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For Weight Loss "Nightmare from the beginning. Day 1 extreme nausea, dizziness and headaches. Day 2 was worse, and had bloody urine. Stopped taking it."

   
1.0

Ds7505 (taken for less than 1 month) April 24, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Beware. Started this drug 6 days ago along with diet and exercise. I lost 8 lbs in 5 days. My side effects were , severe cough, dizziness, headache, fatigue, and flu like symptoms. On day 5 I didn't like how I was feeling . I decided to stop taking it. I didn't think it was worth waiting for those effects to go away, even if they did. My cough subsided quite a bit in such a short time. Today , day 6, the start of my second day without the pill, I awoke this morning , sat on the bed, and started to cough . I started to gasp for a breath, and there was no air. Several minutes later I was wondering why my eyebrow and cheek along with my body hurt. I opened my eyes and realized I blacked out and was lying face down on the wood floor. Run"

   
3.0

Kalpheus April 22, 2017

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For Obesity "This is the first day on Belviq XR so I haven't been able to notice much of a change in my eating lesser. I didn't experience any headaches or nausea. Actually had a little more energy. Now I've just did 3 months on Phentermine 37.5 mg and I went from 282 lbs to 251 lbs(without exercising much) I wanted to continue the phentermine. But my doctor said 3 months is the limit. He suggest I try Belviq since you can remind on Belviq longer. I am 5'10' and current weight is 251 lbs. My goal is too get down to 190 lbs and I am very optimistic in reaching this goal."

   
6.0

TKJW71 (taken for less than 1 month) April 21, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started on Belviq one week ago. I have struggled with weight my entire life. I'm active and average 9000-10000 steps a day and practice yoga once a week. I love to cook and I love to eat! 80% of my meals are healthy, but the other 20% are not. Over the years I'm certain my portions of healthy food are more than I need and I binge on the junk food and drink beer. After gaining 30 pounds last year I tipped the scale at 202. I'm 5'6 45 years old. The first day I had a headache- it went away within 30 minutes. I sleep great and I'm not obsessed with food! I've stayed between 1000-1200 calories easily and have lost 11 pounds in one week. I'm eating healthy, the binging is gone and I get full faster!"

   
9.0

Southern Gal (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Started Belviq 5 days ago. I am incredibly drained and exhausted. Have had headaches, issues with balance, feeling of not connecting to my own thoughts or words, eating more, gained 3 pounds... And today the exhaustion was so bad I feel asleep behind the wheel of my car twice on a short trip to my grandparents house. I left a message with my doctor's office and will follow up tomorrow. Take the side effects seriously. I have never had issues like this with a medication."

   
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Phentermine SO much better (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Belviq really worked for weight loss for me but it also is the only thing that has kept me from getting migraines and has helped me sleep through the night. I recently moved and had a change in insurance my new doctor prescribed Belviq and I printed a coupon however the manufacturer denied the coupon because I have insurance but my insurance won't pay for it because it is a weight loss drug How is this fair?"

delaurentj (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 14, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Just started taking Belviq 10mg twice daily. My starting weight was 350. Three days later I am already down to 345. I am a 5'5 40 year old woman. Belviq worked for me immediately to suppress my appetite. I am counting my exact calories daily and sticking to a 1200-1300 calorie diet. I have not felt deprived and Belviq is keeping my hunger at bay. I have not experienced any noticeable side effects. I go back to my doctor in a month for a weigh-in. I will re-post my results. So far so good. So far I would definitely recommend this drug."

   
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rxdiva2006 April 8, 2017

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For Obesity "At first I wasn't sure about this drug and then found out how much it would be $250 month yea right after being a single mom now but got it for only $25 a month with voucher. After taking it for 4 months I have lost 45 pounds on top of working out and eating habits have changed a lot. I do want to be positive with people but I have no sympathy with some comments on here that say I just took the pill it didn't work..... of course just taking a pill wont work its not a miracle pill. You need to workout and start eating much healthier on top of taking the medication. If you are obese like I was you need to have the healthy habits first I think and then take the pill. I lost 70 pounds on my own and AFTER took the pill more"

