Obese, Overweight, Diabetic? Ask Your Doctor About BELVIQ...

When choosing a weight-loss medication, SAFETY should be your number one priority, and BELVIQ is the BEST & SAFEST weight loss drug: compared to Contrave and Qsymia, BELVIQ has the best tolerance rating, and it has the cleanest safety profile, and its efficacy on responders is excellent. BELVIQ HAS NO Black Label warning like Contrave, and NO REMS requirement like Qsymia.  Many patients have lost 60,80,100+ pounds with no side effects or very mild temporary side effects which makes BELVIQ the drug of choice for many doctors and patients.
For full safety and prescribing info see belviq.com


BELVIQ SUCCESS STORIES / PATIENT & DOCTOR TESTIMONIALS / REVIEWS
"I've been amazed at how effective it has been, with minimal side effects.....virtually none."
Dr. Dale Gray, American Board of Obesity Medicine


"My starting weight was 302lbs...my current weight is 204lbs."

"Miracle Pill"... "Game Changer"...

"I am down 100 pounds. For me Belviq has been a game changer."

"It's really exciting.  I have never lost this much weight ever!"

"Belviq has saved my life!"
A 58 year old patient with severe weight problems since age 25. After 7 months on Belviq he lost 72 pounds, blood pressure dropped, heart rate dripped, fasting glucose dropped – all to significantly healthy levels.

"Patient lost 55 pounds in 5 months -- NO SIDE EFFECTS -- lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol"
Dr. Steven Vig, Internist

Belviq trials have shown that diet and exercise plus Belviq is 2x more likely to result in at least a 5% reduction in weight vs diet and exercise alone. Diet and exercise plus Belviq is 3x more likely to result in at least a 10% reduction in weight vs diet and exercise alone. Additional benefit: Significant improvements in HbA1c and fasting glucose among diabetics on Belviq.

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KEY FACTS ABOUT BELVIQ

Belviq is the first prescription weight loss drug approved in 13 years by the FDA for treatment of obesity or overweight patients who have a weight-related health condition, type 2 diabetes, etc. (BMI over 30 or BMI over 27 plus a weight related health issue).

Tested on over 8000 patients. Completers lost an average of 8.2% of body weight (average 26 pounds). Responders (those who lost 5% in 3 months) lost between 11% and 12% of body weight in a year. 47.5% of patients who took BELVIQ lost at least 5% of their weight versus 20.3% for placebo patients. Of those completing the studies, 63.9% lost greater than 5% of their weight, 34.7% lost greater than 10% of their weight, and the top 25% lost over 16.7% (or 35 pounds). It has been scientifically proven that even a 5% drop in weight can result in meaningful improvements in overall health.

Trials aside, in the real world, MANY HAVE LOST 80, 100, and more POUNDS SAFELY.

Belviq trials have shown that diet and exercise plus Belviq is 2x more likely to result in at least a 5% reduction in weight vs diet and exercise alone. Diet and exercise plus Belviq is 3x more likely to result in at least a 10% reduction in weight vs diet and exercise alone.

EXCELLENT SAFETY PROFILE

WHEN IT COMES TO WEIGHT LOSS DRUGS, SAFETY IS MOST IMPORTANT, AND BELVIQ'S SAFETY PROFILE IS EXCELLENT AND FAR SUPERIOR TO CONTRAVE & QSYMIA'S. AND IN TERMS OF EFFICACY IT WORKS REALLY WELL FOR RESPONDERS (see below). NEW PRICING ($75 A MONTH -- OR COVERED BY INSURANCE) MAKES BELVIQ, A BEST-OF-BREED PRODUCT WITH AN EXCELLENT SAFETY PROFILE AFFORDABLE FOR EVERYONE (see www.belviq.com for full details).

One of BELVIQ'S key distinguishing factors from other weight loss drugs is BELVIQ HAS AN EXCELLENT SAFETY PROFILE. Safety is very important when it comes to weight loss drugs and BELVIQ shines in that area especially compared to Qsymia and Contrave. See www.belviq.com for full safety and prescribing information.

Contrave carries a "Black Label" warning about suicide. Qsymia has a REMS program and can cause cleft lip in newborns. BELVIQ on the other hand is far "cleaner" and its most common side effect is a mild temporary headache and many people don't even experience that - and many people have reported sleeping better.

Consult with your doctor but make sure to insist on safety and it has been shown scientifically that BELVIQ is very well tolerated and far better than Qsymia and Contrave. The testimonials below show how well it works!

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS


BELVIQ PATIENT REVIEWS, DOCTOR REVIEWS, CONTRAVE, QSYMIA, TESTIMONIALS, VIDEOS


Disclaimer: this is not an official website. It is not owned, operated, authorized by Belviq's maker: Arena Pharma (NASDAQ: ARNA), or any other party. While every effort is made to ensure authenticity of the testimonials, the site owner can not guarantee the truth of every statement and takes no position as to their truth and veracity. Please contact your doctor for medical advice.

The news anchor Katie Raml reported that patients called Belviq a "Miracle pill" and "game changer"



A little over 7.5 months and I am officially down 100 pounds. For me Belviq has been a game changer. It has helped me with my sugar and coca cola addictions. It has given me back power. My starting weight was 416. Life was impossible, losing weight seemed impossible. 100 pounds later I can do so much! I am looking forward to continuing to lose weight and seeing all the new ways my body can move.

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30 pounds gone! Feeling so much better! Thanks Belviq : )

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Well I went to get a new top... First time I have gone to get anything. Last year at this time I wore a size 24! Today I bought a size 16. I am one proud, sassy Lady! smile emoticon I LOVE you Belviq and I love ALL of you! Don't get discouraged... Just think if I had given up that first month I would still be in a size 24! Only one more size to go to be in what I always wore!

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LOST 97 POUNDS ON BELVIQ in 7 months.

Hey your welcome to pull my pictures from Facebook and put them on your page...I began my weight loss journey the day after I had my 2nd child on July 23rd 2014....I was 302lbs depressed and unhealthy...after 6 months on Belviq my whole prospective on food has changed...its no longer about pleaser it's about fuel...before Belviq I used food for happiness. Now my happiness comes from being active with my children. I am no longer sad or depressed and I actually like the mirror!

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Went from 302 down to 275 – 245 – 205 pounds)

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I lost 62 lbs, not pre-diabetic anymore, effect of Belviq and the weight loss, total cholesterol under 100, blood pressure normal. My combination was Belviq, tracking my daily calories 1500, per day with Lose it app and a little exercise.

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Another day of good news....my cardiologist actually hugged me today because he was so happy for me. #1 I was down 26.7 pounds since I last saw him at the end of September. (I lost about 5 of those pounds prior to starting Belviq, which I began just before Thanksgiving.) #2 He cut my blood pressure medicine in half. He considered dropping it all together but decided it was beneficial for my (repaired) congenital heart defect. BP was 117/62. #3 He took me off of all cholesterol medicine."

It's been a very positive experience. My doctors are very supportive.

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- LOST 131 POUNDS WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS! my scale is going haywire so … 260lbs March 10th, 2014 --->128.9 omg today.

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- I have been on Belviq for 7 months and have lost 94 pounds.

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- 302 to 200 pounds in 1 year!

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- A little over 7.5 months and I am officially down 100 pounds. For me Belviq has been a game changer. It has helped me with my sugar and coca cola addictions. It has given me back power. My starting weight was 416. Life was impossible, losing weight seemed impossible. 100 pounds later I can do so much! I am looking forward to continuing to lose weight and seeing all the new ways my body can move.

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- I am down over 50 pounds in 4 months. Right now I notice while the scale has slowed, my inches are coming off. I have lost almost 4 pant sizes,

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- Been on 14 months. Lost 70 lbs. no side effects.

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- Been on B for 7.5 months. 97 pounds gone! Hoping to hit 100 by the end of April!

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- Starting weight 460.5 today's weight 228. Total lost 232 pounds.

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- XXL--------> XS -- 260lbs to 133.6lbs in 13 months

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- One month in and 12 lbs down. I was my doctor's first test case. He was so pleased he said he is going to talk to his sister about taking it. I can pull my old jeans up and down while zipped and buttoned! So proud of myself!

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- 14 weeks 29.6#, reduced cravings, no longer feel like the fattest person in the room, abandoned my cardigans and scarves, I can wear most of my pants (and some are too big!), sleeping better than I have in years (crazy vivid dreams), mood is a lot more even.

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- 18 lbs down no side effects....no racing heart or wired feeling like most weight loss pills.

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- Down 30 lbs in 4 months and no side effects!!

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- Came across some pics on my iPad from last Easter and about cried. I think I've forgotten just how big I had gotten. 52 pounds down since July 30 thanks to belviq and a LOT of hard work. You get out of it what you put in. This motivates me more to lose the last 10-15!

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- I have lost 45 lbs on this medication in 6 months. Starting weight 275 down to 228 this morning. This drug is helping me conquer a problem that I have struggled with my entire adult life. I am 61. I am walking 30-40 minutes 5 times a week and eating less with better choices. The only side effect that I think I have experienced is an increased sexual drive or maybe it's because I'm just excited about the weight loss.

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- Started in September 2014 at 181. As of today I weigh 138

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- Lost 41 pounds and holding. B is a mood lifter for me. I have been on it a year 2x per day

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- I've been on B 1 month & lost 20, how is that a placebo? ... Just because B didn't work for you does NOT mean its a crappy pill. I agree, you shouldn't be on this group if your against it & you need a new Dr. Do some research b4 you talk.

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- I have been on B for a little over a week, lost 8 lbs

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- Life is all about chances! Belviq was another chance for me to get it right. I can promise you that if Belviq suddenly disappeared I would still be forever changed. I have changed my eating habits 200%! I exercise now and before I was allergic! :) My self esteem, my hope is higher and I feel alive! I am so not one of the big losers here. Many have lost much more than me. But I have lost. I have changed my mindset. I now know that 'I' am capable of overcoming! B has not done this for me. But B has been my constant friend and helper! Don't let anyone drag you down! This is YOUR story! Make it have the ending YOU want!

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- Just tried on a pair of pants that I could not wear 2 months ago and they totally fit! I am wearing them tonight to an event that I have. So excited!!! Down about 14 pounds so far in about 2 months

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- Why are there even people on a Belviq board if they think it is a placebo? All the people that have lost weight did it because they just believed it worked?? I don't Think so. I'm sorry if it didn't work for you but why are you here? You are obviously a non responder. There are plenty that are responding - and new people coming in shouldn't see you bashing Belviq. There must be other places that can bash a weight loss pill with out turning other people off of the medicine before they even try. If I was admin to this board- you'd be bounced. Good luck with your weight loss challenges- it might not be for you but don't let newcomers get negative info that isn't true when they see this board. That's not fair. JMO …

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- Been on Belviq since mid November. I have lost 35 pounds. Last week MD cut my BP medicine in half! Woo hoo!

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- I lost 62 lbs, not pre-diabetic anymore, effect of Belviq and the weight loss, total cholesterol under 100, blood pressure normal. My combination was Belviq, tracking my daily calories 1500, per day with Lose it app and a little exercise. There are several other options out there. If counseling, diet, exercise, anti-obesity meds don't work then surgery is the next option. I took Belviq because I was trying to avoid the dangers of surgery. You could give a another med a try. There are other oral drugs that have stronger side effect profiles available (Contrave, Qsymia, Phentermine), all of which can raise blood pressure and heart rate, which cannot be good for a overweight or obese person…. Belviq merely allowed me to not crave bad foods and the ability to make better food choices. Presented with a honey bun or a small salad, I opt for the salad as a snack. I actually want the salad and mentally, feel no urge to go for the sugary snacks, foods, drinks.

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- I'm also lucky I'm a responder. I know what I ate before I started and I will happily pay $75 even if I lose it slowly. It's weight I couldn't lose before.

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- Belviq + Phentermine: Lost 55 pounds in 5 months, NO side effects, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol

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- 35 pounds since November. Slow and steady. Practicing better choices. Bp down. Cholesterol down. Very happy

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- I've lost 47 pounds in 9 months (diet change alone), but even if it didnt help me lose weight, I would have wanted to continue to take Belviq...its the best anti-depressant/anti-anxiety med Ive ever tried...completely changed my life.....the weight loss is just an added bonus as far as Im concerned.

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- After two weeks of belviq i barely smoke, have much more motivation, sleep better, and my blood pressure went from 155/105 to 122/80. Thats the lowest its ever been, and i lost 8 lbs! Yay!

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- With diet alone [no exercise] i lost 13 lbs in 7 weeks.

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- $75/month for lack of constant food thoughts and feeling in control of my eating? Totally worth it. I figure I was spending that much a month on shitty foods anyways.

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- Week two on B. Lost 15 pounds.

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- Been on Belviq since mid November. I have lost 35 pounds. Last week MD cut my BP medicine in half! Woo hoo!

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- I been on B for 5 days down 5lbs

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- 260lbs to 133.6lbs in 13 months

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- just wanted to post how I feel about B. This medication has helped me far more than any pill I have ever swallowed. And it has been many. I have totally changed how I eat and very conscious of when I'm really not hungry. Seem like I'm losing every day.

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- It works I have lost 17 lbs since 11/14 . I could of lost more but that's my fault I don't always eat the best things . That's on me

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- I will be one to admit this isn't a placebo I had to come off a few days due to not having it and day one was soso not super hunger but more then usual. Day two I was hungry and took more to fill. Got back on it and bounced back to eating the same full order and barely eat half and I mean full full fast. So please don't say this isn't a good med because it is.

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- 8th month/40 pounds lost point. I have since gone on to lose 10 additional pounds with another 60 to go. The really good news is that my blood pressure is in good control and so my cardiologist had me discontinue my BP med.

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- Belviq is working for me , I can say I'm in Love with it ! A day at a time ...

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- Another day of good news....my cardiologist actually hugged me today because he was so happy for me. #1 I was down 26.7 pounds since I last saw him at the end of September. (I lost about 5 of those pounds prior to starting Belviq, which I began just before Thanksgiving.) #2 He cut my blood pressure medicine in half. He considered dropping it all together but decided it was beneficial for my (repaired) congenital heart defect. BP was 117/62. #3 He took me off of all cholesterol medicine.

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- If I could marry Belviq I would. Lol. Any sides effects were minor in comparison to the risks of being obese. I have HBP, prediabetic, fatty liver and just gotten depressed due to being overweight. It impacted my marriage (I'm still 55lbs more than when got married). This has been life changing for me. I was a carb addict and since starting this I've eaten more vegetables in 2.5 weeks than I did the entire last year. So.. That's my positive response.

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- Well I went to get a new top... First time I have gone to get anything. Last year at this time I wore a size 24! Today I bought a size 16. I am one proud, sassy Lady! smile emoticon I LOVE you Belviq and I love ALL of you! Don't get discouraged... Just think if I had given up that first month I would still be in a size 24! Only one more size to go to be in what I always wore!

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- Just had my two month weigh in at doctors. 22 pounds lost in 2 months!!! So happy. Belviq is awesome!

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- I am grateful for Belviq today. I have no sweets cravings at all. B is for real. Been on it 3 1/2 months (down 40 lbs) which is already the most success of any previous weight loss attempts since I was a teenager. Couple weeks ago I felt myself slipping when I had a couple of bad days of eating. In the past that was always my failure point from which I would regain everything I lost. This time, for the first time in 15 years, I was able to kick myself back into high gear. Ready for the next 3 months and more. Stuff works!

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- Last week I was happy to share that I hit 10 pounds. This week I'm thrilled to share that I've hit 15. So thrilled with this product! The healthy changes to my mind and body are well worth $75 a month!!

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- 30 pounds gone! Feeling so much better! Thanks Belviq : )

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- I love B. It's working I'm sitting at lunch making myself eat a salad and it's not because I want something different it's because I just don't feel like eating anything. It's been a long time since I've had that feeling. I am starting my 9th day tomorrow. I am down 6 pounds

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- I love belviq. After the intial headache and foggy thinking went away when I first started taking it, I have had no bad side effects. In this year and a half, I and my sister have had wellness exams with EKG, lab etc. NO problems!! My sister has stopped one of her blood pressure meds and her cholesterol med also her blood sugar level has gone to normal. For us it is a great medicine.

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Down 29 pounds in 2 months!

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Small successes that I'm grateful for: Being able to climb the stairs without having to use my puffer, not waking up at night to use my puffer, not needing naps during the day, being able to tie my shoes with the knot on top (not the side) and for the iron rich blood that I can now donate because I am eating dark leafy veggies with meals. I'm happy and grateful for all these things and excited for an XL instead of XXL. Thank you B and thank you to all the amazing people in this group.

- I have been on Belviq for 7 months and have lost 94 pounds.

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- I am down over 50 pounds in 4 months. Right now I notice while the scale has slowed, my inches are coming off. I have lost almost 4 pant sizes,

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- I've been on B 1 month & lost 20, how is that a placebo? ... Just because B didn't work for you does NOT mean its a crappy pill. I agree, you shouldn't be on this group if your against it & you need a new Dr. Do some research b4 you talk.

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- I have been on B for a little over a week, lost 8 lbs

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- Life is all about chances! Belviq was another chance for me to get it right. I can promise you that if Belviq suddenly disappeared I would still be forever changed. I have changed my eating habits 200%! I exercise now and before I was allergic! :) My self esteem, my hope is higher and I feel alive! I am so not one of the big losers here. Many have lost much more than me. But I have lost. I have changed my mindset. I now know that 'I' am capable of overcoming! B has not done this for me. But B has been my constant friend and helper! Don't let anyone drag you down! This is YOUR story! Make it have the ending YOU want!

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- Been on Belviq since mid November. I have lost 35 pounds. Last week MD cut my BP medicine in half! Woo hoo!

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- 35 pounds since November. Slow and steady. Practicing better choices. Bp down. Cholesterol down. Very happy

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- I've lost 47 pounds in 9 months (diet change alone), but even if it didnt help me lose weight, I would have wanted to continue to take Belviq...its the best anti-depressant/anti-anxiety med Ive ever tried...completely changed my life.....the weight loss is just an added bonus as far as Im concerned.

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- After two weeks of belviq i barely smoke, have much more motivation, sleep better, and my blood pressure went from 155/105 to 122/80. Thats the lowest its ever been, and i lost 8 lbs! Yay!

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- With diet alone [no exercise] i lost 13 lbs in 7 weeks.

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- $75/month for lack of constant food thoughts and feeling in control of my eating? Totally worth it. I figure I was spending that much a month on shitty foods anyways.

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- Week two on B. Lost 15 pounds.

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- Been on Belviq since mid November. I have lost 35 pounds. Last week MD cut my BP medicine in half! Woo hoo!

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- I been on B for 5 days down 5lbs

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- It works I have lost 17 lbs since 11/14 . I could of lost more but that's my fault I don't always eat the best things . That's on me

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- Today I reached 50% of my body weight before gastric bypass and Belviq. Starting weight 460.5 on December 1, 2004 and today 230.2. Goal weight 170. 1000s of hours of rowing, running and lifting to shed the weight. Eating clean has been critical. It has been a very long journey. Thanks for your support.

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- 40lbs lost in 4 months. No simple carbs No pasta rice desserts candy sugar... Keeping it basic and lots of water.

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- I have lost 46 pounds in 8 months. Very happy with my results.

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After doing Weight Watchers multiple time and a physician manage extremely low carb Weightloss program, I have finally found something that works where I need it. I told my doctor that I needed something more than just good information since most of my food decisions are made on emotion not on information. I needed something to hat would help me make better choices for my health.

I've been on Belviq for almost 8 weeks...so far I have gone from 267 to 252...a 15 lb. loss! The first time I noticed Belviq was working was Thanksgiving Day...we were having dinner a some friends' house and I was completely satisfied with one plate of food, and they were smaller portions than I normally would have taken.

If fact Belviq has decreased my appetite by 1/2 to 2/3... and my cravings for starchy carbs has disappeared! The war is over between what and how much I want eat and what I choose to eat!

And now my wife has started on Belviq as of yesterday.

Blessings, my friend!

David King

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Lost 8 Pounds in 10 Days – only side effect: better sleep!

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started Belviq 10 days ago, and have lost 8 lbs to date.
My goal is to lose 35 lbs. I am 5' 11", started Belviq weighing 220lbs and now weight 212 lbs.
I am not a diabetic, but I do have high blood pressure which is my principle reason for the weight reduction.
I am a career senior level health professional serving as a CEO of acute medical/surgical hospitals for over 30 years.
I have maintained a moderate exercise regimen.
When I started Belviq, I noticed within the same day that my appetite diminished throughout the day, and particularly late night carb cravings, including alcohol. Every day since starting Belviq has essentially been the same.
I have not experienced any side-effects except that I am sleeping much better which, according to my physician friends, the improved sleep will also help in reducing my blood pressure.
I am absolutely amazed at how easy weight reduction happens with Belvig.
I am not having to work to lose the weight at all. I eat when I am hungry, and never feel starved.
I have embellished nothing in this report.
When the world, including physicians find out about the safety and efficacy of Belviq, it will fly off the shelves.


Lost 24.6 Pounds in 6 Weeks

I have been taking Belviq now for 6 weeks. My starting weight was 235. My cardiologist did not want to prescribe belviq to me. He felt that the drug was too new. I was able to get a prescription from a bariatric doctor who wanted to prescribe me phentermine and topiramate. I insisted I wanted belviq becauseI am overweight, pre-diabetic, cardiac patient and I did not want my heart speeding up from phentermine. The doctor prescribed belviq. He also stated that I would only lose 3 % of my body weight in one year.

I am now 24.6 lbs down from my starting weight, 235. New weight 211.4. That is more than 10 percent of my body wgt. I only walk 2-3 times per week. The major change is Belviq has turned off my desire to eat sugar, carbs and fatty food. I am now eating mostly veggies and fruits.
I fell full easily on small meals, eating doesn't occupy my mind. The only side effects was a slight headache for about 3 days at the beginning. No other side effects.

Belviq is a life changing drug. Belviq is WILLPOWER IN A BOTTLE! Thank you Arena pharm for making a wonderful product. Both my doc will be shocked when I go to my next visit. Too bad the doctors don't understand what a new powerful tool that has landed in their hands. They can tell their patients to lose weight and the patients will actually will be able to do it. Lose weight and lower the chances of having major issues in their body. Obesity is definitely a disease.


On BELVIQ & Off Blood Pressure Medication

I saw my doctor today and he took me off the BP Meds (I haven't taken them for the past four days!) He said he was going to report this finding. Nine days and 4.9 pounds lost!! I feel great! "


At 6 months I am down 53.5 lbs… without Belviq I would have little chance of success. The medicine works..


Wife's latest update
10lbs in 15 days over 5% weight loss. No side effects just positive attitude and more sleep.Just need to get the walking going one step at a time. 


No More Cravings

"It's CRAZY and to be honest - the last 3 weeks I haven't even tried because I had just so much going on but I STILL LOST lol  The most important thing to note is - I do not crave sweets or cokes.  So, I don't even have to think about it.  But, I tested it out one weekend and went 3 days without Belviq, the cravings came back so no more of that sillyness lol


Lost 22 Pounds in 7 Weeks 

Like so many people, I have tried diet after diet. I would lose a little, and then gain it back. I am 48 years old, and my weight has been going up for the past three years...I have been on Belviq for seven weeks. I’ve lost 22 pounds. 


Doctor report

"The followup ABC15 TV news story with Doctor Vig and 3 patients who have completed 3 months on Belviq should air tonight 9 26 13 on the 10pm news in phoenix right after the Grey's anatomy show. The video should be posted on the abc15 web site on friday, 9 27 2013. Howard lost 31 pounds, which was 12% of his body weight. William lost 32 pounds, which was 8% of his body weight. Naomi lost 10 pounds, which was 6% of her body weight. All three patients exceeded the 5% suggested weight loss that we like to see in the first 3 months on Belviq. The weight loss on the two men was especially impressive. Patients felt well without side effects. Keep in mind that the average weight loss for a "completer" (someone who took Belviq for a year) is about 8%. Also, the average weight loss for a "responder" (someone who took Belviq for 3 months and lost at least 5%, and then finished the year on Belviq) is about 11%. The reporter was very impressed with the results."


Update
I am down 14 pounds since I started on June 22. No working out (pathetic, I know). Sleep has been great.
I have my doctor blood test this week and doc visit next week. He's going to be very surprised.

The drug works and works well. Not only do you eat less, but pretty much all of your bad habits take a hit too. There are no side effects for me, making this very, very easy. No jitters, no mental impairment of any kind, the drug leaves you clear headed, well rested and eating less quite easily.

The only reason I haven't lost more is for events like this weekend. We had about 15-20 couples go up to a lake house. BBQ and beers were on the offing. I had about 20% of what I would have had last year and instead of 6-10 beers over the course of the day, I had two. TWO! Spent my time talking and swimming. The summary for the day, I didn't eat healthy, but compared to the damage I would have done, the delta was gigantic. Belviq has been the difference. All my buddies are packing on the pounds, and I'm headed in the other direction.


 Dr. reports his 9 weeks progress with Belviq

I am the Dearborn Mi. ophthalmologist who has now been taking Belviq since 6/12 13.At that time I weighed 242 lbs. had diabetes a heart stent hypertension and back problems. Today I weigh 214 lbs. and am off insulin.I was taking about 100 units a day! I am still taking two oral hypoglycemic. My weight loss is 28 lbs.My waist size has shrunk by 5 in.My sugars are under great control. I m 68 yrs. old and now have a chance to live another ten to 20 yr. before I probably would have been dead in 5yrs. or less. I intend to loose another 40 lb. to reach my ideal weight of about 175.lbs. (I am 6 ft. tall) I feel so much better it is a miracle. I have put at least 12 people on BELVIQ AS THEY SEE THE PROGRESS I have made and want to do the same. I am on a no carb. diet eating meat(fish meat and chicken) vegies and salads). I have not increased my exercising.I am eating half of what I used to and am not hungry. Absolutely no snacks.Belviq has exceeded my expectations. It is working as well as bariatric surgery without the danger or expense.My blue cross is paying for it (100 dollar co-pay for 3 mos. supply.



"LOST WEIGHT & QUIT SMOKING ON BELVIQ"

The good news is I totally quit smoking today, after 40 years! Some may think it's too early to make this statement, it's not. A smoker is so addicted to nicotine, they'll scour the house for change to go buy a pack and spend their last dollar on it, even before food, or go to the store at 3 in the morning to get their fix..I ran out of cigs  Sat. nite, smoked some e-cigs on Sunday, and this morning decided I just wouldn't smoke anymore. Trust me, I've done this many times before taking Belviq, but this time, there simply isn't the panicky feeling about not having nicotine nor is nicotine constantly on my mind ...... the craving isn't there!!! This, folks, is an absolute miracle!
 
The other good news is I've lost 7 pounds in 12 days. I've had to force myself to eat, the hunger just isn't there.
 
Bad news for me/good news for others: I am sleeping too much! I used to get by with 4- 6 hours a night and now it's 8 - 9 hours every night, without fail, and it's deep, deep sleep. I guess it's really good for me, but I'm just not used to it and feel like I've lost part of my day.

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 I was a heavy smoker, esp. for the past 5 years - 1 1/2+ packs a day. So that's 2 cigarettes an hour or reaching for one 30 times a days. To not have that 'urge' for a whole day is huge! Especially since I had a major stress event around 5:00. Normally that's when I cave, but I didn't today. With my brain (Belviq) working on the craving, I can handle breaking the habit of the oral fixation thing just fine.
 
I was so excited when the Duke study came out  about smoking cessation and knew at that time I'd try to get my own script just to quit smoking once lorcaserin was approved.  I'm so grateful that happened and hope others have the same results I've had.


This is a game changer for me....

Two days short of 6 weeks....Starting weight 224 ...today 211 1/2
I have done nothing different then eat less food.....works for me. I am ecstatic! It is adding years to my long term life expectancy...

