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Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Message Board

  • sambostitch sambostitch Jun 13, 2013 11:57 PM Flag

    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.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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