User Reviews for Phentermine/topiramate

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Review by lovetospin:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: This is a miracle. I no longer think about food and have no desire to snack in between meals. I eat only what my body needs. I have lost 13 pounds in six weeks. I lead a very active lifestyle (2-5 hours of cardio a week) and eat fewer than 100 grams of carbs per day. I have tried every diet under the sun, and nothing has worked as well as far as controlling my cravings. Side effects are minimal. I have some tingling in my lips and possibly my hands and feet. Be certain to take this medicine in the morning, or you will be up all night!

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August 24, 2014 10:50 PM

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

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: Update: Went to the doctor on 08/02/2014, down 32 pound. I really love these pills. Really no side effects. A little numbness in the fingers but go away quickly. Will continue to take until I reach my weight lost goal of 50 pounds.

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August 20, 2014 4:14 PM

Review by AmyHS1978:

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2.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I've been on the medicine for 3 weeks and lost 8 pounds. I would love to continue. However, possible side effects of this medication are depression, mental confusion, suicidal thoughts, etc. I have struggled in the past with depression. This medicine has has ignited a fire in my brain. I am at the point where I seriously think I'm going crazy. I urge you to disclose fully to your doctor if you suffer from chronic depression and urge you to reconsider taking this medicine. I begged my husband to commit me yesterday, that was my mental state. I'm seeing my doctor Monday to figure out a different course of action now.

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August 16, 2014 6:30 PM

Review by vvnj82 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I have only been using Qsymia for one week but dropped 3.6 lbs so far. It's really working. Usually I drop 3 pounds a month so this is really amazing for me. Not too many side effects but you have to drink water and limit your calories and exercise.

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August 15, 2014 2:06 PM

Review by loss60 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

For Obesity: In December 2013 I hit the 300 lbs mark after slowly gaining weight for many years. I have tried many diets including variants of the low carbs. In December I went to the doctors for an appetite supressent and went on Qsymia. I enrolled in a manufactures program which gave the first two weeks of meds for free then I paid $75/ month for 3 months. After 3 month, the price of Qsymia went up to $150/mnth (best case with coupon), so my doctor gave me a prescription of phentermine and another of topiramate (cost 35/month total as my insurance covers the later). In 6 months I lost 60 lbs! In the last 1.5 months I lost only 5 lbs, but my doctor explained that I should go off the meds for a few months and then the meds will be effective again.

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August 5, 2014 1:37 PM

Review by RLA1956 (taken for less than 1 month):

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8.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I am a 57 year old woman, 5' 6" and weighed in @ 234.6 lbs. I started with the lower dose as recommended by my doctor on July 14, 2014 and it is now two-weeks later and I have lost 7 lbs. I have been steadily gaining weight over the past 20 years but in particular the past 7 years. This medication seems to be helping. I will admit that the very first day I questioned whether I could continue taking this because I was so drowsy I could barely function at work. However, each day got better and by the 4th day I did not feel any effects at all. I have now moved onto the stronger dosage. I have also not experienced the constipation that many have complained about here on this commentary. I am hoping for good results as time goes by.

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July 28, 2014 10:30 AM

Review by Texansgirl:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I started my 14 day trial on July 13, 2014 and have lost 4 pounds so far. Only side effects is dry mouth so I'm drinking lots of water, coconut water and Powerade. Since I love to eat and always thinking about food, Qsymia has taken away my thinking of food and my plate has never been left with little food on it. I can hardly finish my food now. I look at people how they eat and it just grosses me out. I can't believe that's how I used to eat. It's unbelievable how Qsymia works. It's really helping me. I hope I can continue to take Qsymia once I start the 7.5 mg next week with hardly side effects. Will keep you updated.

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July 21, 2014 7:41 PM

Review by Dch33 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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3.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: Started out great on the lowest dosage. I lost 20 pounds in the first 6 weeks. Moved up to the next dosage and did not lose a pound. Still no side effects so they moved me up to the highest dosage. The first 2 days were great and then I thought I was going to die! The chest pains were horrific! I couldn't chance the way I felt and it got me really thinking as to what I was putting in my body! I stopped taking it!

