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Belviq Rating Summary

7.9/10 Average Rating

547 Ratings with 552 User Reviews

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"Diagnosed with PCOS in March of 17 after years of up and down. I'm 5'7" weighed 230 all through high school. Lost 40 lb year with no carbs. Lost another 40 eating nothing on 3rd shift. Bam pregnancy at 18. 2007 9lb 11 oz baby and weighed in at 278lb. Over 6 years, I got myself down to 200lb again. Kept it off for a while, got married. Lapse on birth control and bam pregnant again. 2016 2nd baby 7lb 9oz weighed in at 260lb. Over the next 9 months no matter what I did to lose the weight it just kept stacking on. March of 2017, weighing 316lb... tests. PCOS. metformin, lost 10. spironolactone due to extreme water retention. Lost another 6lb. 6 weeks ago I was put on belviq and I'm down 24 lbs so far. 40 total in about 8 months. 100 to go."

   
9.0

PCOS newcomer (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 6, 2017

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"Today is my first day taking Belviq at 5' and 163 lbs. My goal is to lose 40 lbs. My mom tried one of the pills yesterday and felt headache, dry mouth, body aches, and chills for a short while. She noticed her appetite was definitely suppressed. Today is my first day taking it (once a day) and I had a couple seconds of chills and thats it, no other side effects. My appetite definitely hasn't been suppressed but I'm hoping that within a few days, I will see some changes in appetite and some weight loss."

   
9.0

Rosie96 (taken for less than 1 month) November 6, 2017

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"I started Belviq after first losing a significant amount on Weight Watchers, so progress was sort of slow for me. I lost about a half a pound a week for the three months I was on it, but my motivation level was low. The problem for me came when I tried to stop taking it. I had the symptoms of antidepressant discontinuation syndrome pretty bad. These included lightheadedness, dizziness, tingly hands and feet, and blurry vision. This all scared me very much - I thought I was going to have a stroke. I even had what felt like an electric shock shoot through different parts of my body a few times. I was really relieved to find out that this is a fairly common condition and only lasts 2-3 weeks, but it was pretty uncomfortable."

   
4.0

LaurainVA (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 29, 2017

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"I used belviq a two years ago for about 4 months, and I lost 25 pounds. I weighed 185 when I started on the pill. My weight dropped to 160 in less than 4 moths. I'm 60 and 5'4". At first I experienced slight dizziness and felt sluggish and sleepy. After taking vitamins (B12, calcium, multi vitamins), it went away. I stopped taking it after I reached my goal. However, I started to gain the weight back after 2 years to 192 lbs. A whopping 32 pounds gain! I got back on belviq on October 6. After 3.5 weeks, I lost 14 lbs.with no exercise. I got the same side effects but they all went away after the first week. I plan to do a little bit of walking and light exercise just to speed up the weight loss get used to the routine after I'm off the pill."

   
10

Back on it after 2 years (taken for less than 1 month) October 25, 2017

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"Starting taking Belviq 10mg a week ago. Number 1. None of the coupons I printed out didn't give me any cost reduction and my health insurance would not pay any cost, so I'm out of pocket, $280.00. Number 2 I'm 70 yrs young, weighed 196lbs at 5'4", obese. Number 3. Had terrible side effects past week, headache, fever, body aches and pain especially in feet and hands, have developed a nagging cough, dizziness. It's been one week today, my feet are killing me and I feel a bit feverish. Now I can at least get out of the house. Number 4. I weigh 192 lbs today. Number 5. So I will continue this journey one more week, if it continues with the side effects, I'll have to quit. Also I'm very active I take an accounting class twice a week, weights twice a wk, walk 5 miles twice a week, swim once week"

   
6.0

Ovee October 10, 2017

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"I've been on Belviq for five months now. I'm down 30 pounds and I still have about 30 to go. I'm very pleased with my results. I use a meal tracker app and stay between 1000-1200 calories a day which can be difficult. I'm going to increase to 1300-1400 the next couple of months (which may slow my weight loss down a bit but I'm okay with that) because it's comfort food season! I still love to eat and I think I've been successful because I can still have delicious food but with the medicine I'm satisfied with very small portions."

