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User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I immediately noticed I was'm eating the amount I was but then the fatigue, jumpy feeling and omg depression began. I stopped taking it after either biting off someone's head one second and the next a puddle of tears. If you don't experience these side effects then go for it but I was not sacrificing my sanity for my weight loss."

   
5.0

olivetolaugh1 (taken for less than 1 month) August 23, 2015

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For Weight Loss: "rated this drug about middle of the road because - initially - it worked! Lost the weight I wanted. But hair thinned & skin broke out. Started gaining weight again so would take it every other month or so but then it really wasn't working. Metabolism back to old self and had to cut 4" off my hair it had become so dry! Not worth the health risks."

   
5.0

Robin J August 23, 2015

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For Weight Loss: "Started taking medication on March 31 and was weighing 217. I'm now going on my 5th month and I weigh 179. I have to take in the mornings cause it prevents me from sleeping and when I first started taking it I had the tingling in the hands but that has passed"

   
10

very pleased August 22, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "So far, my experience has been so so. Let me explain myself. I am 17 years old (almost 18, don't worry), my starting weight was 219, and I have PCOS, Hashimoto's, and I think I even have something else, I just can't think of it at the time. I have literally tried EVERYTHING to lose weight. Everything. But nothing would help. This year I have at least stayed within the same 10 pounds which I have heard is normal. My doctor put me on the two week low dosage of this medicine and it didn't do anything for me. No side effects, nothing. The first week on the highest dosage I didn't have anything either. Now I am ending my second week on the highest dosage and I am losing about .5-.8 pound a day! Hopefully these results continue :)"

   
7.0

happy 17 year old :) (taken for less than 1 month) August 21, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I have been on Qysmia 5 months, and I have gone from 198 to 173. My high blood pressure is under control. Side effects I have experienced is tiredness but that's about it. With any medication that I controlling so much of what we need to survive there will be some side effects, So if you are eating the foods you need to help with these side effects (healthier options) it is great. I will continue on this medication for another 3 months and decide what to do then I recommend this medication"

   
8.0

CeeFlem August 21, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I started taking Qsymia at the end of June 2015. I received a card from my family Doctor giving me 3.5 months for FREE. I have done great on the first 14 days and the next 30 days of 7.25/46mg. Loosing a total of 23 pounds. However when I tried to get the next prescription I was told by my pharmacist that I would have to pay an outrageous amount and receive just the $75.00 coupon off. I am extremely disappointed in this company. They offered the free prescription and now refuses to allow you to receive them. I followed everything asked of myself. I know of another collage this has happened too. Same situation. The pills worked for me. No side effects at all. But if you receive a coupon/ free card from your Doctor beware!!!! It is expensive!"

   
8.0

Pbeins August 19, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Just finished my first week lost 7 pounds no side efffects so far should I go to the higher dosage? Need to loss another 20 or so"

   
10

JSR1999 August 19, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "you will lose more hair than weight on this medication and your eyesight as well. I took it for 20 days and was losing a lot of hair. not worth being skinny and bald. I would take a week off and take it again for 2-3 days on the weekend and each time noticed the amount of hair I was losing. I'd rather keep my hair."

AmyAnne August 19, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Do not waste your money or further your health side effects on this drug it does not work. Makes you very exhausted and tired, I had Numbness/tingling in the hands, arms, feet, twitching in my eyes; dizziness; trouble sleeping, dry mouth, confusion cloudiness and extensive heartburn."

   
1.0

Disappointed Hopeful August 13, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Started taking this when I found out I inherited my Dad's crazy cholesterol issues. I was only mildly overweight at 5'7" and 170lbs. In the past 6 months I've dropped down to 140lbs without changing anything. Stayed on the lowest dose. Only side effect is tingling in hands now and then. Cholesterol issues are now gone and I get non stop questions about this medication. I can't say anything bad about it. If you don't have a secondary condition where you insurance will help pay for it, it is quite pricey however."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 13, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "So far i am really liking this medication. i am only on the second refill of Q and i have already lost 16 lbs. the only real side effects i am having are tingling of the hands and feet from time to time and if i happen to wake up at night i have a harder time falling asleep. thats never been problem before. ive always been great with sleep. i love that im not always hungry and needing to eat. i get full so quick and hardly eat."

   
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missSD August 11, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I have been on Qsymia for about 2 weeks on the low dose 3.75. I was a little nervous about taking this after reading the reviews but so far I haven't had very many side effects. Just had problems sleeping a little other than that everything was fine. I'm not sure if I lost anything I haven't weighed myself yet. I start my higher dosage tomorrow and will update everyone next week."

   
5.0

DETERMINED75 August 11, 2015

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For Weight Loss: "I have been in peri-menopause and now menopause for 9 years. I did the average gain of 1-2 pounds per year. Started 186lb in January Lost 9lb on own, hit a plateau. Doc put me on Qysemia. I lost 14 pounds in 3 months, and stopped, as my doctor didn't want me below 160 (5'8" tall, 53 years old) For my size, he said I looked good and didn't want me obsessing about weight. My goal was health and strength. I work out 30-40 minutes a day. Had all usual side effects, hand tingling, dry month, constipation, which cleared when I stopped. I weigh myself weekly and if I stay within 3 pounds of my goal, I don't worry. I still watch what I eat. I found it easy to make good choices while on medication, as I wasn't hungry and sweets tasted off."

   
9.0

busyfifty (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 11, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "In 5 months, I gained 25lb. And my weight lost control. I had to stop taking this."

