These stories are of actual patients and are presented for illustrative purposes only. Individual results will vary.BACK TO WEIGHT-LOSS STORIES
Working the night shift in a long-term care facility is not an easy task. While I love my job, I have witnessed how my schedule can wreak havoc on my health, particularly my weight. Weight has always been something I struggle to control, and I’m always fluctuating up and down. My work schedule makes it hard for my body to get regulated, and sometimes I resort to eating just to stay awake on the job. On top of my weight struggles, I was suffering from high cholesterol, high blood pressure and a thyroid condition. I was on several different medications to keep my body regulated and in healthy range, but I knew something needed to change for the long term.
After watching my mother become so reliant on medication in the last several years of her life, I became fearful of my own health and where I would be when I was my mother’s age. I knew I didn’t want my future to look that way. I finally decided to talk to my doctor about how losing weight as part my overall health plan.
My doctor was very understanding when I approached him about my concerns. After listening to my weight loss struggles, he recommended that I start taking BELVIQ® with diet and exercise. I was hesitant at first, but after he carefully outlined the benefits and risks of BELVIQ, I decided to try it.
"BELVIQ® has really helped me to manage many of the struggles of eating too much that come along with working the night shift. I feel like I am better able to regulate my eating patterns, and I am making healthier choices throughout the day. I no longer feel like I need to eat to stay awake, and when I am eating, I tend to gravitate towards healthier options like fruits and vegetables."
My weight has been decreasing steadily over the past year, and BELVIQ has helped me to manage my hunger. I’ve been able to change my night shift eating habits, and now I only eat when I’m hungry, not when I need to stay awake.
My family has been so supportive of my weight loss, especially my daughter who has followed my progress all along. I also am really lucky to have my doctor in my life. I regularly check in with him every three months so he can monitor my progress. Knowing how far I have come gives me the confidence moving forward to continue to maintain my weight loss efforts. I feel like I am making progress in my journey with BELVIQ and am excited about the weight I have lost so far.
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.