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Reviews for Phentermine/topiramate to treat Weight Loss
Review by Cafabela (taken for 1 to 6 months):
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): Update: I have been on Qsymia for about six weeks and have lost twenty pounds. I feel pretty good and am getting into some really good eating habits while taking this medication. The only side effect I have had is constipation and it is pretty much under control. Feel great!
26 users found this comment helpful.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): Update - Today I am 3 weeks 1 day since starting Qsymia and have lost 7.5 lbs. I think that's a good, steady loss. No significant side effects except for constipation which I'm dealing with using Miralax and occasional Senna tablets, and sometimes some light headedness/dizziness.
Review by Qysmia Girl (taken for less than 1 month):
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I practically had to beg my local physician to put me on this medication. Oddly enough, he had never heard of it and had never prescribed it. I was 160 pounds, 5'5", with high blood pressure. The high blood pressure qualified me as a candidate for Qysmia, since I was not obese. The cost of the medication is not cheap, and is not covered by insurance. The first few days on the introductory dose I gained about a pound and was so sleepy I thought I had been given sleeping pills. But, then, I seemed to hit some kind of stride, because the weight started dropping at the rate of a pound a day. I can't look at bread without getting the urge to vomit. Anything with sugar tastes like metal. In the morning, I drink a big cup of coffee.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I'm a 47 y/o Hispanic man that was weighing 302 pounds and began taking metformin for metabolic syndrome. I started Qsymia in August 2013 and today I weigh 245 pounds. I admit I have made modifications to my eating habits and I am spending a good amount of time on the elliptical, treadmill, and stationary bike ( at least 30 minutes on each). Luckily no side effects.
26 users found this comment helpful.
Review by OklahomaCopsWife (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
phentermine/topiramate: I started phentermine 05/13, by 07/13 the medication felt as if it had quit working. I become "immune" to medication. Example, I have High Blood Pressure & Diabetes. I have to change my medication and Insulin every 3 months because they quit working. I can eventually go back to the same meds, but only after they've been switched up a bit first.
My doctor upped my dosage to x2 a day. I got the script 09/01/13 & joined the gym that same day. I'll take the phentermine for 3 weeks, then come off for 10 days. Start again for 3 weeks. I work out 5 days a week, for 1 1/2 hours. On 03/07/14 I had dropped 56lbs. No where near what I wanted. That same day, I started the Topamax. I've not weighed yet but I feel a difference. No major side effects.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I'm a 47 year old mother of 4. I've been on Qsymia 3.75 for 3 weeks then 7.5 for one week now. I've lost 10 pounds. I also have mitral valve heart disorder. The only side effects I've had is dry mouth, heartburn from time-to-time, and that funny feeling I get when I take an antihistamine. It gives me a ton of energy to get things done. I'm a Coke addict and can't stand to drink it now (love that!). I don't feel the need to eat near as much as I used to. I'm looking to lose 50 total pounds. I want to get from a size 12 to a size 4 again.
11 users found this comment helpful.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): Hi, I'm a 48 yr old woman who has struggled with a lower thyroid and metabolism. I started at 199lbs and weigh 179lbs now (started 12/7 and last weighed in on 3/14). I consider 20 lbs a success, especially considering there was a vacation and two holidays involved. I had some side effects, mostly dry mouth and a mild headache. My biggest issue was not having any appetite - I don't think it's healthy to not eat enough food, so I had to remind myself to eat. I track my food intake on myfitnesspal which helps me eat enough calories during the day. The cost is getting expensive, but I still have 40 lbs to lose, so I think I will stay on it for a few more months. I go back to the doctor after one more month for re-check and we will see what he says.
19 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Halloweenmom (taken for less than 1 month):
phentermine/topiramate: Just over a week and down about 4lbs. Feel pretty good. Lots more energy. A big plus is that I don't have big cravings for junk. I am able to feel full after a smaller meal. That said, it is hard to get to sleep and a weird side effect is that I am always cold. When I sit down in the evening, I'm absolutely freezing!!! 2 pairs of sox, 2 blankets, fleece coat ( sometimes mittens)
For a woman that used to be overheated all the time, this is a change.