   
9.0

Newsinglemom31 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 7, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I have tried every diet under the sun, have worked with numerous personal trainers, and although I have been faithful 85% of the time on any diet I have been on, I have never been able to lose weight at a healthy rate. I normally have to do an extreme diet to see any progress and then my body will fight tooth and nail for the weight to come back. 3 months ago, I spoke to my doctor and she recommended Belviq because it has the least chance of side effects. I do have them though. For the first month, I would say headaches were pretty bad, but I would take Excedrin. But the tiredness that has lasted for the entire time, though it is not debilitating, it does effect my desire to work out. I have lost steadily though, 1.5-2pds a week at 1550 cal"

   
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CelticTasha March 30, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I got my prescription 3 weeks ago and was so nervous to take it- until it dawned on me how much money I paid for my prescription. Today 3/29/2017 is my first day taking the medicine and was able to eat lunch around 2pm. My alertness is great! But my appetite hasn't really decrease yet - I am gonna continue to take the medication as prescribed and I will check in again in two weeks- my current weight is 227 lbs and I am 5'6""

Boom boom cha cha March 29, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I took the first pill yesterday around 8 am and it worked right away. By 4pm my stomach was a bit queasy so I ate some dinner. By 6 pm I was feeling sick to my stomach with pain and nausea. I went to the bathroom a couple of times and was still very nauseated. By 2am I was throwing up. I then took some anti nausea meds and finally fell asleep by 4am. I woke up around 8:30am no longer nauseated but felt like I got hit by a freight train. I've been on the couch all day taking mini naps. It is now 7pm and I'm finally starting to feel better. I called the pharmacy to see if I could get a refund but they said no. I can see how the meds work but not at the physical cost of being deathly ill. I hope this works for someone else."

   
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Suzanne P65 March 25, 2017

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For Obesity "I have been on belviq for exactly 2 months now. I am a 43 year old male, but was starting to feel like I was 75+ years old. In 2 months, I lost 42 lbs, and am averaging about 1.5 lbs every 2 days. I was 329 lbs at the start and already can feel the difference. Along with belviq, I changed my eating habits, and although I have not started exercise yet, (gotta drop some more before I start that) I feel like a new person. I can do things like go up a flight of stairs without losing breath. Something I couldn't do before. I read a lot of people having different success or no success with this drug, but I thank my doctor for allowing me to try this, and not do the bypass surgery he had originally wanted to do. Good luck to everyone."

   
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The Cooler (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 25, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I am a 55 yr old woman, one year post hysterectomy. I want to reduce to 140 lbs. I started Belviq on 3/8. I was nervous about side effects, so I tapered up to the dose over 4 days. I had a headache the first day of the full dose, remedied quickly with ibuprofen, and that was it. I notice I sleep soundly at night. I have no appetite at all, so I force myself to eat. I'm following a 1200 calorie diet, but I struggle to finish my small meals. I weighed 176 lb the first day. Today I weigh 170. Losing 6 lbs in 17 days, without any exercise is encouraging. My exercise room is almost set up, and when I add exercise to this plan, I can't imagine how much faster the weight will drop. I'm hoping to use Belviq 6 months or less."

   
9.0

Ramat (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Just started Belviq on March 22, 2017. I have experienced a slight headache but no other problems with the medication. I look forward to posting as I continue my weight loss journey."

   
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SouthernQueen_1 (taken for less than 1 month) March 25, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I'm 48 years old and a 4 1/2 year breast cancer survivor. My dr and I agree that: 1 - age is a factor (no surprise there), 2 - chemo and steroids have upset my entire system, and the lingering effects of the steroids is really unknown, but we feel it is a contributing factor to the weight hanging on. My BP is much higher than it should be. We eat smart; lean grilled meats/fish, lots of veggies, some fruit, minimal bread, pasta and cheese, little to no alcohol and sweets, no pop.. I feel like the eating is not the issue. My insurance requires a pre-auth, so I'm not sure if they'll cover any of this, but I did print the discount card from the Belviq site."

