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Belviq Review Summary

8.6/10 Average Rating

333 Ratings with 312 User Reviews

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"I've been taking Belviq for 33 days and am quitting it today. During this period with proper diet and exercise I lost 4 pounds. The side effects have increased rather than decreasing. I'm extremely tired, weak and dizzy at times. My blood pressure is normally low but it is lower now. Given the 1500 calorie eating program I'm following and regular exercise I'm more concerned about the side effects as they're decreasing the quality of my life. I can do better than this on my own without the added risks of side effects."

   
1.0

Very Disappointed August 2, 2015

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"Started taking just today! I couldn't believe how full I got at lunch. I am making sure to eat a little something low cal, low fat and low carbs every two hours. Never hungry, Slightly tired and a little bit of nausea after I ate lunch. However, I'm very excited how I end up in a week."

   
2.0

Anonymous July 28, 2015

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"I'm 43 and have been at a stand still where my weight is concerned-I have reduced my sugar intake and all around carb intake-no longer really eat breads and I exercise about 4 days a week-wasn't really getting anywhere so I asked my doc to give me something as a jump start. I started Belviq on 7.14 and now 14 days later I am down 9 pounds and I feel GREAT! No side effects and I feel alert and in an Awesome mood! I'm picking up my first month supply and can't wait to see the result after being on it for three months. I'm 5'11 and started out at 215 and now at 206 and my plan is to get down to my goal weight of 175! I've never felt so great and energized and HOPEFUL!"

   
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Melissa Mag July 28, 2015

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"Just started yesterday afternoon. Took a dose then and again this morning. No side effects at all, except that I already have very little appetite and have been in a good mood. I have to pay attention to other signs of needing nutrition now, like feeling a bit weak or lightheaded. I haven't had any hunger pains at all and am eating about 1/3 less food than I normally would."

   
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Getting fit July 25, 2015

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"Absolutely works. I started this med on July 6, and as of today, July 24, I have lost 6.5 pounds, and I'm only taking 10 mg once a day. I am very pleased with Belviq."

   
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pre-kwilson (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2015

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"Have been taking for 2 months. Went to the Drs. This week have lost 16 lbs. very happy with the results. I have no side effects and it just helps you eat less. I started them when I broke my leg and was totally sedentary so it was a life saver. Still taking trying to loose 15 more lbs. I have tried other diet pills in the past and had to many reactions. I had lost 30lbs at weight watchers took two years then I quit smoking and gained most of it back. I am very happy not to have it take that long again. They are very expensive but they offer a discount on line 75.00 out of pocket. That's less than weight watchers and the gym a month. Worth trying"

   
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Watchout2 July 24, 2015

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"I've been on Belviq almost 4 weeks started June 26 2015 212 starting weight. I have not lost a lb I can tell my appetite has decreased a lot. Doing the gym thing as well but will go the twelve weeks to see if I lose any thing. Will report next 4 weeks."

   
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Mary301 July 24, 2015

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"As a former gastric bypass patient, I know all to well about the on going struggle to loose weight. I've suffered many complications from this surgery and actually regret having it done. I've gained roughly 60 lbs back of this original 130 I lost. After talking with my doctor she recommended belviq. I started taking belviq June 29, 2015. I weighed 240 and today I weigh 229.2. So that a total loss of 11 lbs in 3 weeks. I've been walking AND running and have completely cut out fruit juices and eating rice every day. I will warn you that I didn't take the pill for 2 days due to being out of town, and I experiences the worst nausea and headaches. I actually became sissy in Walmart while shopping and had to sit down to gain my composure."

   
9.0

Looking for hope... (taken for less than 1 month) July 23, 2015

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"The first day I took this I immediately got a mild headache, this headache lasted the whole time I took it. I have been on it for a week and stopped today. My heart beats hard, I have headaches, acid reflux, body aches, and weight gain. I am thinking maybe it raises my BP instead of lowering it and causing me to hold water. I have been the same weight on an extremely low carb diet which is not normal for me. Works for many, but not me."

