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

   
10

Feelin good again! June 30, 2015

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For Weight Loss "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."

   
9.0

wannabe thin June 27, 2015

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For Weight Loss "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!"

   
10

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

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For Weight Loss "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?"

   
7.0

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

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For Weight Loss "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."

   
10

Justmax June 25, 2015

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For Weight Loss "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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For Obesity "Started the end of February. First day was a little woozy so next day I just did half dose. Third day tried whole dose again and was just fine. March I started counting calories with Fitness Pal. May 1st I began my Whole30 program which I definitely recommend to everyone. To date June 24 I've lost 45 pounds. Belviq is great. Highly recommend. What it has done for me is allow me to focus on what, when and why I'm eating. It gives you the power to master your food decisions. Tip: if your insurance doesn't cover it, go to the Belviq website and get their card that makes it $75 a month to buy this prescription."

   
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ThelmaandLouise50 June 24, 2015

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For Obesity "I had a slight headache the first day. Then i was fine. No sleepy side effects. I have been taking it for 1 month and i lost 15lbs. I have always eaten healthly. I have not started exercising yet. I only take 1 pill a day."

   
10

Shortnstocky (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 22, 2015

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For Obesity "I started Belviq about 9 days ago. I found a savings card online on the belviq website that will save me approximately $140 each time I fill my prescription. I have experienced a significant mood lift (i can see why it's a controlled substance), subtle doziness, and better sleep. Sometimes I forget to eat because I just don't feel hungry. I feel the effects of not having eaten though, I feel tired, sluggish and my stomach hurts a little from being empty, but the terrible "hunger" feeling is completely missing. It's strange, but extremely helpful. Overall I have lost 6 lbs in the last 9 days since I started Belviq, and it surely is helping with my appetite. I am very thankful. Belviq does exactly what it's supposed to."

   
9.0

Anonymous June 22, 2015

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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "WARNING...... NEVER STOP THIS MEDICATION COLD TURKEY. The side effects are extreme! I was in Belviq for 4 months and began having side effects of nausea, headaches, and overall just a weird feeling. I stopped the medication to see if that's what the cause was. A few days later, I had severe muscle tremors and spasms, loss of coordination, sweating, shivering, shaking, headaches, and a rapid heart rate. I thought I was having a stroke. Went to the ER. My blood pressure was 210/150! Unfortunately, every time I would have a withdrawal from this medication I would experience these symptoms. It took 2 1/2 weeks to get this medication out of my body. I was confused a lot and had severe depression. I had all of the signs of serotonin syndrome."

   
1.0

Leah 35 June 18, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I have been on this pill for 2 weeks now and I think its great. I have only lost 5 lbs, but for me that is great as I have slowly been gaining. I know it has helped change my eating habits. I was doing zumba 3 to 5 x a week and I wasn't losing anything. I knew I had to change something so I asked my doctor to give me something. She suggested this because the other popular pill would increase my blood pressure.I have also lost inches. In the beginning I was very tired to the point of exhaustion, but I stuck with it and now I am no longer tired. I take B12 vitamins and that has helped. My insurance doesn't pay for it, but I spend money on other worthless things so figure this is worth it. It is changing my life."

   
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ElvisBee June 18, 2015

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For Weight Loss "Day 4 no side effects" not eating ass much " I take my belviq at 7 am an 1 pm " I think I need to change the time " I notice my appetite Picks up around 6 to 7 pm " any suggestions on good time to take belviq"

getting my sexy back 44 (taken for less than 1 month) June 16, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I started on May 19 with the free trial and was taking 2 pills a day, (morning & night). My insurance won't pay for it, so it's $75 a month per refill. First day I had a little trouble focusing on things in the distance & was pretty sleepy the first week. After the 2 week trial, I decided I was going to do just one pill a day, in the morning. As far as losing the weight, I started on Tuesday and we left for the beach on Friday for the weekend. I actually gained about 5 lbs but once we got home and I got serious about my eating habits, I lost the 5lbs & have lost another 3lbs. I don't crave sugar as bad as I used to, but it still tastes pretty good to me when I eat it. If I eat slowly and pay attention to what I'm doing, I fill fuller faster"

   
7.0

SunnyChic June 16, 2015

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For Weight Loss "Just started June 13 day 2 no side effects so far Wish me luck trying to lose 60 lbs"

   
8.0

getting my sexy back 44 (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2015

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For Obesity "I started taking the Belviq about 2 weeks ago and I'm already down 10 pounds. The bad part is I have the painful urination, frequent urge to go, back pain, increased headaches. I have gone to 2 specialist about my "bladder issue" and they have confirmed that this medication is the cause. It sucks because it's effective but I can't take the irritation."

