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User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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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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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."

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

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "The first week seemed fine enough at first: tingling in feet and hands, dry mouth, and diet soda tasted awful so I stopped drinking it. After one week, I noticed the sluggishness when forming a thought, the forgetting things moments after the thought entered my brain, and tingling in my face. I also had some issues sleeping. Talked with my doc and she confirmed all of this was normal due to the Topamax, and it was up to me to continue. I had already purchased the month dose at the time I got my free dose, so I decided to stick it out and try it. The FIRST day of the doubled dose was absolutely awful. I felt anxious and my face was numb and tingly from 6am to 6pm, no exaggeration. I immediately stopped. Lost 12lbs but not worth it."

   
2.0

SageSoul (taken for less than 1 month) July 4, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I have been watching my diet and exercising since February and have lost 30 pounds on my own. Since then I have kind of hit a plateau. I start my first day tomorrow and I am excited and have high hopes. I have seen this do great things for patients and think my body just needs an additional booster. I will keep you all posted. I currently I started at 261 down to 232 would like to be 160-170"

Going to the beach! July 2, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I started in February weighing 348 lbs Today I am down to 291 and feel I have struggled for last 6 weeks. Starting the 11.25 Dose today I am going to refocus on my eating and exercise and see how quick I can get rid of the next 50 lbs"

   
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gaurdgoose July 1, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I am 5 feet 228lbs. Started 5/12/15 as of today 6/30/15. I am 208lb. Still eating what I like but smaller portions. Walking for exercise. Total of 19 pounds so far. Very happy. Only side effect is dry mouth. I just drink water all the time. But my energy level is great"

   
9.0

Busy motehr of 3 teens June 30, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Started on 11/14/14, at 227.8 lbs at 5'6" tall - 8 months later I have lost 51 lbs, am now 176.8 lbs. I have gone from a size 16 to a 10-12 depending on the brand. Side effects are dry mouth (solved by drinking a ton of water) and tingling in feet, which I notice more as it becomes time to take the next dose in the morning. Qsymia definitely curbed the snacking, the over eating, etc. Changed the way I eat, increased fresh vegetables, cut carbs (no bread, limited starch, etc.) and stopped eating processed foods. Began to cook dinner more, to control the butter, oil, cooking method rather than relying on the quick fix of takeout. This has made a HUGE difference. Increased activity as well. I can see my curves again. 20 lbs. to go!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 29, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Hello to all, I started Qsymia one week ago on the low dose weighing in at 181. I am a 24 year old mother of 2 and I am 5'2. As of today I am 173.2 :D. I am drinking a gallon or more of water a day with a low calorie diet and I have being going to Zumba for the past 5 days. My only side effect has been having a dry mouth but I do not mind as I maintain hydrated. I started my higher dosage today and will keep you guys posted. I am happy I can share my experience with people who understand where I am coming from."

   
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Lizo23 June 26, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "Im 64 yrs old. 3rd week at the high does and my lost all my weight in the first 2 weeks of 5 lbs. and have stopped loosing. Very discouraged now because I need to loose at least 50 more lbs. I have been doing more aerobic exercises to help the process along."

   
1.0

Seabreeze I June 26, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "When I initially starting taking the med I lost 7lbs in 9 days. My hopes were high for this medicine. But then...my milligram number was bumped up and that's when all hell broke loose. I had multiple panic attacks while driving. My memory was shot. I couldn't concentrate or even form a decent thought. Please weigh all options before starting this medication."

   
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Porterhouse June 25, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "This is an update to my April 2015 start. I am now reviewing under weight loss, because I am truly on my way...In my 2nd week of the 2nd strength and I am down 15lbs. Could not be happier. My clothes are fitting like I remember them. Only side affect which is very mild is tingling in hands and seldom my feet. Doctor is monitoring my BP which was almost under control with only 1/2 a low dose Lisinopril before taking Qysmia. Will most likely be off that soon also. So thrilled to be seeing these results. If you are on the fence about trying this, get to your doctor and see if it could work for you."

   
9.0

Janice Van (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 22, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "My doctor was pretty hesitant to try me on this but was quick to mention weight loss surgery. I'm 25, 5'8" with a starting weight of 250 (June 8th). I began the low dose of the trial of June 13th and weighed yesterday at 241.5 (8.5 lbs!). Soda tastes flat and so does alcohol. Huge bonus since soda was my vice. Drinking lots of water due to dry mouth. I have felt a little tired, but it's tolerable. My hands and face feel tingly today. hopefully that passes because that is pretty annoying. I had a slight headache the first two days, but that went away with Aleve. I see my doctor on the 26th for a 30 day fill. Hopefully the weight loss continues. I don't plan on taking for more than a couple months. Will update."

   
8.0

25andOverweight (taken for less than 1 month) June 17, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Took the 2 week trial at the end of May and experienced some side effects. I was severely tired, had some tingling in my hands and feet, dry mouth, and pop tasted really flat (which I guess is a good thing since I no longer wanted it) and some trouble sleeping. I added in some exercise and started a low calorie diet. I lost about 7lbs in those two weeks. I wasn't able to go directly on to the 7.5 dosage because of come complications with my pharmacy. I was off the medication for for about a week & gained my energy back & slept better. I've been back on the medication for 2 days now & have started experiencing the side effects again. Unless my results are drastically great during my 30 day rx, I don't think I can handle the side effects."

