User Reviews for Phentermine/topiramate

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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

Review by Super Happy (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I have been over weight for over twenty years. I have high blood pressure and tried many times to lose weight on my own with little or no success. I have been talking Qsymia now since January 23rd and I have lost 40 pounds. I feel great my blood pressure is down and I have not experienced any side effects. Very happy %u2665

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May 21, 2014 11:43 AM

Review by Thinking Thin Now (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: Started Qsymia in April, 2013, due to my health conditions. I have diabetes, low thyroid, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I weighed 205 lbs and couldn't lose weight no matter what I did. After 4 months, I had lost 35 lbs, stopped having night sweats, gained tons of energy, and felt like a "normal" person in my eating. I could only eat small portions and then was full. The only side effect I had was occasional tingling of the fingers. 8 months later I haven't gained any of it back! I have to remember to eat small portions now, or my old habits could come back, but I learned how to manage my eating. My HbA1C is now 5.6, I only take 1/2 of my starting blood pressure dosage, my thyroid levels are great, and cholesterol is fine. Do it!

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May 17, 2014 10:43 AM

Review by Big Girls Don't Cry (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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2.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I have tried Qsymia now for 3 months now. I have been let down a bit as I expected to lose more weight. I am paying for this out of pocket and cannot afford to lose just 1 pound a month. I am on the lowest dose but still feel some side effects like heart racing at times. I am scared to go higher actually. Back to Weight Watchers for me.

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May 11, 2014 12:26 AM

Review by Duby2:

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7.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I have been on a weight roller coaster since my early twenties. Since my family history of early demise of heat/health issues due to weight I decided to take a stand. I have lost pounds and regained pounds. I did some research online and found this medication. As stated I had to do some talking and consulting with my physician to try this. I will put it simply in the 14 day "dosing" period I lost nearly 15 lbs. I have been on Qsymia for a little over two weeks now and started on the 7.5MG and I have lost a little over 21 lbs. I must admit I was a little aggressive on the exercise but I do not think I was able to do this even as a teenager. Truly excited about what the future holds for this outstanding motivational experience.

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May 8, 2014 10:03 AM

Review by Stacyd324 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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5.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: In the beginning I did get headaches they lasted maybe about 3 wks. I have been on Qsymia for almost 6 wks. I lost 13 lbs the first 3.5 wks. I haven't lost a lb since. I don't understand, I have actually gained 2 of those back. it did not curb my appetite at all. I would say it did give me a little more energy. I did not get constipated as I hear you get however it does make soda taste horrible. I don't know how I am feeling about this. I have been walking and exercising and changed the way I eat so I just thought I would have seen more of a result especially for the money. I am going to try one more month and see what happens.

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May 7, 2014 11:39 AM

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

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9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: Update - I have been on this medication since March 9 (6 weeks, 3 days) and have lost 14 pounds. I think it works well. The only complaint is still the constipation issue but if you stay on top of things (Miralax every day, faithfully) it will be ok.

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April 23, 2014 11:31 AM

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