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Belviq Rating Summary

8.1/10 Average Rating

458 Ratings with 441 User Reviews

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"I started March 2015 @380lb,wasn't sure it would work but was willing and needed to give it a try.The first week got on that scale 373lb,I started to believe this could work;as time passed the weight was falling off,weeks went on more weight was melting away final weight loss was 355lb.Please remember you didn't put the weight on over night and it's not coming off over night. I stop taking the medication due to cost but I'm back. My starting weight now was 364lb,went to dr last week down to 351lb.Belviq works just give it time."

   
10

Yo-Yo September 18, 2016

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"I have started Belviq a couple days ago and so far so good. I noticed it gives me so much energy that I didn't have before and I don't think about food as much. Also it is curbing my appetite and it's keeping me from overeating. So far so good and only side effect is getting chills."

   
7.0

Marianaaa September 16, 2016

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"Day 1: HORRRIBLE HEADACHE!!! I'm just wondering what this drug is doing to my brain for me to feel this bad. I felt messed up this morning. I'm very disappointed because I had high hopes for weight loss. The side affects are just not worth it. $80 down the drain!"

   
1.0

Jen Marie September 16, 2016

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"I started Belviq after coming off of Phentermine and I have also had gastric sleeve weight loss surgery 17 Months ago. The first 2 days I was so exhausted and chilled I couldn't hardly move. It has helped decrease hunger and I eat less now but haven't lost any wt still maintaining a 131 lbs weight loss but need to lose more. But last night I noticed I was producing milk. I have now read up that can be a side effect I go to my gyn tomorrow and will know more but I'm pretty freaked out!"

   
5.0

Kit Kat123 (taken for less than 1 month) September 8, 2016

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"I'm rating 7 for now. I'll post again when I've been on Belviq for 2 weeks. The first 3 days I had headaches almost all day long. After the third day the headaches stopped. I've noticed that I have more body aches than usual and my energy is a lot less. I think these will level out. My weight when I started was 183.4. After 5 days I am at !83.2. I was on vacation 3 of those days, so I cheated a bit. I believe I would have lost more if I would have been at home. It's hard to diet when you are on vacation. I'm just happy that I lost at all. Belviq does curb my appetite some. Mostly I don't eat as much when I eat and I feel full longer. Yesterday I forgot to eat lunch. I have low sugar and not supposed to skip meals. I am on 2 a daily."

   
7.0

dscavo12 (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2016

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"I was 205 lbs Xmas 2014. Started Belviq when I got home. Had shoulder surgery, broke my hip; so couldn't exercise much. Lost 50 lbs in 15 months and still taking to maintain. It makes you fell full and how to eat smaller portions. I have recommended it to everyone I talk to. Amazing, absolutely amazing! Suffered no side effects! Take twice p/day!"

   
10

Bobbie Johnson September 5, 2016

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"6 weeks in on Belviq and I have lost 20 pounds following a 1200 calorie diet. All the side effects are gone and I have so much more energy now. Good luck to everyone!!"

   
10

mamamamamamama (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 1, 2016

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"Garbage. Note they no longer offer the 15 day free trial. I shelled out $160 for pills that make me dizzy (like drunk) and exhusted. I gained weight because I couldn't find the energy to get off the couch. I gave them over 2 weeks to get into my system, suffering the whole time with no benefit. I wish hadn't bothered."

   
1.0

Manderly808 September 1, 2016

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"Roughly two years ago I weighed 120; gained roughly 100 poubds due to being lazy and eating when I was bored or stressed out. My doctor prescribed me phentermine 27.5 to take daily: HORRIBLE side effects like dry mouth, sick to my stomach, and insomnia throughout the whole time. lost alot of weight but guess what? I regained it in a quick period. My doctor prescribed me Belviq because unlike phentermine belviq is for LONG TERM weight loss. Im about 4 days in without exercise and I havent weighed myself (i will next week i started at 214lb) & I can say my cravings are gone and the anount i eat is smaller. All these people that are complaining want instant results which thats not what belviq is for."