I plan on continuing this for a while under my doctor's supervision as it helps give me that edge I need.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I can't share much YET because I literally started this medication last Sunday (today is Thursday). Only have two complaints - the cost is the first one! I hate that insurance won't cover this, and #2 (something I see no one else complain about!) is constipation! It's awful. Just a few days in and I do take Colace every day, plus I also take Miralax. I even took senna tablets last night and nothing. Ugh! That's so uncomfortable. I haven't weighed myself yet, I will do it this Sunday and see if anything has been lost one week down.
16 users found this comment helpful.
phentermine/topiramate: I'm 25, 5'4 and weighed 189 lbs, I went to my doctor & She put me on topiramate and phentermine which together work amazing! Now after 3 months I'm down to 154lbs. Lost 35 pounds & I'm not sure how many inches off my waist! My goal is to lose 50lbs. Appetite is gone, I switched to a 1200 calorie diet. Side effects: dry mouth, but water fixes that, a short temper, that's a work in progress, occasionally I get dizzy but find I just need to eat. I would highly recommend asking for this! Not done yet but so far I love my new body and my energy has gone up.
Review by Texas Girl (taken for 6 months to 1 year):
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I started on Qsymia 6 months ago, and I have had plenty of side effects. I started with tingling in my fingers and toes, even my lips occasionally. I get terrible cotton mouth, brain fog, mild headaches, extreme fatigue and have a hard time concentrating. I even run the gamut of emotions at time from irritation to outright hostility, but it usually passes quickly and I have learned to control it. Having said that, I started out at 216 pounds, I am now at 175 and most of the side effects have began to subside. I can live with the cotton mouth by increasing my water intake and have found a work around for all the other inconveniences I experienced in the beginning, but if you stick with it, you'll find that it is worth it. 40 lbs to go!
36 users found this comment helpful.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I had a good experience on this medicine. After years of nothing working, I lost 35 pounds over 8 months. Started at 206lbs, ended at 170lbs. I've always been active, exercising 6 days a week and I ate well. The medicine turned off any cravings I had and I felt full after only a few bites of the healthy food I was eating. There were two big down sides. First, the cost! It went from $150 to $190 in the 7 months I took it. To add to it, my state requires monthly check ins at the Dr. which add $60 a month for a total of $250/month. If I was continuing to drop a lot of weight, it might have been worth it but I plateaued and for the last 3 months did not lose any weight. Been off for 3 months and I have maintained. I would consider taking it again.
27 users found this comment helpful.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I just started Qsymia on 2/20/14 it has only been 4 days and I have dropped 5 pounds. The only side effect I've experienced is insomnia. I am happy in knowing that the more weight I lose the longer I will be on this earth for my family.
30 users found this comment helpful.
Review by gettingslim (taken for less than 1 month):
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I am a 42 year old female. I am the heaviest I have ever been at 212lbs because of menopause. I started Qsymia on 02/18/2014. The only side effect I've noticed is a mild headache only when I haven't eaten enough.
25 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I tried Qsymia for 9 days. I lost 8 pounds but had too many side effects. I felt like I was going to pass out at church one Sunday. I got extremely agitated. That was just NOT me. I stopped taking it because I got into an argument with the pharmacist and cried all the way home. I turned into someone I didn't like.
37 users found this comment helpful.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I have been taking Qsymia now since 6/13 I started at 211 lbs and I am 5' 1". Today is 1/27/14 and I weigh 176.4lbs. I do not eat the healthy foods and I do not exercise regularly as I have issues with my knees and shoulders that my tendons flare up when I workout so I only do so occasionally and my main activity is housework and yard work. I still eat fast-food occasionally and pizza just not like I used to. Now here is the thing I had high blood pressure when I started and now its perfect! I am my doctors guinea pig and I am being monitored I had an EKG before starting it and I have to still go in for follow ups and he did a blood panel last month to make sure I wasn't having any hidden side effects! Came back negative and I've lost 35lb.