9% WEIGHT LOSS IN 36 DAYS ON BELVIQ

I am a Type 1 diabetic which is important for all diabetics (Type 1 and 2) as well as pre-diabetics who can benefit from Belviq as well: Starting weight: 202 Pounds 36 days into usage (this AM 183 Pounds). Over 9% weight loss. Insulin Usage: Starting 30 Units 4 times daily. 36 days into usage 18 Units 3 times daily with my meals and 15 Units before bed. My waking Blood Sugar this AM was at 114. I am monitoring just before my bedtime shot and this week had to adjust down to 15 from 18 units. In all I now take 69 Units of insulin compared with 120 Units before I started Belviq. My waist size has gone from 38 to 35. I am 3 pounds away from my target goal of 180.


MY EXCITING AND IMPRESSIVE WEIGHT LOSS ON BELVIQ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I posted earlier i would state my weight loss at end of trial period but i am 13 days in! I started at 302 i have lost 18 lbs so far this drug has eliminated my appetite, i have no cravings, whatever i eat is filling, no night time snacks! For me belviq has been magigal! Along with the pill i am walking at least 5xs a week 2 miles a day! I am now going to start cranking up gradually more excercise. I will be renewing my precsription my goal is to lose from my heaviest point a total of 95lbs! So far no side effects .this can be confirm by my doctors office! arena if you donot start blowing your own horn this slow bleed of our stock price will continue!!!


UPDATE 29 Days on Belviq

Just as a reminder I am a Type 1 diabetic which is important for all diabetics (Type 1 and 2) as well as pre-diabetics who can benefit from Belviq as well:

29 Days in:

Starting weight: 202 Pounds 29 days into usage (this AM 186 Pounds). Roughly 8% weight loss.

Insulin Usage: Starting 30 Units 4 times daily. 29 days into usage 18 Units 4 times daily. My waking Blood Sugar this AM was at 91. I am monitoring just before my bedtime shot and occasionally have to cut my overnight shot further (15-18 units). This would be my 4th shot which is the overnight.

My waist size has gone from 38 and my 36 pants are now loose.

The decrease in my insulin costs are now saving me the cost of the Belviq as Insulin is twice the cost.


LOST 18 POUNDS IN 4 WEEKS

start weight: 293

after 4 weeks taking Belviq: 275

weight loss after 4 weeks: 18 lbs  


Down one jeans size in about 3 weeks.

Recall: Started June 28 on 2x a day at BMI 27 +/- and no comorbidities..

Guestimate is 6-8 lbs in about 3 weeks. Or, about 2.0 - 2.5 lbs a week. Caloric intake is limited to 900-1200 kcal/day, more or less, without much effort. 

Family member is back in jeans that fit a year ago, down one size from immediately pre-Belviq.

Deep sleep is the only continued reported side effect.


GOT OFF ZOLOFT AND LOVING BELVIQ

http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429273

"
Monday, July 22, 2013
This drug does help control my appetite. No side affects, having to substitute Zoloft in order to take it, Belviq is also a mood elevator,
SSRI drug, by prescription only.
I've dropped 22 ponds in one month however this is no miracle pill nor does it claim to be. Diet and exercise is a must. Will everyone lose 22 pounds of weight in one month? The answer is, No, actually this drug information reads, achieving 5% weight loss during a three month period. Though I don't suffer from any of the many side affects from this costly medication, doesn't mean that you won't. I am (was), a glutton, I really like food and have never weighted what I did before starting Belviq during my entire life, this was like a final option for me, I'm weak! I find it extremely difficult to just say no to food, this is how Belviq has helped me.Listed below are examples of my substitutions in order not to become fatter, losing the fat instead.** I'm not exaggerating nor am I lying, this is a fact**


*These are just a few examples of what I would eat on a weekly (sometimes daily) basis!

Thanks to God, modern medication, and Spark people, it's all down Hill from here on out! "

WEIGHT LOSS UPDATE
I am 64 yrs old started the drug late june at 302 lbs! This morning weighing in at 240! 62 LBS ORIGINAL GOAL IS 220 GOING TO TRY AND HIT 200! Lots of exercise involved here also, walking faithfully 14 miles a week, crunches, side bends, light weight work out! Only side effect has been little dry mouth! And also started stationary bike for 40 minutes every other day! The more I lose the more I want to exercise! Been saying this since I started been magical! I have done this by also cheating on my diet for about 21/2 weeks! IF I CAN DO THIS AT 64 YEARS OLD SO CAN YOU!


11 lbs lost in 15 days with Belviq
Here are my results without embellishment:
 Height: 5'11"
 Original weight: 220 lbs
 Weight today: 209 lbs
 Goal: 35 lbs total reduction.
 Side effects: None
 Exercise: have continued normal exercise regimen.
 Benefits: Loss of cravings for carbs, including alcohol. Sleeping better.
 Status: Filling 30 day script today (Friday) at Sam's. My physician has written script for three refills.
 Cardiologist amazed at results to date. He has many patients that have CV disease co-morbidities e.g. high blood pressure, Type II diabetes etc. who are very overweight. He sees Belviq as a safe and efficacious adjunct to his normal course of therapy. I will be telling other cardiologists, FP's, General Internists, Endo's about Belviq as I progress.
 Patient background: Career Hospital CEO
 Note: I have already exceeded efficacy guidelines for Belviq at the Clinical trial level of 4%, placebo adjusted 8 to 11%., but I do not feel that I am going to turn out to be atypical. I have lost this weight effortlessly. I have taken Belviq each day consistently. I have taken the first pill at about 7 a.m., but I have moved the second dose up to about 4 p.m. to make sure that I have more of the drug on board during waking hours.


I'm saving over $300 per month on the drugs I've dropped while on Belviq.

My sleep med, (Intermezzo), costs me $200/month. I've dropped that entirely.

My cholesterol drug, (Vytorin), also costs me $200/month. I've now cut that in half.

Not to mention, all the money saved on food- only eating 1/2 as much- same for my wine consumption.

Overall, I'm probably saving close to $500/month being on Belviq.

With the $75 Saver's coupon, my monthly cost for Belviq is $153. Net is almost $350 in my pocket for being on Belviq!

I have continued on my 2 Belviq pill a day program even though I've almost reached my weight-loss goal, (I'm down almost 10% in BMI- not as good as you but I started from a much lower level).

But, I have elected to stay on Belviq FOREVER mainly because of the sleep benefits, (and, of course, the blood sugar benefits). I don't think you figured these type of chronic responders into your equations.

I am on Belviq for 2 months now so far so good

lost 14.5 pounds i feel great let's see what the future will bring my insurence cover two third of the coast
i think is a good deal,
all my family are grtting started taking Belviq

Lost 28 pounds in 3 months.
I do exercise 3-4 times a week. This drugs works really well,

my belviq
blood work in at 6:00 pm tonight
A1C was 7.00 now as of today 5.9 fabulos results
total weight loss 24 LBS have not lost much in the laqst 6 weeks but
also have not tried either A1C was my ultimate goal and it worked
the doctor was estatic and now a firm believer in belviq.

"236-207, 29 lbs, vitals very good, doc was very pleased with my progress on belviq. I am not sure if this is correct but the doctor said you have have burn 3300 calories to lose one pound. belviq is perfect, tricks the mind/body into thinking you are eating okay so it doesnt trigger a starvation response by the body.
The doctor said he has been extremely busy lately. I think the last visit he said he had to see about 30 people in a day. Today he had to see about 40. I told him eisai/arena had recently started dtc campaign in magazines. he said he was not sure what he was going to do with so many new patients.
Funny thing, he is now taking credit for me being on belviq, he said it was a very good decision to take belviq because it is non-thermogenic... Belviq, willpower in a bottle."

lost 16 pounds in 30 days



As promised here is how I am doing on Belviq; (Start Date - 9.29.13)

09.29.13 Weight 221.6 BMI 30.1
10.17.13 Weight 217.6 BMI 29.5
11.03.13 Weight 211.8 BMI 27.9 (High end of normal for my height is 24.9)

Lbs lost in a little over 4 weeks 9.8
% Weight Loss 4.4%%

Finally started to modify diet and watch what I eat a little better in week 3... Exercise is still virtually none... Original Side Effects Weeks 1-2 - Mild Fatigue, Sleep more each night, Slight headache for the first 3 days. Basically feel full sooner and eat less. No additional side effects. Side Effects now at week 4 none. Very Pleased with progress. Eat much better and don't overeat often. Increased diet modifications and a little exercise and my goal weight of 185# will be VERY easy to achieve. Belviq does work very well.



"I had a crowd of nurses around me last Friday at Kaiser wanting to know about my 40 pound weight loss.
I give myself an A+ for my presentation.
"...spelled B-E-L-V-I-Q", I said, and most of them grabbed a paper and pen and wrote it down.



Down 27 lbs. and feeling fine and sleeping well with my Belviq


one month check up yesterday.

17 lbs lost so far. belt does not fit anymore, belly is really shrinking. asthma nearly gone.
feel great.


PROGRESS

On my 5th day started at 302 my appetite is extremely under control will be renewing after trial period ! Will give my weight at end of trial i can tell you it will be very impressive!


I've been on Belviq for 2 weeks 

And have lost 6 lbs.(210 to 204). BMI was 32. Blood glucose levels (test
strips) have dropped from an average of 1.60 to 1.20. My cardiologist was
reluctant to give me a script but did so only after reading Dr. Vig's
publications, and my 'encouragement'.  

wife started off-label Belviq Rx, lost 5 lb, kept it off on vacation eating restaurant food daily for a wk - no desire to binge


Lost 13.5 pounds in 21 days

down 13.5 pounds since June 26th.  Side effects: sleep more soundly, mild Viagra like reaction - I can live with that.


Significant weight loss and no side effects

One of my long term patients from
Wisconsin ,<>  is 79 years old, and has been on Belviq since 7 1 2013, and already has significant weight loss and decreased appetite and no side effects.


Weight Loss + Good Night Sleep

A relative of mine is on Belviq and in addition to excellent weight loss and reduced waistline, he always comments about the excellent sleep. He falls asleep fast and sleeps well through the night. Upon awakening, he is really refreshed from a good night's sleep. For people who have trouble falling asleep and sleeping soundly through the night, Belviq seems to work wonders. Several users have mentioned the sleep benefits.


This drug works wonders.

This drug works wonders. I have lost about a lb per day since june 14th.

If you start it you will not want to ever stop, because you eat much less and no side effects.the lack of craving food, and feeling full after half my plate, I have not had that for over 20 years. I sleep better, and no more grazing the fridge all day long.

With others having this outcome, the word of mouth will make this as big or bigger than the phen-fen era.


Follow-up Doctor Visit

Wanted to briefly share the results of Mr. Figbag's follow-up appointment after getting his first B script.

In 3 1/2 weeks, he's lost 16 lbs going from 233 to 217 (6.8%).  BP & heart rate were fine.  No reactions with his other meds (thyroid, BP,Cholesteral). 

Our doctor is in the "Do No Harm" school; not a member of the "First Subscribers Club".  His reaction was Hmmmm which for him means Wow.  He's been encouraging Mr. Fig to reduce to 1600 cals/day and he hasn't been able to do it.  

Doc asked several questions:

Unusual symptoms? - hour of light headache with first 3 pills - nothing now.

How does this help you?  - Reduced portion size and not eating late night

Changed your diet & Exericse? - not really.  just comfortable with reduced portions

Don't expect these numbers every month - Mr. Fig agreed the loss rate might slow down. 

Gave him a new script and refill.  Will follow-up in September.

BTW - my results to date - 3 1/2 weeks = 11 lb loss.  A bit slower than Mr. Fig, but it's not a competition.  I'm estatic with 3 lbs/ per week; will be happy with 2 lbs/week if/when the pace slows. 


Just broke the ~ 242 Lbs "Plateau" this morning

Last week "Plateau" was between 241.4 and 243.0 Lbs,

This morning broke the 240 Lbs with a 239.2 Lb Fasting Weight measurement.
ALL that in less than 4 WEEKS and all I have left to be considered a "RESPONDER" is only 0.4% (or ~1 Lb). I still have 8 WEEKS to go for free. I bet I could gain all the weight back and still have enough time left to go back to 238 Lbs (thumbs down to that)

Keep in mind that I take a WEIGHT GAIN PROMOTING INSULIN while loosing all that weight. After my experience in taking off 5% in ~ 4 weeks, to me it does not feel like there are going to be any 5% in 12 weeks non-responders.

Good riddance of all that extra fat, I told my wife I am going to quit my job and be a photoshoot supermodel in a clothing magazine after I loose all that weight. She laughed...


Day 24 on Belviq

Sarting weight 215 current weight 201.!!
After day 21, I stopped taking belviq just to see what happens. As I thought, two day later, I was hungry all day. It is like flipping a switch with Belviq. I will start back on Belviq tomorrow.

First 3 weeks, no hungry pains. When I eat I feel satisfied right away and no cravings. Also, during the 3rd week, I felt no side effects whatsoever. I also feel great 14lbs lighter.


Lost 7 Pounds in Seven Days

This is Jacob Smith, author of "The Facebook Effect" and others over at SA. All my extensively researched and edited articles that shine a positive light on ARNA have been being rejected so that's why you haven't seen an article from me in some time.

Anyway, I started taking Belviq a week ago and am losing weight faster than I ever have before. I have always had problem with overeating and finally lost weight in high school but after law school my weight has steadily climbed from the low 200's to around 260. Most of the time I have to remind myself to eat. It is pure magic.


4 wks on Belviq, Dr visit, results

Hi all. I have reported previously on my Belviq experience and so after Dr visit, things are looking good. Lost 13 lbs since last visit. My BP was 124/84, have reduced my BP med in half..
I still have no negative side effects.

No VIVUS. My wife BTW was prescribed Qysmia by her endo and she got very sick from it and stopped, hopefully she will be getting Belviq prescription next week at Dr visit.


6.7% Weight Loss in 25 days (from 254 down to 237)

Second report
Started a low-carb diet on Friday June 7th, weighed 254 pounds, started Belviq on Tuesday June 11th, weighed in this morning weighed 237 pounds.
That is 6.7% weight loss in 24-27 days.
Diet has been easy, no side effects at all, never want a second portion, I sleep better, [I sometimes get insomnia, worrying about my business, etc. That is G-O-N-E]. I do not feel like I am missing out on food.
I like desserts but now have a tiny portion of nuts or cheese or non-fat yogurt. I tell myself I can have more if I want but I never get up to get more, last couple of nights I skipped the dessert altogether, which is pretty significant for me.
Another important point is food smells and tastes GREAT.

Yesterday was a 3 egg omelette smothered with pork & chili verde sauce for lunch! For dinner, a few ounces of cheddar cheese, salami, and olives. For dessert a handful of blister peanuts. That's it.
Ate nothing yet today.
I walk 2 miles about 3 times a week, and want to get up to 6 or 7.
My work is very hard labor about 40% of the time, so I have always been physically active.
Belviq has been a big success for me!
Hooray for Belviq!


9 days 8 pounds

Picked up my new script for B today at
CVS. My insurance company picked up a certain amount and Eisai savings card picked up a certain amount. Based on the card and my coverage I ended up with a $50 copay. No matter, $50 is still a great price when it has allowed me to lose a lot of weight already and halve my insulin usage. I am very happy with my results so far. It looks like it will be $600 a year. However I am saving ALOT of money on insulin and another IMAO I was taking. So all in all I am about breaking even


First week results: dropped 5.5 pounds - no side effects

Dropped 5 1/2 pounds.  Side effects: none!  Simply do not feel particularly hungry - eat because some food is necessary to keep body healthy.  Definitely  will go on regular prescription.  Dr. waiting  for results at end of week 2.  Sure he will then recommend BELVIQ  to other patients.


LOSING 2 POUNDS A WEEK

Most importantly, my response has continued to be very positive with respect to my personal goals.

I am loosing about 2 lbs per week.  Lost 11+ pounds, even while experimenting with dose and interaction.

I had one week on a plateau with no significant loss.
 

Other stats:

 loss 5+ pounds of fat

deceased BMI from 35 to 33.6.

Very importantly, hunger continues to be suppressed.

And, I readily feel satiated from eating small amounts of food. 

In short, for me, this is about as painless of weight loss as I can imagine.


Doctor said he is going to take Belviq with me!!!

My Doctor said I am his first patient on Belviq, before I left his office he showed me his mpr and belviq was on the back page, we went over all the side effects, he said not any problems said to take Tylenol if I get a h/a.He is very cautious and did a heart echo last week on me and said no heart problems! I am T2dm, 34bmi and take metformin 1000mg two times a day, he gave me a three mo supply, and return visit in Sept.and the kicker is my Doctor said he is going to take Belviq with me!!! Sure hope this works for me so I can get off the meds, met, losartan bp meds, and a statin.

 


3 pounds in 2 weeks

http://belviqdaily.blogspot.com/2013/07/2-week-weigh-in.html

Also:

I am 2.5 weeks in and have my 2nd weigh in tomorrow.  I lost 8 pounds the first week alone.  It's really crazy how this stuff works!!!!  I was COMPLETELY skeptical from the beginning as I have been overweight my entire life and have tried just about everything out there short of surgery (that was actually on my list for the end of the year) and now this has completely changed that - for the better!!!!!


“A MIRACLE DRUG” : Doctor’s two weeks personal experience with Belviq

I am the ophthalmologist from Dearborn mi. who started taking Belviq two weeks ago.So far I have gone from 242lbs. to 234lbs. for a net loss of 8 lbs. I am eating about half of what I was eating with way less carbs. Further my insulin needs are about one third of what they were before Belviq.. I have no food cravings as I had before Belviq. MY SUGAR LEVELS HAVE IMPROVED TO NORMAL LEVELS FOR A NON DIABETIC.This is truly a life saving drug and a godsend. This truly a miracle drug, I will report my progress in another two weeks.By the way my office staff has noticed my weight loss and six of them who were very overweight insisted on going on Belviq. So I wrote them scripts.


LOST 20 POUNDS

I was part of one of the initial FDA trials of lorcaserin, now on the market as Belviq. I lost 20% of my weight with no additional exercise because I am a "responder". This drug makes my urges to eat and hunger something I can control. I was normal weight for most of my life but started steadily gaining weight after my last of 4 kids were born when I was in my mid-30's. I testified at the FDA panel last year to urge them to allow those of us for whom this drug is very effective to have access....

... This drug works almost immediately so it makes sense for folks to try it with their physician to see if they are also a responder. I got my prescription and have started back on the drug and it works just as I remembered. I hope to lose all of my excess weight in about a year or so but expect to be on it for life, which is preferable to getting sick from being overweight and having to take medicine to treat diabetes or high blood pressure. 


LOST 5.34% IN 12 DAYS - NO SIDE EFFECTS

 Sent email to clinic describing my success in 12 days  using BElVIQ - 5.34%  - FDA set a weight loss goal of 5% in 12 weeks. No side effects and no hunger pangs.


LOST WEIGHT AFTER 2 DAYS

Also just a note.... I took my first Belviq pill in the evening on Friday
7/5.... woke up Sat am.... recorded my weight, took another pill...... but
had no desire to have breakfast.... finally had a small snack around noon
and some fruit later in the afternoon.... went to a restaurant for dinner
and ordered a regular ( average calorie ) meal but just ate 1/2 ..... will
have the other 1/2 for dinner tonight.... Weighed in Sunday morn and I was
down 3 lbs.... I need to lose 13 lbs. in the first 90 days to be qualified
as a ' Responder '.... at this rate that seems easily obtainable.


My experience on Belviq

received my rx on 14th. my pharmacy did not have it in, and had to go out of town, vac in omaha. on fri 15th called walmart and cvs, did not have it in, called walgreens, and picked it up 20 min later.

I quit craving food,no more fridge raids. half as much at each meal. as of 24th I had D1.5 lbs and 4 belt loops. my pot belly is shrinking amazingly. a 2x fits now instead of 3x.

I have never felt this well in 20 years. and I have not really increased working out. but I am very much more active.

I will be getting my first rx for 30 days today. the coupon will pay my copay.


bottom line, it works, no or minimal side effects.

I keep losing, not hungry anymore, and fill after a few bites at a meal.
I need a new belt already. 4 loops in 2 weeks. stomach keeps shrinking. Before I would go to the fridge all day and snack, and never feel full at meals. it is incredible. I feel 20 years younger and alot more active. all within 2 weeks.


Lost 14.5 pounds in 14 days

Just stopped by my doc's office 14.5 lbs lost since 14th of June [posted Jul 1] 

feel great. never hungry. eat alot less to get the full feeling now. not exercising any more, too hot, but i am more active, as I feel so great.

he just said "wow" and he could not believe it when I showed him by belt... told him how never hungry, no more grazing and eat less at meals he asked about side affects and such, and told him how I always felt sated.


No Side Effects Reported

 seems like a responder, but waiting to see. . . .

Family member [on Belviq] has been eating roughly 1000 -1200 kcal/day; noticeably reduced appetite. No side effects reported (despite excessive heat, and a BART strike)…


7 Weeks on Belviq- my amazing results!
Look- I only wanted to lose 10-15 lbs. I weigh 180, and took Belviq for it's T2DM reduction potential. I've lost 9 lbs to date!

And, my blood sugar is below 90 for the first time in years. Was always in the 100's before and I was considered to be pre-T2DM.

Best news of all- I'm off my sleep meds. I've have insomnia and was addicted to Zolpedem. I sleep better on Belviq than I have in years!

I'm a customer for life for this drug- if only I could get my insurance company to pay for it!


"Miracle Drug"

I would surmise that the reason Belviq works as a "sleep agent" is the fact that it uses some of the same pathways as Melitonin does. In fact, Melitonin never worked that well for me independent of Zolpidem. But, as a caution, I've gone off Melitonin since taking Belviq.

I slept all the way through last night without taking any Zolpidem- first time in years. This alone is reason for me to continue taking Belviq for the foreseeable future. I'm a believer in this "miracle drug"!


My Wife

My wife, who besides being perfect, is a typical overweight middle aged woman with children. She's lost 5 lbs in the past 13 days on Belviq. Frankly, she's thrilled.


My progress

I started on friday (the 15). wasnt sure i was gonna, because on vac in omaha. but did it anyway. same thing I do not eat snacks, and eat alot less when I do eat. 2 belt loops lost in just those 4 days. even my family noticed already. I never have the craving to eat. feel great.

Now 4 belt loops smaller. And still no cravings for food. It is amazing. Can't wait to go to dr office to see how much I have lost. Will let you all know. 10 days on it now.

as of yesterday, lost 11 lbs in 10 days. no more craving food. and eat less at meals


LOST 17 POUNDS, ASTHMA GONE

The kick start is what it did for me, got me started, much more active, and not hungry all day. I think I lost way over the 17 lbs reported. Will see if I can weigh on my docs scale (same scale each time for accuracy)

My belt is loose on me now in the last hole.

I have not felt this good in 20 years with the asthma being nearly gone also.


The beginning of my Belviq program.

I recently returned from the UK on a 21 day vacation. I had gained from 238 lbs to 246. I am now back down to 237 lbs and will begin BELVIQ today to reduce back to my goal wt of 195 lbs. I have pictures for proof and will keep everyone posted that gives a rip. Also as of today I have written 74 rx's and turned down about 14 patient requests for Belviq.( did not meet criteria)
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Two days on Belviq and 3 lbs lost ! I did walk 2.5 miles am and pm both days but I have also done that since getting back from the
UK 2.5 weeks ago. My calves are slightly sore but the belly is smaller for it. 234 lbs and counting......just not as much ! 


Lost 7 Pounds in 2 weeks

Almost 2 weeks on Belviq and I am down almost 7 lbs!

Belviq is "Will Power in a Bottle!" I can't tell you how many times I passed up my favorite foods and second helpings! I am just not hungry anymore!


Lost 10 pounds on Belviq in about 12 days

Started a low-carb diet on Friday June 7th, weighed 254 pounds, started Belviq on Tuesday June 11th, weighed in with Dr Nguyen this morning weighed 244 pounds.
That is 3.9% weight loss in 10-14 days.
Diet has been easy, no side effects at all, never want a second portion, I sleep better, [I sometimes get insomnia, worrying about my business, etc. That is G-O-N-E]. I do not feel like I am missing out.
I like desserts but now have a tiny portion of nuts or cheese or non-fat yogurt. I tell myself I can have more if I want but I never get up to get more, last couple of nights I skipped the dessert altogether, which is pretty significant for me.
Another important point is food smells and tastes GREAT.
Last night was one hamburger patty, and a skewer of brussel sprouts, onions, tomatoes. That's it. Didn't feel like dessert.
I walk 2 miles about 3 times a week, and want to get up to 6 or 7.
My work is very hard labor about 40% of the time, so I have always been physically active.
Belviq has been a big success for me, and if it was not you know I would not hesitate to say so.
¡Viva Belviq!


A New Day

From:

 http://belviqdaily.blogspot.ca/

This morning, I got the RX filled by my pharmacy and I took my first dose at about 10:00 am.  For lunch, although probably not ideal for weight loss, my coworkers treated me to an already pre-planned lunch.  Mexican food is one of my weaknesses.  I CRAVE salsa and can usually go through 2 bowls before my meal even comes out.  I always, for the most part, finish my plate.  Today, I ordered the taco dinner.  It comes with the standard beans, rice, and had 3 tacos.   I didn't realize that I only had 1/2 small bowl of salsa before my food came out.  By the time I got my food, I was already feeling "full".  I ate 1 taco and that was it!  I was full.

So, is this a sign that this will really work?  So far, my mind isn't consumed on eating - which is not normal for me.


LOST WEIGHT IN JUST 2 DAYS WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: I just started taking this medicine and completed 2 days thus far. I have noticed that my interest in food, especially the unhealthy stuff, is gone. Even the foods that usually are great at tempting me really have no effect at all. They all of a sudden have become easy to resist. Furthermore, when I do eat, I definitely don't eat as much as I feel full sooner. I also noticed my mood has improved. In just 2 days I have lost just over 1 lb. My doctor did advise me that Belviq should be combined with diet and exercise. I am older so exercise becomes problematic as my joints are stiff. Anyhow I believe this medication will be helpful to those patients who tried everything and failed. I have had no side effects at this point although it is soon.


LOST 12 POUNDS IN 5 DAYS

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: I am a 6 ft guy, weighed in at 241lbs, with hypertension. If I didn't lose weight I was in need of a new blood pressure medicine and possibly cholesterol medicines. I have taken Belviq 5 days and lost 12 lb with no side effects. Thumbs up to Belviq!


LOST SEVERAL POUNDS IN A COUPLE OF DAYS

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: I've only taken belviq a couple of days, but already I've lost several pounds and my desire for food, alcohol, and sugar. Today is day three and I do feel so good. I'll add more info as time progresses.


To me the blue pill is a life changer. I feel blessed that there is a such a pill which can change people's life. From a caregiver's perspective, past 9 weeks have been the best since she was discharged from the U.S. Navy with PTDS. She no longer takes anti-depressant med which she had been taking for 8 years. Belviq replaced that. She is up beat, positive, and happy. That alone, Belviq is priceless.


VIDEO IN DOCTOR'S OFFICE 

http://belviqdaily.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-weigh-inare-you-ready.html


UPDATE: My Results After 15 Days
Just as a reminder I am a Type 1 diabetic which is important as all diabetics (Type 1 and 2) as well as pre-diabetics can benefit from Belviq as well:

15 Days in:

Starting weight: 202 Pounds 15 days into useage (this AM 192 Pounds)

Insulin Usage: Starting 30 Units 4 times daily. 15 days into usage 18 Units 4 times daily. My waking Blood Sugar is at 70 so I may have to reduce my last shot prior to bedtime even more.

