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User Reviews for Belviq XR

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For Weight Loss "I'm 5'4 and 165 lbs, on thyroid meds and have not been able to loose the weight from my last child. I took Qsymia a year ago and lost 15 lbs in 3 months but the side effects were insomnia, which I've never had in my life, and dry mouth. Cost per month was nearly $300.00 not covered on insurance. I gained half the weight back and decided to try a different med, now on Belviq XR, my Dr. gave me a discount card and only cost $98.00 as opposed to $300.00. I have been taking it for 4 days and have lost 3 lbs ! It has not curbed my eating although I do feel that my appetite is suppressed. I have not had issues sleeping but my muscles do feel sore and I am a bit sluggish at times during day. I have felt like I'm about to get a UTI for a few days now. Also had a few times standing up where I felt dizzy. Those are all the side effects I've experienced. The cost is much better, the side effects are lower and so far I'm seeing results. In comparison, I would choose Belviq over Qsymia."

   
8.0

Sarah June 20, 2018

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For Obesity "Day one ...Will update soon."

Sandie (taken for less than 1 month) May 8, 2018

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For Weight Loss "Today is the first day I will start taking Belviq XR. I get to work around 5:30am, so I'm not sure what time I should take it? I do not want it to not last all day. I need to loose 80 pounds. I hope this works!!!"

lisa (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2018

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For Obesity "I started on belviq 10mg morning and night in May of 2017. I switched to XR in September. It was amazing right off the bat helping me lose over 30 pounds. The cravings were gone. Then in the winter it is like it was a placebo. Now I have gained back 12 of those pounds with no end in sight. I am wondering if the two a day dosing worked better than XR"

   
7.0

Trying hard to lose (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 13, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I took Belviq for 3 years. It was successful for the first 6 months, I lost 35 pounds. After that, for the next year, I slowly gained weight back. Then it stopped working entirely and I am no longer taking it. I tried stopping it for 3 months and then restarting it. But it did not become effective again. I was really hopeful that it would help me keep the weight off long term, so I am really disappointed. The cost of the monthly doctor visits required for a prescription ($40.00) and the cost of the medicine $93.00 each month was not worth it in the long term."

   
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ruth w February 3, 2018

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For Weight Loss "Today (1/26/18) is the my first dose of Belviq XR. I'm not hungry nor do I have a headache as of yet. After reading all the reviews I was afraid of taking this medication. Each person is different so I thought I need to try it and find out for myself. I'm 55 and need to lose 30lbs. Wish me luck. I will report back."

Shabrit (taken for less than 1 month) January 26, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I have just picked up my Belviq, it cost $98.00. What kind of insurance do the ones of you have that say your insurance pays?"

Walking on Sunshne September 30, 2017

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For Weight Loss "My doctor gave me a prescription. I came home with it and started reading reviews. I have to admit that the reviews left me skeptical and little bit intimidated and afraid. There were a lot of side effects reported and a whole lot of negativity as to the effect of the drug. But something tugged at me to give it to go. Now here I am, 9 weeks later and down 24 lb. I have had no ill side effects. So here's my thoughts on the product... Number one, this is not a magic bean. Simply putting the pill in your mouth and swallowing does not create Magic. Number two, you still have to put in the work. You have to be willing to fight cravings and move a lot more, not even necessarily full exercise. Number three, put the time in and commit!"

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 29, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started this on June 7th, was supposed to start a few days earlier, but after reading so many reviews, I was scared of the side effects. I am woman, 5'5 weighed in at 195.5. I go for my first 1 month weigh I'm down 7.5 lbs and experienced no side effects. I had been on phentermine before although it comes off faster, I had terrible side effects from that drug. Belviq XR has suppressed my appetite. I won't lie it doesn't take away your hunger, you have to eat sensibly. I found for me I only take 1 pill a day, so I started taking it at 11:00 a.m. but my night I was really hungry. The last week and half I started taking after lunch around 1:00. Takes away my cravings for carbs and sweets and not as hungry for dinner."

   
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Sick of being overweight!! (taken for less than 1 month) July 3, 2017

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For Obesity "I have been on belviq XR for 5 days and lost 7 pounds. No side affects other than dry mouth as of yet. I will update in about a month."

Sherrell88 (taken for less than 1 month) May 19, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I took Qsymia for resistant metabolism. I am 5'6.5", workout 5-6 times a week (6 miles walking (I try to maintain 15 min miles with lots of hills), spinning, pilates) and have always ate well. My endocrinologist prescribed it after every test came back normal. The Qsymia was awesome. lost 20+ pounds and got down to 149 and took the medium dose for 18 months. But had hair loss; found out topiramate (one of the two ingredients in Qsymia) can cause this. So sad to come off the Qsymia, but thin and bald are probably not the best look for me. 10 pounds back on my dr. prescribed Belviq XR (won't give me phentermine alone). First dose today, skin has burning sensation, NOT hungry, feel a bit "high". will discontinue if weight does not drop in first few days."

   
5.0

RN mom of three May 9, 2017

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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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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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For Weight Loss "I've taking this medication for only a day. Well this is my second day. The first day I was really really not feeling myself chills I felt like I had the flu. Today I feel so much better I'm not very hungry I eat because I don't want to feel sick but I'm only eating fruits and cabbage soup. I will keep you guys updated on my adventure I will check back in in about a week."

E Mason (taken for less than 1 month) February 14, 2017

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For Obesity "I'm back on my journey. I started belviq Jan 3, 2017 start weight 372.4 I weight in every Monday week 1 down 11.4lb to 361,week 2 354 down 7lb,week 3 weigh in Monday morning will post up date.This comes from the HEART, before I drank so much coke it was shameful and ate how I wanted. I had to change my way of thinking about food. I count calories like a mathematician, the loose it app is my holy grail. I know this is a journey. Thank goodness for the weight that will to come off. Don't give up under any measure."

   
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Yo-Yo January 22, 2017

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