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7.9/10 Average Rating

520 Ratings with 517 User Reviews

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"I've been on Belviq 4 days and I'm not really having any side effects but I'm also still hungry all the time. How long does it take to work?"

MarthaGraves May 21, 2017

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"Great drug. Really works well."

   
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Jay Gibson (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 20, 2017

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"Been on it for several days and can't take it no more. Horribly nauseous, the scariest night terrors ever and head hurts so bad I thought I would pass out. I really thought I could get through it and it would work. I just can't take it. So sad."

   
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Jessica sable May 13, 2017

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"I'm 58 years old, exercise regularly and have not been able to loose any weight at all on my own in years and actually started gaining. My Dr. Prescribed Belviq. I've been on Belviq for 4 days, I've lost 5 pounds! Amazing! I have had no side effects whatsoever, except that the first night, I had terrible dreams, so now I only take this drug once a day in the morning, and it's working! I need to loose 50 pounds, and I weighed under 200 when I started. I walk 3 miles, 3 times a week and I went to an 1100 calorie diet every day. I am very strict on my calories. Lots of fruit, protein, and veggies (which I hate) but the weight is coming off and I'm very encouraged. I will continue till I'm at my goal weight."

   
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Akita Lover (taken for less than 1 month) May 12, 2017

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"I started taking belviq May 32017 , My beginning weight was 226 as of today beginning week two I weigh 219 I have lost 5 pounds. I am on a 1100 calories a day. I replaced a meal with a protein shake. So for every thing is wonderful. My first days on this medicine I was very tired and lower back pain. All of those side affect has gone away. I walk 45 minutes every day. I will be up dating weekly. Good Luck everybody."

   
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kekecece (taken for less than 1 month) May 12, 2017

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"I started taking Belviq about 3 weeks ago after my doctor recommended I lose weight. I have to admit the first week I was starving while taking Belviq. I also started the paleo diet and increased my water to 84oz a day. (most days..lol) and 20 min of activity 5-6 days a week. I lost 3lbs the first week. I have continued to lose weight due to the combination of the low carb and the Belviq. I do not feel it is suppressing my appetite but I believe it is assisting in my weight loss. I seem to be burning more calories and I rarely have cravings. I do have a one carb treat once a week to treat myself and then I get right back on track. (sometimes a girl wants chocolate or cheesecake or BOTH). I am pleased with the results so far. I feel better."

   
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Ms Foxe (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2017

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"This is my third week on Belviq and I'm happy to say I am down 9 pounds. My goal is to loss 10 pounds the first month to justify spending another $263. Looks like I will be able to purchase another month's supply. Got 20 pounds to go."

   
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WaxCat (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2017

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"Hello, I am a 35 yr old female, 5'10, weighing 237lbs. After many many months of struggling with weight and lacking motivation to do something about it, I was referred to a doctor that presented me with Belviq XR 20 mg, once daily. Today is only day 2 of this new journey, and I must say the only side effect so far has been slight discomfort in my head, nothing drastic though, which I am happy about. So on my first day I think I did pretty good, wasn't really starving at all throughout the day as I usually am. Today I have been ok, but I had lunch about 12:45pm and felt my stomach rumbling about 2 hours later. For those who have experience with this medication, does it cause hunger? What can I do different to not get hungry so fast?"

Cozmogirl28 May 5, 2017

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"The whole point of Belviq is that it is supposed to suppress one's appetite. Of course to really lose more weight everything you wrote factors in. You missed the point with many reviewers.....Belviq is not suppressing their appetite, like "oh, I have to make myself eat", etc. That said, I have been on Belviq for 3 days. I take 10mg x 2 a day. I have not noticed a decrease in appetite at all. I'm still hungry in the am and pm. Bummer. No side effects either. I started at 177 lbs and just wishing my appetite would relax where I could say "oh, I have to make myself eat". Also, I printed up the coupon from Belviq.com and paid $85.00 instead of $257.00."

   
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Stormyskys (taken for less than 1 month) May 5, 2017

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"I really eat healthy on a regular basis low carb kind of like the keto and atkins diet. I lost around 60 pounds on my own and was in a plateau phase. My doctor suggested taking this medicine. The first 2 days major headaches but then they went away. I am eating, working out, and doing my normal routine with this medicine. Now I weight myself 1 week later and learned I GAINED 9 POUNDS! Doesn't make any sense but I am going to stop taking it when I can loose that much myself without medicine. Really sad but this is what I have to do."

   
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momma247 May 5, 2017

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"I tried this medication twice. The first time I started at 164 and lost to 157 and then stopped; however, it helped me maintain the 157. I am 5'2" at 59y. The first three days had severe headache, but then like magic it went away. My insurance wouldn't pay for the medication after 9 months because I didn't lose any more weight. I then tried again about 6 months later, my doctor recommended again, and I started at 167 and lost to 163 and stopped losing. I also this time began to feel very tired and depressed and realized after about three weeks that suicidial and depression are side effects so I had to stop taking it. Now I am at 176 my scales, on doctors I am 180 and this is all in approximately 18 months."