Point here is that in addition to great Weight and Blood Sugar Counts, my insulin costs are now saving me the cost of the Belviq. Pretty cool.


LOST 60 POUNDS

I was part of the clinical trial in Utah. Apparently I was a 'responder' as I lost 60 pounds in the first year of the study (my starting weight was 279). I didn't diet; but I tried to maintain a caloric intake of 2000-2500 calories per day. I found this to be easy because the medication took away the hunger pangs. I didn't change my physical routine which could be described as somewhat sedentary (I didn't run or go to the gym). The second year on the placebo, sticking to the caloric intake range was more difficult and I eventually gained back half of the the weight. I think for those obese persons (over BMI of 30) who respond to the treatment, this is a viable option compared to the risks of obesity. I had zero side effects; including no negative affect on heart valves.v


"No side effects"

I got a prescription and started taking Belviq on June 22nd.  So far, there have been no side effects (I've had a few headaches - but those could easily be attributed to heat and water issues).  I had the official weight on June 27th at the doctor's office and have lost six pounds since then.  I think I probably lost a pound or two before the doctor's visit.  The drug does lessen hunger and reduce cravings.  If you want, you can eat through it and let your old habits prevail.  But, its just as easy to eat less, eat well and not have any of the desires and cravings that used to be part of the equation.  I haven't worked out and have a lot of great excuses, but, bottom line, I've got to add that back to my regular regiment.

 

My assessment of Belviq is that it works.  For those that are seriously motivated to lose weight, this will make it much easier.  If you want a pill to do all the work, this isn't a miracle cure.  Still it should provide some benefit to those people.


BIG CHANGE IN APPETITE

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: I just picked up Belviq over the weekend and I can say that I noticed a big change in my appetite. It's as if I have no energy to eat more than I have to and my stomach feels more full sooner into the meal so I eat less. Now I have tried many diets, many weight loss supplements without success so I was skeptical. Belviq is different. Instead of messing with your metabolism, it focuses on the appetite center and nothing more. I have had no side effects! Unlike the others I have tried in the past such as anxiety, nervousness, headaches, palpitations. I'm motivated to finally lose that 30 lbs my doctor keeps yelling at me about!

================================= For Weight Loss: Just updating my experience. I have reached my goal weight and my blood work shows my tryglycerides went from 313 to 99. My good cholesterol went from 20 to 55 and I have not really exercised except for light walking. I am in total control of my eating and life has never been better. I am staying on the med as my blood sugar dropped and diabetes has been avoided. Insurance finally figured out that they save money on me now. No side effects except good sleep. Belviq will help many as discipline and willpower are not as easy as everyone would have you BELIEVE. ================================= For Weight Loss: Today marks 1 month on Belviq and freedom from 24 pounds of fat! I am 5 feet 5 inches tall, 50 year old female and started at 220 lbs. The first 24 pounds came off in the first 3 weeks. The weight loss seems to have slowed down this past week but I'm OK with that as I figured I could not continue to lose at that rapid pace. As for side effects, I did have a slight headache for the first two days but nothing Tylenol didn't handle quickly. The other issue I'm having is a very annoying cough. I read where that is a side effect for people with diabetes, which I do NOT have. I am assuming the cough is from the pills but it is possible that I have a cold or allergy. ================================= For Weight Loss: Lost 9 lbs first week using every-other-day diet 5'9, 195, female, 52. Second week I was on vacation in the gastronomical capital of the world, Paris. Went off diet and enjoyed pastries, sauces, etc, but in smaller quantities. Gained only 2 lbs. I am back home and restarting EOD diet, am very optimistic. A good example of how it works. When I order Japanese food, usually get a sushi deluxe and finish most of it. On Belviq, I can eat only half. It essentially cuts your appetite. Amazing. ================================= For Obesity: Day 2 of using Belviq. Normally I Have to eat breakfast within one hour of waking, or I'm nauseous and feel like there's a big pit in my belly. My hubby and I run a lot of errands daily and often hit up several stores through the day, I would have to buy snacks at every store. I noticed yesterday while in each store that I didn't even have the urge to get snacks, of course I looked at them VERY briefly, but never touched. I noticed so far I don't have an appetite until 5 or so hours after waking. I'm already a huge water drinker. I take one about 9th and 2nd about 6pm. Haven't weighed myself yet, starting weight was (is?) 229LBS (5'4"). When I do eat I get full much faster. Because I'm diabetic 2, I force myself to eat. ================================= For Weight Loss: Been exactly a month using and I've lost 14 lbs. Have had little time to exercise so I'm hoping to start soon with the nicer weather. Side effects at beginning were dry mouth and back ache. None now, so from 216 to 202lbs. Goal is 170lbs. ================================= For Weight Loss: I started on Belviq the last week in March and have seen nothing but improvements. This is the weight loss pill of my dreams! I have lost 22lbs starting at 275 and 5'6". It really does make you not even think about eating. Though it doesn't take the taste of foods away you still don't want to eat much. I've changed several things in my eating to help and pretty soon will be able to start working out like I've always wanted to. The side effects I have seem to be beneficial to me. Dry mouth - drink more water, I sleep better at night, I feel better as a person, slower heart beat - I'm more relaxed and calm. I don't have or at least notice any headaches as those are a thing of life for me. Really consider the benefits and try it! ================================= For Obesity: Big boned brown lady who likes comfort food. Went from 216 pounds at 5"5 to 184 pounds 32 pounds gone. Feelin skinny and now swimmin at the YMCA. The doc likes my progress but 4 months is pretty good. Lookin to get to 155 within the next six months. It works ================================= For Weight Loss: We started taking Belviq last year with my Dad and then my Mom. They lost a combined 66 pounds in four months each on this. We will push the exercise and try to lose 30 and 35 pounds respectively. No side effects except I decide what I eat and how much. Just a little dry mouth but feel great. Belviq for Bela Vita. to the good life. =================================








Had my first Doctor visit since being on Belviq. Not much to report as he did not order blood work for this visit. That will come in October or November.

He was very impressed with my weight loss (33 lbs in 2 months). When I told him my FSG (which dropped from 136 to 96) he recommended that I try eliminating my Glimepiride and continue checking Blood every morning an letting him know the results.





I'm not "dieting" like I have in the olden days. I just don't feel the need to eat. Think about it. I don't care if I see a tempting ad from a steakhouse. It is..."big deal".

Last night, I went to a party where a sitdown dinner was part of the party. Great food from a local Mexican Restaurant. I had tacos (half size), chicken strips on a mixed green salad, and pollo fundido. It was rich food and probably too much. But to be sociable, I munch on the food and ate about 1/2 that I normally would eat.

This morning, even with my insulin cut in half, my blood glucose was only 127. I can tell you that I'm loving Belviq.

It is sure taking the pressure off of me worrying about complications due to high blood sugar.

This is not a dieting pill. This is a doorway to the real possibility that I might regain a life of quality... and I haven't felt that hope in about 10 years.

Diabetes Update

My sugars continue to drop. Almost too much!! Had a few in the mid 60's. For a big guy, that's incredible. If you know ANYONE suffering obesity AND diabetes, tell them that they could see INCREDIBLE blood glucose control using Belviq. In my case, I've cut my insulin dosage IN HALF and I'm still getting readings in the low 80s. It all stems from my lack of appetite. I almost skipped dinner last night to my wife's amazement.

This is a wonder drug to Diabetes II.







Belviq and diabetes 2

I have been on Belviq and have seen my glucose numbers drop like a stone. I was up into the high 100's and low 200's before meals and was hoping for a miracle as my nuerapathy was expanding like crazy. Worse, I was hungry as a week long starved tiger have the time.

Here's the honest to goodness impact upon my Glucose after starting Belviq. (Like so many I'm sure I'm losing weight but won't get on a scale until my appearance begins to show the weight loss....so don't ask).

1. My blood sugars are now between 120 high and 67 low. The typical reading is 80 in the morning (normal) and 108 before dinner and in the 130s before bed. Why?

2. I'm just not needing to eat carbs. Proteins and veges with an occasional piece of fruit are now keeping me fulfilled.

3. I'm still not exercising but that is getting much, much closer.

4. I've been getting these sorts of readings even after dropping the amount of insulin, both long lasting and short term.

5. I'm sleeping much better, too.

I'm not getting headaches. I have mild dizziness but that's not a problem if I don't race around.

And, for a big guy, ALL is the above is really fantastic.

If you are obese (BMI above 27) and need help to lose weight, Belviq is the way to go. It's fantastic.





The most interesting part that I find with my experience on Belviq is the very quick reduction in insulin intake, I was down to 20 units a day from 100 units of Humalog within 3 months, which I believe proves that Belviq helps in the A1c reduction independent of the weight loss.





I'm a real life Belviq patient that has lost nearly 70 pounds… BELVIQ ROCKS





I desperately wanted to start as soon as it was approved but was a little leery of the serotonin-syndrome issue because I was taking Tramadol for severe neuropathy pain. Anyway, I finally started taking Belviq on Oct. 25, 2013 with my weight being 340 lbs., my HbA1C at 8.0 and my HR averaging 67 bpm and have had no side effects other than much better sleep.

Just fyi, my birthday (65th), Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years week vacation in Naples, Fl. all happened before my next Drs. appt.

My next Drs, appt. and blood work was in Jan. 2014, with my wt. being 318 (down 22 lbs.), HbA1C at 6.6. and avg. heart bpm of 56., Dr. very pleased.

I have had plateaus of 3 wks., 6 wks., and 2 wks. duration since I started.

As of today my weight is 278 lbs. (62 lbs. loss) and my HbA1C is 5.9. My doc is ecstatic and is now starting to subscribe to other patients (he cut my Metformin in half).

p.s., I should also point out that due to multiple physical problems I am unable to exercise at all and due to “mental problems” I do not eat anything resembling a healthy diet i.e., steaks, pasta, pizza, burgers, etc., but less than half of what I used to (I did cut out ice cream and/or Oreos for my 2-3am late night snack).





I go to my pharmacy to get my RX refill. I usually just go through the drive thru but today I needed to get a few things. The pharmacist on duty remembers me when I got my RX for the very first time. Back then she was completely unfamiliar with the medication and was curious about how it works. I walk in to get my RX and her jaw dropped She said, "Belviq did that for you?" She said she now wants to try the medication. She said I looked great. v





I am a Type 1 diabetic as well and halved the amount of insulin I was taking





I forgot to mention my sister started Belviq in January and is down 42 lbs. It is going to take a while for it to really catch on, but boy, when it does, watch out. Let,s hope both of our cancers stay in remission forever.







For Weight Loss: Just updating my experience. I have reached my goal weight and my blood work shows my tryglycerides went from 313 to 99. My good cholesterol went from 20 to 55 and I have not really exercised except for light walking. I am in total control of my eating and life has never been better. I am staying on the med as my blood sugar dropped and diabetes has been avoided. Insurance finally figured out that they save money on me now. No side effects except good sleep. Belviq will help many as discipline and willpower are not as easy as everyone would have you BELIEVE.







For Weight Loss: Today marks 1 month on Belviq and freedom from 24 pounds of fat! I am 5 feet 5 inches tall, 50 year old female and started at 220 lbs. The first 24 pounds came off in the first 3 weeks. The weight loss seems to have slowed down this past week but I'm OK with that as I figured I could not continue to lose at that rapid pace. As for side effects, I did have a slight headache for the first two days but nothing Tylenol didn't handle quickly. The other issue I'm having is a very annoying cough. I read where that is a side effect for people with diabetes, which I do NOT have. I am assuming the cough is from the pills but it is possible that I have a cold or allergy.







For Weight Loss: Lost 9 lbs first week using every-other-day diet 5'9, 195, female, 52. Second week I was on vacation in the gastronomical capital of the world, Paris. Went off diet and enjoyed pastries, sauces, etc, but in smaller quantities. Gained only 2 lbs. I am back home and restarting EOD diet, am very optimistic. A good example of how it works. When I order Japanese food, usually get a sushi deluxe and finish most of it. On Belviq, I can eat only half. It essentially cuts your appetite. Amazing.







For Obesity: Day 2 of using Belviq. Normally I Have to eat breakfast within one hour of waking, or I'm nauseous and feel like there's a big pit in my belly. My hubby and I run a lot of errands daily and often hit up several stores through the day, I would have to buy snacks at every store. I noticed yesterday while in each store that I didn't even have the urge to get snacks, of course I looked at them VERY briefly, but never touched. I noticed so far I don't have an appetite until 5 or so hours after waking. I'm already a huge water drinker. I take one about 9th and 2nd about 6pm. Haven't weighed myself yet, starting weight was (is?) 229LBS (5'4"). When I do eat I get full much faster. Because I'm diabetic 2, I force myself to eat.







For Weight Loss: Been exactly a month using and I've lost 14 lbs. Have had little time to exercise so I'm hoping to start soon with the nicer weather. Side effects at beginning were dry mouth and back ache. None now, so from 216 to 202lbs. Goal is 170lbs.







For Weight Loss: I started on Belviq the last week in March and have seen nothing but improvements. This is the weight loss pill of my dreams! I have lost 22lbs starting at 275 and 5'6". It really does make you not even think about eating. Though it doesn't take the taste of foods away you still don't want to eat much. I've changed several things in my eating to help and pretty soon will be able to start working out like I've always wanted to. The side effects I have seem to be beneficial to me. Dry mouth - drink more water, I sleep better at night, I feel better as a person, slower heart beat - I'm more relaxed and calm. I don't have or at least notice any headaches as those are a thing of life for me. Really consider the benefits and try it!







For Obesity: Big boned brown lady who likes comfort food. Went from 216 pounds at 5"5 to 184 pounds 32 pounds gone. Feelin skinny and now swimmin at the YMCA. The doc likes my progress but 4 months is pretty good. Lookin to get to 155 within the next six months. It works







For Weight Loss: I took this for a couple of weeks, did see some improvement in appetite control, but had terrible pain in abdomen and urinary infections. Had To Stop. Getting off of it was a little rough too, some depression and headaches.







For Weight Loss: We started taking Belviq last year with my Dad and then my Mom. They lost a combined 66 pounds in four months each on this. We will push the exercise and try to lose 30 and 35 pounds respectively. No side effects except I decide what I eat and how much. Just a little dry mouth but feel great. Belviq for Bela Vita. to the good life.







For Weight Loss: I've used Belviq for 10 days. I was bummed at first because I actually seemed hungrier the first three days. Glad I stuck with it! I lost 5lbs so far. I do a crossfit and eat a well balanced diet. Belviq does not take your hunger completely away, just helps reduce the cravings I had when I was bored eating, stress eating, etc. I was surprised my insurance covered my prescription as I have tried phentermine the past and they didn't.







For Weight Loss: I have been on Belviq for seven months and lost 48 pounds. Started out at 219 and now 171 pounds. Still have twenty to go but am now able to do two mile walks at a reasonable pace. Side effects a little dry mouth but otherwise feel great and sleep like a baby. Some friends have said I am more calm but that is about it. Glad to have found this by a referral from a friend.





Update on my Belviq experience

I began using B Dec. 1, 2013 and was 238 lbs. It is now a little over 7 months later and I am now at 192 which is excellent especially when I still feel hungry regularly and initially did not think I was a responder. I took 2 pills a day the first month and then went to 1 pill a day. I could tell I didn't really need the second pill. (my insurance does not cover B). The biggest help in losing weight is that I am not hungry for any snacks. I eat two good meals a day and nothing else.

My last blood work showed that my cholesterol, triglycerides and blood glucose were so good, that I have been taken off the lipitor/zetia I have taken for years. My A1C dropped to 5.3. This is an incredible drug and somehow word has to get out.

Dr. Salt1





In August of 2013 I started on Belviq. My weight was 220, at 5’9”. My A1c was 8.2 and I was on 2,000 mg. of Metformin / day.







Within 12 weeks, my weight dropped to 202, and my A1c dropped to 6.3, and my Metformin was cut to 1,000 mg / day.







"the a1c results were the reason I started belviq over a year ago it worked for me 7.0 to 5.9 worked better than all other drugs I was on"





While I have only been on Belviq for 2 weeks, it definitely curbs your hunger. Before Belviq, if I ate dinner around 7:00 pm by 10:00 pm I would be so hungry that I had to eat or not sleep all night. That feeling is completely gone.





The only thing I can tell you that I am highly appreciative that Belviq was made available to the public. I was able to lose 55 lbs while on belviq and with a little bit of exercise. I was pre-diabetic and I am not anymore. My total cholesterol is the best it has been in over 15 years. I really love that Belviq is not a thermogenic substance, I am cardiac patient. My blood pressure has improved. Belviq has allowed me to regain my life. I am in the best condition since the day I graduated from the Police Academy, (I was actually able to fit into my old uniform). Thank you Jack Lief and Arena for giving me back my life.





My BMI went down from 32 to 29, and my A1c dropped from 8.2 to 6.3 (and is holding). Weight loss has stalled, even though my diet has changed. Less red meats and carbohydrates, more fish and vegetables. I sit at a computer all day for business (home office), so I probably need more exercise.





I have been a habitual finger nail biter since I was a kid (over 60 years ago – I am 73 now). A few weeks ago I had decided to stop, and that was it. No more compunction to bite, nothing. So what took place? Is it a mental connection a person makes and then Belviq says ‘OK’ I’ve got the message? Like the patient who said that he just didn’t want to smoke anymore then bingo, he just stopped. After I decided to stop, I had no interest. That’s the strange part.





An update on Belviq. I have been on it now for exactly one month. I had about 2 days of side effects, etc., tired, headache, dizzyness then it went away. Dizzyness is still a little factor. I was on blood pressure medication and with that and Belviq my blood pressure went low. So as they are balancing that, sometimes I still get dizzy.

My feeling about Belviq? I LOVE it! I have lost 16 pounds this month and it was effortless. No more cravings. No more obsessing about food. I feel so normal now. Food is not the center of my life anymore. I still enjoy meals, but I get full much faster and I never think about "what to eat next". I went from about 2900 calories a day to 1250...nearly everyday. On those other days, it's actually lower that 1250. My husband sometimes says, "Hon you haven't eaten enough today." Well now, that's a whole new feeling. Can't say that has ever happened before.

I use the Lose It app to keep track of my calories,exercise, and nutrition. . Belviq gives a free update on it. It's made by another company. I was actually using it before Belviq

I hope they keep this medication forever! I think since it works on the appetite center of the brain, it correcting the real problem instead of putting a bandaid on it.

I also sleep better and feel better. I'll tell you where I'm at the end of month two.

Belviq gives a discount card of $75 that can be used every month until March of 2015 and a free two weeks of the medication once your doctor gives you a perscription. Right now I'm paying $159 for 60 pills a month with the coupon card.

Thank you Belviq!





"I started Belviq in august at 336 bmi 48.2. Today I am 272 bmi 39. I have lost 64 lbs. I have never had such success ! Most really fat people have made many bad decisions. I have been "experimenting" with bud. The experiment has lasted 42 years. I was able to drop the first 50 in spite of that. Then I got stuck for three months. I finally came to my senses and have been bud free for 16 days. Not easy but worth it. I feel like such a moron that I did not stop on day one of Belviq. Afterall they give bud to chemo and aids patient to stimulate appetite. Since getting clean for 16 days I have dropped 12 lbs. I can really feel the Belviq working. I am finally back on track and will write to you when I hit my goal of 175. Growing up is hard to do even at 59! Thanks for all you do."







I am an embarrassed overweight person, having gained many lbs over the years. My insurance covered SOME of the cost and with the discounts offered I have been able to afford it. I went to my doctor and started using Belviq 10 mg twice a day at the end of September. My starting weight was 326 lbs; I am 5'10". My doctor was amazed that at my last weigh in I had lost some 57 lbs. My husband was SO proud of me, my doctor was also and he told me he was going to start prescribing it to each of his overweight patients that fit into the criteria indicated. Thank you Belviq.





I have been a lifer trying Weight Watchers, Medifast and over the counter everything. Mid 40's female 5'4 189. After getting my co worker to confess that she was using Belviq I went to her weight loss doctor. I watch what I eat and can now do some brisk walking. Headache early on but otherwise nothing to speak of but seems to sleep sound. Total weight loss 18.5 lbs in three months with nice improvement in my other risk factors. Doc is happy to tell me he now has 46 patients on the medicine. Nice side effects is three out of sight smokers have quit in various time frames from 4 to seven weeks.





Having been a big boned guy all my life was fine when I was more active. Now I am 31, 44lbs overweight and wish I was much taller. Went on Belviq three months ago and just now starting exercise. Joints feeling better, beeter blood pressure and cholesterol better. It works fine 25 pounds down 25lbs to go. My doctor won't tell me if everyone gets these results but he just smiles and so do I. Now I look better on my wife's arm.





Nine months later- still down 17 lbs, (10% of my BMI). And, I'm not T2DM anymore, lowest LDL ever,(38), sleeping without sleep meds for the first time in my life, and drinking 1/2 as much wine per day as before, (I don't smoke- so this was my personal "addiction".)

This drug is the best thing that ever happened in my life. I'm a customer forever





I wrote my daughter's Belviq story two months ago (1/23/2014). At that time I informed the Board that we are trying to get Belviq covered by Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California). My daughter's physician sent a request for authorization. For some reason, Medicaid office rejected for technical reason (wrong forms filed and her medical condition was not clearly stated, etc..). Dr. B tried two more times followed by telephone calls. Today we picked up her Belviq, 100% covered. We were very happy. Until now she paid $159 each month since August of last year. And I paid $159 since September every month. My insurance (Healthnet) denied my doctor's request for authorization because I did not meet the criteria (I knew that, such as low BMI, etc.). However, they are willing to cover Belviq if anyone meets the criteria. So, it is a good news. BUT I will be gladly pay for my Belviq as long as I want and I do not have any plan to stop. Besides, I am taking only 1 pill from the beginning (my daughter takes 2 pills) and I have lost 11 pounds, having a deep sleep, stop taking my blood pressure med which I had been taking more than 30 years. My doctor ordered 3 lab tests since September and another lab test in one month. She really want to find out the efficacy of Belviq. She was VERY impressed with my cholesterol numbers, steady BP (without BP med) and my statement that my mild joint aches were gone. Overall, I am very happy with Belviq.

My daughter hit the plateau for weight loss but her psychiatrist is closely monitoring her med every three weeks. He wants to make sure these psy meds are not causing any serotonin overload. He also said he is prescribing Belviq to other patients. He would be happy to find out Medicaid in California covers Belviq.





My saving grace as I have lost 52 pounds. It works and now I can be free to exercise and regain my health. If you really are interested in getting good health, great sex and new sexy clothes. BELVIQ is your answer.





I have to say I love this pill. The only side effect was a small headache for the first 48hrs. My doctor wanted me to have a surgery, but I thought no I can do this on my own. I have been taking them for 2 1/2 weeks. I weighed in at 280lbs and now I weigh 269lbs. I pray that I can keep going. I have no cravings at all. I wish everyone the best.





58 year old male 327 pounds 6"3. I used to play lots of sports and when I stopped I continued my eating habits. The weight comes off and then comes back on etc. I have lost 30 pounds in three months and have no trouble with overeating. I chewed my nails and no longer do that anymore. I look forward to the day I am at the healthy weight I should be at. I think by October I will be at my goal. Wish me luck.







Overweight Italian 225 lbs, 59 yrs, old high blood pressure, taking Metformin and having a tough time walking more then 100 yards. I have been hounded by my wife and finally gave into trying this new diet medicine. Well nine months later and 66 pounds worth of meatballs and lasagna gone. I don't remember anything but losing the weight and have decision making willpower that I never new existed. This works and is not a gimmick and has allowed me to reduce my medicines. It seems far to easy and is the best secret in losing weight. I would recommend this to anyone who needs a little crutch to avoid cravings and take over your own life.





44 yr old obese male, started Belviq 3 months ago. Lost already 32 lbs. My doctor says results are fantastic. I am actually typing this from X-Sport Gym. I can't believe how good I feel and how much energy I have after losing the weight. I can't remember last time I was at the gym. I need to lose close to 50 lbs total to be considered at the borderline of overweight, or BMI of 27. I have to comment that unlike everything I tried in the past, Belviq has no side effects, except for the side effect of weight loss! I no doubt eat less and have less desire to overeat. Now enter exercise and I am sure I will hit my goal. Glad I am a responder. No problem paying for this out of pocket which I do because it works! Back to my workout.







Another update. Have lost 28 pounds now on Belviq. I am down to one half a pill at about 5 pm each day. This is how I will work myself into maintenance. I find as time goes on and my weight goes down, I need less and less. I have had no return of cravings at all with the reduced dosage though I feel confident I would if I cut it out completely, which I do NOT plan to do for a few reasons. 1) It makes me a normal eater 2) It stopped my hot flashes on day one. Several of my co-workers who started it said the same thing about the hot flashes. No hormones for me! 3) I sleep so well. Even if I didn't need it for the cravings, the lack of hot flashes and the great sleep are reason enough to keep taking it! Great, great stuff.







No longer in denial that I was really fat 5"10 217 pounder. High blood pressure and overweight will other factors on the horizon. My joints hurt and so did my back . Six months 58 pounds less medication,sleep well and had no real side effect. I no longer have joints that ache and my blood pressure medicine was lowered. Glad I got talked into trying this great medicine.





I definitely sleep better, and when I wake during the night, usually once, I fall back asleep right away. As well as initially. I quit smoking daily (little cigars, inhaled) 2 1/2 years ago. Sorry i can't give any feedback on that. I am 55 and starting to get a little bounce to my step again, and can walk briskly. I didn't know if I would ever feel like this again. Still plenty to lose....





I just got back from my PCP. He was very impressed with my weight loss. About 37 lbs. after 5 1/2 months. My A1c is at 6, up from 5.9 in Feb. but still better than 6.6 in early Nov. just before I started Belviq.

He agreed to let me cut my metformin in half to 500mg twice daily, eliminate my statin and taper off a couple of others at my discretion.





Now that it's " been on the market a while and being talked about a lot more" (commercials?) more and more people are just saying "I don't care how much it costs, give it to me!"





The first person who spoke lost 70 pounds but he started out in the 350+ range, the second person lost 45 pounds, and the 3rd person lost 36 pounds but that person is Type 1 and said his A1C dropped by greater than one and his usage of insulin was cut from 40 units to 20 units a day.





Two individuals reported their own stories using Belviq. One had lost 75 pounds and the other, a Type 1 diabetic, lost 35 pounds in 3 months and cut his A1C from 8.2 to 7.1 while cutting insulin usage from 40 units 4 times a day to 20 units a day. The guy looked like a stud. Congrats to both!!!





I started on Belviq the last week in March and have seen nothing but improvements. This is the weight loss pill of my dreams! I have lost 22lbs starting at 275 and 5'6". It really does make you not even think about eating. Though it doesn't take the taste of foods away you still don't want to eat much. I've changed several things in my eating to help and pretty soon will be able to start working out like I've always wanted to. The side effects I have seem to be beneficial to me. Dry mouth - drink more water, I sleep better at night, I feel better as a person, slower heart beat - I'm more relaxed and calm. I don't have or at least notice any headaches as those are a thing of life for me. Really consider the benefits and try it!





I have gone from 248 to 206 since I started it in December. My dr is so impressed with my numbers that he has dropped me from the statins I have taken for 15 years or so.





I just had blood work done last week and an appointment with my pcp this morning. I started Belviq in earlly November of 2013. I was an obese male weighing about 288 lbs at age 54.

I had just been diagnosed with bladder cancer the month before and was in the midst of six BCG treatments that have so far sent it into remission. It will be a 5 year course of treatment.

I was motivated to lose weight. I have been losing at about 5 1/2 to 7 lbs per month. My A1c has gone from 6.6 just a couple of days before I started Belviq to 5.9 after 3 months, 6 about three months later and last week it was 5.3.

This was after stopping my statin meds and cutting my Metformin in half, down to 500mg twice daily.

