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If you look up Belviq, or any type of weight loss product name, type in "complaints" in the search box, too. Of course, the web site of the company that makes the product won't elaborate on the side effects of the product. But there are usually links to consumer complaints about products, or reviews, etc. WebMd is a good site to check about a med or weird diet plan. Take care!

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I agree... I'm not going by ANYONE'S posts here... I'm going by my own experience... I will defenantly be talking to my dr about what you have said... I DID READ all of the possible side effects and DID NOT see anything about the side effects of suicide(will take another look though) and as for staying on the meds for the rest of your life, I do know that if you DON'T lose at least 5% in the 1st 3 months your dr is not supposed to let you stay on it... and according to my dr once I reach a point to where I'm no longer losing weight(hit my goal weight) or if I get to where I decide I no longer want to take it, I can discontinue at anytime... the information about Belviq does say that there is a risk of addiction... that is partially why it is so closely monitored by your dr... just my 2 cents... but please I agree... DON'T just take any of theses posts(mine included) as fact... do your own research & talk to your dr... :)

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The original poster only posted 2 times, some of the people on Belviq are paid by the distributor to post on forums to try to drum up people to use it. You have to use it the rest of your life, there is an addiction factor in the med, and it is very expensive, insurance won't pay for it your whole life. There are side effects that include thoughts of suicide, read up on side effects carefully. Don't go by just what someone posts on here!

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I just started Belviq a week ago and so far no side effects. I have changed my diet and have been exercising since August but had only lost 5 lbs because I had a lot of issues going over my calories for the day. My insurance covers this med so I only have a $20 copay, so well worth it. As of today I have lost 5 lbs and continue to exercise 3-4 hrs a week but now I have to make myself eat 1200-1300 calories a day. I hope to lose 60+ lbs and will post the results!

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3/11/15 11:32 A

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My doctor started me out with taking 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening... There are those that start out with just taking 1 in the morning though.... I'd talk to your doctor and see what he/she suggests... My doctor also told me to eat breakfast, 2 small snacks, lunch, another small snack, and then supper... but honestly because Belviq keeps me from being hungry I struggle with that... My dr said that I would have to MAKE myself eat and I find that to be true... She didn't restrict any certain kinds of food, only told me that whatever I eat to cut it half(of what I was eating before Belviq)... going on my 3rd week on it as of now and have lost about 6 lbs... she also wants me to increase my activity level, which I'm trying to do... :D

I can tell you this... I went from eating at LEAST 3 bowls of cereal for breakfast to just eating 1 SMALL bowl now... I used to could easily eat a double meat cheese burger with EVERYTHING on it, a large fries and large soda... now I can barely finish a Jr. Cheese Burger(also with all veggies), small fries and instead of a soda I stick to water... Yesterday I had a bologna sandwich for lunch and couldn't even eat half of it... So in my opinion it IS helping me... :)

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when you started using belviq did you start with 1 pill a day? and what kind of diet are you following

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I agree with you. . Diet pills freak me out. All of the added chemicals in it to potentially cause harm in the long run. I stick to all natural, non GMO products and do a crazy wrap once in awhile to tighten, tone, firm and reduce my cellulite and stretch marks.

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second weigh in - Week 2 I GAINED 1.4 lbs... but I'm not stressing it... think I know where I got off track and am making adjustments so hopefully I'll start loosing again this next week... :D

update - I actually LOST almost 8 lbs last week!!! Will weigh again tomorrow... :)


That is AWESOME Connedd! I will weigh for the 1st time since starting Belviq tomorrow... not sure how much I've lost... don't think it is 11 lbs... but hopefully a couple... :D

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2/26/15 2:17 A

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Started taking Belviq on Jan 24, 2015. Gender: Female, Height : 5’6, Starting Weight: 282 lbs, Weight on Feb 21, 2015: 259 lbs, Total Weight Lost as of Feb 21, 2015: 23 lbs. Lost 11 lbs first week, 7 lbs second week, 0 lbs third week, and 5 lbs fourth week. Mild headache, dry mouth first week. Lost cravings for sweets and diet soda. Have not exercised at all due to back and leg pain from being obese. Already feeling better and hope to start exercising soon. Love Belviq and really excited about the weight loss. Going forward, I don’t expect to lose 20 plus lbs per month. My stretch goal is to lose 3 lbs per week. My realistic goal is 2 lbs per week. Be sure and use savings card if you decide to try Belviq. Best of luck to everyone!!



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2/21/15 8:25 A

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It isn't that new, be sure to wear a pad if you try it, and are away from home and bathroom facilities. Caused nervous feeling, too. Changed doctors........He was also getting a "kick back" from the manufacturer , also nothing new.

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we all know the saying.. if it sounds to good to be true. take it from there. I wish there was a drug we could all take to get thin. im sure some do help. but at what cost.

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Never heard of the new diet drug



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I just got my free trial today and will begin taking it tomorrow... My doctor wrote me a scipt and when the trial runs out in 15 days I can have it filled(is a months supply)... dr also gave me a discount card that is good for 12 months that makes it only $75 each month(my insurance won't cover it)... My dr. said that she has several patients taking Belviq that are losing a LOT of weight and she thinks I will do well on it... I'm excited about it... I go back to her in a month for a follow up...

