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8.5
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8.1
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For Obesity "My BMI was 38 so I tried it. I hated the side effects. They were bad. It even hurt when I went to the bathroom! No pounds lost either after 3 weeks. It's expensive too."

   
1.0

ShirleyMo (taken for less than 1 month) September 27, 2016

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For Obesity "Wife wasted money on it. Like she says, " I'm still fat""

   
1.0

JoeZZZO September 23, 2016

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For Obesity "I have been on Belviq for a week. I have not had any side effects and I've lost 7lbs. It's been a great motivator. I check in next week to give more update."

   
10

Chelle69 September 21, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I started March 2015 @380lb,wasn't sure it would work but was willing and needed to give it a try.The first week got on that scale 373lb,I started to believe this could work;as time passed the weight was falling off,weeks went on more weight was melting away final weight loss was 355lb.Please remember you didn't put the weight on over night and it's not coming off over night. I stop taking the medication due to cost but I'm back. My starting weight now was 364lb,went to dr last week down to 351lb.Belviq works just give it time."

   
10

Yo-Yo September 18, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have started Belviq a couple days ago and so far so good. I noticed it gives me so much energy that I didn't have before and I don't think about food as much. Also it is curbing my appetite and it's keeping me from overeating. So far so good and only side effect is getting chills."

   
7.0

Marianaaa September 16, 2016

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For Weight Loss "Day 1: HORRRIBLE HEADACHE!!! I'm just wondering what this drug is doing to my brain for me to feel this bad. I felt messed up this morning. I'm very disappointed because I had high hopes for weight loss. The side affects are just not worth it. $80 down the drain!"

   
1.0

Jen Marie September 16, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I started Belviq after coming off of Phentermine and I have also had gastric sleeve weight loss surgery 17 Months ago. The first 2 days I was so exhausted and chilled I couldn't hardly move. It has helped decrease hunger and I eat less now but haven't lost any wt still maintaining a 131 lbs weight loss but need to lose more. But last night I noticed I was producing milk. I have now read up that can be a side effect I go to my gyn tomorrow and will know more but I'm pretty freaked out!"

   
5.0

Kit Kat123 (taken for less than 1 month) September 8, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I'm rating 7 for now. I'll post again when I've been on Belviq for 2 weeks. The first 3 days I had headaches almost all day long. After the third day the headaches stopped. I've noticed that I have more body aches than usual and my energy is a lot less. I think these will level out. My weight when I started was 183.4. After 5 days I am at !83.2. I was on vacation 3 of those days, so I cheated a bit. I believe I would have lost more if I would have been at home. It's hard to diet when you are on vacation. I'm just happy that I lost at all. Belviq does curb my appetite some. Mostly I don't eat as much when I eat and I feel full longer. Yesterday I forgot to eat lunch. I have low sugar and not supposed to skip meals. I am on 2 a daily."

   
7.0

dscavo12 (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I was 205 lbs Xmas 2014. Started Belviq when I got home. Had shoulder surgery, broke my hip; so couldn't exercise much. Lost 50 lbs in 15 months and still taking to maintain. It makes you fell full and how to eat smaller portions. I have recommended it to everyone I talk to. Amazing, absolutely amazing! Suffered no side effects! Take twice p/day!"

   
10

Bobbie Johnson September 5, 2016

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For Obesity "So far so good, I have been taking Belviq for 1 week now, first 2 days had a terrible headach so I took my belviq with 4 ibprophen ech time to avoid the headache it was terrible lastnight and this morning took just the belviq no headaches so no extra med. I still have kinda a medicated feel in my brain but that happens to me with any new med i take i figure that to will pass. Other than that no side effects. First 2 days didnt effect my appetite at all but I still ate 1200 calories. From 3rd day on i have had to make myself eat literally. I am 41 yrs old, 5'6" tall and weigh 265 lbs. The highest I have ever been. So im gonna give it an honest try, through in some zumba and richard simmons videos and will report back. Good luck everyone"

   
8.0

Cholosgirl (taken for less than 1 month) September 4, 2016

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For Obesity "BELVIQ is awesome I recommend it to anyone who wants to loose weight and keep it off. But try really hard to document the side effects and tell your doctor about them. I was on it for a few months and had lost a lot of weight I felt really good. But it started to make my Attention Deficit Disorder symptoms a lot worse it just got to the point where I started loosing things and forgetting a lot so I stopped taking it and surely was not able to keep weight off without it. So now I am going back to it, this time I will be working closer with my doctor and we will focus on finding the correct maintenance dosing to help me maintain healthy body weight. Also I recommend taking a Prolactin Blocker to help avoid tumors."

   
10

mberjan (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 2, 2016

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For Weight Loss "6 weeks in on Belviq and I have lost 20 pounds following a 1200 calorie diet. All the side effects are gone and I have so much more energy now. Good luck to everyone!!"

   
10

mamamamamamama (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 1, 2016

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For Weight Loss "Garbage. Note they no longer offer the 15 day free trial. I shelled out $160 for pills that make me dizzy (like drunk) and exhusted. I gained weight because I couldn't find the energy to get off the couch. I gave them over 2 weeks to get into my system, suffering the whole time with no benefit. I wish hadn't bothered."

   
1.0

Manderly808 September 1, 2016

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For Obesity "This medic did not work for me. Not even a little."

   
1.0

KrissW (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 27, 2016

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For Weight Loss "Roughly two years ago I weighed 120; gained roughly 100 poubds due to being lazy and eating when I was bored or stressed out. My doctor prescribed me phentermine 27.5 to take daily: HORRIBLE side effects like dry mouth, sick to my stomach, and insomnia throughout the whole time. lost alot of weight but guess what? I regained it in a quick period. My doctor prescribed me Belviq because unlike phentermine belviq is for LONG TERM weight loss. Im about 4 days in without exercise and I havent weighed myself (i will next week i started at 214lb) & I can say my cravings are gone and the anount i eat is smaller. All these people that are complaining want instant results which thats not what belviq is for."

