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For Weight Loss "I started the pill and the first day was super wacky and dizzy. After the 10th day I discontinued. I had gained weight; had water weight but was dehydrated, had blurred vision; dizziness, headache, backache and joint/muscle aches; couldn't complete a sentence; chills, shakiness, vivid dreams, couldn't drive, extreme fatigue and disassociation. I think I had seratonin syndrome. I was not successful on it, but the patient insert was helpful and I realized I needed to get off of it. After stopping taking it, I started feeling better by the hour. Now, two days late, every symptom has gone away. I have about 40 lbs to lose. I am happy for those who found success with Belviq but wanted to post my experience for those who are having trouble."

   
1.0

Jill_Conner (taken for less than 1 month) May 29, 2015

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For Obesity "I have been on Belviq for 9 days now and have lost 7 lbs. The first day I had a severe headache and some dizziness. I only took one pill that day. My headache and dizziness went away once the pill wore off. Started again the next day and no headache so I kept going and took the two pills that day. I have had no side effects since that first day. It does curb my appetite and I haven't been hungry. I am using my fitbit and the MyFitnessPal app to keep up with my exercise, calories and water intake. I need to lose around 65 pounds. Belviq costs me $75 a month, I got the discount coupon from my doctor. Update...One Month 15 pounds down. No problems at all, it's working for me."

   
9.0

bgn86 May 25, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I have been on this medication for 3months,no side effects I can tell,I had more issues before so I guess there is no difference.It has been great for me,start weight 380;now weigh 255.Try it it may work for like it has for for me."

   
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Yo-Yo May 25, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I'm Cheway69 who ever read my post , just a reminder I started on 5/8/15 & today 5/25/15 It was terrible terrible the first wk , headache so tired it was like someone beat me up or like very sore it's like I lifted weight for 10 hrs, the result loosing only 3 lbs only , I couldn't BELEIVE it ,by no means my appetite is better eating good & healthy food but not enough to be happy with the result like everyone are talking about, maybe I need to wait little longer ...sometime my balance is off, like how ppl walk when they are drunk, my memory is not that good by using this Belviq, forget a lot ,nothing change in my life to effect my memory , I blame this product, oh also I'm shivering & cold a lot most of the day. In 2 wks I'll post more info"

   
5.0

Cheway69 (taken for less than 1 month) May 25, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I was on Belviq for a while and it was really good it helped me loose over 70 lbs. but after the 5 month of being on it it started to make me dizzy, sleepy, tired, confused, and a little depressed. It also made me it really hard for me to concentrate. The medication was no longer working for me, I had an incredibly hard time moving. I constantly felt thrown out of balance and almost fell several times. I had to stop taking it, good news though the medication didn't cause any type of discontinuation syndrom so once I was off of it I felt so much better."

   
4.0

Health4life3833 May 25, 2015

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For Obesity "Well started belviq once a day on May 14 2015. My starting weight 187 lbs. Nine days later weighed at 185 lbs . May not seem like a lot BUT considering didn't go not once to the gym I think it is pretty good.!!! This coming up week I will try to do some type of exercise. I find though that the first pills really curbed my appetite. Now a few pills later it doesn't seem to be as strong as the beginning. Will continue on them for one month and see how it goes. If I don't see a big amount of weight loss I will ask my Dr to put me on phentermine. Being that phentermine is more affordable. And it would make no sense at all to pay so much $$$$ on a pill that doesn't really cut it for me ..."

   
8.0

titafigueroa (taken for less than 1 month) May 23, 2015

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For Weight Loss "Tried all of the diets and many of the supplements. Simple 5'4 203 pounds six month later I have lost 38 pounds. This works and that has been my journey so far."