This morning, my pcp said I can cut it in half again! And if my readings stay around the 80's I can stop taking Metformin altogether. I have lost 55 lbs. in 8 1/2 months.

This drug has changed my life. You doubters can just go away. My doctor is amazed. I am with Kaiser, so I pay out of pocket. Worth it at 10 times the price!!! I am a new person now. My doctor also said he had written a couple of other scripts and was going to talk to head of the bariatrics dept. about my results.

My cancer is in remission, my blood work is great and I (Belviq) may have cured my diabetes at 55 years old. Life is good.





The following are the data from my 180 days on Belviq doctor's visit. Well just under 180 days. The dates are the end of January, end of April and the end of July. I do not have HgA1C data for day zero.

Weight: 261.5-->236.0-->227.0 (34.5 pounds, 13.2%)

BMI: 37.4-->33.8-->32.5

FPG: 102-91-89

HgA1c: ?.?-->5.5-->5.3

HDL: 23-->30-->32

LDL: 99.0-->92.0-->94.8

VLDL: 23.0-->21.2-->17.2

Cholesterol: 145-->143-->144

Triglycerides: 115-->106-->86

Blood pressure at the doctor's office was the lowest I remember at 132/80 at 60 BPM. My lowest at home was two weeks ago (last time I took it) at 122/76 at 61 BPM. My scale also reports hydration and percent fat data:

Hydration: 46.0%-->47.5%-->48.4%

Percent fat: 3.07%-->33.0%-->31.4%

My doctor was pleased with the results. I still need to lose more weight and increase the HDL level. At least every test result is staying in a good range or improving.

Subjective review of the last 90 days:

I still feel great. No negative side effects. I do sleep a bit better now. During the first 90 days I slept longer, but am now back to my normal pattern. Part of the sleep change is I have not exercised as much. I have traveled a lot over the last 90 days and that explains part of the reduced weight loss and less exercise.

Advice for new Belviq users:

1) Take advantage of the two week free trial. By the end of the two weeks you will know if Belviq works for you. Do not just look at the scale, you must go by how hungry you feel and how that allows you to eat less. The weight loss may take longer then two weeks.

2) When you have eaten about 70% of your normal meal, push back and ask yourself if you are still hungry. If the answer is no, stop eating. This is the way Belviq works for me. In the past I was hungry until I was full. Those feelings are now sequential, not simultaneous.

Bottom line: Belviq works great for me!





Congrats Bio. In my case in losing 35 pounds and now at my HS weight of 170 I decided to continue with 1 tablet because I love the fact that I sleep sowell and I'm still not tempted to eat. Also, being a diabetic my A1C has remained low. What more could someone want :)





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I started with belviq in July 2013. My BMI was 29.5 / weight 216 lb. I did not qualify for insurance coverage and paid out of pocket using the $75 voucher discount. I took Belviq for 6 months and lost 27 lbs. and no longer need it. I had to ask for and educate my doctor about the drug. Based on my results, my wife started with Belviq. She just came home from her 3 month check up and the doctor is thrilled with the results. Like me she had to ask for and educate her doctor about Belviq. Again, no insurance coverage. The interesting point I want to share is my wifes doctor's office has the Belviq advertisement playing in the waiting room on a TV loop. It played over and over. She waited to see the doctor for about 40 minutes with a full waiting room of patients. That belviq Ad video must have come from a Eisai representative so they are in full sales mode! I hope they can get that video playing in every doctors office around the country!





My Belviq Experience.

First, I’m sorry for the length of this post, but I feel I have a lot to say. I was going to wait until my Doctors appointment on Aug 12th to post my results. However, I’m too excited to wait. I began taking Belviq on June 5th 2014. It had taken me a year to convince my Doctor to prescribe it for me.

On day one my weight was 380 lbs. and my FBG ran between 135 and 150 also my blood pressure was approx 140/90 even on meds. The free IPHONE app “Lose It” makes it so easy to track your progress and make sure your calories are in range.

Several posters have made the case for not promoting Belviq as reducing hunger. Sorry but I have to respectively disagree. Everything I have been able to find about Lorcaserin is that it acts as an agonist to the 5HT2c GPCR which controls appetite and cravings well appetite is hunger if you have a reduced appetite you’re not hungry. I am not a scientist or Physician so I can only speak as a true responder to Belviq.

For my weight age and height, I can eat approx 2600 calories to lose 2 lbs per week. I have been maintaining a 1500 to 1600 calorie a day diet WITHOUT HUNGER. This has never happened to me in my 57 years. I have never had a problem with overeating at one meal. My problem has always been eating a meal and experiencing almost uncontrollable hunger within a few hours. In the past I would eat dinner about 7pm and by 9 or 9:30 I had to eat something or be unable to fall asleep that night. Even with that I would often wake at 1 or 2 AM and have to eat again to fall back to sleep.

Now I eat a small 200-300 calorie breakfast at 5:30 am and do not eat again until 12:30 or 1:00PM sometimes if I’m very busy I don’t bother with lunch at all. Dinner is 6:30 or 7:00PM. I eat maybe half or less of what I use to eat. Since on Belviq, I have never gone back for seconds. This is my last meal of the day and I sleep very well. Even if I do wake up a few time (at 57 I can’t remember the last time I slept all night without at least 2 trips to the bathroom) I’m still not hungry. In fact, when I wake in the morning for breakfast I am very rarely hungry. I am sleeping better. Before Belviq, I slept 1.5 to 2 hours at a time. Now I sleep 3.5 to 4 hours.

Well now I will finally get to the point. After 5 ½ weeks I have lost 30 lbs. the last few days my FBG has been in the mid 90’s and my blood pressure today was 130/85. I have a feeling that when my Doctor hears these results, he will be prescribing Belviq to other patients.

Hope I didn’t bore anyone with my little manifesto here but I have never been more excited about the prospect of losing weight and keeping it off.






Went to see my neurologist this morning. After having a full battery of tests and a lengthy Psych workup 3 yrs ago, prompted by some cognitive issues, he has re-examined me annually. I have been taking Belviq since last fall.With a

smile he told me the results of this year's tests were IMPROVED over last year....he added that there has definitely

been no negative trends as before in the last 2 years.






I have no desire to eat any lunch too, (kinda have to force myself to do so), and, I regularly eat only 1/2 my, (restaurant), dinner and take the rest home for lunch the next day. Then, I'm not hungry for the left-overs and end up throwing them away.

Great for the restaurant business- but I feel the food looks better in the garbage disposal then on me. BTW, saw many, many overweight, (Latino, Black, etc), women on the way to the restaurant in San Francisco tonight. I wanted to SCREAM AT THEM- just try Belviq!

It only costs $3.50/day to get the free 15 day trial and 30 additional days with the Saver's coupon- less than they spend on a Starbuck's latte/day, (they probably order it with double whipped cream and triple sugar.) 45 days is enough to see if they are a responder.

I just don't get it- This is truly a MIRACLE DRUG for anyone that is serious about losing weight- and the public still doesn't believe it works!






Because of Belviq, I was able to cut my statin addition in half. I had been taking them for over 20 years. And, they caused me terrible leg muscle cramps at night which woke my up and then I needed to take a sleeping pill to get back to sleep.

Now, I sleep so much better because of Belviq, (I do dream very vividly, and sometimes, erotic dreams), but, my leg muscle cramps are gone for good!

================================= For Weight Loss: I've used Belviq for 10 days. I was bummed at first because I actually seemed hungrier the first three days. Glad I stuck with it! I lost 5lbs so far. I do a crossfit and eat a well balanced diet. Belviq does not take your hunger completely away, just helps reduce the cravings I had when I was bored eating, stress eating, etc. I was surprised my insurance covered my prescription as I have tried phentermine the past and they didn't. ================================= For Weight Loss: I have been on Belviq for seven months and lost 48 pounds. Started out at 219 and now 171 pounds. Still have twenty to go but am now able to do two mile walks at a reasonable pace. Side effects a little dry mouth but otherwise feel great and sleep like a baby. Some friends have said I am more calm but that is about it. Glad to have found this by a referral from a friend.
================================= In August of 2013 I started on Belviq. My weight was 220, at 5’9”. My A1c was 8.2 and I was on 2,000 mg. of Metformin / day. Within 12 weeks, my weight dropped to 202, and my A1c dropped to 6.3, and my Metformin was cut to 1,000 mg / day. =================================
the a1c results were the reason I started belviq over a year ago it worked for me 7.0 to 5.9 worked better than all other drugs I was on
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While I have only been on Belviq for 2 weeks, it definitely curbs your hunger. Before Belviq, if I ate dinner around 7:00 pm by 10:00 pm I would be so hungry that I had to eat or not sleep all night. That feeling is completely gone. ================================= The only thing I can tell you that I am highly appreciative that Belviq was made available to the public. I was able to lose 55 lbs while on belviq and with a little bit of exercise. I was pre-diabetic and I am not anymore. My total cholesterol is the best it has been in over 15 years. I really love that Belviq is not a thermogenic substance, I am cardiac patient. My blood pressure has improved. Belviq has allowed me to regain my life. I am in the best condition since the day I graduated from the Police Academy, (I was actually able to fit into my old uniform). Thank you Jack Lief and Arena for giving me back my life. Another physician, Mike Lean, MD, from the University of Liverpool, has a similar view. "Obese people have a real problem, because their appetites are driving them very hard; this is physiology. We've done everything we can with diet, exercise, advice, etc, and we can't beat it," he observed.
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My BMI went down from 32 to 29, and my A1c dropped from 8.2 to 6.3 (and is holding). Weight loss has stalled, even though my diet has changed. Less red meats and carbohydrates, more fish and vegetables. I sit at a computer all day for business (home office), so I probably need more exercise.
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I have been a habitual finger nail biter since I was a kid (over 60 years ago – I am 73 now). A few weeks ago I had decided to stop, and that was it. No more compunction to bite, nothing. So what took place? Is it a mental connection a person makes and then Belviq says ‘OK’ I’ve got the message? Like the patient who said that he just didn’t want to smoke anymore then bingo, he just stopped. After I decided to stop, I had no interest. That’s the strange part.
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An update on Belviq. I have been on it now for exactly one month. I had about 2 days of side effects, etc., tired, headache, dizzyness then it went away. Dizzyness is still a little factor. I was on blood pressure medication and with that and Belviq my blood pressure went low. So as they are balancing that, sometimes I still get dizzy. My feeling about Belviq? I LOVE it! I have lost 16 pounds this month and it was effortless. No more cravings. No more obsessing about food. I feel so normal now. Food is not the center of my life anymore. I still enjoy meals, but I get full much faster and I never think about "what to eat next". I went from about 2900 calories a day to 1250...nearly everyday. On those other days, it's actually lower that 1250. My husband sometimes says, "Hon you haven't eaten enough today." Well now, that's a whole new feeling. Can't say that has ever happened before. I use the Lose It app to keep track of my calories,exercise, and nutrition. . Belviq gives a free update on it. It's made by another company. I was actually using it before Belviq I hope they keep this medication forever! I think since it works on the appetite center of the brain, it correcting the real problem instead of putting a bandaid on it. I also sleep better and feel better. I'll tell you where I'm at the end of month two. Belviq gives a discount card of $75 that can be used every month until March of 2015 and a free two weeks of the medication once your doctor gives you a perscription. Right now I'm paying $159 for 60 pills a month with the coupon card. Thank you Belviq!
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"I started Belviq in august at 336 bmi 48.2. Today I am 272 bmi 39. I have lost 64 lbs. I have never had such success ! Most really fat people have made many bad decisions. I have been "experimenting" with bud. The experiment has lasted 42 years. I was able to drop the first 50 in spite of that. Then I got stuck for three months. I finally came to my senses and have been bud free for 16 days. Not easy but worth it. I feel like such a moron that I did not stop on day one of Belviq. Afterall they give bud to chemo and aids patient to stimulate appetite. Since getting clean for 16 days I have dropped 12 lbs. I can really feel the Belviq working. I am finally back on track and will write to you when I hit my goal of 175. Growing up is hard to do even at 59! Thanks for all you do."
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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: I am an embarrassed overweight person, having gained many lbs over the years. My insurance covered SOME of the cost and with the discounts offered I have been able to afford it. I went to my doctor and started using Belviq 10 mg twice a day at the end of September. My starting weight was 326 lbs; I am 5'10". My doctor was amazed that at my last weigh in I had lost some 57 lbs. My husband was SO proud of me, my doctor was also and he told me he was going to start prescribing it to each of his overweight patients that fit into the criteria indicated. Thank you Belviq.
================================= Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: I have been a lifer trying Weight Watchers, Medifast and over the counter everything. Mid 40's female 5'4 189. After getting my co worker to confess that she was using Belviq I went to her weight loss doctor. I watch what I eat and can now do some brisk walking. Headache early on but otherwise nothing to speak of but seems to sleep sound. Total weight loss 18.5 lbs in three months with nice improvement in my other risk factors. Doc is happy to tell me he now has 46 patients on the medicine. Nice side effects is three out of sight smokers have quit in various time frames from 4 to seven weeks.
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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: Having been a big boned guy all my life was fine when I was more active. Now I am 31, 44lbs overweight and wish I was much taller. Went on Belviq three months ago and just now starting exercise. Joints feeling better, beeter blood pressure and cholesterol better. It works fine 25 pounds down 25lbs to go. My doctor won't tell me if everyone gets these results but he just smiles and so do I. Now I look better on my wife's arm.
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Nine months later- still down 17 lbs, (10% of my BMI). And, I'm not T2DM anymore, lowest LDL ever,(38), sleeping without sleep meds for the first time in my life, and drinking 1/2 as much wine per day as before, (I don't smoke- so this was my personal "addiction".) This drug is the best thing that ever happened in my life. I'm a customer forever
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I wrote my daughter's Belviq story two months ago (1/23/2014). At that time I informed the Board that we are trying to get Belviq covered by Medicaid (Medi-Cal in California). My daughter's physician sent a request for authorization. For some reason, Medicaid office rejected for technical reason (wrong forms filed and her medical condition was not clearly stated, etc..). Dr. B tried two more times followed by telephone calls. Today we picked up her Belviq, 100% covered. We were very happy. Until now she paid $159 each month since August of last year. And I paid $159 since September every month. My insurance (Healthnet) denied my doctor's request for authorization because I did not meet the criteria (I knew that, such as low BMI, etc.). However, they are willing to cover Belviq if anyone meets the criteria. So, it is a good news. BUT I will be gladly pay for my Belviq as long as I want and I do not have any plan to stop. Besides, I am taking only 1 pill from the beginning (my daughter takes 2 pills) and I have lost 11 pounds, having a deep sleep, stop taking my blood pressure med which I had been taking more than 30 years. My doctor ordered 3 lab tests since September and another lab test in one month. She really want to find out the efficacy of Belviq. She was VERY impressed with my cholesterol numbers, steady BP (without BP med) and my statement that my mild joint aches were gone. Overall, I am very happy with Belviq. My daughter hit the plateau for weight loss but her psychiatrist is closely monitoring her med every three weeks. He wants to make sure these psy meds are not causing any serotonin overload. He also said he is prescribing Belviq to other patients. He would be happy to find out Medicaid in California covers Belviq.
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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: My saving grace as I have lost 52 pounds. It works and now I can be free to exercise and regain my health. If you really are interested in getting good health, great sex and new sexy clothes. BELVIQ is your answer. =================================
Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: I have to say I love this pill. The only side effect was a small headache for the first 48hrs. My doctor wanted me to have a surgery, but I thought no I can do this on my own. I have been taking them for 2 1/2 weeks. I weighed in at 280lbs and now I weigh 269lbs. I pray that I can keep going. I have no cravings at all. I wish everyone the best. 58 year old male 327 pounds 6"3. I used to play lots of sports and when I stopped I continued my eating habits. The weight comes off and then comes back on etc. I have lost 30 pounds in three months and have no trouble with overeating. I chewed my nails and no longer do that anymore. I look forward to the day I am at the healthy weight I should be at. I think by October I will be at my goal. Wish me luck.
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Today marks my 12th week on Belviq and I am down exactly 30 pounds. It's been a lot of hard work, but so worth it. I still have 60 more pounds to go, but I know I will get there because I have totally changed my eating habits. Good luck to all!
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44 yr old obese male, started Belviq 3 months ago. Lost already 32 lbs. My doctor says results are fantastic. I am actually typing this from X-Sport Gym. I can't believe how good I feel and how much energy I have after losing the weight. I can't remember last time I was at the gym. I need to lose close to 50 lbs total to be considered at the borderline of overweight, or BMI of 27. I have to comment that unlike everything I tried in the past, Belviq has no side effects, except for the side effect of weight loss! I no doubt eat less and have less desire to overeat. Now enter exercise and I am sure I will hit my goal. Glad I am a responder. No problem paying for this out of pocket which I do because it works! Back to my workout.
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Another update. Have lost 28 pounds now on Belviq. I am down to one half a pill at about 5 pm each day. This is how I will work myself into maintenance. I find as time goes on and my weight goes down, I need less and less. I have had no return of cravings at all with the reduced dosage though I feel confident I would if I cut it out completely, which I do NOT plan to do for a few reasons. 1) It makes me a normal eater 2) It stopped my hot flashes on day one. Several of my co-workers who started it said the same thing about the hot flashes. No hormones for me! 3) I sleep so well. Even if I didn't need it for the cravings, the lack of hot flashes and the great sleep are reason enough to keep taking it! Great, great stuff.
================================= Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: No longer in denial that I was really fat 5"10 217 pounder. High blood pressure and overweight will other factors on the horizon. My joints hurt and so did my back . Six months 58 pounds less medication,sleep well and had no real side effect. I no longer have joints that ache and my blood pressure medicine was lowered. Glad I got talked into trying this great medicine.
================================= I definitely sleep better, and when I wake during the night, usually once, I fall back asleep right away. As well as initially. I quit smoking daily (little cigars, inhaled) 2 1/2 years ago. Sorry i can't give any feedback on that. I am 55 and starting to get a little bounce to my step again, and can walk briskly. I didn't know if I would ever feel like this again. Still plenty to lose....
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I just got back from my PCP. He was very impressed with my weight loss. About 37 lbs. after 5 1/2 months. My A1c is at 6, up from 5.9 in Feb. but still better than 6.6 in early Nov. just before I started Belviq.
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He agreed to let me cut my metformin in half to 500mg twice daily, eliminate my statin and taper off a couple of others at my discretion.
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Now that it's " been on the market a while and being talked about a lot more" (commercials?) more and more people are just saying "I don't care how much it costs, give it to me!"
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The first person who spoke lost 70 pounds but he started out in the 350+ range, the second person lost 45 pounds, and the 3rd person lost 36 pounds but that person is Type 1 and said his A1C dropped by greater than one and his usage of insulin was cut from 40 units to 20 units a day.
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Two individuals reported their own stories using Belviq. One had lost 75 pounds and the other, a Type 1 diabetic, lost 35 pounds in 3 months and cut his A1C from 8.2 to 7.1 while cutting insulin usage from 40 units 4 times a day to 20 units a day. The guy looked like a stud. Congrats to both!!!
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I started on Belviq the last week in March and have seen nothing but improvements. This is the weight loss pill of my dreams! I have lost 22lbs starting at 275 and 5'6". It really does make you not even think about eating. Though it doesn't take the taste of foods away you still don't want to eat much. I've changed several things in my eating to help and pretty soon will be able to start working out like I've always wanted to. The side effects I have seem to be beneficial to me. Dry mouth - drink more water, I sleep better at night, I feel better as a person, slower heart beat - I'm more relaxed and calm. I don't have or at least notice any headaches as those are a thing of life for me. Really consider the benefits and try it!
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For some time I had been bothered with restless legs syndrome which was getting progressively worse and really was disturbing my sleeping at night. Since being on the Belviq it has become only a very minimal problem: now maybe only10% of what I was experiencing before. Probably if I were on a bigger dose it most likely would be completely gone. I am so grateful for this pleasant unexpected side effect: it has been such a great relief for me.

LOST FOUR POUNDS IN A FEW DAYS

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: I talked to my doctor about Belviq and got a prescription last week. So far I have lost 4 pounds and feel great. It's like I am suddenly motivated to lose weight. I think as the weight comes off exercising will become easier. I am tolerating the medication without side effects. I noticed no appetite for food and a boost in energy without the nervousness I felt with some of the over the counter products I used to take. I have told my friends and family about Belviq.


LOST SIX POUNDS IN A WEEK

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: I was waiting a long time for Belviq to come out. It's been close to a week and I've lost over 6 lbs. Pretty impressive. Yes I am dieting and exercising but I am eating less. I just don't feel like eating anymore! I am hoping to lose 20lbs in 6 months. I got a real good chance here. I don't feel any headaches


My daughter's Belviq Diary (1)

As I promised, I am reporting my daughter's progress. It was exactly one week ago that she took one Belviq pill in the parking lot of Costco around noon. She has been taking two pills a day from Tuesday (7/9). My first observation is that her sleeping pattern has changed same as I read several users' comments. She sleeps through the night without sleeping pill which was prescribed by her doctor. She has taken sleeping pills for many years. I stopped giving the pill since last Tuesday because the prescription says "as needed."
Second, as I reported, she stopped taking anti-depressant two weeks before taking Belviq. What is so amazing is that her general mood has improved drastically since stopping that anti-depressant (so called a mood stabilizer), which she has been taking for more than 8 years! Obviously Belviq produced enough serotonin to replace that anti-depressant. I am not a medical science person so I am a little bit unsure of myself by making this observation. Someone can correct me if I am wrong but there is no symptom of serotonin overload.
Her BP is normal (128/89) and she started 179.8 lbs last Monday on 5'2" frame). Today it is 174.6, she lost 5.2 lbs in one week. That 5 pounds came off in the first 4 days. She is motivated to walk 40 minutes for three days and she says she will walk more frequently. It is not much as compared to several other users but she has improved her mood, attitudes, and has more energy. Remember, she has PTDS and bipolar. She is still taking one prescription to help with psychosis. If she maintains 5 pounds per week, I will be VERY happy. At least Belviq replaced two other prescription drugs. I will write again next week. I applaud many users' Belviq experience reporting. It is much more than an


Belviq --First line treatment for chronic asthma?

I do not know if this will work as well on other asthma patients as me but I never wheeze anymore and before I would always wheeze nothing would work. I would go thru over 2 rescue inhalers per month. I never could blow more than 250 on a spirometer. Now blowing 450 to 500 every time. The only time I ever felt this clear wAs when doing a series of prednisone pills, and they are not good for the body. I found some articles and posted them on yahoo under bogaman79. But cannot get it here on cell phone now. I will post the latest one later, it showed how the 5 htc2 receptor has to do with asthma.

For me this truly is a miracle drug. Wondering if some of the other things mentionioned might be helped, I thought I saw Alzheimer's and arthritis in there.

The weight keeps coming off like crazy, but even if it didn't , I would never stop taking it as the ability to breathe normally is with its weight in gold.

My Belviq experience

I have been taking Belviq for 29 days now without side effects. I stared at 191.0 lb and this morning was down to 179.8 lb, an 11.2 lb loss (5.9% of initial weight). 

My Wife Says I have lost SO much weight

I am on the road a lot. I got a prescription and started using Belviq as early as my Pharmacy got it in. I didn't tell my wife I was taking it. I came home last week and she said 'You have lost so much weight!' I have not weighed myself before or even now. All I know is she can't believe how thin I look now. The drug mutes your hunger so I forget when I ate last. When I do eat, I eat way slower and I stop much quicker.

I am a responder

Start weight 252 today 243! 9 pound loss.
Blood sugar in the high 200 hundreds today 88!
Belviq has taken my hunger away no cravings!
Full discloser I am still taking Metformin 1000mg twice a day! also full discloser I own Arna stock.
I am able to walk daily and eating much healthier foods.
Metformin never got me into the 88 range.
I am a responder!

Significant decrease in appetite

- I work for a large bank and was happy to find Belviq 100% covered via Blue Cross Blue Shield when ordered from Express Scripts in a 90 day supply.
- A day and a half on medication with no negative side effects so far and I have already noticed a significant decrease from my typical appetite. I am also doing additional exercise since my diet was decent to begin with.

My Daughter's Belviq Diary (3)

I planned to write the report on Tuesday but we had an appointment with her PA today (Wednesday). So I decided to wait for the appointment. As usual, the PA weighed her before going in the office. He did not know the result of the medication for the past 3 weeks. When she stood on the scale and he exclaimed, "You lost weight!" He was very surprised. Almost 9 pounds in 3 weeks. I handed him 3 pages of daily progress report including BP, duration of exercises, and weight gain/loss. We talked about 40 minutes and he was impressed with her change. He said my daughter was doing so well and does not need to come monthly. He wrote prescription with 3 refills and we have next appointment in 2 months. I am convinced that he would prescribe Belviq to his patients with weight problem and diabetes. I gave him several web links including Dr. Vig's YouTube presentation. I called the Costco Pharmacy to make sure they order 60 pills plus 30 extra since they did not honor the 15-day free trial pills last time. It will be ready tomorrow.

Most of her weight came off in the first two weeks. The third week was interesting because she lost a few ounces one day but gained again next day and repeating day after day. She and I walked 40 plus minutes 5 days out of 7 days. And she feels much more energetic now. She sleeps through the night and her BP is good. Her PA advised her that if she continues with her exercise and reduces 5 pounds per month, it would be very ideal. Slow and steady. This way she will be 110 pounds in one year. As of this morning, she lost 8 pounds 8 ounces in 22 days. And there is no side effect.

Willpower in a bottle

"I read George's article on Belviq and decided to give it a try. One week in I think this stuff will soon be a staple of many people's cutting cycles. It can best be described as "Will power in a bottle."

...Let's face it... Dieting sucks.

My first thought on Belviq was "Hey, I don't feel like ." in fact, I actually felt fresh and energized... Ie, normal. There is no speedy amphetamine like effect from the drug... But I actually felt normal... The kind of every day healthy happy that makes it easier to stick with something. I cut calories to 2,000 a day and am keeping it low carb and low glycemic as best as possible. So far I've dropped from 233.8lbs to 228.8lbs, but what is most noticeable to me is how easy the first week was in sticking like glue to my diet. I have had NO carb cravings, no temptation to cheat at all... And I feel good on what I am eating.

Getting away from the psychological "down" of dieting is making cutting calories a breeze. I'm boxing and kick boxing 3 hours a day... Weight training 45 min 5 days a week.. and so far I am high energy and feel great. (I'm also sleeping well. Cutting calories usually causes me to be restless... But so far no problem.) that's why I am calling this stuff will power in a bottle. In reality, will power is the key to a successful diet.. and so far this stuff rocks.

I will try to update this weekly. I am trying to go down to six pack abs.

Age: 54
Starting weight: 233.8 lbs
Current weight: 228lbs (week 1)"

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" I can say from my own experience, this exactly is how it is working for me. Gives you willpower while reducing the cravings."

Next week when I go to see my PCP, I am going to request my own Belviq prescription. My BMI is 27 but I have hypertension. I like to stop taking BP medicine


Life Changing

 Update.....Jun 17 ....224lbs
 
  Today....Oct 1......  199lbs
 
  This drug is life changing for me!!!


Belviq is a MIRACLE

doctors 14 weeks experience with Belviq
I am the Dearborn ophthalmologist who started Belviq on June 7.My initial weight was 242lbs. My weight now is 207lbs. I am 68 y.o and have had diabetes for over ten years, hypertension, and a cardiac stent. My Hba1c was 6.5. Since I've been on Belviq. and a reduced calorie protein diet, I have lost 35 pounds, my current Hba1c is 5.5. I previously took over 100 units of insulin daily, I have discontinued insulin and continue to check my sugar five times a day, which has never been under such good control. My present Hba1c is normal for a non-diabetic. My endocrinologist said he has never seen anything like this and jokingly asked it I really did have diabetes in the first place. He is putting patients on Belviq now. I have recommended Belviq to five people and all of them have lost twenty to thirty pounds in two months or less. My blood pressure is now 120/70 and was initially 140/90. Belviq is a MIRACLE. All the "short bashers" can go to hell with all their misinformation. The facts are that the drug works, it is a lifesaver. I will probably live and additional ten to twenty years because of it. I have no side effects. Even my golf game has improved. As a religious man, this is God's truth. Thank God for Belviq. I will report again in two to three weeks.


