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Qsymia Rating Summary

7.2/10 Average Rating

209 Ratings with 194 User Reviews

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"Qsymia is awesome I lost like 50 pounds on it without dieting or exercising but I did realize that it was not a good idea to not exercise because when I did stop taking Qsymia I had extra skin that I didn't tighten from where I lost weight and it was sagging. So now I have to figure out how to tighten my tummy. Now I am back to square one since I quit taking it due to change in insurance....... so I have gained more weight now but Qsymia is an awesome diet capsule and it does work........"

   
10

destinyshot98 February 8, 2016

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"My Dr split the 2 meds up since my insurance would not cover Qsymia. I took it for 8 days and decided I needed to stop. I lost a few lbs but it wasn't because of appetite loss. I was hungry all day. I made myself choose to eat correctly. On top of this I has HORRIBLE side effects. It started with day 1. I didn't feel well, extremely tired and could not get my thoughts together. This continued each day along with dry mouth and dry itchy eyes. My vision was weird and my eyes seemed to be extremely light sensitive. My coworkers made comments to me every day regarding my eyes and why I kept making mistakes. My brain was not functional. I stopped taking topiramate and felt better the first day without it. Had to have eyes checked"

   
1.0

Sacra77 February 5, 2016

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"Took this medication to help with weigh loss. It did help with weight loss, but I never felt well. This impacted my ability to exercise, which really decreased my weight loss. Then four months in, I got very ill with a bladder infection that did not clear up. Lots of lower back pain, front pain (where gallbladder is located, but I do not have mine) and continued lack of energy. I mention to my weight loss doctor and am informed that this medication can cause kidney stones. So, I am off this medication and in the process of ruling out what is wrong with me- but most likely kidney stones caused by Qysmia. The pain and doctor bills were not worth the 10 pound weight loss. I would avoid it."

   
3.0

Beavetmm (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 2, 2016

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"Female 5'9 beginning weight 221. Lost some weight on my own. Began Qsymia. Lost 50 lbs in 6 months with a great low carb diet and exercise. Maintaining after 1 year but finding I am hungry all the time now. I still take the drug daily. Side effects: my hands would get numb in the beginning ."

   
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Goal met in NC (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 2, 2016

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"Just completed the 2 week "lower dose" trial. Started at 185 and 5 foot 5. First week I lost 6 pounds and the next week lost 4 also following a 1200 calorie diet. I had zero side effects, other than seems like I had to pee a bit more, but that could be because I am making an effort to drink more water. So far this seems to be, basically, the best diet aid ever."

   
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BST (taken for less than 1 month) January 31, 2016

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"I'm 5'1 163pds today I started the medication late November at 187pds. I workout 4 days a week"

   
9.0

Prinxe January 31, 2016

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"I have been on Qsymia since it has been on the market 2013. This pill is not a miracle pill but if you eat right and exercise on a regular bases you will see results. I was 5'4 and 177 pounds I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol and who knew what was coming next. My thyroid had to be removed and I thought I was doomed. Then I tried Qsymia and where I could never lose anything I finally started to lose my weight. Yay ! Side effects, yes tingling in hands and feet but that went away, dry mouth, there is a mouth wash to help with that, can't sleep work out more and believe me you will fall asleep. So I dropped 35 pounds and I have no more high blood pressure no more high cholesterol. I recommend this for anyone who really can't lose ."

   
10

Happyme January 28, 2016

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"I began treatment on Qsymia under my physician's care in March 2014 at 249 lbs. and followed simple steps towards changing my eating habits and amping up my exercise regimine. It was not an overnight result. I had ups and downs; definitely more positive than negative. Today I weigh 138 lbs. I am a 56 yr old grandmother and feel better and more youthful than I did 15 or more years ago! My eating is a lifestyle, not a diet. My exercise is my therapy that makes me happy. The two combined gives me a healthy body and Qsymia jump-started it all. Going into it with the right frame of mind and determination will make all the difference. Qsymia is the tool that worked for me and I love what it did for me!"