   
5.0

fire123 June 12, 2015

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For Obesity "I have just ended my 3 month on adipex, I lost a total of 55 lbs and now starting my six months on belviq. My starting weight was 361 in March of 2015 and now I currently weiGH 305. I have read that many used belviq and have lost weight and some haven't so I guess I just have to wait and see how it works for me. I do work out now and eat healthy my biggest fear is gaining the weight back while isbeing off adipex. My question is did anyone start adipex and then go on belviq? If so what was your experience. Will update monthly after my weigh ins :)"

   
6.0

Prcmlc June 11, 2015

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For Weight Loss "After many years of unsuccessful weight loss, my doctor suggested trying Belviq. I cannot even express how wonderful my experience has been with it. I have been taking it for close to two months and am down over 20 lbs.- I also watch what I eat and exercise daily. This is not a magic pill that will make you lose weight, my experience with it is that it is a very effective tool that goes hand in hand with lifestyle changes. I find that it makes eating right somewhat easy. It seems to work in my brain changing my relationship with food. For the first time in my life I am free from obsessive thoughts about food. I felt a bit wonky the first day or two on it, but at this point I have zero side effects."

   
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Gabi9405 June 10, 2015

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Belviq for almost a month. I am down 20lbs. I am 5'10 36yr old Mother of two, starting weight 265. Now at 245!! I also had to take a week off of pills because I couldn't afford to get refill after the free trial. I can not say enough positive things about this medication. I have barely any appetite, and when I do eat it's about a quarter of the serving size. I haven't had any side effects, and am exited to continue this weight loss journey. My goal is to get down to 170lbs, and as long as this medication continues to curb my appetite this much, I know I'll be able to reach my goal. I would say without hesitation that Belviq is a non surgical equivalent to gastric bypass surgery!"

   
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VballGirl03 June 8, 2015

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For Weight Loss "Ok. So my rating has is based on nothing yet but just wanted to reassure new users because there is a lot of talk about the negative side effects day 1 on belviq....no headache I feel just fine aside from being slightly tires. Can't wait to see if it works"

   
8.0

Nicole newme (taken for less than 1 month) June 6, 2015

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For Obesity "So all of my life I have been some what chubby, but at least couple of years I let my weight go out of control. I went to the doctors on May 26th and she weighed me at 261! :( That day she prescribed me belviq. I took my first pill that night. I weighed myself on June 2nd and I am down to 256.4! I don't know how much of that was water weight but it was definitely encouraging to see that on the scale! I will post again in a week :)"

   
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Chubby Girl 2015 June 4, 2015

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For Weight Loss "WARNING - Be prepared for withdrawal symptoms when you stop Belviq! I tried Belviq months ago but got nervous about the initial headaches and stopped after 3 weeks. I had 2 evenings of "palpitations" and one horrible anxiety filled night with desperate thoughts. I got through it and rationalized starting again 3 months later when I realized Belviq really did a good job of preventing "cravings" and my tendency toward night eating. After 12 weeks and "fair" weight loss, I decided the recent cognitive and vision side effects were not worth risk of continuing. Withdrawal day 3 tonight. I should be on episode of Celebrity Rehab...horrific thoughts, anxiety, insomnia - want to peel my skin off. BRUTAL...hoping this is the worst of it. Good luck."

   
4.0

BeAware49yrs June 1, 2015

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For Obesity "Started on may 14. 2015 ONE pill per day.. Stating weight 187 lbs !!!!! Weighed yesterday may 30 @ 183 lbs.. It may not seem alot but considering i have hypothyroidism and i have not exercised at all i think it is great !!!! Soo happy !! The first two days the pills made me feel nauseas and tired and headache but after the 3 rd day everything was great NO side effects!! I am going to see my doctor in a week and a half and will ask her to prescribe me the regular dose 2 pills a day. My goal is 135' - 140 lbs ..still have a lonng ways to go but i am sure belviq wont let me down."

   
9.0

I Figueroa (taken for less than 1 month) May 30, 2015

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