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For Obesity "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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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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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"I am taking 10 mg twice a day and have been for three weeks. I have lost 3 lbs. My muscles are sore and I have had headaches and a little dizziness. I am 55 and have been on an extremely strict diet for the past 6 months, unable to lose a pound. So, while I am not sure about doing another month, I am glad to have lost the three pounds. I am not sure the risks outweigh the benefits. There is no warning for sun exposure for this medication, and I feel there should be. I am have a darker complexion and do not usually burn in the sun. I recently spent a week in Mexico. The first day, I got so sunburned that I had to sit in the shade for the remainder of our vacation. It turned into a terrible skin poisoning. After 8 days I am still sunburned."

Keetto (taken for less than 1 month) June 12, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started taking the medication April 26, 2017 and as of today I have lost 18lbs. It's a slow process but stay with it and u will see some results. It's a time release medication. I take one pill at 9am and the second pill at nine pm. This time works better for me. I noticed when I wake up early morning I am not hungry. Good luck everybody."

Kekecece June 11, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started this pill on Tuesday night. My insurance paid for it (after pre-authorization from my Dr) my co pay was 50 but pharmacist referred me to website and coupon paid that, so I thought what the hell! I'll try it. I am 45 and 4'10 on Monday I weighed 180. On Thursday I weighed 176 so 2 full days on medication I lost 4 lbs. I started my diet one strict 1000 calorie diet and now I am so full I feel sick if I eat more than about 700, but my husband makes me eat. The only side effect I have had from it is insomnia, so I take 10 mg at 7 am 10 mg at 3 pm. No side effects now. I absolutely love it!!!!"

   
10

Amy Spence June 10, 2017

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For Weight Loss "My week and I've lost 10 pounds, no major side effects except frequent urination wondering has anyone else had this issue."

Grannymandy (taken for less than 1 month) June 10, 2017

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For Weight Loss "First time I took this pill I had a severe headache. My head was hurting so bad that it actually made me vomit several times. The second time I took this pill I only had a headache but nothing as bad as the first time. I felt as if this pill did not cut my appetite. I was still hungry and constantly always thinking about food. Other days I wasn't as hungry but I was still hungry and wanting to snack. I was on the pill for about 3 weeks before I went to the doctor to weigh in. I only lost two pounds. This pill also made me very, very tired. I didn't want to do anything but sleep. Even after just waking up I would still be tired."

S. Dani June 10, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I am 4'11, 188lbs, I was given this prescription about 3 months ago, Belviq 10mg/2 x day and I just filled it yesterday. I used the coupon and paid $88.00 which was better than the $300.00 - Today is my first day and after the 2nd dose I have a bad headache and some chills. I have been reading the reviews and some noticed side effect went away after 3 days so I am being optimistic. I haven't been hungry today but I have made myself eat. I will post more in a week....keep me in your prayers :-)"

J0022 June 6, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Belviq for nearly 18 months. I take 10mg twice daily. My BMI was in the Obese range. I never had a single side-effect. Not one. I have lost 45 pounds. The medication just took away my cravings. I never even want dessert, and have no desire for sweets. Sadly, I am not an exercise person, so I've done very little of that. Some people might think that 45 pounds indicates a slow weight loss in that length of time, but I am thrilled. By the way, I just eat normal food, but much smaller portions. I just get full very quickly I'm sorry some people have had problems or side effects. For me, it was a life saver. I still have 25# more to lose, but I'll get there. Then I have to figure out how to keep it off!"

   
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DGG2017 (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 31, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Today is my second day using Belviq 20mg. The first day I didn't noticed any decrease in appetite however I know it takes a while to work. Today I literally forced myself to eat as I wasn't hungry at all. Only thing that has me a bit concerned is the dizziness, I work on my feet all day and today I've been sitting most of the time cause I feel like I'm falling. Mind you, I'm still eating just less calories however I shouldn't feel this dizzy by cutting calories. I couldn't even drive. Now I hope this goes away with time. I'll update in two weeks or so."

Taking a last chance (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Belviq works great for an appetite suppressant. I experienced a little dizziness and a couple first days I had slight chills. (? - could be coincidental) But 2 times I took it with Allegra-D and had a horrible headache - the kind where you think you might puke...migraine status. I truly believe it was just the combination of the pseudoephedrine and the Belviq. I've never had a headache when I take it with Benadryl. (I have bad spring allergies)"

   
8.0

fab50 (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2017

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For Obesity "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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For Obesity "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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For Weight Loss "I started Belviq 3.5 weeks ago. I tried sorting through reviews just like you are, to see if the $85 a mo. after coupon was worth it. I found it difficult because too many reviewers left out their gender, weight & height so I just decided to just try it. With that being said, I'm a 5'1 female with a desk job weighing 163 to start. I now weight 157. This medication suppresses my appetite slightly, but it suppresses my cravings a lot & I don't give like before. The first day I thought I wasted $85 because the headache was awful. It subsided the next day. I do feel sleepier at night, so I haven't worked out at all, I'm going to purchase another month & add Exercise. I'm also on a 1200 cal diet that I track on my fitness pal"

   
7.0

Reeseri (taken for less than 1 month) May 26, 2017

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For Obesity "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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For Weight Loss "When I first started I had bad side effects. Such as feeling like a head cold etc. Anxiety. Trouble seeing. Headaches. But they did wear off. Then I was ok but for really bad cognitive problems. Unable to remember things at work. Some problems talking. But as long as I was losing weight. Finally I realized I was having loose stools due to this drug and came close to a couple of accidents. That was it. I stopped. Yikes I had horrible withdrawal. Heart Palpitations, nausea. I am weening off. When I got off the drug I don't think I ate anymore but I gained 4 lbs the week after cutting back the dose. I found a similar thing when I started.. for the first two weeks I didn't lose any weight but then lost fast. Something is up with that."

   
3.0

BelviqUserSeaton (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 24, 2017

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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "Great drug. Really works well."

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

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For Obesity "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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For Obesity "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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For Weight Loss "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."

   
1.0

Jessica sable May 13, 2017

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For Obesity "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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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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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