 

I started Belviq a week ago. I have lost 7 pounds. Unlike my past dieting experiences, my stomach is not counting the minutes, hours until my next meal. This is an amazing treatment. It makes me feel full and also provides will power. I have never lost the desire to eat more before. I think this must be how normal eaters feel. It is wonderful. I had minor side effects : slight headache on and off for 2 days and some slight spaced out feeling for 2 days. My sister also started on the same day. She is having the same positive results. We were talking tonight and realized neither one of us had experienced our usually hot flashes since we started Belviq. We don't know why but not having them is great!"


LOSING ONE POUND PER DAY

I use my asthma rescue inhalers much less, not sure if from belviq or weight loss. But I have been this thin before and needed my inhalers as much as pre june 14th.
no side effects.
losing about 1 lb per day.
did not exercise, but now very much more active.
will go to docs office on 1 month mark to weigh (at lunch-no appt)

It really enables you to eat less, and feel full.
and no more grazing the fridge all day.


Down 15 lbs. in 5 weeks on Belviq


daughter in law visit to doctor

made appointment just to get script for Belviq, He had no problem prescribing. Other patients on it are responding well. All of them surprised that they are not hungry. No side effects reported. He stated he noticed patients built a sort of immunity to other weight loss drugs but not so with B.


I've lost 2 pounds in 5 days with no cravings or hunger pangs or any side effects.


Another one of my friends that is a T2DM was taken off of Victoza because of side effects and put on B.


REAL UPDATE: 22 Days on Belviq

Just as a reminder I am a Type 1 diabetic which is important for all diabetics (Type 1 and 2) as well as pre-diabetics who can benefit from Belviq as well:

22 Days in:

Starting weight: 202 Pounds 22 days into useage (this AM 188 Pounds)

Insulin Usage: Starting 30 Units 4 times daily. 15 days into usage 18 Units 4 times daily. My waking Blood Sugar this AM was at 110. I am monitoring just before my bedtime shot.

The decrease in my insulin costs are now saving me the cost of the Belviq as Insulin is twice the cost.


ASTHMA GONE

i have had asthma my whole life and could not figure out why it is virtually gone now

even in my 20's when I was a coca cola driver I had bad asthma. now I do not use my inhaler virtually at all.
I found out a possible reason.....

Uses of 5-HT2C receptor agonists in the treatment of disorders ameliorated by reduction of an individual's norepinephrine level, wherein said disorders include but are not limited to hypernorepinephrinemia, cardiomyopathy, cardiac hypertrophy, cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in post-myocardial infarction remodeling, elevated heart rate, vasoconstriction, acute pulmonary vasoconstriction, hypertension, heart failure, cardiac dysfunction after stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, metabolic syndrome, abnormal lipid metabolism, hyperthermia, Cushing syndrome, pheochromocytoma, epilepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, glaucoma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma.

I sleep better at night also, even though I have apnea. Like I said before, I have never felt this good in 20 years.
I will never get off belviq.

"...saying he hasn't had to use his inhaler since using Belviq. Apparently, Serotonin is one of the many bronchoconstrictive mediators involved with asthma. So it is possible, the lack of serotonin in the airway smooth muscle was the root cause of his asthma and Belviq is in fact helping.

Arena is aware of this possibility and they have patents covering it. http://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf?docId=WO2012030953&recNum=31

"(EN)Uses of 5-HT2C receptor agonists in the treatment of disorders ameliorated by reduction of an individual's norepinephrine level, wherein said disorders include but are not limited to hypernorepinephrinemia, cardiomyopathy, cardiac hypertrophy, cardiomyocyte hypertrophy in post-myocardial infarction remodeling, elevated heart rate, vasoconstriction, acute pulmonary vasoconstriction, hypertension, heart failure, cardiac dysfunction after stroke, cardiac arrhythmia, metabolic syndrome, abnormal lipid metabolism, hyperthermia, Cushing syndrome, pheochromocytoma, epilepsy, obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, glaucoma, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma."

Yet another positive "side effect" of Belviq for some, like reducing HbA1c.


"MIRACLE DRUG!"

He aid the money he saves just on insulin pays for his Belviq.  He called it a miracle drug!!


Down 15 lbs. in 5 weeks on Belviq


Lost 8 pounds in 10 days

it has been working quite good for me with no side effects." Five of the busy pharmacy people were all now listening so I continued..... "so far I have lost 8 lbs, since July 1."
 


Achieved 5.34% weight loss in just 12 days

No desire to eat like I used to - achieved 5.34% weight loss in just 12 days. 

"I will go to the doctor's office this week to see how much more I have lost. (his scale is accurate) . cant wait to see how much more. Had to drill holes in my belt to cinch it up. I feel great. I have not set an exercise routine, but I am so much more active, it is unreal. No side effects. This is truly an amazing drug.

I achieved my 5.34% weight loss in just 12 days.  Will weigh in tomorrow morning and compute total weight loss and % loss in daily progress chart and submit to my Dr. for full monthly prescription.  Remember FDA said: 5% weight loss in 12 weeks. Once again, no  side effects and no food cravings.


My daughter's Belviq Diary (2)

It has been 15 days since my daughter took her first pill in the parking lot of Costco. The first week, she lost 5.2 pounds. Made me worried a bit since the weight came off too fast. Then, there were 4 days her weight stuck at 174.6 pounds. I thought there was something wrong with the scale. But at the end of second week she lost 4.3 pounds more; total of 8.5 pounds in two weeks.
She sleeps through the night without sleeping pill thus eliminating night time eating and her BP this morning was 110/76.
The most noticeable is her mood change. She used to take a "mood stabilizer" (SSRI) for 8 years until 6 weeks ago. With her PA's advice she tapered off and stopped completely before she started Belviq. Her mood was very unpredictable even with mood stabilizer. One moment she was very happy. Then the next, she fell into deep depression. It has been very difficult for me to care for her with her PTDS and bipolar conditions. For the past two weeks, it has been a miraculous change. She is very happy, cheerful, and talkative. And makes me happy also.



So far....since July 1, I am down 14 pounds. No noticeable negative side effects. I feel like my overall body shape is changing, for the better. Losing more inches than pounds.

My wife started her program on Sep. 1. She is down 5 lbs already. Although I think the first 10 lbs are more quickly lost than the next 10 lbs.

Same story with her Dr. ...never heard of it.

Our local Safeway now has it in stock.

 


It does work!!!!

"It does work!!!!  This stuff is crazy how fast it works.  I wished it would have been around 20 years ago when my weight gain started!!!"


30 days on belviq

7/13 weigh in 219 from 234 lot more [weight loss] than i thought it would be.



Doc says it's a blockbuster...
"Quite the day! Quite the day! Let's just say I have achieved celebrity status. I am OFFICIALLY AS OF WEEK #4 A RESPONDER!!!! 13 glorious lbs GONE!!! Oh happy day! Oh happy day!

 So while I'm sitting in the room waiting for my doctor, I hear all the nurses talking about, "Belviq!" And guess what? One of them even mentioned Dr. Oz!!! Crazy stuff!

 So as doc is talking to me, he says, "This is a BLOCK-BUSTER!" his exact words! This folks is a doctor who does NOT ordinarily prescribe diet pills though I convinced him and all the nurses keep asking me how did I do that -- talk the science, I did! He was more excited than even me! so I talked at length how it was also helping diabetics and he was very interested."
 

My amazing cholesterol drop on Belviq- latest update on Belviq progress
Just got back from my annual medical checkup at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, (I've been going there every year for over 30 years).

Yes, all my blood results were great, including A1c down from mid-6's to 5.7. But, my physician was in shock at my LDL cholesterol results- down from 47 to 28! That is a 40% drop in LDL since I started taking Belviq. In fact my doctor said he thought my LDL was TOO LOW and maybe I should try to increase it by cutting back by 50% on my statins, (I been taking statins for over 20 years). My goal is to be off statins completely within the next few months. That would be amazing!

Let's see- I'm off sleep meds entirely, cutting my statin usage by 1/2, (still have lost 17+ lbs). My only change since the last exam was the addition of Belviq a little over two months ago.

HUGE COST SAVINGS

I'm saving over $300 per month on the drugs I've dropped while on Belviq.

My sleep med, (Intermezzo), costs me $200/month. I've dropped that entirely.

My cholesterol drug, (Vytorin), also costs me $200/month. I've now cut that in half.

Not to mention, all the money saved on food- only eating 1/2 as much- same for my wine consumption.

Overall, I'm probably saving close to $500/month being on Belviq.

With the $75 Saver's coupon, my monthly cost for Belviq is $153. Net is almost $350 in my pocket for being on Belviq!

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: I lost 10 pounds effortlessly during the 2 week free trial. After 6 days, I had lost 6 pounds and at that point, started forcing myself to eat. I'm wanting to achieve a steady, reasonable weight loss. No side effects other than slight dry mouth and sleeping more soundly. An interesting side note, Belviq is curbing all of my addictions...sugar, bread, alcohol, gambling. It's amazing so far. I'm taking Belviq 2x daily with 1/2 phentermine tablet.

Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: II have taken Belviq for 7 weeks now, my cravings, midnight snacking are gone. I am eating fruits and vegetables on the regular. I actually favor eating those foods rather than carbs, sugars. I have lost 26.4 pounds so far and it has been so easy. Belviq is willpower in a bottle. I had slight headache for first 3 days but no side effects since that time (except lots of lbs. lost).
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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: I have now lost 13 pounds on Belviq in one month! My start weight was 186lbs and now I am 173lbs. I continue to eat normally with no side effects. It is so much fun to be able to control my eating instead of my eating controlling me. I spent a solid year on a low carb diet and only lost 25 lbs until I quit losing and started gaining it back. I was very motivated during that year to lose weight and followed the low carb diet. I know Belviq says use with motivated clients but I can assure you I was only slightly motivated...I wanted a miracle pill. Belviq is that.
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Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: My issue was eating after dinner. I am so busy at work that I often skip lunch, get home famished have big dinner and keep eating before bed. This has eliminated my cravings and looks like it works.

 Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: I am on my 3rd refill have lost 57lbs as of this morning! The only side effect I have had is a little dry mouth! This medicine continues to be magical for me! Went to my doctor for a check up and prescription renewal, HE COULD NOT BELIEVE MY PROGRESS! He knew very little about the medicine until I enlightened him. He now is praising it and has prescribed it to 3 new people!

Lost 31 pounds in 9 weeks 3 days on Belviq.




Doctor's comments : You look fantastic! You started at 202 and now are 148 pounds. Most people cannot lose weight over the Winter. Your blood pressure is remarkable - people of your ager normally have this low a blood pressure only when they are seriously ill. Your pulse has a low, strong, steady rate. Stomach acid issues have also vanished Discontinued two of my prescription meds. Asked many questions and took notes on my responses. Admitted he had been a healthy skeptic but now is persuaded Belviq can be a valued tool in weight reduction programs - also intrigued with possibilities in treatment with alcohol and tobacco cessation programs.


Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: Started taking Belviq 02/04/2014 at 283lbs today I'm at 267lbs. Like all the others have said, it makes you feel full and very easy to stay on a plan or goal. I follow a plan for six days of exercise and eating 2 healthy meals along with 3-4 protein shakes or snacks e.g. apples protein bars etc. Then one free day to do whatever..however I have no urge for any BAD foods anymore. I simply set the time to eat and the portion and Belviq keeps me on track with no cravings in fact I have to force myself sometimes. I sleep well and have no side effects. I think the habit changes helped along by Belviq will become permanent for me...at least I hope. Very happy with the results so far get the discount card for $75 off your monthly order.


Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: I have taken Belviq since last October and have lost 45 lbs so far! Just need another 15 and I will have reached my weight goal. This is the first prescribed medicine that has worked for me and I am thrilled. You MUST change your eating habits as well as picking an exercise that you like to do while taking Belviq or it will not work as well. Speed walking is my love and my waist has really shrunk. HIGHLY recommend this weight loss medication.


Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: So far Belviq is AMAZING. I did the 15 day trial offer. I started the medication on Feb 10, 2014. My starting weight was 252lbs. Today is Feb 25th, 2014. The 15th day, end of trial and I weigh 234lbs! That is 18lbs dropped in 15 days. I've changed my eating habits, drink plenty of water, I am not exercising too much around 3x a week by walking. I have experienced no side effects whatsoever. My appetite is truly decreased, I do eat healthy but not big portions like I used to and I get full pretty quickly. Going to pick up the rest of the medication at the pharmacy. I have to pay out of pocket for the rest of the medication but it is truly worth it!


I'm four years into Type II Diabetes & my blood sugar is being controlled with metformin + Belviq. I had to shrink 3 inches to hit the BMI index BUT my doctor knew I was interested in REDUCING the metformin dose. Metformin causes gastro intestinal distress for me. Metformin is also harsh on one's kidneys.

In the 6 months I've used the metformin + Belviq combo, the metformin dose has been reduced by 1/3, I've lost about 8 lbs, and the cravings caused by a lo carbohydrate diet have been greatly diminished. My Ha1c has gone down slightly. I know I'm a Belviq "responder" & Life is better for me.


My sig other just got back from her check up with the PMD. we'll have to await blood work but highlights include total weight loss of 36# . she continues to sleep well, , no snoring, no hot flashes, clearly a happier person (so pleased that she is down 4 dresss sizes and now wears "skinny jeans'. But more importantly - she was his first patient, reluctant to prescribe but willing after checking out the heart concerns. Today he was beaming at her progress (remember he dc'd her cholesterol lowering med last visit) AND told her he now has a handful of patients on it.


Belviq is not too shabby for Type 1 Diabetics either. I lost 35 pounds with Belviq and my Insulin dosage dropped by 50%. Added bonus the hunger pangs vanished. I hit 175 lbs. which was my goal and I have been within 1 pound up or down for 3 months now.


I am one day short of 4 weeks on Belviq. Lost about 8 pounds. For the first time in my memory, I have not felt hungry while eating. I used to eat three to four candy bars a week. I have had one in the last four. This did not require much willpower. Meals that did not satisfy in the past now do. Meals that did satisfy, now have leftovers.


Hemoglobin A1C Reduction Effectiveness Comparison between Belviq, Qsymia and Contrave



BELVIQ® Table 9 on Page 19



A1C (%) for B

Baseline = 8.1%

Change from Baseline at Week 52 = -0.9%

A1C % B Reduction = - 0.9% / 8.1% = - 11.11%

A1C (%) for B Placebo

Baseline = 8.0 %

Change from Baseline = -0.4 %

A1C % B Placebo Reduction = - 0.4% / 8.0% = - 5.00%

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CONTRAVE® Page 77:



A1C (%) for C

Baseline = 8.0%

Change from Baseline at Week 56 = -0.63%

A1C % C Reduction = - 0.63% / 8.0% = - 7.88%



A1C (%) for C Placebo

Baseline = 8.0 %

Change from Baseline = -0.14 %

A1C % C Placebo Reduction = - 0.14% / 8.0% = - 1.75% **

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QSYMIA® - Page 33



A1C (%) for Q

Baseline = 6.8%

Change from Baseline at Week 52 = -0.4%

A1C % Q Reduction = - 0.4% / 6.8% = - 5.88%



A1C (%) for Q Placebo

Baseline = 6.8 %

Change from Baseline = -0.1 %

A1C % Q Placebo Reduction = - 0.1% / 6.8% = - 1.47% ****

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** -1.75% is a very weak Placebo for CONTRAVE compared to BELVIQ Placebo that had -5.0% A1C % Reduction**

Again,

**** -1.47% is a very weak Placebo for QSYMIA compared to BELVIQ Placebo that had -5.0% A1C % Reduction****

Considering Belviq Very Strong Placebo Group as a Good Comparator

C minus B Placebo Comparison

A1C % additional Reduction = 7.88% (C) - 5.00% (B) = - 2.88%

Q minus B Placebo Comparison

A1C % additional Reduction = 5.88% (Q) - 5.0% (B Placebo) = - 0.88%

B minus B Placebo Comparison

A1C % additional Reduction = 11.11% (B) - 5.0% (B) = - 6.11%

Therefore, as far as the A1C for Type 2 Diabetes is concerned:

BELVIQ is 2.12 times more effective than CONTRAVE

And

BELVIQ is 6.94 times more effective than QSYMIA


BELVIQ (I am down 54 lbs this morning) Try it you will like it. R........


Wifes bmi dropped from 31 to 27

Not bad for zero exercise and great diligence in dieting. Hard to beat the facts.

Just an fyi my wife like many others was a lifetime Weight Watchers member to no avail. Now she is an ex member.


After speaking with him by email, my doctor renewed it on my word that I had lost 20 lbs. (over the 5% threshold) in just under 3 months. He ordered an a1c and other tests that I went in for yesterday. I got the results today via email, and in three months, my a1c went from 6.6 on Nov. 8th to 5.9 on Feb 14th. I am hoping to cut back on some meds. And yes, I am sleeping better. He said he wants to see me at 6 months...

Belviq is changing my life for me and my family. And its so easy. I am also hoping to start exercising soon for even better results.


Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: I have been on Belviq since July. 40 lbs lost and markers all better. Triglycerides went from 313 to 145. Sleep easily and only experienced mild headache in first two days. I otherwise feel normal except no cravings for sweets or alcohol. I should exercise but have not done my fair share. Insurance did not cover at first but saw savings and so now Aetna covers my script. I would have paid for it to add the years to my life. I now have six friends on Belviq and have heard no complaints but see happy folks losing pounds with and without exercise.


Belviq (lorcaserin) for Weight Loss: Everyone's different and some folks won't need the 20 mg a day. This medicine makes you feel like you never had an issue with cravings. They are gone, 100%,. After a while you forget what it was to have cravings and you may think the medicine isn't really doing anything, but try skipping it for a day or two and it will all come back to you! I still want to eat, just not bad stuff or big portions. I get hungry, but never so much so that I can't make good choices. That's the beauty of it. I think it will have to be made available for maintenance, maybe a lower dose, not sure. I wish more doctors knew about it. So many people are missing out on something that could really help them.





"21st century brain science in action"


So far this video clip has been the best description I have ever seen about Belviq. My daughter and I already know about Belviq and its efficacy. She has been on Belviq for 5 months and I for 3 months. I am 75 years old, lost 10 pounds using only 1 pill a day instead of 2, because I do not wish to loose too much. I was only 145 lbs, now 135 but my all other symptoms such as cholesterol level and high blood pressure dropped, my joint ache disappeared and deep sleep w/o side effect. I truly believe Belviq is pill for longevity. ?


My younger brother called me the other day to let me know his girlfriend (who is not obese) is now taking the drug to shed 20 lbs. Her doc researched it and had no issue in prescribing (Detroit area). I'm happy to hear of these examples in my personal experience.

I've been taking the drug for 7 months now--have lost 33 lbs. Has not all been gravy, but incremental and gradual, and I'm very satisfied with results and how this product has helped me change my thought process with regard to food and my behavior. There are days when I forget to take the pills--but I am conditioned to the point that my coloric intake remains low--is what my body is expecting now. I'm never hungry--sometimes bored and think I should be eating, but that's something I've worked through. Have not exercised one bit--because I wanted to truly see if the drug could work on its own. Without a doubt, it works.


BELVIQ Lowered my Cardiovascular Risk by Lowering my Triglycerides by 24.8%

My January 23, 2014 Blood Test results showed that my Triglycerides went down from 153 mg/dL to 115 mg/dL without changing any of my medications other than adding Belviq on 06/13/2013 and reducing my Humalog Insulin from 100 daily units to 20 daily units as of ~ October 2013.


I still find it amazing that other belviq users have the same experience as I do. An almost immediate switch to "normal eating". The cravings gone, the stomach full on much less food, and they like I , call it a miracle drug. It is!!


Update on my weight loss 45lbs in 5.5 months. I have been working on this for months and my doctor is impressed with my weight loss. I'm a retired clinical nurse specialist in advanced wound care and I have been battling my weight issues for 30 years. Belviq has been the difference and as the weight has come off my ability to increase my work outs as improved. I'm now working out 5 days a week and over eating is no longer a problem.


I started Belviq on 8/8/13 at 252 pounds and on 10/17/13 I weighed 221 pounds. No side effects. Sleep 8 hours, 2 more hours than I used to sleep. Feel great and just using Belviq with no exercise yet. Never hungry, eat 1/4 to 1/3 of what I used to eat. Walgreen's Distributor is out of Belviq. If my Walgreen's cannot get it tomorrow there is a Walgreen's about 10 miles away that has Belviq in stock. Small town in Texas with 35,000 population.

Lost 31 pounds in 9 weeks 3 days on Belviq.

I started Belviq on 8/8/13 at 252 pounds and on 10/17/13 I weighed 221 pounds. No side effects. Sleep 8 hours, 2 more hours than I used to sleep. Feel great and just using Belviq with no exercise yet. Never hungry, eat 1/4 to 1/3 of what I used to eat. Walgreen's Distributor is out of Belviq. If my Walgreen's cannot get it tomorrow there is a Walgreen's about 10 miles away that has Belviq in stock. Small town in Texas with 35,000 population. 67 year old male.

I estimate that my TOTAL CASH-IN-THE-POCKET INCOME from taking Belviq is probably closer to $400/month. Cutting my expensive wine and alcohol habit by 50% on Belviq alone is a $150/month savings.
But, I do have to admit, I have an "expensive side-effect" from losing 10% of my BMI on Belviq, that is having to buy all the new pants and belts I now need. I went from a 36" waist down to a 32" waist in less than 3 months. I guess I can live with that though!

I've dropped 15 pounds, from 203 to 188, in the last 3 months, or 7% of my body weight. I've got an appointment with my PCP tomorrow and will visit his weightloss clinic first to find out how much body fat weight I've lost and muscle gained. I had plateaued at 196-198 for a very long time but my weight loss accelerated in the past month. Wow. Can't believe my progress recently.

There is one little secret I'm now willing to share. I had been on Lexapro 10mg once a day for mild depression and anxiety for the last 5 years. Some of this anxiety was work related and some due to my young daughter's fight and victory against leukemia. Well, the really good news is.... I tapered off and stopped taking Lexapro before starting Belviq. And the results are impressive. I've had no anxiety whatsoever while on Belviq!! This truly is a miracle drug with many off label benefits beyond weight loss, including a cure for mild anxiety and depression.. Good bye Lexapro. Hello Belviq!!! Belviq is will power in a bottle that provides much more than just weight loss and helps to achieve an improved quality of life. It is, without any doubt, a miracle drug!!!

I am 58.
I have done nothing different.  I don't like to exercise, that was part of my problem.
I just don't care about eating. I used to care.
I sleep better.
2 per day
Start blood pressure: 140/80....now 120/72....I like this



i dont know the exact weight loss on my responders vs non responders...but i can tell you that i have prescribed belviq to 380 patients since june 2013 ... not all patients are still on belviq now.... the main reason for stopping it has been cost of the drug if the insurance does not cover it... cash cost is about 130 dollars a month at kmart in tucson if the savings card is used... i have been surprised with some of my patients who had 30, 31 ,or 32 pounds weight loss in 3 months... a more typical patient might have lost about a pound a week , maybe 12 pounds or more in 3 months .. In clinical studies, "completers" who took belviq for a year lost 8% of body weight, and "responders" who lost at least 5% in the first 3 months and then took belviq for the rest of the year lost an average of 11% of body weight in a year... overall, i have become MORE AND MORE comfortable with belviq... no sign of serotonin syndrome...no sign of neuroleptic malignant syndrome..generally a very well tolerated medicine.. great improvements in diabetes, . .. if a patient gets tired or dizzy on belviq, one approach might be to drop the dose down to one pill a day (that is not a written recommendation on the product information).... i have also seen a couple of patients decrease the dose to one pill a day just to save money (again, not a recommendation on the product information) .. i have a couple of patients on belviq plus low dose citalopram.... and a couple of patients on belviq plus 1/2 of a "Ph" pill per day with no apparent adverse effects... lowest copay for belviq when it was covered was 5 dollars per month on one patient.... the highest copay i can recall for insurance covered belviq was around 90 dollars per month (that cost went to 40 dollars per month using the savings card)... these are just some clinical observations on my patients that have received belviq since june 2013....


PROGRESS

 On my 5th day started at 302 my appetite is extremely under control will be renewing after trial period ! Will give my weight at end of trial i can tell you it will be very impressive!!


Diabesity Drug

"My weight loss has slowed (probably just down 1 to 2 lbs. more), however my blood glucose levels continue to drop significantly. This AM it averaged .92 v. 1.65 before Belviq (2 test strips before breakfast, taken about an hour apart). I have never seen this happen before in 5 years. I was taking Metformin (500 mg) 4 times / day, and Glimepiride (4 mg) twice a day - just cut both in half."


This drugs works extremely well. I started at 230 and down to 203 in 45 days. I was drowsy the first few days but that resolved. It is remarkable how Belviq helps sugar cravings and appetite in general.


UPDATE ON WEIGHT LOSS... 5% wt loss goal in less than a month

JUNE 9th weight 246 LBS

JUNE 25 weight 237lbs (weight lost before I started Belviq in order not to confound the results. Anyone can lose 9 lbs of weight gain efficiently in 16 days. It's the hard fought lbs that follow that are troublesome to lose and start the decline to excuses and discouragement. These are the LBS that I will give the credit to Belviq so that no one can say "It was water weight" or other BS excuse.

June 30 234

July 13 229

July 17 227

July 20 225

July 22 224 Responder in spades!


5 full days on Belviq

"After 5 full days on Belviq I can assure you this is going to be a wildly successful product. It has made sticking to a diet of reduced portions and healthier foods EASY. I can now eat half what I used to and feel completely full. It has eliminated my compulsion to snack when watching tv or a movie and the results are already noticeable. I started Belviq weighing 227 and as of this morning I was at 222 (after only 5 days). I'm not starving myself, just eating the amount I should have been eating for the last decade. So the 3-3.7% weight loss numbers "analysts" keep quoting is a complete joke. I believe I will achieve 10% weight loss in only a couple months and I know I will have Belviq to thank. The only side effects I have noticed thus far is being able to fall asleep faster and having a more upbeat and positive attitude in general."

"This really feels like a new chapter in my life. After 3 yrs of anxiously waiting for Belviq to hit pharmacies, I imagined the effect and weight loss would be subtle in a year. I am overjoyed that it's far more effective than that"

"From the 1st pill I have done my best in attempting to separate wishful self weight loss hopes from the reality of Belviq. I know Belviq is having an effect because it has been PROFOUND. If I dared to eat as little as I am now without Belviq food would be on my mind 24/7. Instead it feels like I can eat like I'm supposed to without the craving monkey on my back. "


Couldn't be happier

I have taken Belviq for about a week now and I couldn't be happier with it. I have cut my portions down by almost 2/3 of what they were and the lbs are coming off! I don't know about you, but the only side effect I have experienced so far has been falling asleep faster and sleeping better. Not bad :)


302 pounds

Weighed in at 302 at doctor's office before I started! 5 days in my appetite is being incredible controlled! I am 64 yrs old included with Belviq I am walking 2miles a night weather permitting. I am going to weigh myself at end of trial prescription and will gurantee it will be impressive!


Lost close to 30 lbs and my craving for cigars is minimal. Pre Belviq…….50 cigars per month. Post Belviq + 4 months less than 3 cigars per month….