   
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MatchedMet January 23, 2016

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"I have been on Qsymia for 4 months. I'm 53 and have lost 21 pounds (this includes through the holidays and over 2 vacations including a cruise where I went off the medication so that I could enjoy the food, and gained 7 lbs and lost it the next week). SIDE EFFECTS: A large amount of hair loss the first week a noticeable decrease in my vision. This freaked me out but no other major side effect after the first week (I still have issues with hair loss, and I am wearing a hair piece - it's a choice that I'm making). I have seen that if you go off this medicine you WILL gain the weight quickly back."

kjt123 January 19, 2016

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"I started Qsymia on 1/5/16 at the suggestion of my Dr. I did take this drug about 3 yrs ago with good success also. I have lost 13 lbs in 10 days. I have had a bit of a headache and a bit of trouble staying asleep but not enough for this to be a problem. I am 49 yrs old, 5'2 weigh in at 206 when I started, so I am very happy with how this started out. She did start me off at the 7.5 dose this time with the discussion that if it was uncomfortable to give her a call and we would scale back."

   
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Garden Gal January 16, 2016

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"I've been on Qysmia for a week. I'm 42, f, 5'0 @160lbs. Tried trainers, diets, lipo, nutritionists, weight watchers, etc and have only seen my weight steadily increase towards my family's inevitable diabetic history. I've had the mild headache the first 2 days although I'm not sure how much of it was real and how much of it was me being overly sensitive to the long list of side effects. I drank more water and felt better. Definitely didn't sleep well but took a mild homepathetic remedy for that and that's improved. Felt a little dizzy a few times but nothing that would deter me. I'd rather lose this weight than fret over being dizzy. I'm down 3.2lbs in 7 days. I'll update as I go. Good luck everyone and drink plenty of water!"

   
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Phoenixrisn December 31, 2015

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"I have been on the Qysmia for 3 weeks now. I wanted to wait a few weeks to give a review. I have a very slow metabolism so I did not lose as much as some in the first two weeks upon taking. My weight started at 198. I am down to 193. So I have lost 5 lbs in 3 weeks. But that is with out cardio. My appetite is suppressed. Dry mouth. So drink a lot of water. Tingling almost numbness in my feet at times but it goes away shortly after. The medication if not covered or with the free trial is expensive. So be prepared. I guess it is cheaper than weight loss surgery. But it's no magic pill neither. Like any other pill you must eat right and exercise. To lose the weight. Well that's my take anyway."

   
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Lique (taken for less than 1 month) December 25, 2015

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"So my husband always had thyroid problems and it just seemed that he kept gaining weight so Dr started him on Qsymia 3.75mg/23mg on 11/19/2015 at 344 lbs. Yesterday 12/17/2015 we had a follow up with the Dr. and he had lost 40 lbs so proud of him he followed the doctors order not eating processed food no sugar or salt he did between 15-30 minutes on the elliptical every morning before work and was drinking 3-4 gallons of water a day he had very little dry mouth and used the restroom about every 10 minutes.. Now he will be starting on the 7.5mg/46mg. Dr. would like for him to lose about 100 lbs more. I will check in and follow up in a month with his progress. Love this medicine for him just a little too pricey."

   
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Ricandiva (taken for less than 1 month) December 18, 2015

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"Time for another update, it has been 7 months, and I have had great results. Down 37lbs. slow but steady. From 251lbs. down to 214. From size 18w to almost a reg old 16, no more women plus size for me. Also wearing XL shirts now, not Plus sizes, and I was wear a 42F bra, which I need to start wearing a 38F. My Dr. was so pleased when she saw me this month after 7 months of not having seen me. She actually only wants me to loose 30 more. I was on the higher dose 11, for 2 months but didn't like the tingling and insomnia and constipation, so I had her put me back on the 7.5 strength. I do say walking is huge in loosing it in the pant sizes. Feeling great and encouraged, and looking HOT at 56 years old."

