User Reviews for Phentermine/topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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Review by lioness223:

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8.0

For Weight Loss: I lost 11 pounds in one week. I did experience dry mouth and did stop taking them for a few days. I lost an additional three pounds the second week.

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February 5, 2015 4:16 AM

Review by BeckyIrons (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I have been using this medication for 1 month and have lost 15 lbs. I have been very fortunate and the only side effect I have experienced is a bit of a dry mouth. That has not been bothersome it has only encouraged me to drink more water. I have continued exercising 4-5 days/week. What has been a real blessing is I have not been obsessed with food and I cannot recall a time when food was a main focus of my thoughts.

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January 26, 2015 4:12 PM

Review by amira.:

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I've been taking Qsymia for the 14 days free trial and I haven't lost not even one pound even though I exercise for 30mins every day 5 days a week and drinking lots of water I have been having those side effects like dry mouth tingling on my fingers but I've also felt very tired. I don't know if I should try the higher dose for a month or just change to Belviq.

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January 19, 2015 5:47 PM

Review by Juicyjan:

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8.0

For Weight Loss: Been taking for two month and have lost 20 pounds. I take 400mg of magnesium daily which stops any constipation. Drink plenty of water eat healthy low carb diet, walk daily. Hope to lose 50 more lbs. side effects are minimal for me.

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January 16, 2015 1:03 AM

Review by M. Moore (taken for less than 1 month):

For Weight Loss: Well a friend told me about the medication but I needed to go through my doctor because I am a diabetic with several other health issues and I wanted to make sure that these meds would not clash with medications I was already on. I went to my doctor on 1/8/15 weighed in at 303lbs. I had already lost 70 lbs naturally by working out but just could not seem to get under 300lbs. So Saturday 1/10/15 I started taking them when I weighed myself yesterday I weighed at 295lbs. I do not have an appetite at all I have to force myself to eat a little something and I was taking the phentermine whole and started 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 after I get off of work otherwise I start feeling really loopy(spacy). Only worked out 1 day this week.

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January 15, 2015 8:51 AM

Review by Dee6459:

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5.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I am losing quite a bit of weight 65 pounds, but I do not want to lose my hair in the process of it. It is really falling out and I don't know what to do. I went to a dermatologist and after a few treatments and a biopsy she told me there was nothing she could do.

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January 10, 2015 12:56 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I started Qysmia in October 2014 with the free two week starter pack lowest dosage and then moved to the next dosage level . It Immeadiately began to work. I did experience dry mouth, a very slight tingle in my fingers and confused thinking for the first month. Those side effects where all temporary and did pass. As for my appetite it has changed considerably. It is under control, I eat what I decide to eat! Im not hungry, not thinking about food & not overeating. I am 53, had not been excercising and have lost 14lbs in 2 1/2 months. However I am starting my excercise program today because I do want the full benefit of both the weight loss and to be in good physical health. My goal is to reach 127lbs by May of this year, good luck to all!!

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January 1, 2015 10:35 AM

Review by Kobe's mom (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I started at 199lbs. (Barely at the 30 BMI required to take this medication) After 3 months, I'm down to 175 and still going strong. For my height, I should weigh around 160. I've had problems with weight loss since I hit my 40s plus it's hard for me to workout at times due to arthritis. This medication isn't a cure all but it does help when you are ready for a life change. My insurance does not pay for this yet even with a prior authorization but I'm willing to pay the monthly price.

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January 1, 2015 9:13 AM

Review by WeightLlossExpert (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I tried this med and I cant say I had a good experience. I guess it did suppress appetite but it also made me feel really down and tired. I wasn't even able to work out when I was on this med. I took it for 3 days and could not tolerate it any longer. My doctor switched me to Belviq and I love it its wonderful.

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December 23, 2014 5:20 PM

Review by ckhallmark2000 (taken for less than 1 month):

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: Well I took my first pill this morning 12/13/2014 from the 2 week free trial package. Will keep you posted. Am supposed to eat a vegetarian diet and walk 45 minutes to an hour 5 to 6 days a week. No alcohol (I don't drink so no problem there) but not sure how difficult the vegetarian diet will be. No meat at all including fish.

