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User Reviews for Lorcaserin

Also known as: Belviq, Belviq XR

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I got my prescription 3 weeks ago and was so nervous to take it- until it dawned on me how much money I paid for my prescription. Today 3/29/2017 is my first day taking the medicine and was able to eat lunch around 2pm. My alertness is great! But my appetite hasn't really decrease yet - I am gonna continue to take the medication as prescribed and I will check in again in two weeks- my current weight is 227 lbs and I am 5'6""

Boom boom cha cha March 29, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I took the first pill yesterday around 8 am and it worked right away. By 4pm my stomach was a bit queasy so I ate some dinner. By 6 pm I was feeling sick to my stomach with pain and nausea. I went to the bathroom a couple of times and was still very nauseated. By 2am I was throwing up. I then took some anti nausea meds and finally fell asleep by 4am. I woke up around 8:30am no longer nauseated but felt like I got hit by a freight train. I've been on the couch all day taking mini naps. It is now 7pm and I'm finally starting to feel better. I called the pharmacy to see if I could get a refund but they said no. I can see how the meds work but not at the physical cost of being deathly ill. I hope this works for someone else."

   
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Suzanne P65 March 25, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "I have been on belviq for exactly 2 months now. I am a 43 year old male, but was starting to feel like I was 75+ years old. In 2 months, I lost 42 lbs, and am averaging about 1.5 lbs every 2 days. I was 329 lbs at the start and already can feel the difference. Along with belviq, I changed my eating habits, and although I have not started exercise yet, (gotta drop some more before I start that) I feel like a new person. I can do things like go up a flight of stairs without losing breath. Something I couldn't do before. I read a lot of people having different success or no success with this drug, but I thank my doctor for allowing me to try this, and not do the bypass surgery he had originally wanted to do. Good luck to everyone."

   
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The Cooler (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 25, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I am a 55 yr old woman, one year post hysterectomy. I want to reduce to 140 lbs. I started Belviq on 3/8. I was nervous about side effects, so I tapered up to the dose over 4 days. I had a headache the first day of the full dose, remedied quickly with ibuprofen, and that was it. I notice I sleep soundly at night. I have no appetite at all, so I force myself to eat. I'm following a 1200 calorie diet, but I struggle to finish my small meals. I weighed 176 lb the first day. Today I weigh 170. Losing 6 lbs in 17 days, without any exercise is encouraging. My exercise room is almost set up, and when I add exercise to this plan, I can't imagine how much faster the weight will drop. I'm hoping to use Belviq 6 months or less."

   
9.0

Ramat (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Just started Belviq on March 22, 2017. I have experienced a slight headache but no other problems with the medication. I look forward to posting as I continue my weight loss journey."

   
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SouthernQueen_1 (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I'm 48 years old and a 4 1/2 year breast cancer survivor. My dr and I agree that: 1 - age is a factor (no surprise there), 2 - chemo and steroids have upset my entire system, and the lingering effects of the steroids is really unknown, but we feel it is a contributing factor to the weight hanging on. My BP is much higher than it should be. We eat smart; lean grilled meats/fish, lots of veggies, some fruit, minimal bread, pasta and cheese, little to no alcohol and sweets, no pop.. I feel like the eating is not the issue. My insurance requires a pre-auth, so I'm not sure if they'll cover any of this, but I did print the discount card from the Belviq site."

Awma March 24, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Started 2 months ago and I lost 10 pounds in the first month, the second month I lost 4.6 pounds. I have combined the pill with dieting something small every 2-3 hours and a decent size meal like chicken and rice 2 hours before my workouts. I like belviq and would do it again. I started off at 181.00 and now I'm down to 165.9"

   
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Kaitee March 22, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Even with exercise and reducing my calories I could not lose weight. My pcp referred me to an endocrinologist for fatigue and weight gain. My thyroid was checked and found not to be the issue. She started me on Phentermine 15mg daily which did not work, she up'd the dose to 30mg and the weight came off. I started at 178 and the phentermine brought me down to 170. Phentermine only works for around 12 weeks and I noticed I no longer was losing any weight so my doctor started me on Belviq on March 10, 2017. As of today, March 22, 2017 I am down to 163. I do not exercise but my appetite is so depressed that sometimes I have to make myself eat. I have had absolutely no adverse side effects, just a little dry mouth here and there."