   
9.0

XxLeenaxX August 26, 2016

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"I don't have a headache or dry mouth, but I am FREEZING cold! I am usually just the opposite, my usual 70 degree thermostat setting is now on 75 and I'm still so cold. Everyone else is complaining they are hot, so I know it is just me! Weird.... I gave it a 10, because I am not hungry at all, and since it is over 90 degrees (outside), being cold is a good thing ;-) Certainly better than a headache or dry mouth."

   
10

Freezing cold on 1st day? (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2016

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"I took Belviq twice a day for a week. I am 60+ pounds over weight and have fibromyalgia. By the 3rd day I was in so much pain I could barely walk. I could not get out of bed because I was so fatigued. I am a morning person using getting up @ 5a. I didn't step on the scales until the 7th day. Guess what, I gained 2.5 pounds!!!! I started feeling like I was seeing things such as someone standing beside me and had trouble concentrating at work. My insurance paid on this medication so my co-pay was only $45. Thank goodness! I don't take many drugs even though they are prescribed. But with fibromyalgia, I do feel that this medication exacerbated the symptoms x10. I have been off them for 3 days now and beginning to feel some better"

   
1.0

FibroWomanAge51 August 16, 2016

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"At age 50, 5'11 and 238 lbs, Dr. prescribed Belviq Friday 08/12/16, but the pharmacy had to order for Monday @ $275. Talk about sticker shock! With time, I did a little research and located a HUGE saving card from the Belviq website (reduces price to $75). Day One: woke up a little headachy and anxious (might be nerves cause I do not normally take any meds). Reading the other reviews I am hoping the headaches will go away after a day or so. And man, do I want to drink/liquid/water - that's new. Noticed today I wasn't super thrilled or hungry for my "normal" lunch. But I ate thinking it would clear the headache - it did not. But I slept like a champ last night (new), woke up a little groggy (that's new too). Slow & steady. Here we go."

   
7.0

ThumperB August 16, 2016

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"I started on Belviq late April 2016. I told my physician that I wanted to seriously lose weight & wanted something safe with not a lot of side effects to help me jump start the weight coming off. He told me his patients that took Belviq had had good success. He is not the type of Dr. Just to préscribe whatever u want. He does his research and I did mine. Today, is August 1st and I have lost 20 lbs. it's not a miracle pill, but Belviq's main purpose is to make your brain make your body feel not hungry. I really have to work at planning out my meals. The only side effect I have noticed is that I am tired/sleepy. I sometimes have to drink a strong cup of coffee just to keep awake in the early evening when my husband comes from work."

   
9.0

Ilr&r (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 1, 2016

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"I started Belviq in March 2016. Staring weight 225. Now July 2016. Down 23lb. Along with exercise and correct Thyroid medicine. Seeing great results. Being on Belviq for 4 months the results are slowing down a bit. Hoping it's just something I have to push thru. Only side effect slight headache in the beginning."

   
9.0

Goal75 July 30, 2016

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"I have been on Belviq for 8 days now and have lost 6 pounds. I am using the Losing It app to log my food and track my calories which makes it so easy. My goal is 1200 calories a day but sometimes I just can't work them all in. The first couple of days I did have a small nagging headache but I am use to dealing with migraines so it wasn't a big deal. The first week there was some tiredness but that seems to leaving me now and I seem to be getting more energy back. The discount card is a plus since it only cost 75.00 a month to fill. I am happy with the results so far and look forward to feeling better without the weight."

   
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mamamamamamama July 28, 2016

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"I've been taking Belqiv for two weeks, have loss a total of 2 lbs. Doesn't curb my appetite, will continue to take for two more weeks, Will probably switch to Saxenda or Qymsia. I'll keep you posted. Very disappointed and costly too."

   
3.0

Fabulous Fat July 26, 2016

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"I've been taking Belviq for two years. Slowly I lost 30 pounds. I have continued to take this medication and the most important detail is that I have kept my weight loss off as Belviq Works perfectly for weight maintenance too. (I can't tell you how many times, prior to Belviq, that I'd gained and lost this weight.) Very much helps me with cravings and over eating."