   
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Normal overweight lady Kentucky (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 22, 2015

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For Weight Loss "48 year old guy 6'1 287 pounds high bp,ache joints. I got overweight after I got married and tried to work more then I should. When I travel that expense account was way to easy to eat too much. Started Belviq July 2014 and now weigh 209 pounds. I got 15 more to go but feel good and healthy. My eating habits have changed as I eat more vegetables and less pasta. My exercise is riding the bike indoors and outdoors weather permitting. Glad to feel better with the exception of a little headache this works fine."

   
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Paul Salerno New York (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 21, 2015

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For Weight Loss "First of all let me start by saying I am extremely excited of the possibility of losing weight, but it just has not happened as of yet. I started Belviq a week ago and yes, I have exercised but I gained three pounds. I can't say it was totally me or the medicine so, I am going to watch everything closer this week. I took my students on a trip so we were walking up hill, down hill and on flat land for at least 10 hours a day. I hit well over 30,000 steps a day. The kicker is we also ate 3x a day for five days. I tried to modify my lunch by eating salads and smoothies only, but dinners were usually a little unhealthy with things like: pasta,fried chicken , pizza, etc... I did eat it although I tried to eat smaller portions. Help!!!"

   
5.0

faces357 (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I read hundreds of reviews, talked to my doctor about belviq. He was very thorough with making sure I was healthy enough to take the med. I started day 1 yesterday (5/20/15). Within 2 hours my appetite was completely gone. I was extremely nauseous. I was expecting to be tired but not to the point of feeling so "drugged and intoxicated" that I couldn't even barely move with out the room spinning and vomiting. I had severe anxiety with this experience. I am not taking another dose. I will just be more self disciplined to eat right and exercise more. In my opinion, anything that makes you feel so badly can't be healthy for your body. I very happy for those that it worked for!!"

   
1.0

Alleys Mom May 21, 2015

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For Obesity "Been on belviq for a week now. Appetite has seriously changed. I basically eat cause I know I have to eat. I have NOT suffered from headaches like I did the first 2-3 days. Have not yet weighed myself but my starting weight was 187 lbs!! Will weigh when I finish my first months med. I only was prescribed one per day so I take it around noon and it lasts me the entire day. I haven't been going to the gym yet but will restart again next week. I definitely notice a change in how my clothes fit I strongly recommend belviq to EVERYBODY."

   
6.0

titafigueroa May 21, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I have been fat since I was ten years old. 5"9 213 and not very happy.I've been on Belviq 14 months, I've lost 58 pounds have had small headache a little tired as I have started to walk twice a week. No more high blood pressure and bad cholesterol. The best is no more need to hide from cheesecake or pizza. I am liking the new me but more to go."

   
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Auburn Nick (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 20, 2015

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For Obesity "Southern big boy 5'9 247 and felt like a slug. I used to be a weight lifter but at 48 years old those days are gone. I had gone to my opthamologist and he sent me back to my regular doc. The doc told me I was in the diabetic range and needed to to go on metformin. He had some patients take Belviq for weight loss and suggested we try that first to see if losing the weight might help my sugar as well as other issues. One year later we my wife and I are happy to report 45 pounds gone as well as my bad blood sugar. The story is not all perfect as there were times when I thought my weight loss had stopped but my doc said your body resets and you should continue to lose weight. I am finally able to walk without knee pain and feel like my story ea"

   
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Nashville Nanny (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 19, 2015

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For Obesity "Just started on Belviq a week ago and I'm so glad I did! The first day I felt a little tired. I also had a couple of moments of feeling nausea, not much though. Since then, I've been feeling great. I haven't anymore side effects. The very first day I could only eat half of my meal. Just didn't want anymore. This has helped curb my appetite tremendously! I have lost 3lbs in my first week."

   
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bwise Dad (taken for less than 1 month) May 19, 2015

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For Obesity "I was Vol cheerleader but after four kids I am way over my head at 5"7 198 lbs. After much time I have given up that diet and exercise can do it alone. So I gave and am taking Belviq. Side effects few dry mouth, headache weight loss gradual about five pounds per month with my exercise and selective dieting. Total weigh loss 35 pounds and feeling great. Try it as it costs $75.00 if your insurance does not cover it."

