User Reviews for HCG to treat Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight)
HCG has an average rating of 7.1 out of 10 from a total of 10 reviews for the off-label treatment of Weight Loss (Obesity/Overweight). 60% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 10% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for HCG
"Along with a VLCD, hcg appears to be very effective. It was manageable, but such a restrictive diet that typically goes along with using HCG as a diet supplement is hard. Its definitely not a diet for the weak! That being said, it seemed effective. I lost minimal muscle, even though I lost a significant amount of fat/water."
"I did 40 day injections and found the diet easy to stick to if you plan your meals, pre weigh and bag about 1 week ahead. I had headaches sometimes as a side effect but Tylenol worked. I started at 195 5' tall and weighed 163 after stopping the injections. I waited 6 weeks and now weigh 167 and am beginning a second 23 day round of injections. I am convinced that the weight will stay off. I will continue with each treatment until I get down to 125"
"I have use HCG 3 times each time I lost 25 lbs only to gain it back, but my experience I was very weak, and tired most of the time. On the 3rd try of HCG before I could complete my program, I had a stroke, on my right side of brain, which affected my left side ,less than a month later I had my second stroke. As bad as I would like to lose this 20 lbs ,and after doing my research on HCG ,I will never put myself in danger again. It's not worth it."
"I have done the HCg injections and lost 40 lbs. I did loose some muscle but I kept the weight off til I had significant stress and reverted to bad habits. THat's my bad. What people need to understand is that you need to follow the HCG plan by dr SImons. No, you cannot eat hamburger, no you cannot have a glass of wine everyday, no you cannot eat watermelon - at least in phase 2, 3. People fail at this diet because they refuse to adher or do not read about the original diet and follow it. But it works when you do it right. And I felt better on it than off it - it helped with my shoulder pain."
"I did lose weight as long as I continued to take the drug. When I stopped and since then I have had swollen abdomen, stomach pain, water retention in general (which I never had before), decreased urine and then increased urine. No energy since stopping and that was never a problem before. Trouble breathing but as with any diet drug I've observed (I had hoped this one was different) you gain back twice as much as you lose as soon as you discontinue it. I just hope it hasn't done permanent damage to me."
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"I don't recommend HCG prescription injections for anything. I had the worse headaches that I've ever had in my life. The right side of my face started sagging and I was very weak. 1. ER visit , I was in the trauma unit because they thought I had a stroke. Wrong! 2. ER visit, diagnosed as Bell's palsy. Wrong! 3. ER visit, Lyme disease! Wrong again! It was the HCG! It may help women lose weight but definitely not worth the side effects!"
"I started off at 180. (5'5" female). I needed to lose 20-30 pounds. I stuck to the diet by the book, eating before starting "high fat foods) for the first 3 days "to prepare for HCG.) I gained an additional 4 pounds. I stayed on the diet for 7 months under Alternative medicine doctor (and his wife assistant.) I experienced itching 4 months into it (I was told my body was getting rid of toxins (??), but my weight never went below 178, although I lost inches and went from a size 16-18 to a 12-14. (500 calories a day, no sugar, carbs, oils). The Hcg was discontinued, and I was informed the weight was "locked in" at 180. I was to eat only 1000 daily with no sugar, carbs or oils. Within 1 month of being off HCG, I weighed 200!"
"I lost 78 lbs on HCG and felt great! I have kept off the weight for 2 years!"
"I lost more than 100 lbs using HCG. It took me less than 4 months to do it, and once I got the hang of it, it was easy and fast!"
"I lost 70 lbs. from 2/22 until today (9/26)."
"I have had zero problems taking this drug and have been doing so since late August. Don't drink anything with carbonation as it will give you a gassy stomach and cut out all caffeine products."
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