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Reviews for Belviq to treat Weight Loss
Review by Anne Barett New Jersey (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I have been a lifer trying Weight Watchers, Medifast and over the counter everything. Mid 40's female 5'4 189. After getting my co worker to confess that she was using Belviq I went to her weight loss doctor. I watch what I eat and can now do some brisk walking. Headache early on but otherwise nothing to speak of but seems to sleep sound. Total weight loss 18.5 lbs in three months with nice improvement in my other risk factors. Doc is happy to tell me he now has 46 patients on the medicine. Nice side effects is three out of sight smokers have quit in various time frames from 4 to seven weeks.
Review by Bob Witkowski (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Having been a big boned guy all my life was fine when I was more active. Now I am 31, 44lbs overweight and wish I was much taller. Went on Belviq three months ago and just now starting exercise. Joints feeling better, beeter blood pressure and cholesterol better. It works fine 25 pounds down 25lbs to go. My doctor won't tell me if everyone gets these results but he just smiles and so do I. Now I look better on my wife's arm.
Review by trying to stay healthy Diana (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I have been on Belviq for about six months with only brief mild headache as the only side effect. I was diabetic but my blood glucose has me off metformin as my sugar is very stable. Losing an average of seven pounds per month, I exercise sometimes. The best part is better sleep pattern, no cravings and now at my old high school weight is in sight. Not bad for a post menopause, hormone replacement, 52 year old lady. I feel very content and calm overall life is now what it should be.
26 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking Belviq for 7 days. I've lost 6lbs. I feel hungry at random times but nothing ever looks good. Portions are really reduced. I had dry mouth first two days but no other side effects. I want to drink water all the time now and can't seem to finish an alcoholic drink. I have polycystic ovarian syndrome which makes weight loss ridiculously hard, this medication is a fantastic motivator.
37 users found this comment helpful.
Started 2/1. Today is 2/11 and I am down 7 lbs. Headaches first 48 hours plus some clumsiness. Still hungry but easy to ignore with no cravings. Portion sizes greatly reduced. It's like a door shuts when I've had enough. Absolutely no craving for alcohol. Split a beer with my husband at dinner and couldn't finish it! I can't believe in 10 days I've become that person who grabs an apple on my way out instead of a bag of chips. And I can't finish the apple either!
43 users found this comment helpful.
I have been on Belviq since July. 40 lbs lost and markers all better. Triglycerides went from 313 to 145. Sleep easily and only experienced mild headache in first two days. I otherwise feel normal except no cravings for sweets or alcohol. I should exercise but have not done my fair share. Insurance did not cover at first but saw savings and so now Aetna covers my script. I would have paid for it to add the years to my life.
I now have six friends on Belviq and have heard no complaints but see happy folks losing pounds with and without exercise.
49 users found this comment helpful.
Everyone's different and some folks won't need the 20 mg a day. This medicine makes you feel like you never had an issue with cravings. They are gone, 100%,. After a while you forget what it was to have cravings and you may think the medicine isn't really doing anything, but try skipping it for a day or two and it will all come back to you! I still want to eat, just not bad stuff or big portions. I get hungry, but never so much so that I can't make good choices. That's the beauty of it. I think it will have to be made available for maintenance, maybe a lower dose, not sure. I wish more doctors knew about it. So many people are missing out on something that could really help them.
32 users found this comment helpful.
I have been taking Belviq for over 7 months now and I have lost 15.7% of my weight (250.8 Lbs to 211.4 Lbs). I am also a Type 2 Diabetic patient and my Humalog insulin intake is now reduced to 20 units a day from 100 units (80% intake reduction). My latest blood test on 01/23/2014 showed an 11.1% improvement in my Hemoglobin A1c 7.2% on 06/04/13 compared to 6.4% 01/23/14 which can be now labeled as pre-diabetic. Also, my Triglycerides showed a 24.8% improvement from 153 mg/dL to 115 mg/dL. I have no negative side effects whatsoever; all side effects have been positive and many thanks to Belviq for making this true after over 10 years being diagnosed with T2DM patient. My 80% reduction in insulin intake is nothing short of a miracle.
54 users found this comment helpful.
If there is such a thing as a "Miracle Pill", Belviq is it. For the first time ever, I DON'T have insane cravings. I now know what it's like to feel full! This is the tool that goes with the exercise and eating good foods that is my key to success. Past efforts were always ruined by an epic hunger binges. Those are gone now. I still get hungry, but NOTHING like it was in the past.
Side effects: Dry mouth is real, but subsides after a couple of weeks to a degree. Dreams are initially *spectacularly* weird, but also subside.
My insurance doesn't cover it, which horrifies me since this is saving my life and their long-term costs, but I will do what it takes to afford the $210 per month I'm paying.
58 users found this comment helpful.
Another update. Have been on Belviq for about 9 months now. I have lost about 25 pounds. Zero side effects. I am at a weight that I haven't seen in about 20 years. This is the first time I have been able to control what and how much I eat. It also seems to be much easier to burn off the fat with exercise.
40 users found this comment helpful.
I thought this was the diet pill that I had been waiting for since trying plenty of others and the first month it worked like a dream. Lost 10 pounds but the second month all I have lost so far is the $167.00 it cost to refill it.