   
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Janice Van (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 12, 2015

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"This medication really made me eat less! It's not a conscious feeling of a decreased appetite, but you just don't feel "in the mood" to eat anything and nothing looks appetizing to you. I didn't realize it until I went on the scale and lost 8 pounds in the first week (on the lowest dose!). Started at 232 lbs 5'2" female- 24 years old. No other health complications besides overweight. HOWEVER, had to stop this med after 1 week because of horrible side effects. Dizziness- to the extent where I couldn't lift my head off the pillow in the morning (and through the day). Cognitive impairment- felt like I lost my brain. Can't think, can't come up with answers to any mathematical questions, can't concentrate. will try plain Phentermine."

   
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Pretty Gurrl (taken for less than 1 month) December 10, 2015

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"I started Qsymia in May 2015. I'm 55, breast cancer survivor of 5 years and the Tamoxifen I'm taking for my breast cancer caused weight gain and inability to lose ... I weighed 226 pounds at 5'4... I lost 32 pounds and hit a plateau ... After 6 weeks of hard trying and losing the same pound over and over I'm starting the higher strength tomorrow to try get to my goal weight. 2 weeks again at a higher strength then onto even higher .... I've had just dry mouth ... Fizzy drinks all taste flat ... And occasional twitchy legs for side effects... Hoping that's all I have on the higher dose ...my insurance has approved me until November 2016.... Will update"

   
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Paxton747 December 2, 2015

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"Today is my first day on the second step of the medication, but I lost almost 15 lbs in my first 2 weeks and that was through Thanksgiving! I have only had a little dry mouth thus far and hope that is all, but for someone who has struggled all her life with weight loss and to have something work that well without changing anything is great. Now I will be changing my eating habits to healthier choices and adding exercise to my daily routine. I can't wait to see what type of results a will have after making those changing."

   
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chellegirl (taken for less than 1 month) December 2, 2015

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"Started taking Qsymia in July 2015 and in 4 months I have lost 65 pounds!!!! Mild side effects I have experienced include some tingling in hands and feet, dry mouth and a little dizziness sometimes but nothing serious. Really helps curb appetite and cravings."

   
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Kargr November 27, 2015

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"I have now been on this med almost a month now I am down to 218 pounds which I have lost a little over 10 pounds since starting and I am feeling great. I do get the tingling in the lips and I already got it in my feet and hands before but it is not biggie. I hardly ever sleep anyway so that doesn't bother me much but it does curb my appetite pretty well and I am loving the progress I am making!"

   
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MyBizz2 (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 19, 2015

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"I have been on the medication for exactly 3 months. I am 6 foot 2 and started out at 312. This morning I weighed in at 268. Of course it is not all the drug, I am walking and drinking lots of water. It has given me the help I needed to really get a great start. I am in a size 44 pant and on my way to my goal of 230."

   
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RobUt November 18, 2015

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"Loved using this drug. Starting weight 242...now185. A1C was 12....now it is 6.8 I have more energy and am more active. My husband treats me like he did when we first married 44 years ago."

   
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Bekah Wilson November 17, 2015

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"I started taking qsymia on 11/14/15 so for i am experiencing 2 of the known side effects problem sleeping i am a sleeper so i know this could very well be the meds ,and also constipation. I haven't gotten on the scale yet i just hope its working..."

   
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Chukwu November 17, 2015

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"I started about 6 weeks ago. I have list 13lbs so far. No side effects. I will keep at as long as its working."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 16, 2015

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"I have been on qsymia for about 6 months now I started with the first dose of 3.75mg for the first 2 weeks and lost 9 lbs in those 2 weeks then my Dr. put me on the 7.5 mg one pill a day every morning with or without food. I have occasional dry mouth which is maintained by drinking plenty of water throughout the day, and every now and again I experience tingling in my feet which will go away in a minute when it does come. When I started this medicine I was 238 lbs now today I am 207 lbs. The Dr. still wants me to lose 30 more lbs, and it seems I have hit a plateau on the qsymia so they want to switch me to Contrave. Has anyone switched from qysmia to contrave? Or even had this similar situation happen to them before?"

   
6.0

luvnmybabies0912 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 12, 2015

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"Amazing! I started this medication May 2015 at 265. It's now November 2015 & I'm down 46 pounds! Hate hate hate dry mouth!!!"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 9, 2015

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