Awma March 24, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Started 2 months ago and I lost 10 pounds in the first month, the second month I lost 4.6 pounds. I have combined the pill with dieting something small every 2-3 hours and a decent size meal like chicken and rice 2 hours before my workouts. I like belviq and would do it again. I started off at 181.00 and now I'm down to 165.9"

   
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Kaitee March 22, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Even with exercise and reducing my calories I could not lose weight. My pcp referred me to an endocrinologist for fatigue and weight gain. My thyroid was checked and found not to be the issue. She started me on Phentermine 15mg daily which did not work, she up'd the dose to 30mg and the weight came off. I started at 178 and the phentermine brought me down to 170. Phentermine only works for around 12 weeks and I noticed I no longer was losing any weight so my doctor started me on Belviq on March 10, 2017. As of today, March 22, 2017 I am down to 163. I do not exercise but my appetite is so depressed that sometimes I have to make myself eat. I have had absolutely no adverse side effects, just a little dry mouth here and there."

   
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RLG72 (taken for less than 1 month) March 22, 2017

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For Obesity "Call the manufacturer!!! I got mine for 82$!!"

Anonymous March 21, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Just started but saw girlyq's post and had to mention to have your thyroid checked. Being cold all the time is a hypothyroid issue. I'll update if I lose any weight. 5'6" 295lbs 34 female"

   
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dreamcatcher83 (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started my prescription last night. Immediately, I was a bit drowsy, somewhat euphoric. I ate 4 hours later & felt ridiculously overly full without overeating. I know it's not supposed to work for 2+ weeks, but I did have a crazy full feeling for a long time. My insurance covered it, 90 day supply, but with a $150 copay. I printed the savings card from Belviq's website and it covered the $150!! You can use it on top of your insurance, or if you don't have insurance. It covers a portion. And you can use it for 12 months."

   
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SR02780 (taken for less than 1 month) March 18, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started Belviq on February 19th, dry mouth but no other side effects. I am down five pounds in those three weeks. First week absolutely no weight loss and hungry. Second week I noticed a change in appetite. Lost 3 lbs. Third week I am down five. Appetite is controllable most times. It does require some self discipline right now. So far so good."

   
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rmnhd (taken for less than 1 month) March 15, 2017

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For Weight Loss "33 yr old Female - 5'2.5" 196 lbs at start. I had previously been 232 lbs in March of 2015 and in March of 2016 I was down to 174 lbs. I have a hormonal imbalance and gained back 20 lbs. in the last year. I have been on this medication for two weeks today. I have previously taken Phentermine 37.5 for 4 months and Belviq does not compare at all. Belviq has done nothing to suppress my appetite; I am actually hungrier than I was prior to taking Belviq. I am also exhausted everyday. I never had appetite issues, but on a low calorie diet I am starving. This was a waste of $265 that I definitely didn't have to spend."

   
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MissyLynn22 March 14, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Okay, I just started the medication so don't have anything negative or positive yet. But, just wanted to sign in. I have already, so as my doctor said last week took off 8 pounds. At my weight 8 pounds is not noticeable. But in hopes to using the Belviq product I will see some changes not just in the weight but the body melting down. My weight today is 223 - 5'4 height age 59 in 2 months May 2017. I'm excited to see how this works for my body. I have read the different reviews some positive some or not. But, for the cost of this medication 60 pills two a day for $323.00. I'm hoping that it works and not with all the side affects because my job is standing in front of folks on a daily basic teaching. So, with that "good luck to Ann.""

heavywall March 10, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Another update: I have officially been on Belviq XR for 1 month. I am down 10 pounds. I am watching what I eat, and going to the gym 3X per week. (I've been doing the gym for about 2 1/2 weeks now). I felt like the pill isn't lasting as long as it was: I was feeling hungry at night. So my dr has now switched me to the regular Belviq 10mg 2x daily. Took that first pill this morning.. I feel a tad nauseous, like I wish I hadn't eaten breakfast (which was small). The only side affects I experience are: I'm cold all the time, super thirsty, and occasional constipation. All things that I can handle. I have high blood pressure, but my blood pressure has gone down this past month! I see the Dr again in a month & will update then."

girlyq_00 March 9, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Wasted $250. I gave it 30 days. Side effects experienced was a slight headache only on first day and that it did not work at ALL! There should be a way to get a refund!!!! If I had the many reviews from so called "non responders" I would not have taken the $250 risk. Rip off!!!!"

   
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Zor (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 8, 2017

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