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MEWHENRYSMAMA
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6/1/14 4:35 P

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I get overwhelmed by possible side effects and am such a believer in eating being a lifestyle that I have not even considered it!



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6/1/14 12:38 P

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I lost very well on Meridia with no side effects until it was taken off the market. (And I didn't gain it back) I'm trying to do it on my own but it's a hundred times as hard! I lost 15 lbs. a month on Meridia, I'm only losing 2 lbs. a month staying on my diet and exercise plan.Needles to say, I'm so tempted, but so far I'm staying away.

The only "diet" that works is consistency!

NTAGABSF!



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6/1/14 10:27 A

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I took it for 3 months. The first month it worked great.for some reason the second and third month wasn't that great so because of the cost even with the $75.00 off coupon that was sent in the mail the cost was over $160.00 I quit taking it and now I have regained most of the weight. A few side effects but it didn't make me shaky or nervous like some of the other diet pills.



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11/2/13 1:33 P

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I have used Belviq and had success. This is the first time in my life that I did not actually 'hunger' for food. It took my feelings toward 'always eating' away. I have not had any side effects. At this time, I am only taking 1/2 tablet twice a day and it still is working. I will be stopping it when this RX is gone. However, you need to count your calories and put yourself on low calorie diet. Make sure it is balanced and gives you your nutritional needs. This is really important.



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9/21/13 2:04 P

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Hi all ~
This is my 3rd attempt at dieting with Sparkpeople, so please with me luck.

Because of my high glucose (pre -diabetes 2), my doctor has started me on Belviq. I'm picking it up today. I'll post here and let you know how it works. My fingers are crossed!
Happy Health to everyone! ~ Kim



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9/17/13 3:12 P

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Its a personal decision. Most diet meds require you to change your diet. Which likely means eating a restricted number of calories, low fat, low carb, etc..... Usually when you do that you lose weight regardless of taking a med or not. If the side effects are minimal and your doctor agrees AND you feel it will help you - go for it. Me - I just tought it out and watch what I eat and exercise more.

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I agree with those who recommend doing this on your own; I have gone that route myself and was very happy with my results overall - plateaus and operator error aside! However, I've been struggling to get back on track after I allowed an injury to sideline my Zumba workouts and recumbent cycling; I've gained over 30 pounds, and still had 50 to go, so now I'm needing to lose 80. I just completed the 15 day trial period on Belviq. Without working out, and just eating healthy and small portions when I feel hungry, I've lost about 8 pounds. For me, this has been a real boost, the jump start I need. I am getting a refill for another month.

It has drastically curbed my appetite, and that makes it much easier for me to control what I eat. I have not noticed any side effects yet, but wow, read the list before you get started. For what it's worth, that's my experience so far.



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3/1/13 6:45 A

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Most diet pills make me nervous. There are always side effects. However, there is nothing wrong with being an informed consumer and weighing your choices.



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Patients who took it for over a year lost 3% more weight than patients taking a placebo. It caused high blood pressure in about 6% of patients. You and your doctor will have to decide whether a 3% difference in weight loss is worth the cost and the risk. You still have to do 97% of the work yourself.

I personally wouldn't pay any money for something that's only going to give me a 3% difference, much less take any risk of new health problems. What the testing of this drug really showed is that people can do a lot to lose weight *without* a drug. The placebo group lost almost as much as the drug group!

My advice would be to get a start on your own. Do everything you would do if you were taking the drug, but just don't take it yet. If you follow the same program, you'll probably lose weight. If not, you can always start taking the drug later. It's almost never a bad idea to do the simplest thing first, and only add complications if simple doesn't work.

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2/28/13 7:52 A

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Thanks for the advice. I am actually seeing my doctor today.



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2/28/13 7:43 A

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Never heard of it but you know you have to be very careful with any type of "diet" drug as the weight in 99% of the people comes back. How about trying the 3 basics first and see how they help you.

1. Drink 8 glasses of water a day
2. Sleep 8 hours a night
3. Walking 10 minutes a day

Now if you make these little changes for 3 weeks you will see a difference especially with the water. I would recommend though you go to your doctor for a complete physical if you haven't to see what you can do and often they can refer you to free nutrition clinics which would be highly beneficial to you.

Hope this helps and welcome



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ERC8BV
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2/28/13 7:07 A

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Hello, I am new to SparkPeople. I just started to diet after my wife was diagnosed with high blood pressure. So now we both must start eating healthy. I have to slowly start an exercise program since I had a hip replacement last year. My femoral nerve was damaged during the procedure so it has been tough. I gained alot of weight because I was not able to walk and exercise. I am starting to get my mobility back so I am encouraged.

So with diet and exercise I hope to shed some pounds. I would feel so much better if I did.

I read that a new diet drug will be out soon called "Belviq". It is suppose to be a new class of diet drug and deemed safe. I have anxiety so I can't take phentermine. I was wondering if anyone heard of Belviq? I asked my doctor yesterday and he was not aware of Belviq. I am not looking for a magical diet drug but just something that can get me started in the right direction.

Looking forward to loose some weight and feel better about myself.



Edited by: ERC8BV at: 2/28/2013 (07:09)


 
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