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1/24/15 1:09 P

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I just got the script and the trail voucher. When I was filing the script found out my insurance will cover Belviq with a $65 copay. So, that's not to bad.

Still very nervous about trying this.

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I started Belviq a month ago with Tenuate and the combination works well. I can't take the Tenuate in the evening due to trouble falling asleep. With the Belviq I don't feel hungry at all in the evening when I'm most likely to over eat. I also don't wake up hungry. It's not Viagra but has a similar effect

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I tried a free 15 day trial of Belviq (a months supply is over $200). I might as well have been taking M&M's because I noticed absolutely nothing. No change in anything.



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I started taking BElviq in November 2014 after much research and consulting with my doctor. It has worked very well for me, but I am trying hard too. 1200-1500 calories per day and I am for 45 min a day of exercise and I am trying to build that up. I have lost 4% body weight in a little over a month. This is the first time ever that I have not been always feeling hungry. It is helping me plan appropriate portion sizes and meal plans.

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11/7/14 6:30 A

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I don't trust diet pills, especially now that the FDA has companies self-policing. I think a better route is lifestyle change than looking for a quick fix.

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Good luck! I am personally nervous of diet pills - remember ephedrine? However, I hope it is safe and works great and you lose lots of weight! Best wishes.

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emoticon on Belviq. Actually one and 1/2 in and with in 30 mn of cooking one of my favorite meals ( fried pork chops, broccoli , and agrautin potatoes ) I lost my appetite .... emoticon . I am Leary about diet pills as well. I read about Belviq for 2 months before starting. I got the 2 weeks free supply. I did try topomax and THAT WAS AMAZING for about 2 months. The side effect is loss of appetite for some and it did the trick but as they kept increasing dosage nothing helped. :( I thought that was the miracle pill. I had done the optifast 10 years ago and lost 100 pnds. Needless to say over the past 6 years moving to a rural area I have slowly gained it back, fighting it along the way. I haven't managed to get under 265 again. I am hoping with this I am a responder ( which it seems so ) and I STAY a responder. I have read numerous accounts where people have lost well over the 3% and continue to lose for months. I do and like to work out when I can get the time in, that's the biggest issue. Otherwise I love how I feel when I exercise. I feel a bit spacey about now and a tad sleepy but sleepy is the norm haha. I'm 41 and determined. It's been a life long journey. I hope to make some friends along the way on here to help keep each other motivated !

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On day two of using Belviq. I can't tell any difference in my appetite at all. In fact, If anything, I'm hungrier. Besides Belviq is an "adjunct" (which means supplement rather than main ingredient) to diet and exercise. So all in all diet and exercise is necessary. I don't find the dieting and exercising any easier by using Belviq. At over $200 a month I'm glad I got to try a 15 day free trial. I feel I would have been sorely disappointed had I had to pay for it.



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emoticon kind of iffy about weight loss pills anyone remember Fen-Phen i think that was how it was spelled

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If you go to Belviq.com you can print off a coupon to receive 30 pills free which is a 15 day trial. Of course you have to get a script from your dr. I don't know of any insurance yet that will cover it and it's over $200 a month. However I'm only taking it once a day instead of the recommended twice a day. I just don't see the need of taking a diet pill before I go to bed. So the 15 day trial (which I just got yesterday after visiting my dr.) will last me a month. Today is day 1.



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I am thinking about asking my doctor about it.



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Good luck with your weight loss! I am always wary of diet pills. Just be careful!

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yes, and it's the "forever" that is the problem in the back of our minds. emoticon

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I'm over 40 and lost almost 60 lbs by eating healthy. It took what seemed forever.......

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I'm waiting to see how this one turns out in a year or so of more people using it. All the other "wonderful" weight loss helper meds had some bad side affects that made people very sick, affected the heart and liver, so I'm biding my time.

I remember those days of the "1,000" calorie diets, oh Man, how nuts is that?? Ridiculous, but when you are young, a person does dumb things.

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I started Belviq almost 3 weeks ago and I'm down 7 pounds. Takes away that urge to constantly eat, I don't have to eat everything on my plate, I finally get that signal to my brain that I'm full, and it took away my cravings for carbs. I have noticed a few of the side effects they mention...mild headaches, sore back, I'm more tired in the morning when I first wake up.

Several years ago I was working out with a trainer (my back and body were WAY more sore working out than the Belviq side effects) and on a 1000 calorie a day diet ( I was constantly hungry and grumpy and craved carbs like crazy!) and it took me 10 months to lose 30 pounds...once I began to eat normal portions it all came back.

I'd met with nutritionists that told me being a woman over 40 and entering menopause I wouldn't have much luck losing weight no matter what I do, and recommended I give up gluten and dairy...bizarre.

My doctor was leery about prescribing it (he'd never prescribed it before) and actually offered phentermine (I refuse to take any stimulant type medication) I insisted that he let me be his guinea pig for the Belviq LOL he finally agreed but told me if I didn't lose at least 10 pounds in 3 months I'd have to stop taking it....in 3 weeks I'm down 7, so I'm on the right path. I'm cautiously optimistic that this may actually work for me!

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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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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.

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

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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.

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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.



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