   
9.0

Southern Gal (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 30, 2017

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"I've been taking Belviq for over a year and have lost over 80lbs. I'm no longer taking my antidepressants either because I call it my little happy pill! However they keep raising the price and I can no longer afford it. I'm sick of drug companies and they games they play with people's lives!"

   
6.0

Stacin2004 September 14, 2017

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"Worst weight loss pills I've ever taken! It gives you a horrible migraine and makes you feel like you about to vomit every time you take it... rubbish !! Wasted my time and money smh"

VVV20235646xx (taken for less than 1 month) September 10, 2017

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"Have been taking Belviq for two and a half months have lost 10 lbs. First two days had a headache and felt weird, but then it went away and I have noticed I sleep like a rock (albeit I do have weird dreams). I also have a lot LESS anxiety, so I am unsure what that is about? I don't have any other side effects except that I am MUCH less hungry, don't really think about food like I use to. It has been so much easier to stay on track and just eating like a normal human. I feel GREAT and am very grateful to this drug."

   
9.0

Peggy33 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 5, 2017

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"Horrible side effects. Purchased 90 day supply and can't finish them. Waste of money and doesn't work."

   
1.0

Nanvp1221122 August 24, 2017

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"I first was prescribed 10 mg of Belviq and was happy because none of the other pills I went on worked. I took my first pill in the morning and it did not affect my appetite nor did I have any side effects. After one week with no changes I started on 2 pills twice a day. Unfortunately for me I still did not have a curbed appetite and no side effects. I am wondering if anyone else took these same pills with no affects at all?"

   
1.0

Lindamaria August 21, 2017

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"Just started belviq 10 mg on Aug. 16 I'm 5'3" weighing 159. No problems yet. Today is August 18 2017. Hoping for results added yoga twice a week."

Littlered05 (taken for less than 1 month) August 18, 2017

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"I have been off and on this medication this last time due to losing insurance and couldn't afford it. I got my insurance back and happily my insurance pays for it and only a copay of $10. Yes the first few days I have a headache so I slowly start taking it then once I'm used to it I started them twice a day. I love this medicine. It curbs my appetite and the one month I have been using lost 5 lbs. I have to make myself eat sometimes. I have knee problems and this has helped me to lose the weight since I can no longer work out like I used to."

   
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Hokte (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 16, 2017

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"I have lost 127 pounds over the last 3 years. I used Belviq as one part of my process. It definitely helped reduce my hunger and I didn't experience the side effects some people describe. But it only worked for me if I stayed with my plan - Weight Watchers for keeping track of weight loss, weighing my self every day, exercising - about 45 minutes every day. What I have learned is that there is no "dieting". It is a life long process of accepting that I cannot live like I had been and finding great ways to enjoy food and movement - not a life long deprivation, a lifelong change for the better. I wiill continue to take Belviq, I gave it 8 out of 10 because it is $89 a month and that is a significant amount for me."

   
8.0

LucyO1 August 12, 2017

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"I started my journey on 7/29/2017. Unfortunately I am very limited to my exercise routine due to a car accident. I changed the way I eat and I try to eat healthier and smaller portions. I so far am down 6 lbs. I am hoping I keep losing. With the discount card it's free no copay for me."

   
8.0

Lori1978 (taken for less than 1 month) August 11, 2017

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"I took this drug for approximately 5 days. I experienced headache, nauseousiness, diarrhea, dizziness, EXTREME fatigue, insomnia. Stopped taking it so wasted $80"

   
3.0

Sakii August 5, 2017

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"I started Belviq on May 10th. I have lost 20 lbs since, today being 8/5. I wanted something to aid in my weight loss being 200 lbs, 5'2", 52 yrs old. I asked about Contrave but my doc suggested Belviq because of patient success. I had nausea and a headache for 3 days but that went away. I also had a nagging cough for a couple months but that went away, also. The only other notable symptoms are occasional sluggishness and brain fog. I take two 10 mg pills a day. I know when the first one's wearing off because I do get hungry. It does curb my appetite really well and I have to force myself to eat. I have the most success when I work out, too and cut down on sugar and food intake which Belviq aids in. I love it!"

