had none or they were too mild to even mention. I don't have any side effects now which is a little over 3 months since I started. I lost 10 pounds during the 2 week (free) trial so I was impressed and definitely ready to continue! I got a $75/month card (credit) from the pill company so that was a plus. I still have to pay $163/mth. My insurance does not cover it. They would rather pay for my cholesterol and blood pressure meds. So as of today, July 18, 2014, I have gone from 237 to 210lbs. Not too bad with 27 pounds gone with no side effects and no exercise. Loving the results!
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July 18, 2014 2:42 PM
Review by CDB1 (taken for 1 to 6 months):
1 month 4 days on Belviq and lost 20 lbs, 195 to 175. Amazing because I have travelled and gone to several parties during this time. I'm strictly following the "every other day" diet. Belviq makes it much easier to follow. I plan to continue on Belviq until goal, 135, another 40lb, then discuss maintenance with my doctor. Good luck to all!
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July 16, 2014 7:09 AM
Review by Lashonda Johnson Memphis (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
I was fat until about nine months ago. Now I am chunky but weigh sixty three pounds less. Start 229 pounds now 166 pounds. Just started the stationary bike and look forward to getting to 148lbs and that is livable. My blood work and other issues are starting to make good progress. I would like to recommend this to the yo yo dieters. No side effects except a little dry mouth.
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July 14, 2014 6:28 PM
Review by Uncutcrayon (taken for less than 1 month):
Worked great but it also worked on smoking when I took the pill in the morning I didn't crave, think about, or smoke a cigarette! I took the pill at 7 am and knew when it wore off at around 2pm because I would start craving a cigarette. I only had a trial for three days and would like to try it again because I really hate smoking and this pill work wonders in the smoking department! Also worked for food cravings and when I did eat I ate half of what I normally would!
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July 12, 2014 10:31 PM
Review by Katrina F (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Another update: Another month gone and I am maintaining the 31 pound weight loss I had with Belviq. As I mentioned in the last update, I've taken 5 mg (that's one half of one pill) every afternoon since I hit goal. I don't want to go off completely for two reasons. One is that with the reduced dose, while I still feel the effects of reduced appetite and cravings, and not thinking much about food, I do have to put slightly more effort into staying on track. Not a lot, just a little, but I can tell the difference. I think 5 mg is just right for maintenance. Secondly, the good side effects, first and foremost no hot flashes, feeling nice and cool all day and night, sleeping better, and lower heart rate and b/p. Great stuff! So grateful for it!
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July 11, 2014 11:02 PM
Review by JoJo in WV (taken for less than 1 month):
I started one week ago taking 2 per day as prescribed but forgot 2 days to take second dose at work, so last 4 days only taking 10mg in morning. Not hungry at all. Eating mostly Paleo diet, some cardio exercise, and have lost 6.9 pounds in last 1 week. I am very impressed! Slight headache, dizziness, "high" feeling first few days, but have gone away.
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July 11, 2014 11:30 AM
Review by Anne Barett New Jersey:
Just updating my experience. I have reached my goal weight and my blood work shows my tryglycerides went from 313 to 99. My good cholesterol went from 20 to 55 and I have not really exercised except for light walking. I am in total control of my eating and life has never been better. I am staying on the med as my blood sugar dropped and diabetes has been avoided. Insurance finally figured out that they save money on me now. No side effects except good sleep. Belviq will help many as discipline and willpower are not as easy as everyone would have you BELIEVE.
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July 6, 2014 10:04 PM
Review by MatthewForacre (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I discussed this medication with my doctor after a friends good experience. Docs concern was that I would gain it back when off the medication but agreed to write it if I could show him I was implementing the necessary life style changes to maintain a healthy weight. He recommended the lose it app to monitor my calories, that alone was enlightening. I found I was at my daily calorie limit before lunch due to some bad choices, fast food breakfast and lunch, by dinner and snacks I was off the charts -found I was eating over 5000 calories a day. I could not have done it without Belviq, I find I eat now for energy and have a choice to eat the best energy. Willpower pill.
