These stories are of actual patients and are presented for illustrative purposes only. Individual results will vary.
After years of yo-yo dieting, I was exhausted. I tried every diet known to mankind, numerous
times. Each of these diets would work for some time, but as soon as I went off the regimen, I would gain back the
weight I had lost, plus some. By the time I reached my 40s, I found it really hard to control my weight and my health
was suffering because of it. I was becoming frustrated with how hungry I always was. I became so self-conscious
about my weight; I even turned down invitations from my friends and family when they wanted to spend time with
me. Even though I was unhappy with my appearance, I was unable to lose weight and keep it off.
Over the past two decades, weight gain continued to be a daily problem in my life. In addition, my blood pressure was poorly controlled and my blood sugar levels were elevated.
"But just when I was feeling hopeless, my family doctor brought up my weight during a regular check-up. I was so grateful that my physician started the conversation and it finally gave me the opportunity to let someone know about the struggles I had endured for so long. I finally felt that I had permission to talk about my weight publicly and this was extremely helpful in taking the first steps towards making a change and regaining my life back."
My doctor initially suggested that I consider surgery, but I didn’t want that kind of an interruption to my life. So, my family doctor sent me to see a metabolic specialist to find an alternative therapy that I was comfortable with.
The doctor recommended BELVIQ® for me to try with diet and exercise. I knew by the sound of it that this may be a good option for me. The doctor reviewed with me the benefits of BELVIQ® as well as the risks. On BELVIQ, I noticed a change in my appetite. I finally felt like I could say “no I’m full,” and actually leave some food on my plate.
I want to continue on my current path for as long as I can because I’m committed to a healthier lifestyle. It’s even more exciting because my friends and family notice my weight loss and have been extremely encouraging. When they ask about how I lost the weight, I tell them about BELVIQ. BELVIQ has helped take my thoughts away from food because I feel full. I can now focus on the great things in my life. I am so thankful for these two great doctors in my life, and for the support they have given me.
For anyone struggling to lose weight,, I strongly encourage you to start the conversation with your doctor now. I’m so happy I did, and that conversation led me to a weight loss regimen that works for me—BELVIQ.
BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR is an FDA-approved prescription weight-loss medication that, when used with diet and exercise, can help some adults (body mass index [BMI] ≥27 kg/m2) living with extra weight, with a weight-related medical problem, or adults living with obesity (BMI ≥30 kg/m2), lose weight and keep it off. It is not known if BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR when taken with other prescription, over-the-counter, or herbal weight-loss products is safe and effective. It is not known if BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR changes your risk of heart problems, stroke, or death due to heart problems or stroke.
BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR is a federally controlled substance (CIV) because it may be abused or lead to drug dependence.
For more information about BELVIQ/BELVIQ XR talk to your Healthcare Provider and see the full Product Information.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.