   
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Knoxville cheerleader (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 19, 2015

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For Obesity "I have only been on Belviq for less than a week. I haven't worked out yet but my side effects were extremely bad the 1st two days. I had a migraine that was out of this world and I felt very intoxicated. Don't know what to say about it yet but I stepped on my scale after 4 days and I gained weight. Not cool and I'm almost scared to continue. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated."

   
5.0

NayNay5682 May 18, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I started 5/14/15 and after schpeel from my doc about 15% experience headaches I prepared myself for a huge headache by noon. I took at 8am, no headache by noon or after..I was really tired and body aches but could be from the cold I had as well. Able to function all day though. My weight Thursday was 226.7 as of Saturday am my weight is 224.5. I am learning my hunger is mental and not physical. My mental or craving are still present but not actually feeling hungry so I can stop at a few bites because nothing really tastes as good as it does in my "hungry mind". So I'm definitely becoming aware of my triggers. Can't wait to see my results after 1mo."

   
8.0

MdgirlinVA1 May 17, 2015

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For Weight Loss "Been in WeightWatchers for a year and struggled a bit now I am losing steadily for the 2 months thanks to Belviq my starting weight was 309 and now 269"

   
9.0

WeightWatchers (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 16, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I just started belviq today I'm a 39 yr old diabetic woman and struggle with my weight all of my life but it got worse after having my first of 3 kids, it really became harder. I was a little scared as I have never taken diet pills before so I'm extremely nervous. But after reading most of the reviews took some of the edge off. I'm at 317 lbs and I'm so excited to see my results, headed for the gym now, I will keep you updated..."

   
1.0

shellyVa (taken for less than 1 month) May 15, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Belviq for a month now, and I have lost 10 pounds!! My clothes are starting to feel lose. And I love it!! Belviq does make me sleepy and I have dry mouth... But hey that makes me drink more water all day. It is pricey but worth it. I will update by my third month."

   
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Mia. K May 14, 2015

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For Obesity "Weighed 270 on 5-8-15! 8 days later I weigh 263. If I take it early before 9 am I feel drunk or really tired but if I take it later after 9-10 am I feel ok! Im excited to see how this goes if I can afford it! With out insurance coverage its $305.00 month! Very expensive but I almost say its worth it as long as I'm loosing weight in a decent timely manner! Light exercise but I work up a sweat and drink lots of water"

   
9.0

k bug (taken for less than 1 month) May 14, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I started taking Belviq a week ago and I've already lost 6 pounds. The first day I took it I noticed a difference, my appetite had decreased. I'm no longer craving sweets. I haven't started to excerise yet but plan to start soon. I'm excited about my Belviq journey."

   
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NEVER123 May 14, 2015

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For Weight Loss "After thirty years of being overweigh/fat I am really amzed. No more diet supplements or Adkins diets etc. Long short story 12 months 44 pounds feel great. Had a little joint pain and dry mouth but that was ok and went away in a week. I now walk four times a week eat low carbs but occasionally splurge with pizza one slice generally. Food is under my control and I feel great on all counts. Amazing for a 55 year old used to be fat lady !!!!!"

   
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Amazed myself May 13, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I've been on it for 10 days, and have gained 5 pounds. I feel that my appetite has decreased, but I've experienced dizziness and fatigue. I'm disappointed, as I really want this to work. I'm happy, though, for all those who have been successful!"

   
3.0

OutlanderLass (taken for less than 1 month) May 13, 2015

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For Obesity "Ok, am I bad? - I have been on it for over a month with no results (or side effects or anything)... then I realized it's a twice a day pill. Oops! Today is day one of taking them twice a day. I'm 36, 250lbs and need to get back down to 170. It's gonna be a long road but I'm getting married soon and refuse to buy a plus-size wedding dress!!! We can do this!!!!"

   
1.0

Lola5476 May 13, 2015

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