   
2.0

Nicknames are stupid July 23, 2015

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"I started taking Belviq about 6 weeks ago. When I visited with my Doctor to ask about Belviq, he was very apprehensive, as he'd had a few traumatic experiences related to Phen-Phen. We discussed it at length and he reluctantly agreed to provide me with a prescription, with the caveat that I check in with him once a month. Well, in my first month, I lost 12 lbs! Side effects - initial, some constipation and dry mouth - increased fluid intake and both disappeared. I do feel "foggy" at times, sleep deeply and find it hard to wake up. Otherwise, all is well and I'm finding the side effects decreasing with time. Looking forward to continuing the positive trajectory and getting back to pre-preggo weight!"

   
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Ausskez (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 22, 2015

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"Not much happened the first few weeks of taking this drug, but the last few have been terrible. I experienced severe apathy. Too extreme to live with. Is just increasingly got worse. I stopped taking it and have started feeling better within 24 hours. Very little weight loss."

   
1.0

Apathy (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 21, 2015

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"I am on my 2nd week ( 7/10/15). First week felt horrible - morning headaches, severe dry mounth....actually gained weight. At the begining of the 2nd week - headaches gone but now have mild body aches...still wtih dry mouth but lost the initial weight plus 2 pounds!! I do not feel hungery at all...but it took about a week for it to kick in. The cost is prohibitive...I will not re-order. Even with Insurance I can not afford $200.00 out-of-pocket. It DOES NOT give you energy like Phentermine....just makes you feel full. Oh, also, very constipationg!!!!! I will finish the bottle - it is working for me. You have to be a "responder" to this medication and only 50% of people are ( I didn't know that) see if you can get the first 15 days free"

   
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jinxblu (taken for less than 1 month) July 20, 2015

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"Ok sooo I started taking Belviq on July 11,2015. I took 1 pill at 9a I started feeling like I was intoxicated, dizzy & very tired for like a 1/2 an hour. Then my muscles began to feel alil achy in both arms,my cheeks on my face started feeling achy like I had been smiling for 2hrs &lil lower back pain. It all was just alil discomfort nothing too alarming that I needed any pain meds for. After a couple hours it had passed & so did my appetite. Once I noticed the time it was 7p so I made myself eat a salad & took the 2nd pill. I didnt like the 2nd dosage because it made me feel dizzy & like I just came from a bar. So I only take 1am pill a day. July 11-July18 288lb to 282lb 7 days lost 6lbs & feeln good."

   
7.0

TiAhni July 18, 2015

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"I have been on Belviq for 7 days. The first few days were not good I was super dizzy and I felt like I was drugged well I guess I was. I went 5 days and was seriously thinking about giving up but I had read that the side effects would get better and sinse I had the free trial for 2 weeks I wanted to keep trying. I didnt lose anything either and still felt hungry. Finally the 6 day I didnt feel hungry and finally lost 1 lb. This morning down another 2 making that 3 lbs in 6 days. Well Im willing to finish the 2 weeks before I decide. Im not as dizzy the 6th and 7 th day it has gotten a little better. All I can say is Im thankful for only one side effect so far and I finally dropped 3 lbs and I noticed on day 5, 6 and 7 Im not as hungry."

   
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Sweetbaskets July 13, 2015

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"Lost 12 pounds in 6 weeks. (261-->249) Minor changes to diet. Exercising a little more. I found it's best to avoid sugar as much as possible because eating sugar starts a craving that can be too much for the Belviq. But it works, in my opinion. And I have had no side effects. My goal is to lose at least another 60 pounds."

   
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CarlF July 9, 2015

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"Been on the med a month now. Down 10 lbs. Tiredness went away but have been having really irritating chest pains every day. Cardiologist said I was fine so I really don't know what's going on. Had to stop the med pre-surgery for four days and the pains stopped. Back on the med and they're back again. Wondering if anyone else has this issue."

   
6.0

Project Cougar July 7, 2015

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"I've been on B about 2 weeks and lost 5lbs. I'm not doing anything extreme diet wise...eating calories based on BMR and plan to exercise more regularly next week. I've had mild cough, fatigue and body aches but I hear it'll subside. It's worth it right now. I seem to have more awareness, self control and get full faster. I have hypo thyroid and losing weight was always hard for me even with crazy programs and costly supplements. For the first time in forever I feel in control of what I'm choosing! I know it will be a long journey but I'm ready."