   
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nana5746 (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 1, 2017

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"I've been steadily gaining weigh over the last couple years, and even more since my hysterectomy. My Pcp decided to try me on Belviq to assist me in losing some of the weight I'd gained. I started taking 10mg Belviq twice a day, 9 days ago. My weight before starting was 223lbs. As of day 9, I am down to 217. I've always eaten pretty healthy foods and I really don't exercise much. So I'd say Belviq is definitely helping!! The only side effects I've encountered were: 1. The 1st couple of days I had a very mild headache 2. It made me feel a little sleepier, but not too much. (I definitely sleep more sound at night which is always good.) 3. My appetite has certainly decreased, so I give myself smaller portions now. I'll update more later "

   
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LyricalLisa (taken for less than 1 month) May 1, 2017

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"I was on this drug for about 3 weeks. It did not curb my appetite. In fact, I was increasingly hungry and could not stop eating. I gained 10 pounds on it, which I'm assuming is not how this drug is supposed to work. Once I stopped, my appetite returned to normal; however, now I have 10 pounds to lose in addition to the 30 I initially wanted. I am sure I was a unique case, but I would caution that if you start gaining, stop the drug. I felt like I needed to stay on it because it was so expensive and I didn't want to waste my money. And, my doctor said to give it time. Well, 10 pounds was enough time."

   
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Lissie Annie April 28, 2017

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"Nightmare from the beginning. Day 1 extreme nausea, dizziness and headaches. Day 2 was worse, and had bloody urine. Stopped taking it."

   
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Ds7505 (taken for less than 1 month) April 24, 2017

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"Beware. Started this drug 6 days ago along with diet and exercise. I lost 8 lbs in 5 days. My side effects were , severe cough, dizziness, headache, fatigue, and flu like symptoms. On day 5 I didn't like how I was feeling . I decided to stop taking it. I didn't think it was worth waiting for those effects to go away, even if they did. My cough subsided quite a bit in such a short time. Today , day 6, the start of my second day without the pill, I awoke this morning , sat on the bed, and started to cough . I started to gasp for a breath, and there was no air. Several minutes later I was wondering why my eyebrow and cheek along with my body hurt. I opened my eyes and realized I blacked out and was lying face down on the wood floor. Run"

   
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Kalpheus April 22, 2017

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"I started on Belviq one week ago. I have struggled with weight my entire life. I'm active and average 9000-10000 steps a day and practice yoga once a week. I love to cook and I love to eat! 80% of my meals are healthy, but the other 20% are not. Over the years I'm certain my portions of healthy food are more than I need and I binge on the junk food and drink beer. After gaining 30 pounds last year I tipped the scale at 202. I'm 5'6 45 years old. The first day I had a headache- it went away within 30 minutes. I sleep great and I'm not obsessed with food! I've stayed between 1000-1200 calories easily and have lost 11 pounds in one week. I'm eating healthy, the binging is gone and I get full faster!"

   
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Southern Gal (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2017

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"Started Belviq 5 days ago. I am incredibly drained and exhausted. Have had headaches, issues with balance, feeling of not connecting to my own thoughts or words, eating more, gained 3 pounds... And today the exhaustion was so bad I feel asleep behind the wheel of my car twice on a short trip to my grandparents house. I left a message with my doctor's office and will follow up tomorrow. Take the side effects seriously. I have never had issues like this with a medication."

   
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Phentermine SO much better (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2017

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"Belviq really worked for weight loss for me but it also is the only thing that has kept me from getting migraines and has helped me sleep through the night. I recently moved and had a change in insurance my new doctor prescribed Belviq and I printed a coupon however the manufacturer denied the coupon because I have insurance but my insurance won't pay for it because it is a weight loss drug How is this fair?"

delaurentj (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 14, 2017

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"Just started taking Belviq 10mg twice daily. My starting weight was 350. Three days later I am already down to 345. I am a 5'5 40 year old woman. Belviq worked for me immediately to suppress my appetite. I am counting my exact calories daily and sticking to a 1200-1300 calorie diet. I have not felt deprived and Belviq is keeping my hunger at bay. I have not experienced any noticeable side effects. I go back to my doctor in a month for a weigh-in. I will re-post my results. So far so good. So far I would definitely recommend this drug."

   
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rxdiva2006 April 8, 2017

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"I have tried every diet under the sun, have worked with numerous personal trainers, and although I have been faithful 85% of the time on any diet I have been on, I have never been able to lose weight at a healthy rate. I normally have to do an extreme diet to see any progress and then my body will fight tooth and nail for the weight to come back. 3 months ago, I spoke to my doctor and she recommended Belviq because it has the least chance of side effects. I do have them though. For the first month, I would say headaches were pretty bad, but I would take Excedrin. But the tiredness that has lasted for the entire time, though it is not debilitating, it does effect my desire to work out. I have lost steadily though, 1.5-2pds a week at 1550 cal"

   
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CelticTasha March 30, 2017

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"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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"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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"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."

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

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"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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"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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