   
9.0

PattyOh August 5, 2017

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"I've been taking 10mg of Belviq 2x a day for 4 weeks. The first few days I had headaches. They went away and then the next I had a ringing in my ears and loss of balance (can't say that is a side effect or a coincidence). They went away as well. I have had no side effects since then other than fatigue and weight loss!! Belviq has made it easier for me to cut calories and not feel hungry. It has also made it easier for me to ignore people eating around me. I don't crave anything anymore. When I started on July 10th I weighed 186 lbs and now on August 5th I weigh 172. 14 lbs and counting. Also my insurance wouldn't cover it but I got the manufacturers coupon (which was real easy) and I use that and only pay $83.00. I say stick with it!"

Angie2017 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 5, 2017

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"The worst weight loss pill did not lose a pound but sure gained... I had been with a different doctor had to switch not happy about doing so and new doctor would not renew the pill I was taking insisted I take BELVIQ not only did I have to jump through hoops to get, I also had to pay out of pocket $100 for and gained weight . Even thought I was over weight I have still been walking but still put on 10lbs of what I had lost on other drug. I craved food it was horrible so now what for me find New doctor that will work with me and give me something that will help. I'm not looking to loose over night I just need a little help being over 50 I was told I eat to much fruit and that was a big problem for me I'm not a big eater really ."

   
1.0

tspak (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 2, 2017

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"This has been good for losing weight. I was skeptical at first because of all of the reported side effects and the costs. I checked with my pharmacy and found that my insurance paid all but $50 for it and the manufacturer will send you a card to cover the rest. There was ZERO cost for me to try this. First, the side effects. I had them all. Tired, joint pains, back pain, feeling foggy... It was bad. Everything subsided within the first 2 weeks. The back pain still remains but not as bad. Now results. I started the drug on 4/9/2017 at 306 pounds. As of 7/10/2017 I am down to 278 pounds. I walk daily and don't feel like eating too much. My cravings for sugar, soda and fast food is all but gone. My weight loss is slowing now though."

   
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Randy M July 11, 2017

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"I took it for a week. The first 2 days brought a headache & then that resolved. I was also a bit nauseous those 2 days. I did notice that I had almost no appetite right away so apparently it is effective for satiation. I had to stop taking it though because of the following: Cough started immediately & resolved the day after I stopped taking it. Dizziness & difficulty with balance. Deep sleep & trouble getting going in the morning, when the dizziness was worse. Sneezing & sore throat. Now this may sound like maybe I just had a cold, but I didn't. I am a nurse and I know the difference. Some difficulty with memory & concentration. Dry mouth, but that is no big deal. Another deterrent for me is that I can't take my migraine med with it"

   
4.0

Zsu Zsa July 8, 2017

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"So not worth it. I had all kinds of bad effects on the drug but I am here to warn you about stopping it. My doctor told me to stop it cold turkey. I figured since it was a selective SSRI I didn't have to taper. I have spent the next six weeks with profound problems with my heart rhythm. Which my doctor thinks is unrelated. After 5 + weeks things seem to be calming a bit. But not after all kinds of tests and a halter monitor and of course... that looks like your crazy. I know it was this drug. The only time I ever had them before was after discontinuing Celexa without tapering. (when it was first introduced and they didn't know better). I don't have palpitations normally. There is no good information on this drug. You are just winging it"

   
1.0

Bad effects during and after (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 3, 2017

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"Started May 1st- have lost 29 pounds as of today June 30th. Changed eating habits, not much exercise yet but is coming soon. $277 per month. Used a coupon on line , only took off 5 dollars. Does anyone know one that will work? Insurance doesn't pay for mine. Please help. I want to continue on this journey but takes a chunk out of the budget."

   
9.0

Kelly 61 June 30, 2017

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"It's been one month today had my follow up appointment to see if I can continue on the medication and I lost 9.3pounds. I didn't weigh myself at all during this period of time so I was super excited when the doctor told me today let's see how the next 4 week goes"

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) June 15, 2017

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"I started taking Belviq May 31, 2017. I am 5"5 and start weight was 279lb. Today makes day 15 and I am at 273lb and that's the number with my period on (sorry TMI) so it will be lower once it's gone off. I know 6lbs in 15 days sounds like nothing right? But I haven't exercised nor watched what I have been eating, only because I wanted to see what the pill had to offer. Not only did I lose weight but I lost inches!!! How many inches? I'm not sure, I just know that I can wear my rompers and tight shirts without my girdle "

   
10

Determined2Bfiner June 14, 2017

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