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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."

   
10

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.."

   
10

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!!"

   
10

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."

   
2.0

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."

   
1.0

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"

   
1.0

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

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For Weight Loss "Used this for a month and did not lose any weight. I read some reviews and did not go through any of the symptoms I saw. I gave it 2 stars because aI did notice it suppressed my appetite a little. I refilled and gave it another shot but the next month was more of the same. Went off it a few days, maybe a week, and this morning I took one......... Holy crap I feel like an ice cube. Never been this cold in my life and also been in the bathroom all day with #2 imitating a faucet. I can honestly say, soon as I get out this bed, rest of them are going in the trash. Worst $190 (2 months with discount card) I have ever spent on a weightloss gimmick. Now back to the meal plan and lots of exercise."

   
3.0

Dejavu-Houston December 5, 2016

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For Obesity "About to start this pill belviq my doctor prescribed for me today..but was wondering how can I try it without spending $278 ..any advise"

LisaAndy (taken for less than 1 month) November 30, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I can't really rate this drug yet only because its my 2nd day. But i will say i was scared to even take this after all the side effects i read on this page. Day one i had no side effects maybe tired but i also have a teething 9 month old so that could be it too. I will post more at a later time."

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 28, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have been taking Belviq for 3 weeks and have lost 3 lbs so far. No headaches but I get the chills and my body is very achy, I feel like I have the flu. I crave everything! I don't think I've eaten this much in years! I am also very tired, I want to take a nap all day! I will finish the bottle but for $83, I need to see more results."

   
7.0

Nimema November 15, 2016

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For Obesity "I started as a size 26 weighing 285 pounds on May 15th 2015. As of right now, November 1st 2016, I weigh 173 and am wearing a size 12. I take Belviq twice a day, walk for at least 30min per day as I walk the dogs and I use Lose It! to track my foods so that I am aware of what I eat. Even if I go over my recommended daily caloric intake, at least I know where I stand. This has worked perfectly for me and my weight loss, I've been very successful. The only thing that changed for me was adding in Belviq, I was already doing the rest for at least a year prior avg was unsuccessful. So, I credit Belviq for my success."

   
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kajirae (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 1, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have chills and a terrible headache. Feel nauseated and I only took one pill. First day and I am hating side effects. I also have rapid heart . I will give it two more days. I am not going to deal with bad side effects for any longer than that."

   
1.0

BecaO October 29, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I was super excited to begin this drug in order to help me lose some weight. After one dose, I had a horrible headache and a jolt that went through my brain so violent, it woke me from my sleep. It scared the living "L" out of me. Thanks, but no thanks."

   
1.0

little bunny foo foo October 25, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I'm a 36 year old female. I was overweight by 13 lbs. I know that's not a lot but I was afraid of gaining even more weight. I was hungry all the time. I would eat a big meal at lunch and feel like I was starving an hour later. My doctor prescribed me Belviq 6 weeks ago, I've lost 20 lbs so far. I use my Gear fit 2 to track my steps and water intake. I'm also using the S health app on my phone to track my calories. I eat no more then 1200 calories per day. I only drink water. No alcohol, no soda, no coffee. The first day I took Belviq, I did have a headache and I felt dizzy. By the next day I felt normal again. I went on the Belviq website to download their coupon. I do not go through my insurance. I pay $75 per month. Well worth it!"

   
9.0

Pandagirl80 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 24, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Belviq for 1 month. The first day I was extremely tired and weak. No other symptoms! I have lost 5 lbs this month. I take 10mg belviq 2x a day have been taking 30 mg of phentermine in the middle of the day last few weeks. Prior to this i was on phentermine 37.5 mg twice a day and was able to lose and keep off about 30 lbs. You still have to work at it to lose weight with this drug, it just makes things a little easier. Within the first few days I could tell I was eating smaller portions and getting full fast. I have 15 pounds to lose to get to my goal weight so my weight loss is slower than someone with more to lose. Usually I will lose 1-2 per month so I am very happy with 5 lbs! It is expensive but its worth a try."

   
8.0

h.w. (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 19, 2016

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For Weight Loss "After two weeks use of the medication, I had three seizures in less than two hours and had to go to ER. I have never had seizures in my life. It was the scariest moment of my life."

   
1.0

Nasims October 18, 2016

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