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For Weight Loss "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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For Obesity "I started Belviq just under two months ago. I have lost 23 lbs!!. Definately makes u feel full quickly. This is the only thing that has worked. I have hypothyroidism which makes it twice as hard to lose weight. Initially felt tired and a little dizzy but that was short lived.No other side effects I did cut out about 80% of gluten from my diet. I take 10mgs, twice a day. I am very happy with the results. I will post again in two months!."

l. quiggs July 28, 2015

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For Weight Loss "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!"

   
10

Melissa Mag July 28, 2015

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For Obesity "OMG !!! I SWEAR I'M NOT A PAID PERSON !!!! I've got a bad back and in the past I've used this and that with no success after spending all that money. I'm 288 pounds. I eat NO JUNK FOOD, NO FAST FOOD, NO BREAD, RICE'S, PASTA'S ! All I do is juicing fruits n veges and take belviq. I lost nearly 10 lbs in a week!!!"

   
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C!'C!' JONES (taken for less than 1 month) July 27, 2015

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For Obesity "I just took my first pill, I weight 290. I will let everyone know how it goes from here."

tricia0606 (taken for less than 1 month) July 26, 2015

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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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."

   
10

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

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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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."

   
10

Mary301 July 24, 2015

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For Obesity "This medication has helped me far more than any pill I have ever swallowed. And it has been many. I have totally changed how I eat and very conscious of when I'm really not hungry. Seem like I'm losing every day."

   
10

Sam Jenkins July 24, 2015

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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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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For Obesity "Fantastic drugs. Lost a lot of weight with no side effects."

   
10

Sara Dotthard (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 23, 2015

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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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"

   
7.0

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

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For Obesity "Ok so I started B yesterday morning I have been getting heaches and I'm very tired. I hope this goes away. I can say that my hunger has changed since day 1 I'm a binge eater I was really worried that I would have no control and I actually do ! I can usually eat two bagels this morning I can only eat half of one. I have faith that thing will turn out great"

   
6.0

Michellereed1985 July 19, 2015

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For Obesity "I am experiencing a major withdrawal or discontinuation syndrome from belviq. For three weeks I have had major anxiety, odd brain sensations, flu symptoms, numbness in my hands and feet, cough, earache... Just to name a few. I know that this syndrome is associated with SSRIs but this seems worse than what I have read about. I'm wondering if the 'novelty' of this agent means that they just don't know what to expect when people go off of it. I feel really stupid and I'm soooo sick of feeling this bad. Praying these symptoms stop."

   
1.0

Kay432015 July 19, 2015

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For Obesity "I am on my second day of Belviq. I have had no additional side effects except for some small coughing about 15 mins after I take the pill. I love this, as I previously tried qysima and absolutely hated the way it made me feel. When I eat I get "feel" full sooner than before. I also was able to walk by the bakery in the grocery store and no pick up a treat, even though it smelled so quite delicious. I have observed it takes let to make me feel fuller! No complaints there. I have CVS Carmark persecution insurance and they approved my request to the medication. It comes to 50.00 a month. :). Whoop whoop! The pharmacy said I have never seen this approved. I will recommend if you have been denied in the past to try it again."

   
7.0

Frozenrain (taken for less than 1 month) July 18, 2015

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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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."

   
5.0

Sweetbaskets July 13, 2015

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For Obesity "I have taken Belviq for two weeks only lost 2 pounds. belviq has no effect on me I cut grass to help make extra money on the side. That's the only time I see any weight lost. I was doing that before belviq this medicine has slow me down makes me tired. I execise less with belviq. I cant believe they want 200 hundred dollars for these pill not worth it. all diets if you exercise and eat right work with out the pills. Belviq don't even curb my appetite. Very disappointing. the chest and body pain are scary."

   
3.0

N N July 11, 2015

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For Weight Loss "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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For Obesity "Today is day one. I am 5'2" and weigh 221 pounds. Approximately two hours after taking the first dose, I have a horrible headache and feel pressure in my chest. No body aches or dry mouth and no nausea. I came to this very hopeful site for support and to read experience of others which has been helpful. Thank you for letting people post reviews. It is very beneficial for us newbies ."

   
6.0

KJs gramma July 7, 2015

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For Weight Loss "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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