This is my third day on Belviq. I was very excited and motivated by all of the positive reviews I had read, and was so looking forward to a similar experience for myself. I really have not felt any decrease in appetite or craving for sweets. Am I expecting too much too fast? I am desperate to lose 50lbs, and I have a very hard time avoiding sweets at night! I am thinking about asking my Dr to increase the frequency or dosage for me. I REALLY NEED THIS BELVIQ TO WORK FOR ME!
Pamster, I noticed a difference in appetite after about 3 days but everyone is different. By the way, I have the same problem you have: sweets & high carb foods at night (during the day I exercise a lot & eat little but blow it all after 5pm.) Belviq has really allowed me to curb the desire for sweets in the evening (it's not totally gone, just reduced to a very manageable level.)
It's a bad idea to increase the dosage beyond the standard 10mg twice per day -- I've read it can cause mental problems & hallucinations! Some people are non-responders and if that's you, you'd be better off asking your dr. for something else. Qsymia & phentermine are the alternatives that come to mind. Best of luck to you.
I want to lose 50#'s too.
I have been on it 2 months. I am doing better but joined Lose It! and track everything I eat. Last week hubby kept finding WW respberry pop wrappers on the counter un the morning. I woke up and thought I had one or 2 not 5!!! I got a bicycle lock and hubby locks it up so I will stay out of the frig at nights. Only lost 11#'s and am also exercising, and just got a pedometer to track my steps/miles. Kinda disappointed...
Hey thanks for answering, and for the support! I really appreciate it. I finished my first free fifteen Belviq tablets today and I have lost three pounds which is really dissapointing, but I'm not ready to give up yet so I paid $159.00(ouch!) for sixty more pills today. I am also using supplements that I hope will help. Garçinia, forskolin, and raspberry ketones. I am just desperate because nothing seems to help, and my weight is all in my belly so I look like I am pregnant! I try to stay motivated by thinking of all the cute clothes I will buy when I lose the weight. I was a size 6 for most of my life, now I am a 16 and 210 lbs. I was on Qysmia for three months previous to Belviq and lost nothing..except a lot of cash! I am trying to make smoothies for breakfast and lunch, but it's the snacking that I think does me in. Anyway u really appreciate being able to vent(whine) a bit here, and I truly hope that we all lose the weight together!
I started Belviq yesterday after researching it for several weeks. I took the first dose at 8:30 a.m. and by 12:30 was very hungry. I figured I would be fine after my second dose which I took at 2:30 p.m. by the time I got home from work i was ravished with hunger. Seriously, i ate two crab cakes and seafood pasta plus a liter of water before i felt satiated. Then a level of tiredness engulfed me that sent me to bed at 9:30. (My weekday bedtime is 10:30-10:45).
I am not sure but perhaps I am experiencing this because of something to do with serotonin. I had the exact symptoms when my serotonin levels were low. Not sure if this is going to be my saving grace... (can't do Phentermine because of side effects--- although ones appetite literally disappears after the first pill).
I'll skip it today as I need to be energized for daughter's graduation
Anyone else have a similar response to Belviq?
- Belviq Information for Consumers
- Belviq Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Belviq (detailed)
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