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For Weight Loss "I first was prescribed 10 mg of Belviq and was happy because none of the other pills I went on worked. I took my first pill in the morning and it did not affect my appetite nor did I have any side effects. After one week with no changes I started on 2 pills twice a day. Unfortunately for me I still did not have a curbed appetite and no side effects. I am wondering if anyone else took these same pills with no affects at all?"

   
1.0

Lindamaria August 21, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Just started belviq 10 mg on Aug. 16 I'm 5'3" weighing 159. No problems yet. Today is August 18 2017. Hoping for results added yoga twice a week."

Littlered05 (taken for less than 1 month) August 18, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I have been off and on this medication this last time due to losing insurance and couldn't afford it. I got my insurance back and happily my insurance pays for it and only a copay of $10. Yes the first few days I have a headache so I slowly start taking it then once I'm used to it I started them twice a day. I love this medicine. It curbs my appetite and the one month I have been using lost 5 lbs. I have to make myself eat sometimes. I have knee problems and this has helped me to lose the weight since I can no longer work out like I used to."

   
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Hokte (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 16, 2017

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For Obesity "I began this medication a few days ago and it's been a Godsend, thus far. My main problem in the past has been nocturnal eating. I'd wake up, barrel down to the kitchen and -- whilst half asleep -- devour PB&J, pasta, whatever-the-heck was in the fridge. That's gone. As a result, I've been sleeping through the night. I don't often feel hungry and when I do I control my portions with ease. No nausea or headaches - yet. I felt a bit "strange" my first day on it, but that may have been a result of not feeling hungry 100% of the time. I was also slightly lightheaded my second day; may have been a result of reduced caloric intake. I've yo-yoed a lot and finally feel that the monkey is slipping off my back. RECOMMENDED."

   
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Greg--C August 13, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I have lost 127 pounds over the last 3 years. I used Belviq as one part of my process. It definitely helped reduce my hunger and I didn't experience the side effects some people describe. But it only worked for me if I stayed with my plan - Weight Watchers for keeping track of weight loss, weighing my self every day, exercising - about 45 minutes every day. What I have learned is that there is no "dieting". It is a life long process of accepting that I cannot live like I had been and finding great ways to enjoy food and movement - not a life long deprivation, a lifelong change for the better. I wiill continue to take Belviq, I gave it 8 out of 10 because it is $89 a month and that is a significant amount for me."

   
8.0

LucyO1 August 12, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started my journey on 7/29/2017. Unfortunately I am very limited to my exercise routine due to a car accident. I changed the way I eat and I try to eat healthier and smaller portions. I so far am down 6 lbs. I am hoping I keep losing. With the discount card it's free no copay for me."

   
8.0

Lori1978 (taken for less than 1 month) August 11, 2017

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For Obesity "I am a 56 y/o female who had gained approx 100 lbs in the last 10 yrs. . I was on phentermine which helped me lose 40 lbs. but then it stopped. I couldn't get under 208 lbs. I did my due research on Belviq and got a prescription. I had to jump through some hoops to get it approved but it has been well worth it. I've been taking it one week now and my appetite has decreased. The first few days I learned that I was still overeating even though I wasn't hungry- I am having to retrain my thought process that just because it tastes good doesn't mean I need to keep eating if I'm not hungry. As with any diet pill you still need to modify how you look at food- need vs want. Belviq is definitely the beginning of a beautiful journey!"

   
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Wonderful Journey (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2017

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For Obesity "I began taking Belviq 10 mg twice a day May 25, 2017. I have noticed that I am making better choices about the foods I eat, while not reaching for the sugary snacks after 7:00pm. As of today, August 8, 2017 I am down the required 5% that my insurance company requires to continue the medicine. I haven't found any noticeable side effects, mainly because even before I took this I was constantly fatigued due to life situation/stress. I went into this seeing people commenting about "Oh, I lost 20# my first month" but for me, that's not the case. I need the bump the medicine gives me to slowly lose the weight. No reason to rush it and I think because of that attitude, I'm more pleased with my results. Looking forward to next 12 weeks!"

   
8.0

Zellie674 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 8, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I took this drug for approximately 5 days. I experienced headache, nauseousiness, diarrhea, dizziness, EXTREME fatigue, insomnia. Stopped taking it so wasted $80"

   
3.0

Sakii August 5, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started Belviq on May 10th. I have lost 20 lbs since, today being 8/5. I wanted something to aid in my weight loss being 200 lbs, 5'2", 52 yrs old. I asked about Contrave but my doc suggested Belviq because of patient success. I had nausea and a headache for 3 days but that went away. I also had a nagging cough for a couple months but that went away, also. The only other notable symptoms are occasional sluggishness and brain fog. I take two 10 mg pills a day. I know when the first one's wearing off because I do get hungry. It does curb my appetite really well and I have to force myself to eat. I have the most success when I work out, too and cut down on sugar and food intake which Belviq aids in. I love it!"

   
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PattyOh August 5, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I've been taking 10mg of Belviq 2x a day for 4 weeks. The first few days I had headaches. They went away and then the next I had a ringing in my ears and loss of balance (can't say that is a side effect or a coincidence). They went away as well. I have had no side effects since then other than fatigue and weight loss!! Belviq has made it easier for me to cut calories and not feel hungry. It has also made it easier for me to ignore people eating around me. I don't crave anything anymore. When I started on July 10th I weighed 186 lbs and now on August 5th I weigh 172. 14 lbs and counting. Also my insurance wouldn't cover it but I got the manufacturers coupon (which was real easy) and I use that and only pay $83.00. I say stick with it!"