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July 5, 2014 8:19 PM
Review by Kassy114:
Today marks 1 month on Belviq and freedom from 24 pounds of fat! I am 5 feet 5 inches tall, 50 year old female and started at 220 lbs. The first 24 pounds came off in the first 3 weeks. The weight loss seems to have slowed down this past week but I'm OK with that as I figured I could not continue to lose at that rapid pace. As for side effects, I did have a slight headache for the first two days but nothing Tylenol didn't handle quickly. The other issue I'm having is a very annoying cough. I read where that is a side effect for people with diabetes, which I do NOT have. I am assuming the cough is from the pills but it is possible that I have a cold or allergy.
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July 1, 2014 2:21 PM
Review by CBD1:
Lost 9 lbs first week using every-other-day diet 5'9, 195, female, 52. Second week I was on vacation in the gastronomical capital of the world, Paris. Went off diet and enjoyed pastries, sauces, etc, but in smaller quantities. Gained only 2 lbs. I am back home and restarting EOD diet, am very optimistic. A good example of how it works. When I order Japanese food, usually get a sushi deluxe and finish most of it. On Belviq, I can eat only half. It essentially cuts your appetite. Amazing.
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June 30, 2014 5:35 PM
Review by heather in mass:
Been exactly a month using and I've lost 14 lbs. Have had little time to exercise so I'm hoping to start soon with the nicer weather. Side effects at beginning were dry mouth and back ache. None now, so from 216 to 202lbs. Goal is 170lbs.
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June 28, 2014 2:10 PM
Review by gettin it gone (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I started on Belviq the last week in March and have seen nothing but improvements. This is the weight loss pill of my dreams! I have lost 22lbs starting at 275 and 5'6". It really does make you not even think about eating. Though it doesn't take the taste of foods away you still don't want to eat much. I've changed several things in my eating to help and pretty soon will be able to start working out like I've always wanted to. The side effects I have seem to be beneficial to me. Dry mouth - drink more water, I sleep better at night, I feel better as a person, slower heart beat - I'm more relaxed and calm. I don't have or at least notice any headaches as those are a thing of life for me. Really consider the benefits and try it!
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June 26, 2014 2:40 PM
Review by Bekster (taken for less than 1 month):
I took this for a couple of weeks, did see some improvement in appetite control, but had terrible pain in abdomen and urinary infections. Had To Stop. Getting off of it was a little rough too, some depression and headaches.
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June 25, 2014 2:12 AM
Review by finally losing weight (taken for 1 to 6 months):
We started taking Belviq last year with my Dad and then my Mom. They lost a combined 66 pounds in four months each on this. We will push the exercise and try to lose 30 and 35 pounds respectively. No side effects except I decide what I eat and how much. Just a little dry mouth but feel great. Belviq for Bela Vita. to the good life.
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June 24, 2014 7:57 PM
Review by Midnight2513:
I've used Belviq for 10 days. I was bummed at first because I actually seemed hungrier the first three days. Glad I stuck with it! I lost 5lbs so far. I do a crossfit and eat a well balanced diet. Belviq does not take your hunger completely away, just helps reduce the cravings I had when I was bored eating, stress eating, etc. I was surprised my insurance covered my prescription as I have tried phentermine the past and they didn't.
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June 21, 2014 8:06 PM
Review by Janine Winslow Altamonte,FL (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
I have been on Belviq for seven months and lost 48 pounds. Started out at 219 and now 171 pounds. Still have twenty to go but am now able to do two mile walks at a reasonable pace. Side effects a little dry mouth but otherwise feel great and sleep like a baby. Some friends have said I am more calm but that is about it. Glad to have found this by a referral from a friend.
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June 17, 2014 11:58 AM
Review by Chyconstance:
I am 72 and have tried EVERY diet since I was in junior high school. I have been taking Belviq for about 30 days and lost over 10 pounds - 30 pounds to go! This is the only diet pill that doesn't make me edgy and greatly helps with cravings. I used to "graze" all day but now I don't think about food and snacks when I get bored. It is a great medicine!
