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For Weight Loss "This drug is amazing. Lost 2lbs first week. No cravings. I have to remind myself to eat. I do have a lot of dizziness."

   
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Igirl2013 February 19, 2017

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For Weight Loss "After being recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism, I began to take Belviq. After about two weeks I started seeing results. I have now been on the medication for four months and have lost 40 pounds. The only side Effect I have experienced is dry mouth."

   
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Mamasunburn February 16, 2017

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For Weight Loss "My starting weight was 252. Started taking Belviq first month was maybe 7 lb loss then the lbs starting dropping. To date I weight 210 my goal is 180. I also cut out all white food, no fast food, soda or candy. I also do 3 days at the gym. Went from a 52 mens suit to a 44 regular men's . The first week I did have a headache and dizzy."

   
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S.R. (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 16, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I have struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember ( I am 35 ) . I have taken every weight loss pill you can think of !! My starting weight today Feb 15 2017 is 194 and I'm 4'11 ! Today is my first day on Belviq , I take 1 pill twice a day . Side effects : chills , metal taste on my tongue and a slight headache . When I ate lunch today I could only eat half of my food , and I'm not starving when I get off work like usual . I must also mention that I am pms'ing , and usually I'm eating every thing pasta and fried related , but I'm not craving it . From reading the reviews I was worried about not having energy to workout , but I had the energy ! What I have also done is I have starting B12 injections. I will report my weight soon !"

   
7.0

AFace February 16, 2017

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For Obesity "I am classified in the BMI category as Obese. I need to lose 90 pounds and since starting Belviq in October of 2016, I have lost 42 pounds. I have started working out because I know that just losing the weight was not enough, I needed to get my heart going again. I have no medical issue, so it is just about getting the weight off for a healthier me. It took about 3 weeks for my weight to start dropping and it has been slow. There are times where I will lose weight and then I might go a week and lose nothing. The main thing is not giving up and getting out their and trying. I can't run a mile YET, but I can walk it. Don't stop trying and don't give up on Belviq. It really helps."

   
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Rugs3131 February 15, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started taking Belviq 7 days ago and I am 7 pounds lighter today. Far as side affects I had just a tiny bit of light head & I think that was only because I read some of the reviews & that's what some people were saying they had & it was stuck in my mind it was going to happen. Other than that I've been absolutely fine & I'm looking forward to more weight loss"

   
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Kechi (taken for less than 1 month) February 15, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I need help, I have taken Belviq for 2 weeks now and NO weight loss, not an ounce and possible gained a pound, Any one else experience this, I realize I am inpatient but was looking forward to quicker results. Thank you"

   
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J>G February 10, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I've been on this just for a week now. The first five days all I wanted to do was eat and I actually gained 1 pound. But the last two days my appetite has decreased and when I do eat I get full very fast so hopefully it stays like this. I'm not on any diet or exercise program which would probably help but if I go down to a 1500 calorie a day diet I wouldn't even need a pill. I'll keep checking back in that to share my experience."

   
6.0

Maw928 (taken for less than 1 month) February 8, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started Belviq XR yesterday. Took my first pill at 9am. I realized at noon that I hadn't had my normal daily healthy snack, and that I wasn't hungry for lunch. I did eat lunch at 1:30, but only a few bites and I lost all interest. I felt a little dizzy later in the afternoon, so I had some carrots, and had to force my dinner down later and ate 3/4 of it. Never did I feel hungry all day. I can see, with this pill, you have to force yourself to eat. I had absolutely NO cravings yesterday for anything. I did get cold later in the afternoon, which I'm NEVER cold. And, my skin got tingly.. like I put icy/hot on it. Other than that, and a little lightheadedness, I had no other side effects. Will update again at the 1 week mark."

   
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girlyq_00 (taken for less than 1 month) February 8, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I have been on this for two and a half weeks and I started off at 181.00 lb and today I'm 169.8 lb so far I'm happy with it."

   
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Kateeeeee (taken for less than 1 month) January 30, 2017

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For Obesity "I am a 57 year old woman with about 75 pounds to lose. ( If I want to get into a "normal" weight range.) Have been taking 10 mgs of Belviq 2x a day for the 2 1/2 weeks. The first day and a half, my stomach was a bit unsettled. And sometimes I feel a little fuzzy headed - but not terribly so. Now, the only thing that I experience is sleeping longer than I usually do. And - this is not a bad thing - but I sleep much better than I have for a long, long time. I feel like the medication is definitely taking the edge off of my hunger. While I don't "forget to eat" I am certainly satisfied with eating much less. Probably 1/3 to 1/2 as much. And, so far, I have a lot more will power saying "no" to things that I usually wouldn't pass by. 3# down!"

   
9.0

BethR5025 January 28, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started this med before a weight loss program. My problem was emotional eating. I've been taking it for a month. I feel great. I find the nervous eating has stopped. My appetite has dropped tremendously. Only side effect I am thirsty all the time which is okay anyway, I drink lots more water. From reading all the remarks about this drug, its probably isn't for every one, but so are some other drugs. I can't take antibiotics. I highly recommend this drug for weight loss. I've lost 8 lbs."