Belviq (lorcaserin) for Obesity: Began having thyroid issues years ago which in turn caused a progressive weight gain. I do not have heart problems, diabetes (showing some tendencies) or any severe diseases but have become very obese. My endocrinologist suggested Belviq as a way to help me lose weight and regain some energy & mobility and to prevent any development of full blown diabetes. I began back in November and as of yesterday I have lost 19 pounds - this was through Thanksgiving & Christmas.

 
Waist size now 33" from 44"



I BELIEVE in Belviq.  It's changed my life in ways that NOTHING else out there could short of surgery.  To think that I almost put my body through such an invasive procedure when this little blue pill was all I needed!!!



My sister in up-state NY that lives in the Albany area started Belviq one month ago after I posted on Facebook


at first her doctor did not know about it, but after researching it he did put her on it. I saw her over Christmas and she has lost 14 lbs and said she has no side effects. She did a lot of baking and never had the desire to eat. She loves it and her doctor is very please.


Less than 6 months on Belviq and:
1. My weight is down from 186 lbs to 167 lbs- over a 10% loss with NO ADDITIONAL EXERCISE/NO DIETING/NO SIDE EFFECTS!
2. Fasting Blood Sugars down over 10% from 105 to less than 94- I'm not pre-type II diabetic anymore!
3. Fasting LDL cholesterol down an amazing 31% from 55 to 38.
4. Sleeping better than ever with no sleep meds.


39 pounds and counting
I lost 2 more pounds!!!  go me!!!!!!  11 more for my first 50 pound goal!!!


I have been taking our drug for three months now and have lost forty lbs.

 
You are going to love belviq!! I am down 23 pounds in 3 months.


I found this medication actually here after researching weight loss drugs about 3 months ago. Happy to report 3 months 18 pounds lighter. Cravings gone. Snacking gone. Meal portions? About half of what they used to be and not because I force myself. That is the beauty. I don't want to or need to eat more! Simple. I like simple. Clean drug. No side effects for me. Glad I will be taking this beyond 3 months.


Had my 3-month follow-up today: Down 30#, and my doctor wrote me another 90-days worth of Belviq. She is still astounded that not a single other person has asked her about Belviq.


1st hand experience with Belviq -- Figured it's time to give a testimonial about my 1st hand experience with Belviq. I've been an investor in the company for the past 2 1/2 years. I'm 66 and retired and have no medical issues. Since I mostly quit playing golf every couple of days over the past several years I've been putting on weight and my weight hit 250, 45 days ago went I went to see my physician for my annual checkup. I casually asked my Dr. during the exam if he'd give me a prescription for Belviq, and he perked up and asked how I knew about the drug. After discussing it for a few minutes he said he'd be happy to give me a Rx, but he had never prescribed it before but the Belviq rep calls on his office every couple of weeks dropping off information. He gave me the Rx and asked me to come back in about 30 days for a follow up. i went back to see him after being on Belviq for 35 days and had lost 15 lbs. He was amazed. He said the Belviq rep had just been in and had inquired how I was doing, and he said that he hadn't seen me, but he was now going to call the rep to give him the information. He inquired as to side effects and I told him that the only side effect I have noticed is that I sleep much better than before Belviq. After using the 15 day free sample I do have to pay $159.00 per month for my refills. I do have to say that I have also started going back to the gym, (my daughter is a physical fitness trainer and has given me a routine to do, which I'm following.) I also added a yoga class which I've gone to for a month. Today leaving the gym I weighed in and now have lost 20 lbs in 45 days and couldn't be happier!


Safety was a very important issue before i chose a weight loss solution. I am a cardiac patient so taking thermogenic substances is out of the question. That left me with only one choice, Belviq. I started taking Belviq in August 2013 and it has enabled me to lose 38.8 lbs (still losing weight during the holiday eating season). Belviq has cut my cravings for sweets, sugary drinks, I just don’t want them anymore. Amazing anti-obesity drug. I was eating about 3-4k calories a day before belviq, now under 1200 everyday. My cholesterol levels have improved, I am now only overweight, not obese. Belviq users have also noticed improvements in blood sugars levels. Even alcohol consumers have noticed less urge to drink.


I chuckled with glee, put my shoes back on, and announced to the staff that were standing by, that I had to persuade Dr. Will to write me a Belviq scrip last July, and that his initial response was "I've never known anyone to lose weight taking pills."  I stayed on him, and he caved and said he would.  Well, he now knows someone who has lost 40 #s taking pills.  :-)

 
I don't exercise outside on lawn work, house work and shoveling snow at two houses.  I have tried to make good choices, but if I want something, I eat it.  I've had pie two or three times this past month, but they've been small-ish pieces.  I've done every diet known to man-kind, and while I've done them, I've always felt deprived and went back to old eating habits after I stopped whatever diet it was.  All I can tell you is that this is different.  I never feel deprived, because if I really want something I eat it.  However, more often than not, I can talk myself out of something by telling myself "no, that's not good for you, or that won't help you lose more weight".


hi, my urge to start drinking alcohol as soon as I get home in the evening has ended since taking Belviq. Just four days now but I have drank alcohol daily for the past three decades. I've had insomnia that ruins my day presumably from the previous eve drinking but now have had four evenings of very restful sleep. If this pattern continues, this would be the most blest event in my life fora very, very long time!


big day for me 199lbs. no diet or exercise now down 35lbs a1c 5.9 was frozen at 211 for about 7 weeks then bang down 10 more lbs.



Regular Fat Loss

Weight decreased by 15 pounds, average of about 2 pounds a week is continuing...Fat loss is about 8 pounds... BMI is down 1.9, from 35 to 33.1....Fat loss appears to be more regular, on a day by day basis, than weight loss.... I am moving steadily toward my goal without substantially altering the foods that I eat or my over-all lifestyle...If this progress can be continued for 4-5 months, I will be absolutely delighted! ... I am pleasantly surprised by the wide range of other positive effects  that Belviq therapy appears to induce.
Very positive information for expansion of the FDA labeling.


"I Felt Full Already"

Good luck with your weight loss quest. Started my own today. I took my first Belviq pill. No side effects so far. I just tried to eat dinner, got through my salad and and only had a few bites of main course when I actually felt full already. I stopped eating. As far as insurance I have Aetna and a very good Rx plan, I paid $5 for the 30 day supply, my doc wants me to see him in 30 days to decide where were going from there. I have
BMI 31 and high blood pressure which I take medicine for.

t was weird, its like I was eating and mentally I felt I was done. I stopped eating and told myself "You don't have to clear your plate" I have to take 2 meals a day to work as I am here 10hrs I work 2Pm to midnight. So I guess I will be bringing smaller portions. My wife is not taking Belviq yet but I think she will soon.(I'm the test case) Her endo had her try Q [QSYMIA] but it made her feel really bad so she quit. We are working on changing what we eat to more natural and less processed foods. Hoping Belviq will help this quest along. Getting thinner in the waist and thicker in the wallet(wink).


lost 11.2 lbs in 24 days.

She went to bed around 8 p.m. without dinner because she was not hungry. This morning weighing, she lost 2.4 pounds overnight. We could not believe what was happening. Now, she lost 11.2 lbs in 24 days. When she started with 179.8 lbs, it is quite dramatic in less than a month. Again, the most notable thing is that she sleeps through the night and her mood is happy and upbeat. This is something many of you do not understand because she had a bipolar condition. In the past her mood swing was so frequent and severe. It has been difficult for me as a caregiver. This change is unbelievable. Her BP in the PA's office yesterday was 110/78. I firmly believe this blue pill has a astounding property. It has already changed our lives profoundly. As Dr. Daniel mentioned, many big pharmas are worried about this pill because its impacts in the future of all types of treatments. Belviq may as well replace many currently used drugs including diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, depression, pain, smoking, and much more. May I speculate or hope it may help with Alzheimer's disease too.


Back with the little blue pill

Yesterday I took a 2nd dose very early, about 6 am. Had an aquatic workout in the day but had no compulsion to eat until about 7 pm and again, I clearly felt the effect of impulse suppression. Though I ate about 90% of my usual intake last night, the day before (my first day taking Belviq) I estimate my food intake was only about 2/3 of what I usually consume. Other, very notable positive effects include a general state of mild euphoria and - for me - about halving of my tobacco intake; I dip, do not smoke, but only had 5 dips yest and the day before when I otherwise would typically have 8-10 dips through the day.

Both the eating and dipping reductions are very significant
IMO as I'm really trying Belviq to make my own subjective guage on the effect of this drug. My BMI not bad, not overweight and I'm not really interested in quitting my dipping at this point. After my 2nd day of trying Belviq, I continue to believe Belviq will be very well tolerated and for those such as myself who note a positive response, will do very well with both appetite suppression AND tobacco cessation (clearly, ARNA will need to do clinical investigations vis a vis smoking cessation but I have little doubt they are already planning for this in the future and would not obviate Belviq being used effectively off label for this purpose).


6.6 lbs .. 8 days...

I lostem,hope I do not find them.....

Better Control of Blood Sugar Even For Type 1 Diabetic

type 1 diabetic that is on Belviq and is losing weight but more importantly is having much better control of his blood sugar allowing him to use less pens a day.


Combo With Phen

"My dr. wants me to take 1/2 phentermine in the am and take the other half w/a belviq in the afternoon - I'm on day 3 and feel good. Phentermine was okay on it's own but didn't do a whole lot"


Endocronologist was amazed

So, family member went for check-up after 3 weeks on Belviq. (This was BMI about 27, and no comorbidities)... The endocrinologist was amazed and commented that a pound a week is just right. When asked about all those who lose miraculous pounds in the first weeks, he said that was probably mostly water, but that a pound a week is a deficit of about 10,000+ kcal total, which is great.  He prescribed a refill for 3 months (so that would be 4 months total, or 12 weeks).  He MANDATED upping the exercise. Again, he refused request for phentermine prescription. 


No Side Effects

I have had no adverse side effects. BMs 100% normal, though I do not have DM or any other metabolic/serious medical condition.


I am doing great on the medication.


I've also been sleeping well, and

 my psoriasis is clearer than it's been in 30 years.
Been taking Belviq 27 days, lost 10 pounds, only 14 more to reach my goal.


I've been in Belviq for 7 days .

Day one 215 lbs . Day seven 207 lbs . I have no desire to eat a bag of chips , or a box of Klondike Bars .. I fill up fast and never have the munchies . I felt good about the science , but being on Belviq and experiencing it first hand is unbelievable . I havent experienced any known side effects . No doubt Belviq will be the best selling drug of all time . I also know 6 others on Belviq with very similar results .. 


DOCTOR SAID IT'S SAFE - BELVIQ WORKED IMMEDIATELY

Picked up a prescription for it Monday and my doctor assured me several thousands of patients had been studied with no serious adverse reactions.

I started on it today and for the first time I can recall (years), I had two mixed green salads with no dressing or caloric add ons. I only ate because I wanted to join the family but honestly, I did not even feel like eating and even passed on dessert. I have a very addictive sweet tooth and always eat dessert. I think Belviq will be a major step for me reducing my weight and improving my overall health. 


Note on one script

My wife took B yesterday. Food craving definitely down. Sex craving unchanged. Looks like I'm a double winner.
 


16 days on Belviq

On June 14 I was at 227. Now 16 days later I've dropped 9 lbs to 218. Sticking to a greatly reduced calorie diet continues to be easy as the voracious appetite I once had just isn't there anymore. Once you get used to smaller portions the effect is compounded by a smaller stomach which makes sticking to the diet even easier. The biggest difference from dieting now and in the past is when I would avoid bad food to maintain a diet in the past the cravings to eat those bad foods would be overwhelming and ultimately I would fall off the wagon. Now with Belviq, staying on the wagon is quite easy. Those bad food cravings are almost non-existent and now I can easily stick to a diet of smaller portions. I thought initially I would ask my doc about combining with fent** but now I know Belviq as a single agent is plenty effective enough. There continues to be zero side effects.

 


Lost 50 pounds on BELVIQ

This gentleman lost 50 Pounds on BELVIQ.

 


DOWN 10 LBS IN 3 WEEKS... 

DOWN 10 LBS IN 3 WEEKS... (not bad for a cranky not-so-mobile sumbuddy. ;-) --) ....

 WHOOP-DE-DOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 


2 weeks

I'm so excited. I stepped on my scale at home. I'm not going to tell because I want to confirm it with the scales at the doctors office. I am 2 weeks on Belviq and let's just say, I think I will be official classified as a "responder".........what a tease huh?


My Belviq results since July 1

07-01-13 weight was 260.5 took the first tab at 1:00 pm
07-05-13 weight is 253.
No side effects. No euphoria. Sleeping thru the night. Eating less at each meal, tried skipping lunch, felt hungry but not ravenous.
I expect to be at 249 lbs by July 8th and 225-230 by Nov. 1.


One Full Day on Belviq...

After spending 3 years following Arena & lorcaserin and investing quite a large chunk of my portfolio (not to mention needing to lose about 40 lbs) I saw my doctor and he reluctantly prescribed me Belviq. He was hesitant because he had not heard of it before I filled him in and when I mentioned the similarities between lorcaserin and fenfluramine he shuddered a bit (understandably). Of course I mentioned the 9k patients received echos in phase 3 and there were no signs of any cardiac event, but then he countered with "when exposed to millions sometimes drugs...." I'm sure you know the rest. Still his interest was piqued and he decided to let me be the first in his office to be prescribed Belviq. The local CVS in Dallas did not have it in stock but they ordered a bottle and it was there the following day. I filled my prescription yesterday evening using the voucher for 2 weeks free and took my 1st 10mg this morning at 9am and 2nd around 5pm today. I woke up quite typically this morning, annoyed and craving a chick-fil-a chicken biscuit. I felt the onset of the medication almost within 15 minutes although it was subtle. I was still hungry but I wasn't craving chick-fil-a anymore. It almost felt as if something healthy was now "ok" with my brain instead. I had some oatmeal and actually felt full after a small bowl! I'm not sure if I was just happy that Belviq was seemingly working or it's effect on the 2c receptor was causing a particularly good mood but I felt reeaallly positive today. I had a fairly typical light lunch for me and dinner around 6:30. The portion I ate at dinner was only about half of what I would have had usually and I truly felt full. It's effect on my brain doesn't feel like something strange is happening but rather something very familiar. It's honestly quite similar to a post meal feeling of contentment and well being. I can't wait to continue on with this drug tomorrow and maybe for quite a bit of time to come. Belviq is going to a big deal.


My first week on Belviq STATS (6 days)

I will update this each Saturday so we have a continuous record of my results. For the first 6 days:
Regular Insulin (before meals) started at 30 units three times a day. I now take 14 units 3 times a day.
Overnight Insulin (overnight coverage) started at 30 units. I now take 18 Units.
My weight started at 201 Pounds and as of this morning I weigh 195 Pounds.
Please note my exercise regimen has been limited to walking 1 mile per day.


Using Belviq for 10 days,

today would be my 10th day on Belviq- first 2 days noticed no difference or side effects- HOWEVER, over the last week I can truly say I have had a decrease in appetite both the amount of food I consume each meal and the amount of meals.( about a 20% decrease)



DAY 14 REPORT

Day 14 I'm down to 204 from 215..I have always worked out 5 day a week and continue to do so. My whole life I've been a gym rat. However, the 25 Ibs. I've tried to lose for many years is finally coming off.

I also have a hiatal hernia and carried extra belly fat which caused me to have plumbing issues. When I would overeat, food would get stuck on the way down which would caused me to throw up violently. Since Ive been on Belviq, I haven't thrown up once. My doctor ask me years ago to lose 25 lbs which would help out with that issue. Until now, I just couldn't lose the weight.

I eat an average breakfast eggs, bacon and toast with juice or chocolate milk. Most days I just don't get hungry at all. I have to force myself to eat most days. In the past, I would eat 3 to 5 meals a day, along with my chips and 4 to 5 klondike bars. This past week I've had 2 bars for the week. I just have no cravings at all.

Side effects, I think I felt weird for a few days. I think it's from my body just getting used to less food. I seem to sleep longer. I have had a few long lasting erections. I seem to feel much more positive, perhaps due to the weight loss.

If this isn't a magic bullet, I don't know what is. It's been amazing for me.

10 days, 11 lbs.

and on the last belt loop now. 4 from the start. it is amazing. no side effects for me. I just do not crave food any more. Thank you dr vig for telling me about this a couple years ago.
I still do not remember if you told me as an investment or weight loss or both. I did both now!...


"The price of the pill, I save that in groceries"


As of yesterday, my daughter has been on Belviq 11 weeks and 1 day. She went to see her prescriber for bi-monthly appointment. When she was on scale, he was VERY surprised that she lost 17 pounds in 2 months and 3 weeks. I gave him other reports about her BP (124/82, average) and exercises routine. As I reported before, she stopped taking SSRI (mood stabilizer) when she began Belviq. Her mood has been better than all those 8 years she had been on SSRI med. We walk two miles almost everyday. The walk near the beach which used to take 45 minutes. Now we do it for 38 minutes (walk faster). This morning we had two whales sighting, first of the season!
Her diet has been changed remarkably. She read all the labels and make sure the food she buys has low fat (or no fat) and low carb and low sugar or no sugar. She rarely eat cheese now. She stopped taking soda and drinks mainly water. Or small amount of juice. On every Tuesday when we meet my elderly sister for lunch, we let go of diet and indulge ourselves. Because my sister would like to take us to nice restaurants. In two days three of us take a two week travel to Korea. It will be interesting how we can avoid all the temptations of gourmet dishes. We are fully aware that we may gain a few pounds. We will be in Seoul for 6 days and I plan to visit or at least circle around Illdong Pharma building if I can smell something out like what stage of their Belviq trial is now.

I am happy with my own Belviq result. I started 17 days ago but it was too strong for full dose (2 pills) with headache. I skipped 3 days and resumed with 1 pill a day. My BP became very low. I stopped taking my BP med for a week which I had been taking over 30 years. Then, I am now taking 1/4 of a pill. This morning my BP was 100/74. My finger joint aches have disappeared. I do not know if it was side benefit of Belviq but I do not find any other reason besides Belviq. In a month when I take a lab test, I will know about my cholesterol level. I will report again at that time.


Today I had my 1 month follow-up with my PCP. I started at 205 pounds (which I was stuck on for many months) on 8/27 and weighed-in at 197 pounds at my visit a few hours ago. So 8 pounds lost in 30 days (3.9%)... My Doctor was pleasantly surprised.

Lost 7 pounds in 5 days 

Jul 13, 2013:
I started taking it July 8 weight 245. This morning's weight 238.


Size 36

Looking forward to size 36 jeans again.


Pre-Diabetic 

I've been doing for over 3 weeks now and have lost close to 4 lbs. 

Originally got the Rx because of pre-T2dM conditions. So, I'm not completely "off-label". I'm 5'10" and was 185lbs when started Belviq.

My fasting blood-sugar levels have also improved. Not any side-effects. 

I'm a fan!


Truly Amazing

no desire to eat . 198 lbs from 215 ,27 days ...  truly amazing


No Side Effects

Started BELVIQ this week NO
SIDE EFFECTS. Has already started to work in that I am not hungry, I have to force myself to eat for nutrition. Any health professional who has the ability to prescribe drugs can write a prescription for Belviq. Due to the newness of this drug many doctors, etc will not have heard of it. Just insist on them to prescribe for your life wellness.


Tried the little blue pill

Retired MD.  Intrigued by receptor selectivity, exhaustive eval for possible ADRs, valves etc during clinical investigations, efficacy and potential for positive "side effects", I've been waiting to give Belviq a trial run on myself.  Got a Rx filled today and did not eat anything all day, though not unusual as my big meal is always supper, rarely refusing dessert (very active sweet tooth).  

Did not want to eat supper but sat down with my family and had two mixed green salads with no dressing or add ons.  I never, ever recall choosing to eat salad without jazzing it up with dressing or some big caloric add on and I do love my salads.  I passed on dessert.  Very noticeable effect on my usual pattern of end of day near compulsive eating.  No ill effects at all; felt cognition was stimulated and while not a big party drug, for me, at least a mildly euphoric effect.  I think Belviq will be a very well received drug. 

 


Belviq in hand!

I'm a 260 lb, 42 year old male, business executive, (4 small kids at home), don't get too much time to exercize during the week. I'm a 32 BMI. I graduated college around 220 lbs, and my goal weight is between 200 and 210.  
I had a dr. appt. scheduled for June 7th. I printed out the 15 day free trial from the website and brought along. My doctor had never heard of Belviq, but kind of shrugged his shoulders and said, "I don't think it will work for you, but I'll write the script.." I expected this lack of knowledge so I was happy to just get the prescription. He asked to see me back in 30 days to check progress. On June 10th, I went to RiteAied, Walgreens, Target, Walmart--no one had heard of Belviq and no one had it in the distribution system to order. Several told me it was not an approved drug and to immediately call my doctor. I called around on the 11th, and magically!--Target had it show up as a drug avaiable to order! They still had never heard of it but were happy they could place a next day order and fill my script.

So I got Belviq on June 12th and have take two pills so far. Already, I can tell this will make a big difference for me! I'm not hungry at all. I have a little 'tingling sensation' at the temples (like after a venti latte), but beside that just a complete lack of appetite.

I will log on every couple of days to provide an update!


"no noticeable side effects"

a record of very successful weight reduction plus my comments of no noticeable side effects,


WOW BELVIQ CALL CENTER!

So busy 15 min hold! Savings card and voucher can be mailed to you! Nice lady said they are non stop calls comming in!


Thanks to the 15-day coupon from Eisai, my 1mo experiment was free. I started taking it in mid-July and the very first day, I had a marked reduction in cravings as I thought I would. A bit surreal actually given my previous habits. I went from 3 drinks a day on average to a couple of week. Often times, I'll only half of a beer or glass of wine. You just don't have the cravings or need to finish the glass of wine. Very easy to eat fish (which I also love) instead of the big steak. Smaller, normal, portion sizes. Birthday cake? Zero interest in a slice.


My Daughter's Belviq Diary (4)

As of yesterday, my daughter had been on Belviq for one whole month. Interestingly her weight goes up and down. The lowest point was on August 2, when she recorded 11.2 pounds loss. Since then her weight slowly went up. As of this morning she lost 9 pounds in one month. However, her life has changed ever since she has taken the first blue pill on July 8. We walk 40 plus minutes every other day, her attitudes toward food intake have changed dramatically. The other day, she emptied the cheese drawer in the refrigerator. I was surprised to find 3 lemons in the cheese drawer, nothing else. She used to love the cheese. I jokingly said that was because she was half German (her mother side). Imagine, the cheese drawer was always half full with all kinds of cheeses including two big blocks of Parmesan cheese from Parma, Italy sent by a friend in Italy. She dumped the whole drawer. It was her determination to shed off her weight. She told me this morning, she did aerobic dance with Denise Austin tape until she was exhausted last night. That was the first time in many years. She slept like a log, she said. She cut down carb and eat more protein including beans and nuts. We do go to restaurant but she would only eat less than half because she feels full.

She knows she can not expect to lose 10 pounds every month. As her doctor advised, it will be ideal if she aims 5 pounds off per month. Then she will reach her goal of 110 pounds within one year. Her mood is up beat, happier and has lot more energy. She also began to read again two weeks ago as she can concentrate and focus better.


After one month I am pleased to report I have lost 15 lbs. 230 down from 245. Now comes the really good part. This morning I asked my wife who is T2DM to measure my blood glucose level. At my physical in late June it was 117, this morning it was 87!!! I haven't been under 100 in 10 years!
 
I have an appointment Sept. 5 for evaluation. I will be trying very hard to get to 25 lbs by then.
 
I think my doctor will be as excited as I am.


Here it is folks .....3 months weight loss on Belviq ! 10.65%

32 lbs loss in 3 months and 16 days totaling 13.95 % weight loss.


Numerous POSITIVE side effects:
lower hba1c
more restful sleep
arthritis symptoms much improved
psoriasis cleared up
lower blood pressure
lessened edema in lower legs (may be from losing 20 lbs in 3 months)
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"You forgot Belviq as a sleep med- the best sleep drug I've ever taken- and I was on them all for years. "

"From my own experience, it helped me have very deep sleep and if I did wake up, would fall back asleep much faster."


Lost 46 Pounds

I'm expecting to eliminate the Januvia next visit - a very expensive drug.  Our co-pay for J. has run from ~ $120 to over $400 depending on where we are on meeting deductibles.  The $40 co-pay for B. is nothing in comparison. 


She has lost 36 pounds. Several of her friends from the Weight Watchers group noticed the weight loss and she told them about Belviq. 5 of her friends got scripts for Belviq and he told me that all of them have lost 20 pounds or greater so far after about 6+ weeks on Belviq.


Just Updated My Spreadsheet: 25 LBS Weight Loss (12.3%)

I'm very pleased.......didn't know I had hit that milestone this weekend, I haven't been this light in 20 years....this is very exciting for me....this drug really is amazing!


I lost 10 pounds effortlessly during the 2 week free trial. After 6 days, I had lost 6 pounds and at that point, started forcing myself to eat. I'm wanting to achieve a steady, reasonable weight loss. No side effects other than slight dry mouth and sleeping more soundly. An interesting side note, Belviq is curbing all of my addictions...sugar, bread, alcohol, gambling. It's amazing so far. I'm taking Belviq 2x daily with 1/2 phentermine tablet.


I have been taking Belviq for 5 days and have lost 6 pounds effortlessly. I have an injury and can't exercise. I have tried everything under the sun to loose weight before. I am getting married in May and need to loose 50 lbs plus. Plan on being on this med indefinitely. And for $200/ month out of pocket, its worth it to me!!!! Good luck, and God bless!


The lack of food interest lasts all the next day until about 2:30 or so. I have been losing about 2-3 pounds a week. It's so easy. I track my diet with the Fitbit app. I'm about 1000 cals/day. I make sure my diet is healthy and balanced, but I can take food or leave it. NO CRAVINGS! None. I feel fabulous. have lost ten pounds, no sweat. Best thing ever for me! No side effects any more.


I have been on Belviq for 2 months now. So far, I've lost 17 pounds. I started at 240. I am in my late 30's and have struggled with being overweight since I started working in the corporate world. I've noticed that I don't have the late night cravings that I used to have and I feel full after dinner up until the next morning. I used have the need to snack before bed, but that has gone away since I've been on Belivq. No side effects expect a dry mouth the first week or so. I also used to drink a six pack of beer on the weekends but I've noticed that I don't feel the urge to binge drink anymore.... and I feel great!


Took 10mg twice per day for 3 1/2 months - lost 20 pounds. Within 5 pounds of my goal, reduced to 10mg once daily October 1 and noticed psoriasis returning slightly. Psoriasis had cleared up completely for the first time in 30 years about 2 weeks after starting Belviq. Weight is stable at goal, but still taking Belviq for psoriasis control. Belviq is not an appetite suppressant or stimulant. It works on the subconscious level. Before starting it, I might overeat for irrational reasons like "There's only a bit of food left over, I'll just eat it instead of storing it." or "I've already eaten too much, another bite won't matter." With Belviq, those thoughts just never occur. I drink 2 quarts of water daily and eat when I'm hungry.


I have taken Belviq for two weeks and have lost 7 pounds. I eat two regular meals a day and do not feel the need to snack. Sometimes I make it through to 5 pm before eating. I am going to introduce exercise next week in a hope of speeding up the process. I originally wanted to lose 20 pounds but I decided to add 10 more to my goal. It is working for me.


Happy to report 3 months 18 pounds lighter. Cravings gone. Snacking gone. Meal portions? About half of what they used to be and not because I force myself. That is the beauty. I don't want to or need to eat more! Simple. I like simple. Clean drug. No side effects for me. Glad I will be taking this beyond 3 months.