12 users found this comment helpful.
Wt. loss update: Meds :Belviq 20mg, 37.5 mg Phen/ dy since 2004,Janumet 50/500x2/dy since2004, Diag Metblc Synd.Calorie intake ~1000/ dy since 2004
Metbl Specl added Belviq to the above meds on 10/8 (178lb) now down(163lb) I cannot believe that I have been unable to take off a single pound in six years despite trying everything specialist could throw at me( meridia
Victosa,byetta, topomax/ phen..now Qysmia) exercise program, special diets you name it. BELVIQ is The solution! My docs are thrilled with results and are prescribing to all qualified pts!!
28 users found this comment helpful.
5 days now. Free 2 week trial - why not! The 1st 2 days horrible. My sleep is deeper, however, it is harder to wake up. I have noticed a cough, not bad, just annoying. I don't feel like my appetite is suppressed - I still eat 3 meals a day and sometimes a snack - however, I'm utilizing the "lose it" app - low cal diet (approx. 1200/day) and doesn't seem to hard. I have STILL lost 2.6 lbs in 5 days. Usually, with a low cal diet, you usually lose approx. 2lbs/week. I noticed I was voiding a lot - so wondering if it was water weight that was lost - however, I am drinking more fluids including water. I will continue to update! Have 50 lbs to lose. Will incorporate exercise next week!
43 users found this comment helpful.
I want to keep following up on my experience. I have now been on Belviq almost two months. This has been an amazing experience. I have lost 14 lbs, effortlessly. I don't have any side effects. I feel normal, except no cravings, no urge to overeat, no snacking, high satisfaction from eating normal portions of good food. Stopped biting my nails, it has to be the medicine. Each week, a couple more lbs. No food stress. I can't say enough about this medication! It's pharmaceutical willpower, best way I can describe it. I take only 1 a day, at 3:30 PM, works fine for me, script will last 2 months, saves me $$.
62 users found this comment helpful.
It WORKS! I'm at the end of my first week on Belviq, and I have lost 8lbs. I've also been eating healthier with weight watchers and walking a couple times a week. It don't have any side effects I've noticed and it makes me not even care about food. It's a miracle pill. I eat when my belly tells me too, not nearly as much as I was..when I do eat I'm full enough to last quite honestly till the next day. It's really wonderful and I highly recommend it.
59 users found this comment helpful.
I lost 110lbs in 2004 but regained a bit. Been at same weight for almost six years now. I take Phentermine 37.5mg/day since 2004. In 2010 my doctor suggested we add Topamax to my daily dose of Phentermine. No weight loss and my hair began to fall out. He had equally poor results with other patients. On 10/8 I was put on Belviq 10mg/day for 15 days ($0) before increasing dose to 20mg/day ($159). 10/8-10/17 no weight loss...thought I was a non responder but I wanted to stick it out for the 12 week trial. 10/17-11/7 down 4lbs. I feel GREAT and I changed nothing in my diet or exercise routine. 12/9 visit, down 10lbs. No wonder my doc was so excited to start using this. Thank you Belviq!
41 users found this comment helpful.
I started taking this two weeks ago today. I am down 9lbs already. It is amazing how little I even think of food or eating in general. Even when I am at lunch/dinner with friends, I eat about half of my plate. I exercise three days a week (two spin classes and one hot yoga class) and have been doing that for months. I have an underactive thyroid condition so maintaining and losing weight has always been a challenge for me. If I had a documented paper trail with my doctor about trying to lose weight (nutritionist/weight watchers etc) my insurance would have paid for this. I took the $75 a month coupon from Belviq's website and pay out of pocket $159.00 for a 30 day supply, 2 pills a day. Starting weight 201, today I am at 192lbs.
41 users found this comment helpful.
Surprised at results so far. I travel and eat out often so I cannot prepare my meals very often. I have lost 15 lbs in 7 weeks which for me is unbelievable. I never felt better ever. I can't explain the burst of energy I feel. I know it doesn't affect metabolism and there is no increase in heart rate or blood pressure so that can't be it. With my hectic lifestyle, dieting has become so very easy. i have recommended this to my wife and friend!
46 users found this comment helpful.
The lack of food interest lasts all the next day until about 2:30 or so. I have been losing about 2-3 pounds a week. It's so easy. I track my diet with the Fitbit app. I'm about 1000 cals/day. I make sure my diet is healthy and balanced, but I can take food or leave it. NO CRAVINGS! None. I feel fabulous. have lost ten pounds, no sweat. Best thing ever for me! No side effects any more.
50 users found this comment helpful.
I have been on Belviq for 2 months now. So far, I've lost 17 pounds. I started at 240. I am in my late 30's and have struggled with being overweight since I started working in the corporate world. I've noticed that I don't have the late night cravings that I used to have and I feel full after dinner up until the next morning. I used have the need to snack before bed, but that has gone away since I've been on Belivq. No side effects expect a dry mouth the first week or so. I also used to drink a six pack of beer on the weekends but I've noticed that I don't feel the urge to binge drink anymore.... and I feel great!
59 users found this comment helpful.
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