Angie2017 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 5, 2017

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For Obesity "I started taking belviq twice a day faithfully , first week no change in appetite ,cravings or weight. Second week I felt like I gained weight still no change in appetite ,GAINED 3 LBS. So upset after spending $88.00,I abruptly stopped and made Dr. Aware. She never said to wean off. Within 2 days major withdraw, Had abdominal cramping, nausea and vomiting all night until I took another pill. Then decided for the next 4 days to slowly wean off which I did. This is a strong as medication. Don't stop abruptly! Didn't work for me."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 5, 2017

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For Weight Loss "The worst weight loss pill did not lose a pound but sure gained... I had been with a different doctor had to switch not happy about doing so and new doctor would not renew the pill I was taking insisted I take BELVIQ not only did I have to jump through hoops to get, I also had to pay out of pocket $100 for and gained weight . Even thought I was over weight I have still been walking but still put on 10lbs of what I had lost on other drug. I craved food it was horrible so now what for me find New doctor that will work with me and give me something that will help. I'm not looking to loose over night I just need a little help being over 50 I was told I eat to much fruit and that was a big problem for me I'm not a big eater really ."

   
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tspak (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 2, 2017

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For Obesity "I started Bleviqs last night. I was told to take one 20mg pill before bed. Reason is because my dr said one of the side effects is being tired. Well I barely slept 6 hrs. Had opposite effects. However, I felt slightly dizzy, achey (even my hands hurt) and cold like symptoms. I don't know if the sneezing and coughing are a coincidence or a side effect. I have read it is, but I only had the one pill. We went to dinner tonight. After I ate, I got sick to my stomach and needed to lay down. I'm having the hardest time losing weight. I have been on a lot of different supplements. I'm not sure this is worth it."

   
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Did this happen to you? (taken for less than 1 month) August 2, 2017

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For Obesity "For the person talking about the cost. My Doctor gave me a coupon (more like an insurance card). I registered it while sitting at the pharmacy and a few hours later I was in the data base. It went from somewhere around $320.00 to $80.00. It seemed to offer reduced costs for insured or uninsured people."

Fez (taken for less than 1 month) August 1, 2017

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For Obesity "I just started the drug three days ago. I did have headaches although it may have been from sugar withdrawal fatigue was a issue. I am still hungry but I watch what I eat. The drug allows a fullness much quicker. I have had a gasto by pass 20 years ago. I feel it's helpful. I will write my progress"

Ov July 30, 2017

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For Obesity "I am on day 4 of taking belviq. I am currently only taking one pill a day because I forget to take the other pill. I am down 6.4 pounds with minimal side effects. I am very pleased with the results so far and excited to see the future results. My only problem is the cost of the pills. My insurance did not cover the medication but I did use the discount card from the manufacturer. I paid out of pocket about $90.00"

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2017

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For Obesity "I've been taking BELVIQ for almost 4 months without any weight loss. I have been eating healthy meals and walking about a mile and more practically every day. Why won't the weight start falling off? Please help. Tat"

   
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Hunchback (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2017

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For Weight Loss "This has been good for losing weight. I was skeptical at first because of all of the reported side effects and the costs. I checked with my pharmacy and found that my insurance paid all but $50 for it and the manufacturer will send you a card to cover the rest. There was ZERO cost for me to try this. First, the side effects. I had them all. Tired, joint pains, back pain, feeling foggy... It was bad. Everything subsided within the first 2 weeks. The back pain still remains but not as bad. Now results. I started the drug on 4/9/2017 at 306 pounds. As of 7/10/2017 I am down to 278 pounds. I walk daily and don't feel like eating too much. My cravings for sugar, soda and fast food is all but gone. My weight loss is slowing now though."

   
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Randy M July 11, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I took it for a week. The first 2 days brought a headache & then that resolved. I was also a bit nauseous those 2 days. I did notice that I had almost no appetite right away so apparently it is effective for satiation. I had to stop taking it though because of the following: Cough started immediately & resolved the day after I stopped taking it. Dizziness & difficulty with balance. Deep sleep & trouble getting going in the morning, when the dizziness was worse. Sneezing & sore throat. Now this may sound like maybe I just had a cold, but I didn't. I am a nurse and I know the difference. Some difficulty with memory & concentration. Dry mouth, but that is no big deal. Another deterrent for me is that I can't take my migraine med with it"

   
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Zsu Zsa July 8, 2017

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For Weight Loss "So not worth it. I had all kinds of bad effects on the drug but I am here to warn you about stopping it. My doctor told me to stop it cold turkey. I figured since it was a selective SSRI I didn't have to taper. I have spent the next six weeks with profound problems with my heart rhythm. Which my doctor thinks is unrelated. After 5 + weeks things seem to be calming a bit. But not after all kinds of tests and a halter monitor and of course... that looks like your crazy. I know it was this drug. The only time I ever had them before was after discontinuing Celexa without tapering. (when it was first introduced and they didn't know better). I don't have palpitations normally. There is no good information on this drug. You are just winging it"

   
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Bad effects during and after (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 3, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Started May 1st- have lost 29 pounds as of today June 30th. Changed eating habits, not much exercise yet but is coming soon. $277 per month. Used a coupon on line , only took off 5 dollars. Does anyone know one that will work? Insurance doesn't pay for mine. Please help. I want to continue on this journey but takes a chunk out of the budget."

   
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Kelly 61 June 30, 2017

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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."

   
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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 "

   
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Determined2Bfiner June 14, 2017

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