II have taken Belviq for 7 weeks now, my cravings, midnight snacking are gone. I am eating fruits and vegetables on the regular. I actually favor eating those foods rather than carbs, sugars. I have lost 26.4 pounds so far and it has been so easy. Belviq is willpower in a bottle. I had slight headache for first 3 days but no side effects since that time (except lots of lbs. lost).  


What Belviq has done for me - in 2 weeks
I've been on Metformin CR for 4 years as a Type II diabetic. My H A1c was 5.8 last year and 6.0 this year - both very good numbers. I do well with having a very limited carb diet & eating "beans & greens".
 
My issue with Metformin was gastro intestinal distress.
 
Since beginning Belviq 12 days ago, my metformin has been reduced by 1/3 and my Imodium has been reduced 75%.
 
I feel much fuller and more satisfied with my meals. I've reduced the mixed nuts I've ate. My weight is not my problem, but the Belviq has certainly made the metformin more compatible with me.


I made a pinky promise with a co-worker back on 9/16.  I wanted to lose 20 more pounds by the end of the year, she wanted to lose 30#s.  To date, I've lost 10, she's lost Zero (maybe has gained).  Belviq is the difference, trust me.  :-).


With regard to my own experience with B for smoking cessation, it worked great. After taking B for 12 days I simply quit; it really was effortless ... (but  he started smoking again after he stopped B)


Three month report: lost 28.1 pounds or 14.3 % as of 26 Sept.   Five days later  ( today) my loss is now 31.5 pounds or 16%.
I have reached my goal of 165 pounds with no exercise other than normal daily activity..


I had my follow-up visit today and am very pleased with the results since starting Belviq 12 weeks ago. Don’t know how much of these results is due to Belviq and how much is due to the weight loss. But my very conservative doctor is excited about these numbers.
 
I’m especially thrilled by the 0.7 A1C reduction.  The current 5.5 reading is within the normal range.  At my next 3-month visit, my doctor will consider discontinuing one or both of my meds (Januvia and Metformin).

I didn’t ask about the prior BP reading, but the current reading has improved enough that we’re halving the dosage on one of my meds (Micardis). We’ll look at discontinuing one or both of the BP meds in 3 months. We didn’t discuss the cholesterol meds today; we’ll undoubtedly look at that next time also.

I continue my exercise program of walking 3.5 – 5 miles per day. I may enhance with tread milling (higher incline and consistent faster speed). The treadmill is hard on my back and foot, so I don’t do it so much anymore.

A dissertation follows. Sorry for its length, but it helps me to say these things to people who are supportive, non-judgmental and understand what we obese go through.
 
The weight loss is 2.25 lbs/week which is a great, safe rate. But the loss doesn’t occur consistently in a straight line. I’ve been discouraged by several plateaus where I’ve yo-yo-ed within a 5 lb range. My friends believe it’s because I’m eating TOO LITTLE.
I record everything I eat and the calorie count is low. For years I’ve planned my food/calories a week at a time and record any deviances good or bad. After about a week on B., I reduced my intake and changed my food selections because I’m just not that hungry. Before B., my daily average calorie intake was about 900 – 1,000. Currently my planned calories are in a range of 550 – 800.  This seems to be good for maintenance. When I’m really stuck in the plateau, I dip even lower on weekends to 250 – 450. This is when my losses occur.  I recognize this is too low, perhaps dangerously so. But with B., I REALLY DON’T WANT ANY MORE food.

I’ve found that if I go higher one day a week (add a bun to the chicken breast and substitute baked French fries for the salad), I do better. So… I’ve begun to incorporate a once-a-week healthy pig-out day. (no ice cream or chips, my weakness) but a bit more food and some healthy higher-calorie substitutions.

My point to all this whining is that even with Belviq, losing weight is hard work I have to be committed to. I’ve been down to this weight and lower before in the past. But I’d hit the plateaus for weeks and months, get discouraged, and give up. The weight would come back slowly because I still kept calories relativelty low, but some ice cream here, a batch of brownies there, traditional carb-laden breakfasts, etc. would put the weight back over a few months.

With Belviq, I’m not getting discouraged; I know it works for me. Patience and continuing the work will get me to my goal. I’m going to get off all these meds.
 


DRASTIC REDUCTION IN CRAVINGS

 He is her first patient on Belviq.  He has not weighed himself at the first week yet but his change in decisions and habits were immediate.  His experience is similar to what I felt and what I have heard from others, a drastic reduction in cravings and the ability to just make better decisions.  Although he hasn't noticed a change in falling asleep, he wakes up far more refreshed than before.  Which we hear from many on Belviq.  

 

Outstanding Doctor Visit

X had his follow-up doctor visit last week, and the results were remarkable.  Over the 11-week period on Belviq, he not only enjoyed significant weight loss, but also improved his lab numbers:

•         Weight – reduction of 46 pounds (20%)

•         BMI – reduction of 7.1 (20%)

•         Cholesterol – Reduction of 36 (26%)

•         LDL (bad cholesterol) – reduction of 32 (44%)

•         HDL (good cholesterol) – Increase of 4 (9%)

•         A1C – from 5.9 to 5.4 (7%) – (Mr. Figbag is not diabetic.)

Other comments at Dr. visit:

His cholesterol improvements were significant enough for the doctor to remove him from one of his meds. Our conservative doctor is extremely pleased and will be a promoter when insurance coverage becomes more widely available. The attending nurse is waiting for her insurance to cover B. and then will try it.


My comments:

My dear husband of 37 years is approaching his “early-marriage” weight. The change in his looks is notable. He dropped two pants sizes, his face is thin, and he has increased energy.   I’m so proud of him!
 
My follow-up visit will be later this week and though my results will be good, they will not approach his.   I’ve hit some frustrating plateaus along the way. In the past, I might have given up; now I’m determined to work through them.  I expect a 15 – 20 lb loss (7% - 9%), and I’m excited to see what my A1C and cholesterol numbers will look like.
  


  "My wife went in for her one month visit today. Her weight loss doctor disclosed that most of her patients have diabetes ,cholesterol and bp meds. She is using B to get them off these meds and she commented that my wife's 12.0 lb weight loss is right in line within the range of all these patients with many other problems. She asked my wife what side effects she has had and my wife replied I sleep better and have to remind my self to eat lunch at 2 pm. She said that was amazing but did tell my wife in a ladylike fashion chop chop on the the exercise. Diet is fine but do the exercise."
 
"Wife's blood work shows [a] large decrease in triglycerides, and bad cholesterol, small increase in good cholesterol.  Walking twice a week, it's a start." 


just a little update started june 14 out at 234.5 1st month down 14.5lbs
2nd month as of today 214lbs total of about 20lbs 2months.great results
not much change in mornning blood sugar count 160-170 hoping for better a1c
results after next months blood tests 9/13/13.


Take my TRUE LIFE Belviq results:

I've lost 10 lbs in 6 weeks! (I took two weeks off of it when I had the flu).

I started off at only 185 lbs. That's already 5.4% loss to date, and, I keep losing weight daily. I'm totally blown away on how well this pill is working.

The worst bad side-effect is my pants are literally falling off of me, (I've lost 3" in the waist- where the most fat was), and, I'm going to have to replace my entire wardrobe!

Seems that Belviq is working much better in the real world than the test world.



Belviq as a teaching drug. The brain learns from Belviq.

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60 pound weight loss in 8 months without surgery. I have suffered from obesity for years. Obesity has affected my self esteem as a child all the way into adulthood. It affected my ability to be confident in the workforce, to obtain jobs, and to maintain relationships. I started taking Belviq in June 2013. By February 2014 I have lost 60 pounds and went down 4 dress sizes. Belviq teaches you to eat smaller portions. I partnered with kickstarter60 for my daily nutritional meal plans. There are also reports that Belviq has helped in fighting against diabetes as wells as aids with the stopping of smoking sensations. Fotunately, I did not suffer from either of these issues. Most of my weight related issues have to do with Fatty Liver Disease as well as orthopedic issues. had to come off belviq for a little time because of surgery on my knee but I have started back up again. I have been blogging and have almost 300K hits on my blog. I get emails daily from people wanting to know more information who are desperate and have tried everything, much like me. I was one step away from weight loss surgery. Nothing worked. I have never lost this much weight ever and kept it off. Even while I was off Belviq for an extended period of time for surgery, I maintained my weight. I've never felt better or looked better and I didn't have to have invasive surgery. My blog is http://www.belviqdaily.blogspot.com

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NEWS FOR SMOKERS... BELVIQ! 95% of people who want to quit smoking can't. Medical community considers smoking as a leading cause of death and for people who can't quit they prescribe a medicine. The most widely used medicine today is terrible -- very dirty side effects. The good news is that there are lots of reports of people who are taking BELVIQ for weight loss also quitting smoking as a result, and now we have some trial data. Phase 2 data of BELVIQ for smoking cessation is out and the data can lead to Arena Pharma (Nasdaq: ARNA) move forward the with a Phase 3 trial to and get BELVIQ's label expanded so doctors can prescribe it to help people who want to quit smoking but simply can't. The nice thing about BELVIQ is that because it's a weight loss agent, people in the trial who quit smoking actually also lose weight vs. the other way around which I know many people struggle with and don't want to quit because they're afraid of gaining weight. I think once the data is fully crunched, the medical community will appreciate having an alternative to Chantix which is really a terrible medicine with horrible side effects. BELVIQ has a very good and clean safety profile. More info on BELVIQ: www.belviq.com

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THIS POST IS FOR AMERICAN OVERWEIGHT, OBESE, DIABETIC, AND PRE-DIABETIC FRIENDS -- Results of BELVIQ + phentermine are out and it makes it the Best Combo Weightloss Medicine on the market. 9% weightloss in 12 weeks on average is very good and better than anything else out there -- and given BELVIQ's excellent safety profile I expect it will dominate the medical weightloss market for adults who find it impossible to lose and maintain weight with diet and exercise alone. "Better combination results than anything else on the market without a black box, without a REMS, without suicidal thoughts and tenancies, without birth defects, without raising blood pressure, without raising heart rate and without valvulopathy." "BELVIQ 20mg per day (10mg x2 a day) + Phen 15mg per day is BEST weight loss drug ever!" "Huge dropout rate in Qsymia and Contrave trials! BELVIQ is better than Qsymia and Contrave in EVERY aspect!"

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ABC news tonight presented a report on a a study that showed most participants in Weight watchers and the Atkins Diet regained most of the weight they lost at a later date.

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Another national news program earlier today reported than even when individuals lost weight under these two programs no improvements in cholesterol or overall cardio health transpired.

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I lost 14 pounds in 2.5 weeks on Belviq. Only exercise: I walked my dogs once last week... Not spending money stopping at fast food... 14 pounds from Belviq helping me with my portions.

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I'm making my plates the way I used to but I'm never finish them - I put them in the fridge but I never return to it - then it goes to the ourside dog. I'm realizing my portions. 14 pounds smaller - I see it - when I put my jeans on ... my belt moved 2 notches...

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her jewler lost 70 lbs on belviq

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So interesting that you say that about the BP meds. As long as I'm taking Belviq, my blood pressure is fine without any BP meds. As soon as I stop, which I've done several times in the last year, I start having problems keeping it regulated. I swear it's eating sugar that provokes my BP spikes. Without Belviq, I cave in to those cravings. I should add that my BP problems only started last year, which is why I went to my dr. in the first place. Luckily she gave me the script for B in addition to the BP med, but I found I didn't need the latter within about a week.

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A Belviq New Reality -- I've been eating my lunch at my desk. It's usually something prepared for dinner like a salad or soup with a low calorie yogurt and a piece of fruit. But, the other day, I went out for lunch as we didn't have left overs... I sure as heck crossed off the fast food joints from McDonalds thru Wendy's and KFC. I ended up going to the local Supermarket and got some cottage cheese and an apple. To which is to say, when you are on Belviq, it not only changes your appetite, it changes your world view because you now look at food totally differently... It's just fuel and nothing else. Thank you Arena Scientists!!!!!!!

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I've been to plenty of Weight Watchers' meetings in my time and have lost weight (even significantly). Problem is, when I would finish my attendance, I'd go back to my old ways of eating and within months, I'd be BACK to where I began and a little bit more... Here's how food addiction begins. If I'm feeling down, eat a snack. If I'm anxious, eat a snack. If I'm celebrating, do it at a restaurant. If I'm just happy, drink a bunch of beers. Celebrate! Eat snackfood at a sporting event. Eat nachos and watch a game on TV. And on and on. The real message is, FOOD, FOOD and more FOOD. Before too long, go back to the larger pants and shirts. Swing by Burger King for a Whopper for lunch with a large fries and a milkshake. Stop exercising.

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Here's why Belviq belongs on the throne in my humble opinion. I've finally seen myself being a former food addict no longer. Belviq broke the cravings for carbohydrates and other sugar-oriented foods. I don't crave carbohydrates any longer. Seriously. I'm learning not to associate solutions for emotional strife or successes with food. And that's the key/real benefit for me. Teaching me what to eat and how to eat is now real for me instead of head knowledge.

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Is Obesity a mental illness? No. I wouldn't go that far. Rather, it is a learned behavior. What I showed with the food addict example is food addiction which is no less an addition that a powerful hallucinogenic drug. I call that self-medicating. For most going down this spiral is not instantaneous shame. It is delayed. That shame causes depression and the individual creates huge self-defenses like indifference to the cruel comments by others. (Oh, you look like you've lost weight! (when the person actually put on 20 pounds). The cruelty doesn't end because they are excluded from activities. No, Obesity takes over your life. Your brain is constantly signalling for more carbs because it feels starved. As the normal body's insulin out of the pancreas stops meeting the demand to crack all the high blood glucose, the brain can't received more energy which causes the signal. (insulin breaks up the glucose molecules into energy and other, smaller chemicals that are then digested). After 70 to 80 pounds added over a year, the person contracts DMII and has to see their doc and the pill passageway to helping out the pancreas is begun. Dieting is tried and failed. Why? Because the brain is not re-educated. And on and on and on. Belviq changed all of the above behaviors in my life. Honestly.

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Re: FDA Serious Adverse Events for Weight Loss Drugs: Updated Belviq Information " According to the National Institutes of Health, obesity and overweight together are the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States, close behind tobacco use (3). An estimated 300,000 deaths per year are due to the obesity epidemic (57)." Oh by the way we can help with the smoking part also. Source: http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/oehp/obesity/mortality.htm

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20 lbs in 21 days on Belviq -- Review by Lauren K (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:10 For Weight Loss: I have been on Belviq for 21 days and have lost 20lbs. I was fortunate not to experience any side effects. My constant urge to eat was subsided almost immediately. I find that I have to make myself eat most days. I have lost 14 inches total so far and can't wait to see how much more I lose. This medicine has been a blessing for me. Go to the DR this week for my first checkup and am actually looking forward to getting on the scale!

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I lost 45lbs on Belviq in 6 months - I spent over 20 years over weight after I developed severe arthritis in my mid 30'sand for years I tried to loose the weight I gained with diet and exercise alone. Belviq changed my life

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Yesterday's Doctor Visit - Went for my 3 mo. check up yesterday. As I've said in the past, it took me over a year to convince my doctor to prescribe Belviq. One of the conditions was that I would come in every three months so he can monitor my condition. - Had labs done for Diabetes but no Cholesterol till next visit.

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I started on Belviq June 3rd. at 380 lbs. last labs before starting FBG 178 A1C 7.1

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I have eliminated my Glimepiride and doc says I can now try cutting Metformin dose in half. I have also eliminated Hydrochlorothiazide but he wants to wait till next visit to try cutting down on Lipitor. About 4 years ago I had made the decision to never diet again. Every time I dieted in the past the end result, no matter how much I lost, was a significant weight gain. I, as well as my doctor, was convinced that I would be lucky to live another 10 years. Because of Belviq I no longer have that fear. I know that i will eventually get to my goal of 175 lbs. and eliminate all meds except Belviq. Of course once that happens I will probably get hit by a Bus.

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My wife did the combo when B was first approved (before most talked about it..) ....[Dr was a Weight Specialist...he gave it to her right off the bat] Lost about 30lbs in less than 3 months... It works!

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you forgot the sleep benefit, which is huge!

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Getting this prescription for Belviq is like getting multiple prescriptions for the price of one. Belviq has now been shown to improve EVERY major risk factor for heart disease that is pharmacologically treatable(listed below). Never been seen before and paticularly timely in our evoloution as for the first time our society now faces decreasing life expectancy due to these risk factors.

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Heart disease risk factors(RFs) are broken up into two categories: uncontrollable RF's being genetics, family history and age; and controllabe RFs. The controllable RFs are primarily: Smoking, Obesity, Diabetes, Cholesterol, Hypertension, and Inactivity(exercise). Of these, all but inactivity are treated pharmacologically and Belviq has already been shown to improve four of those five and in a short time that may be ALL five of the pharacologically treatable CV risk factors. If smoking trial shows good results and no adverse events pop up it will be mind boggling if a very significant number of people(tens to hundreds of millions)don't eventually end up taking this drug. It would almost be like combining five heart disease drugs into one. And that one drug-Belviq-perhaps being more tolerable than any one of the five drugs used individually.

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The benefits of B are almost too numerous to count. I also left out perhaps the biggest benefit of a Belviq and that would be cancer reduction. Probably the two biggest environmental/non-genetic risk factors for cancer are smoking and diabesity.

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You got that right, phat. Belviq treats obesity and has a positive effect on all of the indications you listed, all without harm nor foul as far as not presenting any serious adverse events at this point in time.

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15 months so far on Belviq and my latest A1c results show how well this drug really works!

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I got my annual follow-up blood test and consultation with my wellness doctor at Canyon Ranch in Tucson this past week. A lot to contemplate!

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The best news is my A1c went down fro 5.9 last year to 5.7. I didn't get real excited about this .2 drop until my doc said this was fantastic progress. (I was 6.2 in my A1c rating before starting Belviq).

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The end result is this drug really works in reducing blood sugar- I went from being pre-T2DM to it being a non-issue as far as diabetes.

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Also, 2 years ago the scales at Canyon Ranch showed I weighed 191 lbs. This year, I weighed in at 171 lbs- a 20 lb loss! (Actually, I did my weigh-in mid-day this year verses early morning 2 years ago- my morning weight is really 169 lbs- but who cares about a few lbs- it's still a great outcome).

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My LDL cholesterol went up, but, it's to be expected since I cut my statin intake in half because my LDL results were so good last year. My HDL cholesterol went up from 57 to 66 with no measurable increase in exercise. End result is my cholesterol ratio went down by .5, even with 1/2 the statin intake, (I used to get muscle cramps from my statins before- now they are completely gone!)

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My doc said I now have the blood results old a 40-50 year-old male- (did I mention that I turned 69 last week!)

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I give all the credit to Belviq for turning around my health completely. I've even avoided certain knee replacements because losing all this weight has taken so much pressure off my joints that I can walk or hike 5 miles with no pain anymore!

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My 11 1/2 Month Journey With Belviq Just saw my PCP this morning for my 90 day follow up visit and to discuss blood work and weight loss. I have now lost 70lbs. in 11 1\2 months. Have been off Metformin for 2 1\2 months and life gets better each day. In late July my A1c was 5.3 after cutting my metformin dose in half. Last week it was 5.5. Up a couple of ticks, but no diabetic meds.
My lipid results were tryglyserides 68 non fasting, Cholesterol 136, HDL Chol 44, and LDL Calc was 85.
Not bad for someone who weighed 288 nearly a year ago and felt like crap. Now 218lbs. and starting to feel a little bounce to my step that I lost 20 yrs. ago. Thank you Belviq and all of the quality posters on this board.
Next follow up will be in 6 months, by which time I expect to be 190lbs. or less and on a one pill a day dose or off altogether. It will be interesting to see if my numbers stay normal as I reduce my Belviq consumption.
And for those who are wondering, I have lost over 24% of my body weight so far. Wow..........

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Review by Anne Barett New Jersey (taken for 1 year): Dropped 59 pounds | "I now weigh 130 pounds as I did in high school."

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Review by Anne Barett New Jersey (taken for 1 to 2 years): User Rating: 10 For Weight Loss: Update on my one year experience on Belviq. Dropped 59 pounds 52 year old female hormone replacement, post menopausal, endometriosis. I now weigh 130 pounds as I did in high school. All blood work in normal ranges with bad cholesterol dropping by 66% and blood sugar down 1.1%. Side effects no more snoring, better sleep only bad side effect was a headache first three days taken care of with Advil. Great medicine that has me and my doctor very pleased

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I was able to drop those last, pesky 15 pounds, with ease, on Belviq. I completely lost the desire for the foods I formally craved. e.g. Doritos, fast food, ice cream etc.

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Mattress Preservation

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Belviq for Smoking Cessation I'm back in now after seeing first hand the results my 21-year old son experienced taking Belviq to help quit smoking. (Yes, we were able to find a doctor who was willing to prescribe it for smoking.) My son went from approximately 15 cigarettes a day down to 2 within the first few days after he started Belviq. He has been taking it now for not quite 4 weeks and is down to 1 or 2 per day, and there have even been a couple of days that has abstained altogether. I do expect he will be able to quit altogether soon, and will report back when he does. He is not overweight, and as far as I can tell he has not lost any weight (or gained any, for that matter). However, I do see him making healthier food choices (i.e. salmon and salad instead of a burger and fries when we went out to dinner the other night -- and that's a first, by the way).
The biggest change though is not the reduction in cigarettes, nor the better food choices. He is no longer binge drinking on the weekends. In fact, he is no longer drinking at all. I mentioned it to him a few nights ago and he told me, "I just decided to quit, Mom".

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Earlier this month my Endo's visit was on September 08, 2014. I reminded my Endo that my Pre-Authorization (PA) for Belviq was expiring on ~ 09/24/2014 and he should ask for a another one year PA before the deadline.
Since the visit, I was considering of stopping Belviq since, I felt that my system became immune to it's effects.
I bottomed in weight loss few months ago at 206 Lbs from 251 Lbs (45 Lbs Weight Loss), since then I have been gaining weight, my current weight is 218 Lbs.
The one year insurance pre-authorization from CVS Caremark ended on 09/25/2014.
For the last 4 to 5 days, I have not taken any Belviq, thinking this should be Okay. The first 2 days my Fasting Blood Glucose reading went up for an average of between 110 to 130 mg/dL (while on Belviq) to 160mg/dL and 174mg/dL even though there was no change in my diet or the medication I have been taking including the ~ 20 to 24 daily Humalog 25/75 units have been taking (before starting Belviq over a year ago I was on 100 daily Humalog Units). The first two day I thought were an anomaly, so I did no react to it. The third and fourth day again 182mg/dL and 178 mg/dL. This morning my Fasting Blood Glucose was 204 mg/dL after ~ 5 days without Belviq .
To be honest, I was shocked this morning with the high reading, even though my diet has not changed. So I called my Endo's office first thing this morning, could not get hold of him; however, talked to the nurse there. She looked in my file and she saw the note my Endo made on 09/08/14 about the PA; however, nothing was done since then. I made sure she is aware of what happened with my high Fasting Blood Glucose the last 5 days without Belviq. The paperwork for another year pre-authorization are currently under way and hopefully will be approved in the next couple of days
Bottom line, from here I have two choices:
1) Start increasing my insulin intake to reduce the Fasting Blood Glucose readings.
2) Take Belviq again.
I am going to wait for couple more days to see if the PA will get approved by CVS Caremark. If NO approval, I am going to go along with choice 2) above which is taking Belviq again instead of increasing my insulin.
I honestly feel that what happened the last 4 to 5 days with me seem to prove that Belviq lowers the Blood Glucose independent of the Weight Loss. In some ways I am very pleased that is the case, even though, to me currently I have one additional health related problem to deal with in the next week or so.
Will be back on Belviq whether the insurance pays or not, will know in the next couple of days; I'm willing to wait to find out before picking up my next refill.

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New Update
Due to the recent threads about pounds lost, percentage of weight lost and A1c improvements, I thought this would be a good time for an update to my #116947 post. As stated then my starting wt. was 340 lbs., and my A1c was 8.0. As of today my wt. is 270 lbs. (70 lbs. lost, almost 1.5 lbs. per wk. avg. or 20.6% of my starting wt. on Oct. 25th, 2013) and my A1c is 5.9.
At my recent Drs. appt. he also said my bad cholesterol had come down from 208 to 123 (after completely stopping Lipitor the same day I started Belviq, but he wants it lower). He didn't even order an A1c check on the latest blood work because he said A1c of 5.7 is considered normal and I was close enough to not worry about it until the next time.
Another thing that I find interesting is that I drove to Hilton Head, SC on Sept. 13 (weighing 272 lbs.) and, after eating some fabulous food, returned home on the 22nd weighing 282 lbs. and by the 30th I was at the current 270 lbs.
I think I'm a responder, Thank God.

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Results
OK, today I turn 70 and my goal of being below 200 lbs by 70 has been achieved. I started Dec. 1, 2013 at 238 using 2 B pills/day…
It was definitely worth the price. I have dropped my Lipitor/Zetia combination and will be tested in 2 months to see if that was successful. I have bought new pants and shorts that are 4" smaller around the waist. As everyone here says, this stuff really works. Dr. Salt1

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"So I had a sooner doctors appointment to adjust diabetic medication after 1 week of B my doctor was amazed not only was she amazed with the results she took me off of one of the medications, my sugars are where they need to be, I also lost 8lbs from last Friday, she also extended my prescription for B and put me on 2 a day instead of one, can we say happy camper, I wish everyone good health and luck as we all take this journey together"

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A year on Belviq and how I busted the plateau
In July I completed a year on Belviq. I had lost well over 50 lbs, but not much of it in May/June. It seemed as if the effects had worn off and the cravings were gradually returning. It's not that I started gaining weight back. I remained stabile, but my guess is that was more due to the better habits and discipline I had acquired over time.
I decided to do an informal experiment. I stopped taking Belviq for six weeks. When I stopped cold turkey I had absolutely no sensations of withdrawal whatsoever. My body felt nothing. During those six weeks I continued to watch what I ate as best I could... I gained about a pound. Last week I got a new bottle of Belviq and started fresh.
The first dose felt exactly like my first dose last year. All the mild sensations I felt back then returned: very mild buzz, mild headache, super sound sleep. Now my headaches are gone; there might still be what you'd call a very slight sensation of well-being, but barely noticeable. My cravings, however are gone again. The extra sound sleep returned.
Long story short, based on this experience, I'd say that in my case a six-week hiatus reset my body to react fresh to Belviq. My goal is 50 more pounds and then I go on maintenance. This time I'm not going to stay on Belvig for twelve months because I don't think I was getting much from it towards the end. I'm going to take another break in March... for only four weeks instead of six. Now that I've been able to incorporate my NordicTrack back into my life I may even reach my goal weight by then.

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I just dazzled my Endocrinologist -- Thank you Belviq! I dropped 15% of my weight since June 8th... without exercise. I'm saving that effort until after I see my cardiologist who is waaaaaay to hard to get into seee.... But, it is the fact that I've completely using Novolog (short term insulin) and cut my Lantus by 33% AND STILL get blood sugars in the 80 to 110 range almost every time. My golly, I want to stand up on my desk and shout to each of you investors that this magic little pill works like gangbusters! My endo has a large diabetes practice. I'm her first Belviq patient. She was trying to get me on Qsymia for several months. I told her there weren't really any side effects from slight dizzyness. But, I easily adjusted to that. Now I'm well under 300 pounds and looking to regaining my mobility. I'd love to start walking in a couple weeks. I feel wonderful....

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I lost 20 % in 12 months without extra excercise other than being able to walk faster and a little further due to my arthritis. Belviq performance as a monotherapy is being vastly underestimated in my opinion.

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I like to drink on the weekends, but when i started on Belviq, not only did I lose the cravings for food, I also lost the "need" to imbibe. Then, when I cut back to one pill a day, I started drinking again. Now that I stopped taking Belviq altogether, I " need" to drink on the weekends.
To summarize: Belviq worked great for me, and I will go back on it in January, when my insurance covers it.