   
9.0

XxLeenaxX August 26, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I don't have a headache or dry mouth, but I am FREEZING cold! I am usually just the opposite, my usual 70 degree thermostat setting is now on 75 and I'm still so cold. Everyone else is complaining they are hot, so I know it is just me! Weird.... I gave it a 10, because I am not hungry at all, and since it is over 90 degrees (outside), being cold is a good thing ;-) Certainly better than a headache or dry mouth."

   
10

Freezing cold on 1st day? (taken for less than 1 month) August 17, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I took Belviq twice a day for a week. I am 60+ pounds over weight and have fibromyalgia. By the 3rd day I was in so much pain I could barely walk. I could not get out of bed because I was so fatigued. I am a morning person using getting up @ 5a. I didn't step on the scales until the 7th day. Guess what, I gained 2.5 pounds!!!! I started feeling like I was seeing things such as someone standing beside me and had trouble concentrating at work. My insurance paid on this medication so my co-pay was only $45. Thank goodness! I don't take many drugs even though they are prescribed. But with fibromyalgia, I do feel that this medication exacerbated the symptoms x10. I have been off them for 3 days now and beginning to feel some better"

   
1.0

FibroWomanAge51 August 16, 2016

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For Weight Loss "At age 50, 5'11 and 238 lbs, Dr. prescribed Belviq Friday 08/12/16, but the pharmacy had to order for Monday @ $275. Talk about sticker shock! With time, I did a little research and located a HUGE saving card from the Belviq website (reduces price to $75). Day One: woke up a little headachy and anxious (might be nerves cause I do not normally take any meds). Reading the other reviews I am hoping the headaches will go away after a day or so. And man, do I want to drink/liquid/water - that's new. Noticed today I wasn't super thrilled or hungry for my "normal" lunch. But I ate thinking it would clear the headache - it did not. But I slept like a champ last night (new), woke up a little groggy (that's new too). Slow & steady. Here we go."

   
7.0

ThumperB August 16, 2016

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For Obesity "I have only been on it 4 days - I take two pills a day. I have not noticed anything other than being extremely tired and my back hurts. I'll keep it up for a week or so, but if nothing changes will go off of it. I'm so disappointed."

   
1.0

Csmine (taken for less than 1 month) August 15, 2016

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For Obesity "I started on Beliq 3 days ago. I will post an update after I go to the doctor in a month for a weigh in and to see how I handle the med. I will say that is has decreased my appetite and I get fuller faster in the short time I have taken them. I take 10 mg twice daily. The side effect I have noticed is a dry mouth... Therefore, I'm drinking more water."

   
7.0

Robinbird67 August 6, 2016

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For Obesity "I am a woman in my 40s and I weighed 290 lbs. when I started taking Belviq in Sept. 2014. Now I weigh 206. I still have a ways to go. The weight loss was fast in the beginning, but now, it is slow, but steady, which my doctor says is the best way to lose weight because the faster you lose, the faster you regain it. Unlike most diet drugs, Belviq has no side effects whatsoever. It doesn't entirely suppress the appetite, but helps you eat sensibly. I've heard others who take Belviq say that it works best for people who live alone and aren't tempted by what family members, who aren't on a diet, are eating. I highly recommend Belviq, but only for those who are committed to losing weight."

   
10

JoannaB (taken for 1 to 2 years) August 3, 2016

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For Obesity "I've been pretty healthy most of my life, had twins natural, torn acl in knee, then after my twins I had my gall bladder out 21 years ago. I am 47 years old and very active. I tried diets here and there but when I had to get total hysterectomy a couple of years ago I just could not stop the weight coming on me. I was so up set at 200 lbs. It was the final straw I went to my doctor and she put me on phinermen for 6 months I lost 20 lbs but hit a plateau. So she said I should lost more that that!? Well then she prescribed Belviq and I've been on it 2 weeks. I only took 1 a day to see how it made me feel then now on 2 a day like prescription. I loosing weight again. Not tons but I feel great. I recommend this to anyone who is need to get thin"

   
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MommaZee (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I started on Belviq late April 2016. I told my physician that I wanted to seriously lose weight & wanted something safe with not a lot of side effects to help me jump start the weight coming off. He told me his patients that took Belviq had had good success. He is not the type of Dr. Just to préscribe whatever u want. He does his research and I did mine. Today, is August 1st and I have lost 20 lbs. it's not a miracle pill, but Belviq's main purpose is to make your brain make your body feel not hungry. I really have to work at planning out my meals. The only side effect I have noticed is that I am tired/sleepy. I sometimes have to drink a strong cup of coffee just to keep awake in the early evening when my husband comes from work."

   
9.0

Ilr&r (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 1, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I started Belviq in March 2016. Staring weight 225. Now July 2016. Down 23lb. Along with exercise and correct Thyroid medicine. Seeing great results. Being on Belviq for 4 months the results are slowing down a bit. Hoping it's just something I have to push thru. Only side effect slight headache in the beginning."

   
9.0

Goal75 July 30, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Belviq for 8 days now and have lost 6 pounds. I am using the Losing It app to log my food and track my calories which makes it so easy. My goal is 1200 calories a day but sometimes I just can't work them all in. The first couple of days I did have a small nagging headache but I am use to dealing with migraines so it wasn't a big deal. The first week there was some tiredness but that seems to leaving me now and I seem to be getting more energy back. The discount card is a plus since it only cost 75.00 a month to fill. I am happy with the results so far and look forward to feeling better without the weight."

   
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mamamamamamama July 28, 2016

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