   
10

Prosebingo (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 21, 2016

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"I was kind of scared to use Belviq because of all the other reviews but, I took the Belviq for two weeks did not feel anything. I felt a little dizzy and had dry mouth but other than that I did not have any other side effects. did not loose any weight, did not curb my appetite at all. I paid a lot of money and it did not do me any justice."

   
1.0

anonoyous10 July 20, 2016

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"I've been using Belviq for 3 days now and I will admit I was afraid to start using Belviq because of the reviews I have read. Especially being a single parent with a 2 year old, I wondered if this would be more stressful or if it would help. I do have slight issues with headaches, but it's not unbearable and taking tylenol takes the edge off. I've experienced both bursts of energy and a little drowsiness, again, nothing that's not bearable. Overall I would say I like using Belviq. The fact of taking the medication makes you more aware of what needs to be done in order to be fit, but it really does curb the appetite. I take it with food, and so far I've lost about a pound a day"

   
8.0

Looking forward to results July 18, 2016

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"Prescribed Belviq about three months ago- April 2016, 10 mg twice a day. Went to the doctor two months later and had lost 15 lbs from 266 to 251. Again, I went two weeks later and I was down to 246. Had some side effects such as fatigued, dry mouth but just drink more water. Does a great job of curbing my appetite-making me feel full on less food. Also seemed to change my taste buds. Doesn't at all agree with Alcohol. This is the first drug that has helped me lose weight. This is important since I am on estrogen blockers due to Breast Cancer and had a hard time losing weight. Will continue on this medicine."

   
8.0

Dwill3 July 6, 2016

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"I've been on Below for 2 weeks now and the only side effects I've noticed have been a slight back ache and dry mouth. But I have lost 10lbs so far so its been worth it!! It definitely curbs my appetite but I always eat 3-5 small healthy meals. I hope it keeps going this way for me!"

   
9.0

Drea292 June 26, 2016

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"I have been on Belviq now for 4 days and have lost 4 lbs I keep track of what I eat in my fitness pal app I am eating about 1200 calories per day and is fun to keep tract with the fitness Pal , my side effects are very tired in the morning and my muscles ache I noticed if I eat a good meal of 300-350 calories it keeps me full,for a longer time rather than eating a smaller meal"

   
10

Barbski June 26, 2016

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"Took first pill yesterday. Noticed almost immediately no appetite. Got a hummus wrap for lunch & couldn't even eat half of it; I can usually eat the whole thing. Dinner I ate the other half then took 2nd pill. Now as I write this almost 14 hours later after that 2nd pill I wish I had never taken it & won't take it again. Last night chills. My arm tingled all night long & thought it was signaling a heart attack. That thought caused me a lot of anxiety & I could not sleep well. Got up twice during the night to go to the bathroom & had to hold the wall all the way there as my legs and back were in severe muscle pain. This morning had a hard time dragging myself out of bed. Most meds seem to react fully on me. I cannot take Belviq."

   
1.0

MelMom (taken for less than 1 month) June 22, 2016

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"Hi I been taking the medication for a week an last 4lbs along with the medication I been drinking lots of water walking a 1.5-2 miles 2-3 days a week. I been watch what I eat an didn't feelings as hungry as I usually do. I try to eat my last meal by 7:30pm but some times it does not work that way. So far the medication has been working for me."

   
8.0

Ja'Siaih (taken for less than 1 month) June 19, 2016

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"I started taking Belviq two weeks ago. At first I only took one pill a day, but on week two I moved to two pills a day as prescribed. I've lost 8lbs in two weeks by taking the pill as directed, twice a day, and maintaining my calorie intake (1200 or below). I've also made sure I'm drinking at least 100oz of water each day and have cut out sodas throughout the week. I have faith that I'll reach my Weightloss goal."

   
7.0

NewtoBelviq (taken for less than 1 month) June 16, 2016

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