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Reviews for Qsymia to treat Obesity
Review by t.dubs (taken for less than 1 month):
I am a 31 yr. Old woman and I'm on day 12 of the 14 day starter dose. I'm 5'8" and I started at 304.6lbs. Today I weigh 290.4lbs and I have lost 2 inches in my waist. I have high blood pressure and and my left leg is held together by screws so I can only do light to moderate exercise. I'm eating 1700-1800 Cal a day and drinking lots and lots of water. In my opinion, Qsymia is so far so good and very expensive. You pay for what you get.
I have hypothyroidism and its very hard for me to lose weight. I have been trying everything, spent so much money and no results, NOTHING helped. I started this May 3rd I weighed 327lbs and its now may 14th and I weigh 313lbs. It has helped me so much, I exercise a lot and eat healthy now. I have no cravings for any of those bad foods I used to love. I strongly suggest this to anyone who is overweight. I absolutely love it and I have had not one side effect at all.
16 users found this comment helpful.
I've been on Qsymia since Feb. 12th. I started at 209lbs and am now 192lbs, I'm 5'3" and 66. I'm getting ready to start on the next dosage 11.25/69mg hoping that will speed things up a bit. This last month has been really slow. The cost is just prohibitive. I can only afford another month or so then will have to try and maintain/lose on my own, which I've clearly not been been successful doing. I've not had any side effects and would continue this medicine as long as it worked if I could afford it.
13 users found this comment helpful.
Review by Overweight/ Diabetic (taken for 1 to 6 months):
I am 36 yr old 5'4 226 lb. Type 1 insulin pump dependent diabetic. I was lost. Nothing worked. I started Qsymia on 02/18/2013, the day after my birthday. I needed help. I had no will power. So, after doing my research, deciding I had to make a change for me. I started Qysmia, a low carb diet, and joined a gym. I am happy to report I have lost 22 pounds. I have many more to go, but I have also lowered my insulin in half, and am working to delete my other dependency on blood pressure and cholesterol medications. Thanks Qysmia, you helped me get my life back.
47 users found this comment helpful.
5'8" 220lb female. Currently on day 9 of the 14 day low dose trial. I have lost 5 lbs. so far. I have been doing a low carb diet since I started Qsymia and find I have
very little appetite. I'm comfortable with a protein bar or a piece of cheese or meat for my meals. I drink plenty of water as diet drinks taste flat and extra sweet. I too have no desire for what was my favorite indulgence of a glass or two of wine at night. I read somewhere Qsymia is used to treat alchoholism and I can see why. Today was the first day I felt a bit hungry, so I'm thinking of moving to the next higher dose a few days early. My goal is to lose 60 lbs and lower my extremely high cholesterol so I don't have to go on meds. I also find I have a decent amount of energy.
40 users found this comment helpful.
I am a 29 year old male. I have been overweight pretty much all my life. I started the trial does of Qsymia on 1/16/13 weighing 315lbs. I did not notice any changes at all in my eating or any side effect after the first few days, so I started to take the regular dose. Since that time I have lost about 0.5 to 1 pound a day. Today (2/24/13) I weighed in at 286.2lbs. So almost 30 pounds. I do the elliptical for about 30-35 min a day and I eat about 1500-1800 calories a day. I know I should eat more, but I am just not that hungry. No side effects. Hope I am not losing the weight too fast...
46 users found this comment helpful.
I added Qsymia as a phase two to my weight loss.
In phase one, diet and exercise alone, I lost 16 pounds (267.7 to about 251.7) but regained the weight quickly over Christmas, going back to 260lbs.
I then added Qsymia. Since then weight loss has been steady at about half a pound a day. The only weight gain came toward the end of my titration period.
I have now lost an additional 20 pounds in 6 weeks (260.0 to 239.6 between 1/2/13 and 2/15/13).
I have continued to work out approximately daily, have added muscle mass, and have seen the quality of my workouts improve.
31 users found this comment helpful.
I started on Qsymia October 6th, lost 27 lbs as of Jan 18th. I found that the last two weeks I've been experiencing a metalllic taste that will not go away. Overall been very pleased with the weight drop but have been noticing that after dinner I need to be careful not to graze, the pill start to wear off by that
The medication is expensive as insurance does not cover, it's a shame since obesity can cost the insurance companies much more than $160.00 a month.
44 users found this comment helpful.
I have been on Qsymia for exactly one week. I have been counting calories (consuming between 1000-1200 calories per day) and have lost 12 pounds. I have no real desire to eat. I have noticed that Diet Coke with Splenda tastes odd to me (not a diet soda drinker otherwise). I do not feel jittery & have not experienced any other side effects. I am very pleased.
57 users found this comment helpful.
Day 5 of trial dosage. I'm doing Weight Watchers too. I see no benefit in terms of appetite suppressant. I have not noticed it making food taste different. I do feel it helps a bit with cravings. It's making me jittery, causing monster headaches and making my blood pressure spike. Not sure if it will be worth continuing. I'll continue the trial if my doctor okays it and post again in the future.
25 users found this comment helpful.
57 yo male. 265 pounds. 5' 9". One week today. Have lost 8.5 pounds. I want to eat but don't care what. Celery looks as good as enchiladas. Trying to eat a lot of protein. Have also noticed that diet soft drinks taste different. I used to drink eight per day. Now just one. Some very minor tingling in hands periodically. No trouble sleeping. No digestive problems. Very pleased.
54 users found this comment helpful.
43 yr female. 5'5" 238 lbs. Taking Qysmia since Dec 23rd. Started low dose (free ones). Down 6 lbs. Have been eating nothing but snack foods. Not really hungry, but my mind keep telling me to snack. Extremely thirsty. Soda tastes gross. Which I expected because I used to take Topamax for migraines a few yrs ago. I drink tons of water. Little emotional. Extreme tiredness midday-early evening then a burst of awakeness toward late night. Maybe has something to do with when I take the meds. None of the side effects are too concerning to me. Can't wait to actually start eating healthier at home so I can do some serious weight loss. The con to me is the cost.
41 users found this comment helpful.
I love it, I have been overweight and I am on steroids for the rest of my life due to a brain surgery I had which makes it hard for me to lose weight. Qsymia is my new best friend I have been on it for just over two weeks and I have lost 11lbs. I have not had any side effects. I would recommend this to anyone who is struggling with losing weight. My doctor said that if losing weight slows down for me I can always go up to the next dose. This is the best medicine out there and I look forward to the new me.
56 users found this comment helpful.
I am a 41yr old female 5'11 starting weight 354lbs. I have been taking Qsymia since 11/14/12 and have lost 19lbs. The weight loss was extremely fast the first couple of weeks until I switched from the initial dosage to my regular dosage. Then it seemed my body caught up to or got used to the medicine and the weight loss slowed dramatically. It has been 2lbs, 2lbs, 0lbs consecutively. I am hoping that this is not the trend and that I will be able to pick back up the 2lb a week weight loss. I experienced face numbness, headache, dry mouth but they are starting to subside.
41 users found this comment helpful.
I've only taken Qsymia a couple of days, but already I've lost several pounds and my desire for food, alcohol, and sugar. Today is day three and I do feel a little depressed today, but I want to take it a while longer to see if the depression will lift. I'll add more info as time progresses.
101 users found this comment helpful.
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