   
6.0

JB12345 June 12, 2015

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For Obesity: "I tried the free sample and lost 10 lbs within the first week. After the 14 days, my dosage was increased and I paid the $150.00 (after using my qsymia discount) and lost nothing. It made me constipated, nothing helped. I increased my water intake, tried stool softeners, drank prune juice and added more fiber in my diet. It wasn't until I stopped the pill that I was able to go (over a week). So I started using the pill every other day. I lost nothing after the 10 lbs from the first week. I will start belviq next week.fingers crossed"

   
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chigger23 June 12, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I was put on this medication for obesity by my MD.and had excellent results. Minimal side effects, tingling in my feet and face which did not last long and I lost a ton of weight with little effort, very satisfied."

   
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BREEZIEST (taken for 6 months to 1 year) June 10, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I'm 5'9. I started taking this medication 11/14. I weighed 315lbs. I wanted something to help guide me in the right direction. When I started I made a commitment to myself that I would go paleo. Which I did. I also exercise 2-3 times a day. Now 7 months later I've lost 190lbs. I can't tell you how much this medication has helped me save my life. Not once during these 7 months have I had anything sweet. I drink nothing but water. Not to mention stopped taking a pill everyday and take one every few days. My doctor never put me on anything higher than the 7.5mg bc I lost weight so rapidly. I have no desire for anything bad to eat with or without the medication. The only bad thing I can say is that I have a ton of excess skin!!"

   
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Woman on a mission June 9, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I tried Qysmia 7.5 dosage for 43 days and lost 12 pounds but the side effect I didn't desire any junk. I didn't take every day as prescribed because of the side effects. Insomnia, dry mouth, tingling in feet, tiredness. The worst side effects has come since I have been off the medicine for 4 days. I have pain in my genital area and constant chills. I now see that these are listed as possible side effects. I think that people should return back to the post to warn of what comes after you withdraw from the medicine. Not worth the 12 pounds weight loss. Everything comes with a price."

   
5.0

despite it all (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 7, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I have been on qsymia since 12/2015 and it has been 6 months now. I have polysystic ovarian syndrome and have tried pretty much everything to lose weight without success for the last 7 years. My doctor recommended this medication and it has been the only thing to ever help. Even with it I still lost slowly, at a little over 4 lbs a month 25 lb total but it has changed my life. I no longer count every calorie or carb that goes in my mouth or have to work out for 2 hours a day. I eat everything in moderation and don't really think about food. I really loved this medication, until I noticed a lot of hair falling out and starting researching online. I've lost about 1/3 of my hair&now have to stop qsymia only 20lbs from my goal. So be careful!"

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 5, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I'm done with my 14 day free trial and lost 9 lbs. I'll be starting a higher dosage tomorrow. Dry mouth The only "side effects" if you would call it that is dry mouth."

   
9.0

nelly22 (taken for less than 1 month) June 3, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I began taking qsymia last year from May2014 - Oct2014 and lost 30lbs. Had to stop taking since I ran out of money on my FSA and couldn't afford it out of pocket. I will say I had major dry mouth which led me to drink lots of water and of course that's great for weight loss. Completely changed my tasted buds, no longer desired sugar foods - cakes, cookies, etc or pop (Diet Pepsi drinker). Side effect: no energy, struggled greatly on my job. I read a post someone recommending taking l-tyrosine 500mg for energy. I did along w/ my daily multi-vitamins, and it made a world of difference!! I did gain my 30lb back being off, but I'm back on qsymia and ready to take it off and more this time and stick with it!!"

   
9.0

Neolex May 29, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Starting weight was 173 (5'5), combined Qsymia program with up to 1000 cal per day (no exercise) - recording with my fitness pal app definitely helps!! I lost 18 lbs altogether in 6 months where majority lost in first 3 ms, maintained during rest with pills on/off. One thing I did not like about the medicine (especially at the first couple of months) is the side effects; dry mouth, anxiety attacks (which I never experienced before) & insomnia but it subsided after awhile. Regarding pricing, some insurance companies will allow for pre-authorization if you get your doctor to reason with them it is necessary for you; this way coupon you can pay as low as $35/ month supply. not bad program overall.."

   
8.0

rk2007 May 28, 2015

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I started taking Qsymia in the end of November. It's now nearing the end of May and I've lost just shy of 40 lbs. I've been watching my diet and also incorporating moderate amounts of exercise. I have hypothyroidism and was unable to lose weight using any other method alone. This medication has been a life saver! I no longer have to take blood pressure meds and will likely be stepping down the dosage of my thyroid meds soon due to lower body weight. I still want to lose another 30-40 lbs. to be at a healthy weight. My rate of weight loss has been steady...not too slow but not too rapid, either. I can't say enough about it."

   
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Becky R. May 25, 2015

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