   
9.0

Heavygirltrying (taken for less than 1 month) July 3, 2015

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"I've been on Belviq since April 9th 2015. I'm down 20Lbs since then maybe more! This pill has been soo different for me it is teaching me not to pick and snack after I've had my meals. I really try and watch my carb intake and it's working. Also weight seems to come off slow and I guess thats a good thing!! Only side effect is coughing but it seems to be getting better!! I love it!!!"

   
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Feelin good again! June 30, 2015

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"I just started belvid today I took the pills at 9:30 Am after breakfast. I started to cough and I feel nauseous exactly after 2 hours. But I'm excited nothing that I can't tolerate. I don't feel hungry at all at least it is too soon to know. Need to mention that I plan to take one pill a day and in the afternoon I will be taking 2 veggies capsules of Leptiburn."

   
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wannabe thin June 27, 2015

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"I've been taking Belvique 2-1/2 months. Down 30 pounds and it keeps on coming off. I'm a believer. I took my time researching, and got full a full physical, cardio, and blood work first. The first 1-2 weeks didn't show any real results, but also, no side effects either. After 2 weeks, the weight started dropping and hasn't stopped. Still NO side effects. My advice: if you are significantly overweight, that weight may be more dangerous to you that the possible side effects of this. While taking, continue periodic check-ins with your doctor and get blood work (at least quarterly). Take multi-vitamins. You still need to choose the right foods, but this will help you feel full with reduced portion sizes. Also, use one of the fitness apps!"

   
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Westcoaster50 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 26, 2015

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"I am 5'4 and need to lose about 30lbs. I started Belviq about two weeks ago. I have had no side effects and the results of reducing my hunger have been great. The first week I lost nearly nothing but hopped on the scale this morning and I was nearly 5lbs down. I do think it is somewhat of a mind game so you must pay attention to your diet. For me the curbing the appetite was big since my problem with eating was never what I ate but more about how much I ate. I am tracking my diet on an app and it seems to be motivating to continue....My concerns are when I get off, will I just gain it all back?"

   
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stellabee (taken for less than 1 month) June 26, 2015

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"I see a lot of negative experiences on here. Fortunately, I won't add to those. This is day 8 after beginning Belviq, and I have lost 8 pounds!!!I started the RX as prescribed: twice a day, 12 hours apart. I have to make myself eat. When I do, I only eat a very small portion. My meals are only about 200 calories each, with 3 tiny snacks. I cut back on all sugar (even Splenda). **Cravings are non existent" I am 57, I have COPD, and 2 herniated discs, so it's hard to exercise normally. But I am increasing activities, and doing back exercises, and walking when I am able. Will add weights when my back feels more stable. I have had absolutely no side effects! No headaches, no muscle aches, no drowsiness, nothing. I couldn't be happier."

   
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Justmax June 25, 2015

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"5'11 and 255 lbs started three months ago. Early days seemed like my weight loss was minimal but once I stuck with my diet and cleaned the cobwebs off the bike. Then the weight came off 3.4 pounds per week average now 212 pounds and going strong. Side effect a little dry mouth the rest of side effects never happened to me. It cost 75.00 and I would have got more if I knew this was going to happen."

   
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George Martz Jacksonville (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 24, 2015

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"1st day and I will update yall. I weigh 195lb and mother of two. I work full time and constantly going with my daughters who are active. Lets see if this pill works. I will be honest I am feeling a little slow but it just feels like I have had a few beers - nothing scarey ladies. Follow me"

   
7.0

jenny from the block June 19, 2015

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"I have been on belviq for about 18 days and have lost 8lbs. And still loosing weight. It really works the way it is supposed to. I am on a strict diet plan and exercise plan. I forgot to take it for a day and got a really bad tension headache. But with staying on it I have no side effects :)"

   
9.0

GOFORGOLD (taken for less than 1 month) June 18, 2015

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