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8.3/10 Average Rating

271 Ratings with 261 User Reviews

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"I've been taking BELVIQ for almost 4 months without any weight loss. I have been eating healthy meals and walking about a mile and more practically every day. Why won't the weight start falling off? Please help. Tat"

   
1.0

Hunchback (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2017

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"The drug works. I needed to exercise. Without exercise I experience headaches and weird dreams. But when I get out and walk, I feel much much better and the weight comes off faster to. I went from 265lb down to 195lb and my enthusiasm for walking and finally hitting the gym, increased. I lost all the cravings and especially the feeling that I'm hungry all the time. That helped me get started. Then eating very little each day and exercising is the key. HOWEVER, don't stop taking the drug cold turkey. I did that, and I turned lethargic and my hunger and cravings for fast food, doughnuts, ice cream and sugary drinks hit twice as hard and I gained back 85 pounds. Now I have to start all over."

   
7.0

FrankWhite June 15, 2017

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"So, I started Belviq a few weeks ago. I sometimes had headaches but nothing a few advil wouldn't cure. It took about 2 weeks for the medicine to start working. You have to be patient and remember this is a serotonin drug, it affects the serotonin in your brain which controls hunger and feeling of fullness. Its just like when you take medicine for depression, anxiety, OCD, they take time to work. I was very surprised I did not have any side effects to speak of because I am super sensitive to medication. I am less hungry and I do not find myself thinking of food all the time. I have lost 4 pounds thus far and am hoping to continue losing weight."

   
8.0

cdutch08 May 30, 2017

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"I've been on Belviq for 3 days and have felt nothing. I haven't felt the urge to eat less nor any side effects. Anybody want to share and let me know when I would start to feel something. Thanks"

   
3.0

Putplejo17 (taken for less than 1 month) May 29, 2017

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"The first two days of being on Belviq were rough but after that I knew right away it was worth it. My insurance does not cover it but with the coupon it is $80. I did not get a refill thinking I would be fine without it but my weight loss has stalled and I am back to eating how I was before hand even tho I'm trying not too. My starting weight was 201 and my current weight after one month of taking it is 183 without exercise since I was healing from surgery! I just refilled it and will start going to gym with my next paycheck!"

   
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JessST May 25, 2017

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"I will be starting belviq Sunday due to some of the comments saying make sure to start and stop when nothing is going on! (I have a big event Saturday) but I am posting because of the price. I went online printed the coupon filled out all the info etc before using the coupon it was $88 out of pocket even with my insurance paying their part. With the coupon at CVS and Cigna HMO I paid $0 for mine. So just FYI on the price! Looking forward to this. Phentermine worked the 1st year I took it and now it does nothing but spike my BP so I'm hopeful this will help as I change my diet and exercise"

   
5.0

Phat girl from St. Louis May 19, 2017

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"The bad news. The side effects are tough. First... the first week you will have bad side effects. But they do wear off. I would give it two weeks no matter what. Also, I forgot to get a refill and went two days without it and I was very very very sick. Nausea, heartburn, headache, head cold, anxiety. I am a space cadet at work. It is affecting my work. The good news I have lost steady more than I expected and I have no desire for sweets or "binging" like I normally might. It almost feels like there is a disruption in your mind where the hunger thoughts are. My recommendation is to take it for short term bouts. (perhaps when you are first starting a diet). And be sure to start and stop when nothing important is going on in your life."

Works but at a cost May 17, 2017

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"Well I wrote my review (see below) too soon. I had only taken it that day and did not go through a full 24 hour period. This medicine is hell!!! I had horrible nightmares like I've never had in my life then the headache came back like someone hit me with a 2x4. I was a COMPLETE ZOMBIE the next day. The worse!!! No Belviq you are doing it wrong!!"

   
2.0

Diana who wants her life back (taken for less than 1 month) May 12, 2017

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"First let me tell you if you go on belviq.com site and print coupon make sure you do all the steps. You have to just call into an electronic response system, not a live person. For me that made a difference because I didn't want to talk to someone else about my weight. Anyway I'll be honest, I've had this medicine for two months and today is the first day I've taken any. I've taken weight loss medicine before years back (of course not this kind) and it changed me in a bad way. So I finally tried this today and only had a very mild headache earlier and now it's gone. It's helped my appetite so far! I'm so glad. I just wish I would not have waited these past two months to try it!"

   
9.0

Diane who wants her life again (taken for less than 1 month) May 10, 2017

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"I have been using Belviq for about two years. I went from 190 down to 165, and then it just stopped helping me lose. The price is so very high and even though I use a coupon and go to Walmart, each month was a hassle with the pharmacist as to what discount, if any, I would be able to get. I never heard of $25.00 per month with a voucher!! I need to know where to get a voucher like THAT! The last time I tried to use a company coupon, Walmart told me that it was no longer valid. I've never gone back, even thou I have a prescription. While I was on it, I noticed that my weight was no longer dropping, even tho I was eating the same. Without a coupon, I won't be buying it any more....but where can I get a voucher and pay $25.00??"