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December 13, 2014 8:57 AM

Review by f.tatum:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: My weight in April was 279lbs I've have lost 85 pounds so far. Still losing weight about 2 pounds a week, this weight loss is done without any exercise whatsoever thanks to taking Qysmia.

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December 12, 2014 8:14 AM

Review by Girlonamisson (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I started on the lower dose on 11/4/14. My starting weight was 301. 2 weeks later I went up a dose. On 12/4/14 my weight was 261 and I am still on the 7.5mg dosage. My doctor was so shocked when she saw me. She said the average person loses 1-2lbs a week and I've managed to lose about 10lbs a week. I also told her I cut out carbs and sugars. I no longer look at food as if I have to have it. I now look at food as a necessary nutrient my body needs to live. It is the best decision I've ever made.

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December 6, 2014 8:59 PM

Review by Ginny Tee (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: Qsymia is not a miracle; however, it does help with weight loss. With the proper life style changes in eating habits and physical activities (while taking Qsymia) pounds and inches begin to shed away. It may not be for everyone, but this is what has worked for me. The 72 pound loss in 5 months makes me a believer. Some of the side effect took me some time to get used to. The first week or two on the medication I had insomnia and tingling in the hands and feet, but it did fade as my body adapted to the medication. The only long lasting side effect that I notice is the metallic taste in my mouth, and lacking the ability to feel carbonation on my tongue. I do not see it as a bad thing since soda is not healthy to begin with.

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December 6, 2014 8:26 PM

Review by sturek (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: This medication changed my life! It gave me my life back. Lost 67lbs in 5months. It made the food I was eating taste like it was "crap, disgusting, processed garbage" I was a fast food Pepsi addict (case of Pepsi a day). After my first dose I have never been able to drink a Pepsi again! I craved fresh foods vegetables grass fed beef. Partnered with real kickboxing the weight came off so fast and I've been off the Qsymia for 2 months and NO weight gain just more loss. I still have no desire to eat the garbage I did before. My brother is having the same success as I have had on Qsymia. Some people say its the cost of the medication they can't do it.

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November 22, 2014 4:01 PM

Review by missbee:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I started taking Qsymia one year ago in October and I have lost a total of 80 lbs. (29 lbs. to goal). I'm a 28 year old female, 5'6 with a starting weight of 269 lbs. I suffer from polycystic ovarian syndrome so weight loss has been a difficult journey for me and my doctor and I decided to try this medication. I have to say that I am thrilled with the results. This allows me to stick to a strict 1500 calorie a day meal plan (set by my doctor for my specific needs). I also workout for 30-45 minutes a day for 4 to 5 days a week. I add that, to say that you do have to put in some work in order to get the best benefits from this medicine. I haven't experienced any negative side effects. I see my doctor for monthly weigh-ins and vital checks just to make sure.

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November 20, 2014 4:28 AM

Review by KD32 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I've been on it for 11 days so far and I've lost 22lbs. I started out at 301lbs and now I'm 279lbs. That's just with the free starter dose. I completely cut out carbs, sweets and soda. I went for a weigh in today and my doctor almost didn't recognize me. Most people lose an average of 5-7lbs their first 2 weeks but my 2 weeks isn't up until Monday. I haven't exercised at all due to my 10-15 hour work days. I told my doctor I think I lost it this fast because I have no desire to eat. All I do is drink water. I try and force myself to eat but all I get in is a few bites of a protein bar all day. I have severe dry mouth. I'm going to try the next strength up next week and see how that goes. My goal is 199lbs.

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November 14, 2014 11:35 PM

Review by Sweets64 (taken for less than 1 month):

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1.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: Medication did not work at all. Taking 2 pills caused irrational behaviour, but no suppression of appetite.