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July 15, 2014 10:41 AM

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

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I'm 28 5'8" Went to the doctor 6/27/14 I was weighing 240 lbs. Doctor prescribed me Qsymia to help me lose weight. I started off on the free 2 weeks supply had to go back to my doctor 7/3/14 for other reason not concerning Qsymia I was weighing 235 lbs. had lost 5 lbs within a week without exercising or dieting, just no drinking drinks (sodas) I drink lemon water or eating sweets I don't have any side effects I feel like myself. My goal is to get back to weighing 155lbs or maybe about 165lbs. I do plan on going forward with Qsymia because of the little result I had within a week. Qsymia is definitely 1 of the BEST diet pills I have tried.

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July 6, 2014 12:09 PM

Review by mzpooh:

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I have used Qysmia since January along with a low carb diet, and as of today I have lost 44 pounds. The medicines assist with keeping me from being hungry, and craving foods that I would generally binge on like sweets. I really am pleased with this medication. The only side effects I have incurred are some constipation, which I always had issues with. I use Miralax to aid with that. I only have a few more pounds to lose to reach my goal, but the medicine has really been a help.

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June 30, 2014 10:51 PM

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

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8.0

For Weight Loss: I was given TopirAmate for migraines and had 8 days left of Phentermine. So I uSed them together. I can't say for sure which was more responsible but in that month I lost 25lbs. I did finish the month on Topiramate without the Phentermine and part of this month June. I picked my new Script of Phentermine and started taking it on the 27th. So it is day 3 of the combination and I have lost 28 pounds. So something is working and I have much fewer migraines as well. Insurance covers Topiramate not Phentermine.

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June 30, 2014 12:30 PM

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

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8.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I wanted to give an update on my progress with Qsymia. I started on 02/18/2014. As of today I have losted 25 pounds. I do light exercise 3-4 times a week (about 20 to 30 mins). I love these pills and will continue until I have reached my goal. I go to the doctor on 08/02/2014. I will come back with another updated then. In the beginning my insurance did not pay, but now they do and I only have to pay a copay of $40.

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June 26, 2014 10:18 AM

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

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4.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I was on the 2 wk trial, on the 9th day I started having insomnia, my doctor decided to keep me on the 3.75 for another 2 wks to see if it went away but has not, I only get 3-4 hours sleep a night and I take it around 8am. I feel the medication really helps with weight loss, I have lost 5 lbs in 17 days, but am getting too exhausted to keep taking it. I will try Belviq.

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June 24, 2014 1:53 PM

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

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: Lost 45lbs. Actually lost too much weight. Started looking bony. Actually had 2 different doctors tell me I had last too much. I have never heard that from an MD before which is probably why I kept at it. I only started off wanting to loose 12 to 15 but the lbs may coming off and didn't stop. I've been weaning myself off since I saw pics of my face and chest. And yes, bones are sticking out. Qsymia worked for me. It's expensive but nothing except surgery and starvation helped before and with this med it was so easy.

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June 22, 2014 8:06 PM

Review by mikepp1002 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I have absolutely got to give this a 10. I weighed in around 260lbs. Male at 6 foot, even largest I've ever been it's was embarrassing considering I was 185lbs and toned not 10 years ago and after only 6 weeks I have shed 31 pounds and still see a change every few days.

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June 19, 2014 8:13 PM

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

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: Another update - Today I have lost 20 lbs. and been on Qsymia since March 9, 2014. (3 months, 9 days). I went four weeks with no loss, then lost a few more. It's slow and steady, but it does work. It's not a miracle pill, you have to do your part! It does help with cravings and appetite control. I also have to stay very consistent with Miralax and stool softeners because it does cause constipation. You have to drink a lot of water with this medication, too, as it will cause you to be thirsty. It's good to get into the habit of drinking lots of water anyway!