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Had my first Doctor visit since being on Belviq. Not much to report as he did not order blood work for this visit. That will come in October or November.
He was very impressed with my weight loss (33 lbs in 2 months). When I told him my FSG (which dropped from 136 to 96) he recommended that I try eliminating my Glimepiride and continue checking Blood every morning an letting him know the results.


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I fall asleep quickly and sleep for most of the duration. Surprisingly, it has measured that I wake briefly once or twice a night, but fall back to sleep immediately. I was talking to a few bankers last night and two said that they would buy it for that alone, at almost any price. (He has three kids and not a good nights sleep in ten years).

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For me, no impact on intensity of passions. Better sleep, lower blood sugar, better lipids, dramatically reduced appetite and slightly better mood were the only impacts. I think on day one I had a headache, but that was it. The things I loved I still love, no change in level of passion. I've lost 12% of my body weight, 27 lbs, in 8 months. Now, I'm more likely to do the things I love than when I was heavier.

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I have lost more than 20% of my body weight in 10+ months on Belviq. 288 to 224lbs. It is truly, willpower in a pill. I have no cravings for bad foods. I can turn away from anything and I sleep better. One more thing I have no craving for is beer. I love Samuel Smith's Taddy Porter and many of the micro brews here in Oregon. I split one with my wife during a recent Ducks game, but could not even remember the last one before that. They just sit in the fridge. This pill may not be a cure for anything, but it does help you make proper food choices and almost all cravings. I do allow myself the occasional treat. But I don't really want to eat it, I JUST WANT TO TASTE IT. LOL It works very well for me. SIDE EFFECTS? For me, no impact on intensity of passions. Better sleep, lower blood sugar, better lipids, dramatically reduced appetite and slightly better mood were the only impacts. I think on day one I had a headache, but that was it. The things I loved I still love, no change in level of passion. I've lost 12% of my body weight, 27 lbs, in 8 months. Now, I'm more likely to do the things I love than when I was heavier -- REfill at wally world - picked up on friday...Talked with pharmacist...I asked him how scripts were doing and he said they are picking up nicely..He said they keep 5 bottles in stock per week now and he said it looks like it will be increasing..He commented on lack of insurance, I told him I have the 75 dollar coupon..He asked me how much have you lost and in what time frame..6 months and 45 lbs....Then he started asking me alot of questions about side effects etc..Said mild headache for first week so I went to one pill, but after that back to two pills a day..He said I guess the body needs to get use to it...He asked about any cardio problems, I said NO way, I also said all of my markers are great, ALL.. Was pre diabetic but NO MORE, He said WOW!..Just think of how much Insulin would cost I said , and he said you are right about that..He was very aware of belviq...He was really interested in what I had to say..I told him its will power in a bottle and one doesnt eat as much, small portions and fill full..He said do you diet and exercise also, I said yes on the exercise but eat same things just less of it..Of course I try to eat healthy but still like hot dogs and hammies..Just dont eat two to three of them, just ONE, and no problem of hunger..Now ive given up on the ice cream and pie, I dont even grave it any longer...Dont late night snack, still have a light beer per day for dinner or when its real hot...For a little laughter I told him I was at the barbie and my wife was outside with me and my pants feel down to my feet, no joke! We cracked up and I looked at her and said one word..BELVIQ..Everyone around was listening even the other pharacists....Things are picking up people, awareness is happening and belviq works

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I just started posting a few days ago, but I am not new here. I have been following this board for quite a while. I bought ARNA in late 2011 and early 2012 when it was under $2, but sold most of it at $9, about a year and a half ago. I'm back in now after seeing first hand the results my 21-year old son experienced taking Belviq to help quit smoking. (Yes, we were able to find a doctor who was willing to prescribe it for smoking.) My son went from approximately 15 cigarettes a day down to 2 within the first few days after he started Belviq. He has been taking it now for not quite 4 weeks and is down to 1 or 2 per day, and there have even been a couple of days that has abstained altogether. I do expect he will be able to quit altogether soon, and will report back when he does. He is not overweight, and as far as I can tell he has not lost any weight (or gained any, for that matter). However, I do see him making healthier food choices (i.e. salmon and salad instead of a burger and fries when we went out to dinner the other night -- and that's a first, by the way).
The biggest change though is not the reduction in cigarettes, nor the better food choices. He is no longer binge drinking on the weekends. In fact, he is no longer drinking at all. I mentioned it to him a few nights ago and he told me, "I just decided to quit, Mom".

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A Man's Man's Appetite.... Where'd it go? Have you ever caught yourself in the supermarket having to buy lunch. You don't know anyone there because it is near where you work. So, you walk in the door and met with about 1,000 ways to fulfill your lunch. Now I'm a former football linebacker. A catcher in baseball. I knew how to eat and fill up the old hollow leg. But now. . . .
Time for lunch but I didn't bring it in for the first time in many months.
1. I'm not hungry in the traditional sense. I want good fuel for my body, but, honestly I don't want a sandwich.
2. I head over to the cottage cheese section... A formerly huge guy buying cottage cheese... nope not 4% milkfat, nope not 2%. Yep.... non-fat. (I should make a video of this so my wife will believe me....after all the years of me, well, let's not go there....) Not even 6 oz... I probably ate 4 oz.
3. Ah, protein. I found a couple small chicken strips (about 2.5 oz) for a buck ten. I wasn't excited.
4. A nice fresh apple.
5. All for about $5 bucks.
6. Then went over to the Starbucks lady and politely asked her to wash my apple...
This IS the MIRACLE of Belviq. You simply eat less and DON'T want to be filled up any more. And I was full until dinner time, about 5 hours later.
Unbelievable for being a guy with a extra large sized appetite.
Share this with your friends. It is the honest truth.

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My journey with Belviq
I have now been on B since Dec. 1, 2013 about 10 months. I started weighing 238 (my bathroom scales) and now am stuck at 190. I haven't dropped any weight since July. I have always done a lot of exercise. I have been a runner for 56 of my 70 years (in 3 weeks I'll be 70). I do not relate exercise with weight loss. It is way more about how much you eat. The problem with B is that there are so many snake oil products out there claiming to lower your weight. B is lost in the noise of all the useless products. Dr. Oz is definitely a snake oil salesman and a very good one, but he has never mentioned the one that truly works, B.
I have been buying this stock because I know B works. It may take several years for the drs and general public to realize this, but I believe that they will eventually get the message. Drs still think that all you have to do is not eat as much. Academically that is true but you will NEVER get overweight people to "diet and exercise" to lose weight. That mantra of the health profession is total garbage. Sure it may theoretically work but essentially no one can do it.
I have been buying more ARNA recently. It works so I am a big believer that it will slowly gain recognition and will be universally used EVENTUALLY. I can wait to be rich. I have not lost one cent in this stock because I have never sold a share. I am waiting for $30 to sell my first shares.
Dr. Salt1

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If I'm reading her blog correctly, she started at 436.8Lbs in April of this year... Fast forward today and she's 365.4Lbs...
That's about 16% weight loss in almost 5 months... YES, She's a responder! Congrats!

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"son quit smoking" That's is how it works. They really don't want to smoke. Craving gone. Not all, but when it works, it works. It works for alcohol addiction too. It is safe. There is know reason I can find not to try the drug, but need study for comfort level. Past 25 years it is statins, Viagra et al, now Locaserin. Three most important new medications. Locaserin(BELVIQ) will be there. It is a secret at the moment, but I think that may change by 1/15

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I have seen some of my patients cut down on cigarettes while on Belviq. Can't give you exact numbers since I was not tracking that specifically. I do recall one man who was using chewing tobacco that contains nicotine . He quit chewing this tobacco when he took the Belviq. I thought that was very interesting

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My patient who stopped smoking completely from 30 cigs/day took about 3 months.

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I started Belviq when it first hit the shelves. I lost 38 - 40 lbs. My numbers on blood work all came down. My BP which had been up and all over the place came down to absolute normal after my 1 year check.
However, though my triglycerides had come down nicely the number was still above normal with a ways to go. Can't remember just now what the number was, but got a prescription for generic Lipitor. 10 mg which I cut in half because I don't like statins.
After 3 months, my LDL went down by 37 points, but my triglycerides went UP by 33 points to 204.
I did not think highly of the trade off so I stopped taking the statin after seeing the result.
One of my main reasons (on my own) for taking Belviq was to head off Type 2 diabetes, and since the triglycerides had been continuing a steady decline up to that point, I want to continue that trend. Somehow I think the triglicerides are of more concern for me, though some days I am not too sharp.
I have long thought there is more going on inside the body with this drug than just weight loss and your example is once again evidence of that. Belviq has many benefits for me.

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Visit to Cardiologist

Went for my 6 mo check up this morning. Everything from lipids to BP was good. My doc complimented me on maintaining weight loss and said obesity is the challenge that will dominate medical attention for the next 2 decades. I asked if he had been detailed on Belviq. Said he never heard of it. This is a pretty big Cardiology practice located in South Carolina which is a state full of obese people. I starrted to explain about the product and he displayed a negative attitude saying he wouldn't prescribe any meds containing phen or dopamine directed substances. So I gave him the Berlviq spiel and he got very interesed and wrote down the name saying he would look it up. I told him I have stock in the manufacturer and would he appreciate it if he would write as many scripts as possible. He said if it didn't act the same way as drugs speeding up metabolism etc he would definitly present his patients with the opportunity to use Belviq. His reaction was strong enough to make me believe him.



 Read Donna's Update.  She wanted another RX over Belviq and now is a true Belviq Believer.
 
http://belviqdaily.blogspot.com/p/other-belviq-patients.html


Down almost 12 lbs now and can't keep my pants on any more!
No- it's not the "sex" side-effect that I was hoping Belviq would give me, (as much as I tried I couldn't keep it "stiff" for 6 hours). But, at least I can find it now and my waist is down from 36" to 33", (my fat was mainly in my waistline).

My fasting blood sugar levels down almost 15%, (108 to 92). I'm not a pre-diabetic anymore, (which was my main reason for taking Belviq in the first place).

I'm a very happy camper!



Have my Belviq prescription

Took script yesterday Tuesday to small independent pharmacy price $240/month
picked up prescription this afternoon, was no charge, 15 day supply, nice.
Pharmacy said I am the first Belviq prescription.
Took pill immediately, 2pm, these Belviq pills are tiny.
Ate a snack of Cotto Salami and Havarti cheese, not much, went to Home Depot and did repairs around house, operated heavy machinery[!], everything ok, feel nothing really
8pm Fired up BBQ and grilled 2 6oz tuna steaks and brussel sprouts for spouse and I.
Had a cup of mixed nuts around 10.
Taking 2nd Belviq pill now.
Feeling just like normal, no side effects.
There were no "seconds" available for dinner tonight, but guess I did not miss that, [I usually get "seconds"]
sometimes truth is boring, oh well.


After 30 Days on Belviq 5% first target is now reached

07/12/2013 = 238.2 Lbs from 250.8 Lbs = -12.6 Lbs = -5.02%

Average fasting glucose reduction from 06/13/13 = - 48 mg/dL

Insulin reduction intake to date = -56%

Inches lost in waste so far ~ -3.2 inches

Fasting glucose reading this AM = 99 mg/dL

Holding steady 8 minutes (almost daily) on the stationary bike. 

Misc.

Pretty soon will start Phase 2 insulin reduction.

Will be dusting off the Bowflex machine this weekend to start upper body strength.

Conclusion:

Beat weight deadline by 8 weeks and did not have to do much except benefit in all aspects of my T2DM and health, feel a lot healthier.

Day 1 Belviq

Picked up script yesterday. First customer for Belviq. Started Belviq today. My weight was 215.4. Went to gym, did 35 minutes cardio on level 15, highest heart rate was 105. Did regular workout routine, no apparent side effects. Came home and had a grapefruit. After first section, I felt full.

Am not hungry and have no desire for food.



I am already seeing good results after just
ONE Day

My Naked Weight measured the same 250.8 pounds yesterday and exactly 250.8 pounds this AM; however, my Fasting Glucose yesterday was 164 and this morning it measured 102 and I swear by these numbers. This is huge already 102 is a perfect reading, I am already thinking of reducing my Humalog from 40 units down to ~ 30 units, I have not taken the meds yet, I am taking some time to really think how much Humalog I should take, I am thinking about 32 units so that my reading before lunch does not go below 80 (now, I might have to add the lunch reading to the spreadsheet given the fasting is showing normal numbers)


Real life story from peson who took Belviq.

Martha: I was in the last Phase III 2 years study. Lorcaserin has been approved by the FDA and will be distributed soon. It IS NOT A MAGIC PILL. Just helps to control appetite and gives you an edge. You still have to diet, plan meals, AND EXERCISE. I lost 52 lbs in one year on it. Helped me to walk away from food and not CRAVE, CRAVE, CRAVE all day. Very few side effects. I had some dry mouth and eyes, a little more fatigue at first, and the great side effect of being able to fall asleep quickly. I stress at night and couldn’t fall asleep. Now I can, still, even after being off it for 2 years. It retrained my brain.
Leslie: I did this study for the 2 years! I did lose 57 lbs.the 1st year.The second year I gained a small amount back (did not really stick to a 1700 calorie diet,so it was expected)I did have alot of energy,my cholerterol did improve & It did control my hunger & cravings.I got my letter just the other day(march 1st,2013) that states I was given the lorcaserin for both years (not the placebo)I would love to go back on the lorcaserin, I am searching places now to get it,as it is on the market now. Also I never had any s*de *ffects or h*art problems(we went to hospital for check ups & ekg every 6 mos)we also had a doctor on site, to monitor us when we had our appts. We had regular blood draws at each appt as well.My friend started the same time as I did,only to quit after about 9 months into the study (I think she must have got the placebo,I did not ask yet if she got her letter)overall I was satisfied with the results & do reccomend trying Lorcacerin!


Day one on Belviq

Had little sleep last night due to the heat and a toe injury taking down a wall in my basement last night.

Took a dose around 8 a.m. and didn't think to eat until around 1:30 pm when I was feeding the baby. I didn't have much. I was excited to take the baby out to the play gym and slide that I put together during his nap. Took a second dose at 4 p.m. I had a mild transitory headache(15 minutes) that I'm attributing to the heat and lack of water.

Its not unusual for me to miss a meal without thinking about it. Almost always, at the next meal I dig in with gusto. We have some guests coming over tonight and the wife is cooking something good. We'll see.

At this point I have no clue whether I'm a responder or not. On similar days in the past, I would be ramping up some serious hunger by now. Now, I'm a little hungry, but its not much. Hard to explain.



Losing weight without trying hard

"Belviq user1 said he is enjoying BELVIQ, too. He is losing weight, controlling his cravings without even having to try very hard. And he said he has a friend, whose father-in-law is an even bigger, heavier man who is also losing weight on BELVIQ."


CVS visit...  BELVIQ  "selling like hotcakes"

I went to pick up a prescription at my CVS in Bergen Coiunty, N.J. (Paramus area) and I have spoken to both pharmacists...
just as I was leaving with my prescrption I turned to her and asked if she ever heard of Belviq.  

Her answer was in one word  and I am not exaggerating) HOTCAKES. She said to me that the prescription was selling like hotcakes.



FIRST PILL

Took first pill this evening and got a low sugar reading within an hour of having dinner...
I want to get back to my 195 avg weight. I've had a slow healing foot problem for the past ten months and quickly shot to 226 at my heaviest.
Been looking forward to this little blue pill to get a kick start on my road to healthyness again


LOST 10 POUNDS ALREADY

started belviq on 6/13. doctors office weight 234,25days later @ 224lbs.
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The doctor gave me a 3 month prescription to Belviq.  It took a few calls to find it in Austin, Texas, but about a 3 weeks ago I got it and started.  Immediately I found that I was not really hungry, but I continued to eat because I liked the taste of food.  After the second week, doing a minimum of exercise I had lost 2 pounds.  Now is has been 3 weeks - I dont have much of an appetite and found that taking the pills first thing in the morning and mid afternoon really helps.  My weight is now down 6 pounds after 3 weeks and I want to continue on Belviq until I have stabilized around my target weight.  I guess the bottom line is this will also be excellent for those who just want to lose a few pounds (more cosmetic) than health related.



20 lb. mark this morning
I've lost 20 lbs as of this morning! 8% of my body weight. Began with Belviq in mid-June...so 3 months. I seemed to plateau at the 10 lb mark for several weeks, then all of a sudden, has been coming off. No negative side effects. Helps with sleep, and self-control. Beginning to see bone structure in my face again:) Also, my wife has been keeping track of the monthly grocery and eating out expenses: has reduced by around $100 for the past two months. Very pleased.



BELVIQ FOR QUITTING SMOKING

I've added smoking cessation to prophylactic weight loss as off-label indications for prescribing Belviq. My first two patients on Belviq who were smokers have reported and (so officially "in my experience, patient after patient":-) experienced 50% overnight decrease in tobacco consumption alongside moderate weight loss and positive moods. Just a matter of time before this goes viral in the sports community eg body building, weight class sports etc


Belviq instead of Viagra, sleeping pill, diabetic medication ?

'Hmmm, deep sleep, helps diabetes numbers, did somebody say it alleviates the need for Viagra? Seems I've heard some mention of helping smoking cessation, alcohol? We are all soon to be slim people that sleep well, have good boners, good breath, and stay sober so we can enjoy sex. All for $130 a month?"


FEELING FULL

have a full feeling almost all day almost no hunger in the evening … one at 8:30 am one at about 3:30 4:00 also little more aware of what i eat.


Got off Anti-Depressant

I firmly believe (without scientific evidence) that Belviq has an anti-depressant property in that compound. As I understand the medication she stopped taking was serotonin stimulating or rather inducing drug. That was the reason her PA advised to stop in order to prevent serotonin overload. It was a very good advice. I hope someday Belviq can replace all those anti-depressants which known to be adding weight as a side effect. My daughter was on Topamax (one of 2 ingredients of Qysmia) for 3 months but had very nasty side effects of tingling joints, headache and short term memory loss. That was 8 years ago. We complained to her psychiatrist, who replaced Topamax with the one she stopped taking 6 weeks ago.

Funny thing I forgot to mention was that she and I walked only 5 days 40+ minutes out of 15 days. So, the exercise was not a big part of her routine. It was rather sleeping well and not much urge to eat were the main reasons for weight loss.


Progress Monitoring Spreadsheet

Early signs after one pill this AM:

1) Been munching on a Fat Free Fig Newton Bar since this AM instead of my usual Sausage, egg and cheese on a Croissant with a cup of coffee from Dunkin Donut every morning.
2) felt a little of nausea due to empty stomach; however, there was no craving for food. I just had a Cup of soup for Lunch with some croutons and the nausea feeling went away.
3) I have been smoking a cigarette since this AM every about 1.5 hours instead my usual 1 hour interval.

Will be posting my progress spreadsheet every weekend on Saturday GOOD OR BAD, it will only state the FACTS about my progress


Interview 3.5 weeks on Belviq

Ref. "Did you expect the great numbers on glucose readings?"
When I started B on
06/13/13, the next morning fasting Glucose reading was 102 mg/dL. I was literally chocked when I saw that reading. Overall, I am very pleased with all the glucose readings throughout the day particularly the fasting readings. I am seeing all these good results while reducing my insulin intake by 56%. To me this is indeed incredible.

Ref. "Are your cravings gone completely?"
As far as craving for food before B, the answer is a definite YES. Nowadays, when I look at the plate in front of me at every meal, I do not feel that I really have to eat any of it. The only reason I eat is because I know I have to, to be able to survive. In other words, I truly can say that now I eat to live unlike before B when I always lived to eat and munch on foods between meals, the munching is completely gone and the food now taste a LOT better for some reason.

Ref. "Do you feel any different while on belviq?"
So far I can say, I have NO NEGATIVE side effects whatsoever while on B, except for the first day when I felt a little nausea before lunch and as soon as I had my soup the feeling went completely away. Since then I had NO other NEGATIVE side effects whatsoever. As a matter of fact, now I can run a full flight of stairs without feeling any tiredness. I feel lighter and much healthier than before. Three weeks prior to my next visit with my Endo on 09/20, I will be taking a blood test, I expect much better results than last as far as Cholesterol and everything else. Last HbA1c was 7.2%, can't wait to see what the reading on 09/20 is going to be. I am expecting in the low 6% range.

Here is the summary
This AM fasting weight = 242.8 Lbs = (-3.2%) from 250.8 Lbs = 8 Lbs
Fasting Glucose this AM = 110 mg/dL
Average Drop in the Fasting Glucose since 6/13/13 is 53 mg/dL
Insulin Intake yesterday = 42 units down from 100 daily units on 06/13/13 a 58% reduction while keeping reasonable glucose readings.
Average Fasting Glucose Reduction mg/dL to Date from Base point reading on 6/13/13 = (49) mg/dL
Metformin (Glumetza) increased dosage from 1500 mg a day to normal prescription dosage of 2000 mg a day (1 gram AM - 1 gram PM). Did this on purpose to see if increasing the Metformin will help further decrease the glucose readings during the day, which in turn helps go to the next phase insulin reduction much faster. So far, not seeing much improvement by increasing the Metformin. Pretty sure need to loose more weight before further reducing the weight gain promoting insulin.


My brother-in-law has been on Belviq 5 days

and says his craving to smoke is much lower. Smokes two packs a day and today said he smoked a pack and 4 cigarettes. Lost 2 lbs. I sure hope these off-label uses mushroom. If we can get 1 million chronic users that should be worth $50 pps.


46 days.....30lbs lost!

   

Lower Alcohol Consumption

In my case, it's less alcohol consumption, (wine).  When I eat less at dinner because I'm not as hungry, I drink a glass, (or two), less of wine. I'm sure that that was contributing to my pre-T2D condition. And, even after dinner, I'd "nibble" on that bottle till it was finished- it was my form of "dessert".  Now, my appetite for "desserts" has gone way down and I find myself corking the bottle after dinner. Empirical evidence for sure, but it's working for me... I'm down by 3.5lbs myself so far.


BIG NEWS

After one month I am pleased to report I have lost 15 lbs. 230 down from 245. Now comes the really good part. This morning I asked my wife who is T2DM to measure my blood glucose level. At my physical in late June it was 117, this morning it was 87!!! I haven't been under 100 in 10 years!


Morning doctor visit update

since 6/13 lost 14.1 doc scale. mine said 10

from a doc that said why bother with 3% now wants a rep to visit him

most impressed

ray


6 Weeks on Belviq

My Progress on Belviq 06/13/13 up to 07/25/13 ~ 6 Weeks on Belviq

Fasting Weight measured in the AM = 234.0 Lbs from 250.8 Lbs
Total Weight Loss since starting B on 06/13/13 = -16.8 Lbs or -6.7%

NO Side effects whatsoever, all side effects have been POSITIVE

Starting BMI = 37.0 ........ Current BMI = 34.6

Average Fasting Glucose Reduction to Date = -49 mg/dL

Starting Insulin on 06/13/13 = 40 units AM + 60 units PM = 100 units
Today's insulin intake will be = 10 units AM + 16 units PM = 26 units
Insulin Reduction to date = -74%

Starting waste measurement 48.5 inches and current is 43.5 inches, a reduction of 5 inches.

Exercise:
Holding steady at 8 minutes a day on the stationary bike
Bowflex ~ 5 positions every other day using 30 Lbs each hand low resistance for upper and midsection strength.

Please See attached Progress Matrix for more details, I will continue monitoring and can't wait for the day when I am completely off my Insulin.

Thank you Eisai and thank you Arena Pharmaceuticals for bringing Belviq to the Market.
 

Additional side-effects of Belviq- the amazing new sleep drug- 6 weeks on it so far

I'm into week six. Not much more to report on the weight-loss front. Only 5 pounds lost to date- but I started basically "thin" and only want to lose 10-15 lbs total.

My blood-sugar level is down 10% though, (from 108 to 98), and that was my main objective in taking this drug.

By the way, I was "addicted" to sleep meds as I have insomnia. I've cut back by 75% on my Zolpidem "habit" and that is a MAJOR BENEFIT of Belviq for me!

I fall to sleep instantly, have very vivid dreams and wake up more refreshed.

I think Arena needs to study the side-effect of Belviq as a replacement drug for sleep meds- there's a huge market potential!

From Patient: Summary after 7 days on Belviq:

(FROM A PATIENT)

Today's fasting Weight = 246.0 # = (-1.9%) from 250.8#
Fasting Glucose this AM = 101 mg/dL
Insulin Intake yesterday = 74 units instead of 100 daily units
AMAZING Glucose readings yesterday:
Fasting = 114
Before Lunch = 73
Before dinner = 99
2 Hours after dinner = 122
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Date | FW | % WL | AMF |
NBL | PMB | PMA | Belv | Glum | Huma | MBV | Cigs | Ex
6/13/13 | 250.8 | 0.0% | 164 | NM | 216 | 173 | 10-10 | 0.5-1.0 | 40-60 | --- | 18 | ---
6/14/13 | 250.8 | 0.0% | 102 | 106 | 193 | 85 (*) | 10-10 | 0.5-1.0 | 32-60 | --- | 19 | ---
6/15/13 | 251.6 | 0.3% | 145 | NM | 150 | 182 | 10-10 | 0.5-0.5 | 40-52 | --- | 27 | ---
6/16/13 | 251.2 | 0.2% | 118 | 135 | 187 | 158 | 10-10 | 0.5-1.0 | 32-52 | 1C-1C | 20 | Ex7
6/17/13 | 250.6 | -0.1% | 115 | 118 | 163 | 139 | 10-10 | 0.5-1.0 | 30-50 | 1C-1C | 20 | Ex7
6/18/13 | 246.9 | -1.6% | 112 | 105 | 144 | 166 | 10-10 | 0.5-1.0 | 30-48 | 1C-1C | 19 | Ex7
6/19/13 | 246.6 | -1.7% | 114 | 73 | 99 | 122 | 10-10 | 0.5-0.5 | 28-46 | 1C-1C | 23 | Ex7
6/20/13 | 246.0 | -1.9% | 101 | XXX | XXX | XXX | XXX | XXX | XXX | XXX | XXX | XXX
 



3 months weight loss on Belviq ! 10.65%

JUNE 9th weight 246 LBS
JUNE 25 weight 237lbs (weight lost before I started Belviq in order not to confound the results. Anyone can lose 9 lbs of weight gain efficiently in 16 days. It's the hard fought lbs that follow that are troublesome to lose and start the decline to excuses and discouragement. These are the LBS that I will give the credit to Belviq so that no one can say "It was water weight" or other BS excuse.
June 30 234
July 13 229
July 17 227
July 20 225
July 22 224
August 6th 220 LBS this am!!!!! 7% weight loss. I think my beard now weighs 1 more LB. I am not cutting it until I reach my goal weight.
AUG 14 219 started working out some.
Aug 25 Still 220 with sore muscles.
Aug 30 221 More sore. gotta back off a bit.
Sept 10 219 going back in the right direction with muscle mass and fat loss.
Sept 25 ......3 months on Belviq. Starting weight 237 and ending weight.......(drum roll)..............
214 lbs!!!!! 22 lbs attributable to Belviq. Solid numbers not "I lost 7 lbs the first week" . I am not harping on those that posted 1st week great numbers but merely trying to show Belviq proven weight loss.

In summary; Will power 9 lbs short term. 3.65% loss in 16 days.
Added Belviq and in 3 months I have lost ANOTHER 22 Lbs on Belviq giving me another 10.3% in 3 mos.
Will power 3.65% in16 days
.Belviq 10.3% in 3 mos . I never could have done it without BELVIQ!!!!!
32 lbs loss in 3 months and 16 days totaling 13.95 % weight loss.





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