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November 11, 2014 12:54 PM

Review by Flint, MI (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: To make a long story short. I was exalted with this weight loss journey on my own. After being fed up and knowing that I was in the season of Fall with Thanksgiving 3 weeks away, I needed a solution. Therefore, I took it upon myself on 11/04/14 at my appointment with my Endocrinologist to request a pharmaceutical pill that would aide my weight loss and BMI of 40. He gave me two options and I went with Qsymia. Thank God it was a free two week trial! Four days later, I can say I am 10 lbs lighter. Ladies and gentlemen, please do understand results may vary.

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November 7, 2014 11:02 PM

Review by Lakegirlfromfl (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: Lost 20 lbs in three months side effects were tingling feet, insomnia , irritability and metallic taste of soda. Side effects were worth the weight loss that I was unable to lose otherwise . I am mid sixties and thirty lbs overweight . My doctor gave me another three month prescription and I hope to reach my goal. I have more energy and am exercising for the first time in 15 years. It is expensive, but worth it.

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November 7, 2014 10:11 PM

Review by Toutie:

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8.0

For Weight Loss: I'm a 5 foot 20 year old woman And weigh 170 lbs. I've only been taking it for a week And so far I lost 7 lbs. that's without exercise. Qysmia is way to much for my budget so my doctor prescribed me Adipex and Topamax. It the same thing I just have to take two pills instead of one. It really does work but I do have some complaints. The first few days I took them I couldn't sleep at all. My mouth is dry and it has this funny, nasty taste that won't go away. When I go to drink or eat water I feel like I need to vomit, but I force myself to drink plenty of water. I have bad mood swings. I get so angry at little things. I am thinking whether I should stop taking them. It really does work. My mom takes this and she has no complaints.

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November 6, 2014 8:32 AM

Review by Tired Momma (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I began taking Qsymia about 3 weeks ago and I am down a little over 10lbs already which is awesome! I am 5'5'' and weighed 184 when I began taking it. Had my 3rd child about a year ago, and needed some help losing the weight this time. Diet soda definitely tastes flat and gross now, and I used to love it. I have also noticed that I seem to space out, and forget things a lot more than I used to. I do work full time and have an infant that doesn't sleep well to take care of, but I (and my husband) definitely notice a change since I've been on it. I also get the dry mouth, but usually only notice it in the mornings when I wake up since I make sure to drink plenty of fluids during the day. Really not hungry at all - love it!!

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November 5, 2014 8:02 AM

Review by Pigmom (taken for 1 to 6 months):

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I am 62 years old and I have been taking Qsymia for 2 months and have lost 22 pounds. Qsymia does require me to drink alot of water and has controlled alot of my "sugar" eating. I was a Diet Dr. Pepper addict and cannot stand the taste of one now. Water has totally replaced all diet drinks. I was very hesitant to start this medication for fear of side effects, but have not had any issues other than dry mouth. Because of some orthopedic issues, I am not able to participate in physical exercise--my weight is still dropping. I have also seen a definite drop in my blood pressure with this medication; therefore, requiring changes in my blood pressure medication. I hope to continue on this medication for two or three more months.

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October 31, 2014 10:14 PM

Review by Libra_ladee81:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I was prescribed Qsymia back in January but did not start taking it until 3/23/14 starting weight 292 I am now down to 228. I have never felt better my A1C was 6.6 in January in July it was 5.6 hoping when I go on November to be completely rid of this diabetes nonsense. I feel fantastic. I had minor side effects tingly toes and dry mouth but that went away after the first week. Hoping my doctor will keep me on until my goal weight of 180/190. Since she said I could be on it for a year. I only pay 10 dollars for 30 pills which is great but with my old insurance it was 80 that is why I took so long to start it.

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October 15, 2014 8:31 PM

Review by Just starting (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: Just wanted to let everyone know that many insurance companies are starting to cover qsymia (if you have insurance)with prior authorization from your physician. My copay is only $15

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October 10, 2014 6:11 PM

Review by Happygrandmother:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: 59 yr old female 5'6 195lbs. Been taking Qsymia for 10 weeks down 26 lbs. Feel fantastic! Minimal side effects. Kicked a long standing diet coke habit due to the metallic taste. Making healthy choices and very satisfying to work at weight loss and see progress. This has been a wonderful experience!

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