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June 18, 2014 3:49 PM

Review by Rimini:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I'm a 5'6 28 years old female, my first time trying Qsymia, I'm on the starter dose I started at 185lbs it's been 4 days I have lost 7 lbs with dieting and exercise. I feel great I'm so excited, my goal is to lose 20 lbs for now so we'll see what happens. For side effects I do feel the metallic taste in my mouth and the tingly feeling in my fingers but nothing over, so hopefully I keep dropping ..I'm doing a power walk for 3 miles every day. So I will be buying the 1 month supply to see where it takes me. Good luck for every one and I'll keep you guys posted.

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June 14, 2014 3:13 PM

Review by TC13:

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: Weighed 236 in mid-December 2014 and started taking Qsymia as a New Years resolution January 3, 2014. June 10 I am weighing 198. Eating smarter with moderate exercise. Dropping about 5 pounds a month after initial 12 pound drop. I am 64 years old.

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June 10, 2014 11:20 PM

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

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: Started Qsymia in Sept. 2013 weighing 198 lbs, I'm 52 yo, 5'5" female with 3 kids, have lost 45 lbs to date. Only side effects were tingling in toes occasionally, but not any more. I'm very active around the house and yard but do not exercise, keeping daily calorie count below 1200 with healthy foods and plenty of fluids. This was my last attempt at losing weight - AND IT WORKED!! And it does NOT make me crazy and wound up like other meds did in the past. Have been spreading the word to friends and family since first seeing the results!!!!!

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June 10, 2014 9:58 AM

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

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I started taking Qsymia in July 2013. I was 294 lbs. I have lost over 100 lbs with the help of Qsymia and am loving life. This is the only thing that has worked for me and I've tried everything from Weight Watchers to Adipex and back around. I love Qsymia. It is a life saver.

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June 9, 2014 12:32 PM

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

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I have Hashimotos and had my thyroid removed in 2002. I have had problems ever since with weight. I also suffer from Migraines with up to 12 a month. My weight before my thyroidectomy averaged 145-150. I have been up and down with every diet out there. Finally reaching 196 lbs on 5/1/2014. I researched Qsymia. And marched into my Doctor on 5/3/2014 and begged him to prescribe it. He reluctantly did. As of 5/29/2014 I have had only one migraine (Topamax one of the ingredients is used for migraines) and now weigh 180 lbs.

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June 1, 2014 1:21 PM

Review by RONJL54:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I am 60 yo male starting weight 297lbs. Since January 1, 2014, I am now at 225lbs. I no longer take blood pressure medicine, cholesterol medicine, and asthma inhaler. I also have MS. This is the best treatment for a new lease on life. I will continue on till I hit my goal weight of 195lbs. I have been a vegetarian for the past 28 years of my life.

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May 29, 2014 1:10 PM

Review by Sweet&Sassy:

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: It has been about 3 months now since I started taking it and I am down 25lbs. I am at the second dosage and the only side effect I have is constipation but my doctor has given me Miralax to help me with that. In the beginning my LFT's were elevated and this past week for my 3 month check up all my labs are normal. I will continue because I have a long way to go along with my diet and exercise but with my new found motivation I am going to get there.

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May 27, 2014 3:07 PM

Review by Mopsyof2 (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: Began taking Qsymia 3.75 in June 2013. Its one year later I have lost 80 pounds. At the low dose I experience few side effects while still suppressing my urge to overeat. I've used My Fitness Pal to track my 1200-1500 calories a day menus. No sugar cravings any more. For the last few weeks I have diminished my dosage to 3 times a week as I've approached my maintenance weight goal. The weight loss has been easy. Now to figure out how Q can help me maintain the loss.

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May 26, 2014 5:59 PM

Review by yiya (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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6.0

For Weight Loss: It works well for about 6 months but it had effects of memory loss forgetting things that I had never forgotten that did not come back. Also I cried a lot but it could have been just living alone suddenly and life situation had a lot of ADD on it.

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May 22, 2014 3:01 PM

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