   
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ArleneO January 26, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started taking Belviq 2 and a half weeks ago, and I have already lost 17 pounds! I know that sounds like an unhealthy amount in such a short time, but I am sure to eat between 1200-1400 calories a day -I have just eliminated all processed foods and try to eat as much protein as possible. I have always enjoyed lifting weights and going to the gym, so I continue to do that 5 days a week. Now, my appetite is under control with Belviq so I don't eat back all the calories I burned with exercise. As far as side effects, I did have a headache for the first two days. It makes my body feel tired, but not like a sleepy tired. I'm hoping that goes away soon, but it's not debilitating to the point I can't accomplish daily tasks."

   
9.0

anonymous2428 January 24, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Okay so it has now been 8 days and I have lost 10 pounds. I have been making much better choices with my meal plans so this medication has worked better for me than phentermine. On 1/16/17 I weighed in at 181.00 and 1/24/17 @ 171.00. In the past 2-3 days I have experienced minor headaches and so ibuprofen 800mg took them away. Don't forget to eat about an hour before you do a cardio or weight workout. Yesterday, I ate only one full meal of steak and rice at 12:30PM and drank a few protein drinks (premier protein). After working out I tanned for 6 min then I went to the steam room for 15 min and 5 min in the sauna. After that I felt so nauseous that anything I could think of to eat made me want to throw up but this medicine really works.."

   
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Kateeeeee January 24, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started Belviq this morning at 7:15 am. I am extremely cold. I am not too concerned about it right now. So far so good. I am hoping I have no more side effects. It's really too early to tell."

T.C (taken for less than 1 month) January 24, 2017

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For Obesity "I gave the medication some points because once I started taking it I immediately experienced a decrease in appetite. I took 10 mg In the morning and 10 mg At night. The first side effect was dry mouth and the second was a crushing headache. I read this site and decided to work through it. On day 3 I developed a huge rash on my inner thigh and then on my shoulders. I had strange nightmares and felt out of sorts. I then had irritability and snapped at my husband and young son on several occasions after day 5. On day six I stood up and felt dizzy and weird. I developed anxiety and felt upset. By day 8 my husband and I talked and looked up the contents of the medicine. Serotonin stood out to me. I stopped taking it. Run."

   
2.0

Creole38 (taken for less than 1 month) January 23, 2017

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For Obesity "Was told to loss weight and started Belviq on November 2016. As of yesterday's appointment(1/18/17) lost 0 (zero) lbs and was advised to stop medication as I should of lost some weight by now. Left to deal with my weightloss journey on my own. Nothing else Rx'ed."

FM/Hypo Mom January 19, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I have been taking Belviq since July 19th (almost 6 months) and this pill has changed my life. I have lost 54 pounds and I plan on taking it the rest of my life to control my hunger. The lose it app is awesome also!!"

   
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Mamamamamamama (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I do not recommend this medication to anyone. A couple of days after my first dose, I came down with severe symptoms - nausea, vomiting, and chest palpitations. Made a visit to the local ER. After multiple test, I was diagnosed with a virus. Since it was during the Christmas holidays, I associated it with "holiday foods". Has taken a few weeks to get back to 100%. So, on Monday, I took my second dose of Belviq and on Tuesday the same symptoms occurred! And....today is Friday! Stay away!"

   
1.0

Not A Virus January 13, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Have been taking for a few months now and have not lost ANY weight! Going to quit taking it. Waste of money."

   
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Ashhhhhhh January 12, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Took this for 2 weeks and gained 2-3 pounds. I had been told to stay on it for a few months to detetmine its effectiveness. I discontinued it because of severe bladder spasms. Pain disappeared slowly over the next day."

   
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Cork.yt (taken for less than 1 month) January 6, 2017

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For Obesity "I have a lot of faith in belviq. I will be starting the drug twice a day tomorrow morning. I'll post something every week. Wish me luck :)"

   
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Mo Away January 4, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Belviq for about 1.5 years - I initially started taking it to lose weight before my wedding last year. From the time I began taking Belviq (August 2015), I started feeling results - although slow - within about a month. I had several fittings and such before the big day and the seamstress had to keep taking my dress in. I had lost about 20 lbs in ~4 months! I was amazed! So here we are two months after my wedding anniversary, and I am currently down ~75lbs. I started at about 245 - and the last time I weighed myself I was at 170. I have gone from a size 18/20 to a size 12. I would still like to lose another ~20 lbs, and I have no doubt I'll get there with Belviq."

   
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MissyLW (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 4, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I just started Belviq 4 days ago. Other than chills in the evening (which I don't mind since I live in hot muggy Florida). I get headaches that last for a very short time and go away. Dry mouth is constant but drinking lots of water takes care of that. It is too early to know if weight loss will occur or when but I do notice I forget to eat. That is always a plus. Good luck to everyone and to myself. I am excited to see what the future holds."

Joee December 18, 2016

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For Weight Loss "The first few days I had crushing migraines and dizziness. I began getting headaches around week 6 again but, didn't associate it with the meds because 5 weeks passed with no side effects. Then my left eye began to droop and blur my vision. I thought it was due to botox. The eye drooped to almost closed, then my cheek fell and a few days later I had trouble speaking. Rushed to the ER and got an MRI, CT etc to rule out a stroke. ZERO findings. They said Botox was the cause. My symptoms have come and gone, which would not be botox reaction. Today, my vision is blurred to the point that I cant drive and eye barely open. I just figured out that the eye opens when I miss a dose!!! NOT WORTH IT. My hospital bill is going to be HUGE"

   
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JVG22 (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 8, 2016

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