   
1.0

Charleston3 May 10, 2017

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"This is the first day on Belviq XR so I haven't been able to notice much of a change in my eating lesser. I didn't experience any headaches or nausea. Actually had a little more energy. Now I've just did 3 months on Phentermine 37.5 mg and I went from 282 lbs to 251 lbs(without exercising much) I wanted to continue the phentermine. But my doctor said 3 months is the limit. He suggest I try Belviq since you can remind on Belviq longer. I am 5'10' and current weight is 251 lbs. My goal is too get down to 190 lbs and I am very optimistic in reaching this goal."

   
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TKJW71 (taken for less than 1 month) April 21, 2017

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"At first I wasn't sure about this drug and then found out how much it would be $250 month yea right after being a single mom now but got it for only $25 a month with voucher. After taking it for 4 months I have lost 45 pounds on top of working out and eating habits have changed a lot. I do want to be positive with people but I have no sympathy with some comments on here that say I just took the pill it didn't work..... of course just taking a pill wont work its not a miracle pill. You need to workout and start eating much healthier on top of taking the medication. If you are obese like I was you need to have the healthy habits first I think and then take the pill. I lost 70 pounds on my own and AFTER took the pill more"

   
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Newsinglemom31 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 7, 2017

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"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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"Call the manufacturer!!! I got mine for 82$!!"

Anonymous March 21, 2017

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"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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"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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"Started taking Belviq a week ago. Proud to say that I'm 4 1/2 lbs down. No headaches but it makes me sleep more sound. No dry mouth. No other side effects. Highly recommend it."

GayleJayy February 25, 2017

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"Well I just started the medication two days ago so I can't really say yet. But I can say the first day of taking it, I had the worst headache . But today, I haven't had a headache (knock on wood) I just hope this works, it's a struggle to shed pounds. I really just need a Jump start. I'm curious what time do you guys take the second pill? Is it 12 hours apart? I will report again soon"

   
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Paris Renae February 24, 2017

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"I am classified in the BMI category as Obese. I need to lose 90 pounds and since starting Belviq in October of 2016, I have lost 42 pounds. I have started working out because I know that just losing the weight was not enough, I needed to get my heart going again. I have no medical issue, so it is just about getting the weight off for a healthier me. It took about 3 weeks for my weight to start dropping and it has been slow. There are times where I will lose weight and then I might go a week and lose nothing. The main thing is not giving up and getting out their and trying. I can't run a mile YET, but I can walk it. Don't stop trying and don't give up on Belviq. It really helps."

   
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Rugs3131 February 15, 2017

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"I am a 57 year old woman with about 75 pounds to lose. ( If I want to get into a "normal" weight range.) Have been taking 10 mgs of Belviq 2x a day for the 2 1/2 weeks. The first day and a half, my stomach was a bit unsettled. And sometimes I feel a little fuzzy headed - but not terribly so. Now, the only thing that I experience is sleeping longer than I usually do. And - this is not a bad thing - but I sleep much better than I have for a long, long time. I feel like the medication is definitely taking the edge off of my hunger. While I don't "forget to eat" I am certainly satisfied with eating much less. Probably 1/3 to 1/2 as much. And, so far, I have a lot more will power saying "no" to things that I usually wouldn't pass by. 3# down!"

   
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BethR5025 January 28, 2017

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"I gave the medication some points because once I started taking it I immediately experienced a decrease in appetite. I took 10 mg In the morning and 10 mg At night. The first side effect was dry mouth and the second was a crushing headache. I read this site and decided to work through it. On day 3 I developed a huge rash on my inner thigh and then on my shoulders. I had strange nightmares and felt out of sorts. I then had irritability and snapped at my husband and young son on several occasions after day 5. On day six I stood up and felt dizzy and weird. I developed anxiety and felt upset. By day 8 my husband and I talked and looked up the contents of the medicine. Serotonin stood out to me. I stopped taking it. Run."

   
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Creole38 (taken for less than 1 month) January 23, 2017

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"Was told to loss weight and started Belviq on November 2016. As of yesterday's appointment(1/18/17) lost 0 (zero) lbs and was advised to stop medication as I should of lost some weight by now. Left to deal with my weightloss journey on my own. Nothing else Rx'ed."

FM/Hypo Mom January 19, 2017

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"I have a lot of faith in belviq. I will be starting the drug twice a day tomorrow morning. I'll post something every week. Wish me luck :)"

   
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Mo Away January 4, 2017

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"About to start this pill belviq my doctor prescribed for me today..but was wondering how can I try it without spending $278 ..any advise"

LisaAndy (taken for less than 1 month) November 30, 2016

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"I started as a size 26 weighing 285 pounds on May 15th 2015. As of right now, November 1st 2016, I weigh 173 and am wearing a size 12. I take Belviq twice a day, walk for at least 30min per day as I walk the dogs and I use Lose It! to track my foods so that I am aware of what I eat. Even if I go over my recommended daily caloric intake, at least I know where I stand. This has worked perfectly for me and my weight loss, I've been very successful. The only thing that changed for me was adding in Belviq, I was already doing the rest for at least a year prior avg was unsuccessful. So, I credit Belviq for my success."

   
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kajirae (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 1, 2016

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