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For Weight Loss "I weighed 245 about 2 years ago. Had tried phen-fen, and just about every type of diet imaginable! I was 64 when I started. Im now at 165 (5'10) and, while I could lose another 15, im not because my skin is so droopy due to years of losing/gaining hundreds of pounds (note to young women--you dont want this too happen to you) and im too old to have skin surgery. Losing weight was so easy with Belviq--feel full, no cravings and just eat less."

   
10

Lindatall October 18, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I started taking Belviq 6 months ago & i have lost 32 lbs. It is AwEsOmE and i haven't had any side effects. I got off of it a few months ago because i was going to see how i would do without it. Big mistake!! I have gained 10 lbs back really quick. Belviq isn't a quick fix, it does take time. I take one pill in the morning around 8 and usually the other around 4. I do get cravings before bed so I think i will change up and take my last pill around 6 or 7 and see if that helps. I think my doctor will continue giving it to me until i reach my goal weight. Lots of luck to you all that have tried it. My only advice is give it a try, be patient & don't give up."

   
8.0

lkthompson1967 October 18, 2016

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For Obesity "I've been on Belviq for about a week now. I take it at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. I have ZERO side effects and am almost concerned maybe it just doesn't take to me. As far as hunger, I almost feel like I'm eating less during the day but when night hits (even after my second pill) I feel so hungry. Like insatiably hungry. So I drink a bottle or 2 of water and I still really want something to eat. No weight loss yet, praying I don't gain even more. I'm almost 5'7 and I weigh 230 lbs. I have been more active and concious of my food choices. I will update soon!"

   
7.0

Jessica Shelton (taken for less than 1 month) October 18, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I've been taking Belviq 3 months. I've gone from 182 to 171, but multiple health issues make me a slow loser. I'm not following a formal diet, just eating less. I had a bad headache, fatigue, and a weird tingling sensation all over my torso for the first 2 days, then no more side effects. I started with 1 pill the 1st week, then 2 pills a day. It makes my appetite normal. I get hungry, I eat a reasonable portion, then feel full and lose interest in eating more. I think naturally thin people do that - get full. Not wanting to eat continuously or binge is a new experience for me. I love Belviq, but they've just stopped the $75 coupon. Now, it's $200 off which makes it $100 a month for pills. I may switch back to one a day and hope it works."

   
9.0

TLjr October 11, 2016

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For Obesity "Well day 2 and I already have this medication figured out! I have been on Zoloft for 13 yrs, up & down a few times with dose. It is known that Zoloft when started or a dose increase you lose weight! I have many times. I was so afraid of side effects it took me a wk to take it. When I did I felt nothing! Not 1 side effect. The reason because it's a serotonin drug. So from being on the Zoloft, which does the same thing, and even the side effect wld have been the same, I felt nothing. If your on Zoloft or similar, don't waste your money!! It's not going to wk! I'm so annoyed! Erin"

   
1.0

Erin1213 October 11, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I am 7 days in to taking Belviq 2x a day. Here's what I have observed: First couple of days: 1. Pain in feet/joints 2. Tired and slightly slurred words 3. Within 1 day immediately felt less bloated and "thinner" 4. Dull head ache After 3 days 1. Lost 3lbs 2. Pain gone- more energy 3. Dry mouth starting/ manageable and only seems to happen 1x a day. It's sort of a nice reminder to drink more water :-) 4. While the scale says only 3lbs lost, I physically feel like it's much more. A few people asked me if I lost weight. so that tells me it's noticeable and 3lbs up/down isn't normally a noticeable difference. 5. Headache gone! After 3 days I completely noticed that I have to remind myself to eat. Cravings for carbs and sweets is so much less"

   
9.0

FeelinGreat October 9, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I too have been taking Belviq a week. I also use LOSE IT app on my phone and have a daily calorie budget of 1,330 cal. I have lost 11 pounds and have NEVER felt hungry. And NO side effects! It's been very easy!"

   
9.0

Cabking79 (taken for less than 1 month) October 7, 2016

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For Obesity "When I first took BELVIQ I lost a lot of weight, around 64 pounds within months of taking it. But like a lot of people I stopped taking it because I thought I could keep the weight off, but I just couldn't because Obesity is a disease that requires life long management with medication, nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise. I am back on BELVIQ and am happy to report I am doing well. BELVIQ has been the answer to my prayers - It is the only thing that has helped me loose weight, ever. I did try therapy w/ nutritionist, psychologist, personal trainers who were really expensive, and even pre-packaged. None of that worked for me. But now with BELVIQ I can say no to junk foods and unhealthy foods this helps me maintain a healthy weight."

   
10

Fit4LifeMilan October 3, 2016

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For Weight Loss "June 1 2016 starting weight 269 started belviq 1 tab twice a day with NO side effects. Appetite 0. Sept 29 new weight 226. I haven't even started a consistent workout schedule yet. I hope to reach my goal of 170# by my birthday on December 30. Belviq is really working for me because I've been a big girl my whole life and would eat even though I wasn't hungry. It's the best thing I've ever tried."

   
10

Robin T. (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 30, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have been taking Belviq for close to a month with zero results. My Doctor says it could take 6 weeks for it to kick-in. Has anyone else experienced a positive effect after 6 weeks or more? I had my side effects the first week, but then they went away. This medicine is too expensive to get refilled if it's not going to work."

   
2.0

Jo Beat September 28, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I started taking Belviq September 12th 2016 I weigh in at 332 pounds I weighed in today September 28 2016, 318 pounds just could not believe it gave me, slight headaches but I notice I cannot take 2 a day can only do one very strong to me if I, take two in one day i, dizzy comes along plus I, workout as well and thirsty for water my appetite is really decreased a lot I,give this pill thumbs up my doctor preferred me and encourage me to take them I don't like taking medications but he said this will be just right for you so far so good. And my insurance didn't cover it so I only paid $75 out of pocket."

   
9.0

Nikki47 September 28, 2016

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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."

   
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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!!"

   
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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."

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

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