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June 15, 2014 10:39 AM
Review by Kim ss:
Lost 17 pounds in 2 months. I have quit for a little bit because I wasn't eating enough. I don't feel hungry, I need to lose 10 to 15 more pounds. I will see if I can do it myself. Just starting excercising since I had surgery, and just got released. Also, need to drink lots of water! Only took one pill in the morning .
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June 10, 2014 3:49 PM
Review by Katrina F. another update:
I started Belviq in October 2013. I've now lost 31 pounds, which brings me to my goal weight, which I haven't seen for decades. I now take 5 mg of Belviq every day at around 3-4 PM. This is my maintenance dose. I had a follow-up with my MD last week and was concerned that she wouldn't renew the script because I no longer qualify according to the recommended guidelines. To my surprise, she agreed a maintenance dose was a good idea to keep the cravings away. The fact that I had a lot of beneficial side effects also convinced her. (Really good, restful sleep, and the end to hot flashes). So I'm happy. The 30 day script will last me 4 months! Love this stuff. I'll take it forever. It "fixes" me as far as I'm concerned!
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June 10, 2014 12:07 PM
Review by Donna Matese (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
I am thrilled with this medication, I enjoy exercise but have an insatiable appetite. This medicine has eliminated my constant need to eat, it's just not on my mind like before. I have been on it for 7 months and have been losing approx. 5 lbs per month. I hit one plateau after 20 lbs but got through it. This is awesome.
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May 29, 2014 3:01 PM
Review by Jennie Leto Athens ga (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Slimmed down from 5"2, 188 pounds. In seven months dropped 41 pounds. The right combination of diet and exercise make this easier then it should be. I still eat good but wise choices seem more appealing versus what I used to do. No bored eating or snacking anymore. No female issues just a little headache.
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May 27, 2014 8:05 PM
Review by More than weight loss (taken for 1 to 6 months):
"Eat less, exercise" is what we all know how to lose weight. Belviq has helped me with the "eat less" part and it does it very well. The side effects are mild and sometimes beneficial such as dry mouth (drink more water) and better sleep.
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May 27, 2014 10:58 AM
Review by Luvthisdrug (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I've been on Belviq for just under 3 months. I started out at 211 lbs (5 ' 6") and I'm down to 191. It definitely helps reduce appetite. Recently unemployed, I was petrified I would be sitting at home stuffing my face. But not with Belviq. I don't feel hungry. One thing to note, if I ignore that lack of hunger and eat (i.e. for emotional/stress reasons), the medicine won't stop me from over eating. This medicine isn't some sort of replacement for a stomach reducing surgery but it is a very good tool. It's been the jump start that I needed. I also workout 5 times a week at a gym, which I did before but I increased my workouts, adding a class here and there. Ladies beware a possible side effect of Belviq is urinary tract infection, which I've had.
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May 22, 2014 12:48 PM
Review by No Cravings (taken for 1 to 6 months):
My biggest problem was my ravenous cravings and I had no control over them. Since going on Belviq four months ago I have zero cravings for anything. My intake of sweets, salty snacks is gone and my wine habit is on my terms. Results 34.75 pounds in four months and mild constipation until I started drinking more water. I am on a low carb diet and selectively decide when to treat myself. I need to lose 25 more pounds and then I am keeping them off. My doctor says staying on the medicine will keep the pounds from coming back but I can go cold turkey and see if I can go it alone. Going it alone is how I got to where I was.
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May 22, 2014 9:13 AM
Review by shas_el (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
I have taken Belviq for 7 weeks now, my cravings, midnight snacking are gone. I am eating fruits and vegetables on the regular. I actually favor eating those foods rather than carbs, sugars. I have lost 26.4 pounds so far and it has been so easy. Belviq is willpower in a bottle. I had slight headache for first 3 days but no side effects since that time (except lots of lbs. lost). UPDATE: 7 months and I have lost 55.6 lbs, 23% of my weight and my doctors confirmed that I am no longer pre-diabetic. My total cholesterol is now under 100. My sleep apnea has drastically improved, stomach is flat. improved results on a recent stress test. My doctor called it reverse metabolic syndrome. Thank you Belviq for getting my Health back.
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May 21, 2014 10:49 PM