   
1.0

placidworld August 11, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Lost 20 pounds on 2nd month now going to 7.5 mg on 3rd month"

   
9.0

Terry325 August 7, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "This was my first attempt at a prescription for weight loss and I took this from 9/13-3/14. I lost weight and my appetite, somedays forgetting to eat at all. This medicine had a big effect on me that I didn't comprehend while I was on it. I held a high level position and drove multi-states for work. Q made it increasingly tough to focus and effected my eyesight and caused some hair loss over time. I couldn't sleep and in addition to not being able to focus, I was exhausted....Wired AND Tired everyday! These things got worse over time. I had dull, almost puffy pain around my eyes everyday, all day long, and my hands and feet were freezing even in hot weather. I was so off-kilter on this...although I lost weight, I felt increasingly awful."

   
4.0

MissIllinois August 6, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Male age 65. Starting weight 255 lbs. Now 211 lbs. Before taking Qsymia I was and continue to take other drugs including 1) BP Lowering 2) Cholesterol Lowering Statin 3) Paxil for Anxiety Before taking Qsymia I was and continue to eat Jenny Craig which ships their food to my door. I have lost weight before but always returned to the weight prior. I have been on Qsymia about a year and a half. This drug definitely works! Although my doctor urges me to exercise, I do not. For the first few months I experienced dry mouth but that has gone away. I did get down to 200 lbs but have been slowly increasing. I think the effect of the drug might have worn away a bit as I still like a high calorie snack at night. After $75 rebate cost is $131/mo"

   
8.0

Hansende August 6, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I have been wanting to share my experience since I have been reading the reviews on here for weeks. I have been on Qsymia 3.75 for 2.5 weeks. My first week I lost 12 pounds and my second week I lost 8 pounds totaling 20 pounds. I weigh myself on Sundays. I had one side effect that I really thought was going to get the best of me and that was the feeling that I was going to black out. I eat something every two hours and due to working graveyards and being in school I have not had a chance to workout as of yet, but I think about it every day. I will follow up in 2-3 weeks."

Iluvme2 August 5, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I lost 80 pounds in 6 months. I lost a little hair but it stopped when I stopped taking it. I also had shakiness in my hands and sweets tasted crazy sour, but apart from that I was good."

   
9.0

KerryGray August 4, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "7/26/15, first day of taking Qysma. So far just can't eat."

Charlene Rae July 26, 2015

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For Weight Loss: "I've taken this combination for a year. I started at 168, I am currently at 138 and still losing. I am completely happy with the results since I am over 40 and I was dieting and exercise and not losing weight. I finally asked my doctor for help. He did a complete physical and after making sure that I was healthy he started me on this combination. I am 5'5 and have reach my BMI. I am still exercise and watching what I eat and hope to lose 5 more lbs. Highly recommend."

   
9.0

BeeJean (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 24, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "A word of caution to anyone with a history of depression or anxiety. I experienced some really scary side effects in the three weeks I tried Qsymia, including suicidal thoughts. I have a history of mild anxiety and depression and I experienced very severe symptoms while on the drug including panic attacks, restlessness, trouble sleeping and extreme sadness. I'm tapering off the med now. I have a BMI of 35 and a history of PCOS which is why my doctor prescribed it, but she should not have given me this with my history of depression without a more serious warning of the potentially scary side effects. Good luck to all of you who are trying and who it's working for."

   
1.0

tmk2380 July 23, 2015

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For Weight Loss: "I've been taking 50mg Topamax twice daily and 30mg of Phentermine once in the morning for about a year now. The dosages are low and weight loss has been gradual but I am very happy with the combination. I was instructed originally to take 15mg Phentermine in the morning and a second capsule before 3pm but it really affected my ability to get to sleep at night and I didn't feel like I needed it mid day. I'm not thrilled about the foggy memory and problems putting together words the Topamax seems to cause from time to time, but it has been well worth it. I also experienced some hair loss after upping my dose of Topamax but it resolved after a few weeks. In all, I've list about 70 pounds this last year with diet and exercise."

   
9.0

Kalistis (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 18, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I'm 26 years old 5'3. Year in a half a ago I quit taking Vyvanse I didn't like the way it made me feel and since then I have gained about 80 pounds in the past year. I began at 199 6/25/15 now I weigh 194.4 7/13/15 so it's only been about 2.5 weeks and I've lost about 5 pounds. I hope to see good results with this medication because it has been very difficult for me to look in the mirror and know I let this happen. Especiqlly since I've been fit for most of my life. Beer, coke and Pepsi taste awful, wine still tastes good. I've had minimal side effects, tingly hands, feet, nervousness. But not very often. I hope this helps."

   
4.0

heading to the beach (taken for less than 1 month) July 13, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Me: 43, 3 small kids, major PCOS, binge-eating disorder (BED), 2010 lap band (weight loss minimal). Doc suggested trying this before Metformin (for PCOS) because Met can sometimes make you gain weight. The Topirimate in it is also effective for BED, so, a twofer I guess. I started around 275 May25th (initial dosing). Today I am below 247 lb. Dry mouth but I drink a ton of water, so it's fine now. Rarely hungry. Honestly, I feel great...I open up the pantry to look and then turn away...I only crave protein and coffee. Never was a fan of pop though, so not a problem there. After $75 per month coupon I pay about $115 OOP. My PCOS has also been gotten better in just the one month."

   
10

PCOSMama (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 8, 2015

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