   
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RLG72 (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "Call the manufacturer!!! I got mine for 82$!!"

Anonymous March 21, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Just started but saw girlyq's post and had to mention to have your thyroid checked. Being cold all the time is a hypothyroid issue. I'll update if I lose any weight. 5'6" 295lbs 34 female"

   
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dreamcatcher83 (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I started my prescription last night. Immediately, I was a bit drowsy, somewhat euphoric. I ate 4 hours later & felt ridiculously overly full without overeating. I know it's not supposed to work for 2+ weeks, but I did have a crazy full feeling for a long time. My insurance covered it, 90 day supply, but with a $150 copay. I printed the savings card from Belviq's website and it covered the $150!! You can use it on top of your insurance, or if you don't have insurance. It covers a portion. And you can use it for 12 months."

   
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SR02780 (taken for less than 1 month) March 18, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "Well I'm coming upon my one year anniversary of using Belviq and l have lost nearly 50 lbs. I lost faster in the beginning and now I am down to maybe 1-3 lbs a week. I have lost slowly due to being disabled and I can't walk without my walker because of a botched bilateral knee and hip replacement a little over a year ago. Exercising is mostly out for me. I'm 62 and 5'6. The Belviq is not keeping me as full as it did in the beginning but I don't want to stop it because I'm afraid I will stop losing all together."

   
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Dsylc4u2 March 16, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I started Belviq on February 19th, dry mouth but no other side effects. I am down five pounds in those three weeks. First week absolutely no weight loss and hungry. Second week I noticed a change in appetite. Lost 3 lbs. Third week I am down five. Appetite is controllable most times. It does require some self discipline right now. So far so good."

   
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rmnhd (taken for less than 1 month) March 15, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "33 yr old Female - 5'2.5" 196 lbs at start. I had previously been 232 lbs in March of 2015 and in March of 2016 I was down to 174 lbs. I have a hormonal imbalance and gained back 20 lbs. in the last year. I have been on this medication for two weeks today. I have previously taken Phentermine 37.5 for 4 months and Belviq does not compare at all. Belviq has done nothing to suppress my appetite; I am actually hungrier than I was prior to taking Belviq. I am also exhausted everyday. I never had appetite issues, but on a low calorie diet I am starving. This was a waste of $265 that I definitely didn't have to spend."

   
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MissyLynn22 March 14, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Okay, I just started the medication so don't have anything negative or positive yet. But, just wanted to sign in. I have already, so as my doctor said last week took off 8 pounds. At my weight 8 pounds is not noticeable. But in hopes to using the Belviq product I will see some changes not just in the weight but the body melting down. My weight today is 223 - 5'4 height age 59 in 2 months May 2017. I'm excited to see how this works for my body. I have read the different reviews some positive some or not. But, for the cost of this medication 60 pills two a day for $323.00. I'm hoping that it works and not with all the side affects because my job is standing in front of folks on a daily basic teaching. So, with that "good luck to Ann.""

heavywall March 10, 2017

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Belviq XR (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "After my first dose I started having chills. Could not get warm. Extremely tired and achy. Headache, depressed, just wanted to sleep. No desire to do anything but sleep. Very dizzy. Would not recommend driving. Skipped 2nd dose. On the bright side I didn't want to eat, too nauseous."

DC Chick March 9, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Another update: I have officially been on Belviq XR for 1 month. I am down 10 pounds. I am watching what I eat, and going to the gym 3X per week. (I've been doing the gym for about 2 1/2 weeks now). I felt like the pill isn't lasting as long as it was: I was feeling hungry at night. So my dr has now switched me to the regular Belviq 10mg 2x daily. Took that first pill this morning.. I feel a tad nauseous, like I wish I hadn't eaten breakfast (which was small). The only side affects I experience are: I'm cold all the time, super thirsty, and occasional constipation. All things that I can handle. I have high blood pressure, but my blood pressure has gone down this past month! I see the Dr again in a month & will update then."

girlyq_00 March 9, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "Wasted $250. I gave it 30 days. Side effects experienced was a slight headache only on first day and that it did not work at ALL! There should be a way to get a refund!!!! If I had the many reviews from so called "non responders" I would not have taken the $250 risk. Rip off!!!!"