55 users found this comment helpful.
Review by HealthJourney (taken for less than 1 month):
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I am a 25 year old female. I'm 5'8" and weighed 240lbs at my heaviest. I tried Qsymia after it was recommended by a family member who has lost 40 lbs on it and I have been on it for exactly a week now. I'm combining it with The 17 Day Diet by Dr. Mike Moreno, which is low fat, low carb, low sugar, and I'm happy to say that somehow in one week I've lost 14 pounds. I know it's mostly water weight but I feel good and I can actually tell that the pill makes me not crave food or feel hungry throughout the day like I used to be, which makes following the diet so much easier. I would recommend Qsymia to anyone. Only side effect is a little lightheadedness the first day or two.
68 users found this comment helpful.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I have been on Qysimia for two weeks and have lost 11 pounds. I started with the headaches and the fogginess. I also had dizzy spells, but I later figured out that many of the symptoms were because of the lack of food I was eating. I started eating healthier portions, (smaller, but healthier) and the side effects were gone and the pounds just started coming off. I don't want to up the dose because I am afraid the weight is coming off too fast.
100 users found this comment helpful.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): Update to my weight loss experience, I'm 51, 5'5" female, 3 kids, started Qysmia 9/9/13 at 198 lbs. This morning, Nov. 7, I weighed in at 173 lbs. Lost 25 lbs in 2 months! Eating 1200 calories a day, drinking lots of diet tea. Still have occasional tingling in toes, but thats it. Weight loss is about a pound a week but thats probably the healthiest way to go and I'm not feeling hungry or deprived. I eat what I want, just less, BUT drink a BIG glass of tea before eating! Cost - yes expensive - but you're cutting back calories so it is the cost of one Big Mac Meal or its equal. I'm VERY happy with my results!!!
91 users found this comment helpful.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I am a 51 year old female with 3 kids, I started Qysmia Sept. 9 at 198 lbs and have lost 19 lbs as of today, Oct. 12. I know initially you loose more because it is mostly water, but now I have leveled off and I am loosing the healthy 2 lbs/week. I have tried so many diets, nothing has worked like this. The only side effect I have felt is very occasionally the tingling in my feet. Not only am I not "wound up" from this med, I have never been so calm, I'm finally seeing results for all the effort and I am not frustrated. Appetite is way down, I eat about 1200 calories or less a day, have plenty of energy, and drink LOTS of fluid, 30 lbs to go! Can't wait! Definitely would recommend Qysmia to the extremely overweight or obese.
95 users found this comment helpful.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I've been on this for close to 30 days, I've lost 13lbs, started at 225lbs. I haven't had many of the side effects that others have had. I see a common theme that no one mentions whether or not they take vitamins/multivitamin to help curb the side effects. That was the very first thing my doctor told me and drink plenty of water.
69 users found this comment helpful.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): I'm going through peri-menopause at 46 and have put on 25lbs over the past few years. No amount of diet or exercise could help me lose this extra weight. I exercise each day just to not gain any more weight. Seeing that I was struggling with this issue, my Dr. prescribed Qysmia. First few weeks, I did feel a little tired and foggy, but got through it. On 7.5 mg now and have lost 9 lbs in 19 days. My appetite has been squashed like I never expected! When I eat a meal, I cannot finish all on my plate because I feel full very quickly. I still have a half glass of red wine at night though. No desire for sweets or carbs.
74 users found this comment helpful.
Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): Just started Qsymia 9/24/13 weighing in @ 239lbs as of this morning 10/4/13 I weighed in at 232.6lbs. Eating a little healthier, smaller meals more frequently only drinking water or freshly brewed unsweetened Tea, no carbonated beverages, nothing with high fructose corn syrup and nothing with any artificial sweeteners. And I have to be honest I am no by any means a gym person I haven't stepped foot in a gym in years, however I do stay very active with housework inside and outside of the home, which after a while is exercise in itself. Also I find I can go on very little sleep, I am full of energy and feel great. This is a miracle in my book. Good luck everyone.
62 users found this comment helpful.
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