   
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Zor (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 8, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I have been taking this for 5 days but my side effects are horrible. The drug is working so well I'm trying to push through. First two days I had a really bad headache and was so nauseous it was really bad. The nausea left but then on the 3rd day a severe rash developed. It has been miserable. I'm going to give it another day or two because my appetite is so much less than it's ever been. It's almost shocking. I have to make myself eat. Really hoping the itching goes away."

   
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Attiegirl (taken for less than 1 month) March 8, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I have been on belviq XR for about 2 months now. I started at 242lb and now at 228lb, which is great. However, I now have a problem reaching orgasms. This is very frustrating to say the least. Has anyone else experienced this issue?"

   
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Benjamin3 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 7, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "Just started on Belviq this morning. I'm 5'2" and weigh 227 lbs. I used to take Adipex after I gave birth to my kids and lost 68 lbs. My body got used to it, so my doctor prescribed Belviq. I'm not as jittery as I felt when I was on Adipex, but I do have the dry mouth ( as if I were dehydrated). So far this morning I've only had a cup of coffee, a cup of hot lemon water with apple cider vinegar. I'm about to have a piece of toast with peanut butter. My doc says to eat something even if I'm not hungry. I'll update in a week."

SAHMof2 (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2017

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Belviq XR (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I took my first dose of Belviq XR this morning at 8am with light breakfast. I still felt somewhat hungry for a few hours but the hunger was tolerable. By 2pm I started feeling like I was ready to eat. I had a protein bar and that kept me satisfied until 5pm. I started feeling a slight headache come on, so I ate a light dinner and the dull headache subsided. Around 7pm, I could not get warm and felt very drowsy. I crawled into my bed and watched a little tv until I warmed up. It is now 10pm and I am not running to the kitchen for a bedtime snack! I could eat, yes, but so far I've been able to deal with my slight hunger pangs. A little thirsty this evening so I've been pounding down the water too. Will update again soon."

   
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charmed824 (taken for less than 1 month) March 5, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: "I have been taking this for 3 weeks, feels no change at all , like it is like am not taking anything, have been watching what I eat and walking treadmill 45 min, Iv'e lost 3 pounds, but I feel no change in appetite or no side effects, are some people immune to this drug?"

   
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ChristineHul (taken for less than 1 month) March 4, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I went to the doctor on early February 2017. My blood pressure was through the roof and I was pre-diabetic. After bloodwork he prescribed Lisinopril and Belviq. I started taking Belviq on 2/10/2017 and my starting weight was 194 at 5'2". It is 3/2 and now I am 188. I know it shows it to be slow, however, the slowest part was in the beginning when I guess my body was getting used to the medication. The first week I did not lose any weight. As the day passed I was seeing my weight loss started to forward. Now I am losing 1 lb a day. I am eating sensibly and replacing one or two meals with a Raw Juice full of vegetables like Kale, ginger, green apple, etc. I am also very tired at night which is helping me get a nice restful sleep."

   
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DenisseHigg March 2, 2017

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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: "I am providing an update: I'm on week 3 now of my pill. In the beginning I was NEVER hungry. Never had a hunger pain, had to remind myself to eat. After about 2 weeks, I noticed that I was having some hunger pains, like the feeling of being full wasn't lasting very long. I've also gained weight. I started weight watchers - so I'm not sure what weight loss is attributed to what. My first 2 weeks (which I wasn't on WW), I had only lost 2 pounds. I'm not going to lie, I am a tad disappointed. After reading some of the reviews, I was hoping to have lost more. I'm not giving up yet though - my Dr said we have 3 months to give it a try. The only side affects I have now are that I'm cold, and I'm constantly thirsty. I'll post again in 2 weeks."

   
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girlyq_00 (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2017

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