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Review by Beach gal: User Rating:  
   
10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: 52 year old Female. I have now been on 7.5 mg for 14 days, 28 days total. Hunger much reduced. Side effects: headaches; ringing in my ears lasted about a week. Still have slight numbness in cheeks. Have lost 13 lbs in 28 days, the most weight I have been able to lose in 12 years - I am thrilled. My morning blood sugar was 150 to 180, now 70 to 120. Oh...and I've stopped snoring!

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April 2, 2014 8:00 AM
Review by MindyCH (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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March 31, 2014 8:54 AM
Review by Qysmia Girl (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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March 28, 2014 4:35 PM
Review by JG8801:

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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March 24, 2014 6:25 PM
Review by Penelope66: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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March 21, 2014 11:59 PM
Review by Sweet&Sassy (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I have been taking Qsymia for almost a month now and have lost 11lbs in 22 days. I am on a low calorie diet. I have had several side effects like constipation, insomnia, numbness in face and legs. Any carbonated drink taste like its been sitting out open for a day just flat no fizz at all. I do feel irritable at times but most side effects I can manage except the constipation that just plain hurts. I have an appointment on March 28th and I'll see how it goes with my progress and labs. I was at 290 lbs starting weight and I am down to 279 lbs. Seeing my belly shrink motivates me more to exercise and continue to eat healthier. It is quite expensive but I look at it like this, I waste money on other things that don't do me any better and this will.

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March 19, 2014 1:53 PM
Review by Samiam48 (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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March 18, 2014 7:20 PM
Review by MindyCH (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
6.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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March 13, 2014 2:00 PM
Review by Boricua1966: User Rating:  
   
10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I was in November 250 pounds and I beg my MD to prescribed me this medication he told me he does not do it, but he will make a pack with me that within a month I have to loose weight the amount he did not mentioned, so he did gave me the prescription for the first 14 days @ first honestly for the first couples of days it did not do anything, but then start it to kick in, when I went back to see him he did not want to weigh me so he fax the prescription to he pharmacy 7.5 mg 1 every morning in 3 months from 250lbs, I went down to 206lbs and from waist 40, I am 34 and XXL-shirts now. I am large everybody tells me how amazing I look and I feel and look great and more confident about myself now. My goal is not to become a Model nor muscular.

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March 11, 2014 6:20 AM
Review by Jonny L (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I also have Type 2 diabetes. I've been on Qsymia for a little over 3 months now and my appetite has just been GONE. Period. I've had to take insulin for my type2 diabetes ever since coronary bypass surgery over 5 years ago. As my HbA1c crept up, the insulin dosage crept up, the excess fat crept up, the insulin resistance crept up, all in a vicious little circle. After one month on Qsymia I actually experienced a low blood sugar incident, which was scary but good. @ 3 months I'm down 12 pounds in weight and my HbA1c is down over one point. I've also been able to cut my insulin dosage to less than a third of what it used to be. Yet, my insurance won't cover Qsymia, even though my improving health is saving them more money in 1 month's worth of unused insulin than a whole year of Qsymia.

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March 3, 2014 3:16 PM
Review by Texas Girl (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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!

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March 1, 2014 5:47 PM
Review by TSRE (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
8.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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February 25, 2014 11:04 AM
Review by Redhot04wink: User Rating:  
   
7.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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February 24, 2014 11:11 AM
Review by gettingslim (taken for less than 1 month):

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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February 23, 2014 6:56 PM
Review by joe sa (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: Lost 21 pounds in 3 weeks; had no appetite most of the day. ate a regular meal at dinnertime

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February 23, 2014 3:29 PM
Review by PattyAnn521: User Rating:  
   
10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I have been on Qsymia for 5 weeks now and have lost a total of 17 lbs. I am 5'2" and on January 7, 2014 I weighed 196 lbs. Today is 2//16/14 and I am down to 179 lbs. The only side effects I experienced are dry mouth and tingling in my toes once in a while. I have not had time to exercise and I still eat fast food once in a while but I skip the fries and soda as I do not have a desire for them or sweets anymore.

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February 16, 2014 5:12 PM
Review by Rasil: User Rating:  
   
9.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I have been on Qsymia for 2 weeks now, started at 305 and 295 as of last night. I haven't experienced any side effects to this date. I have use the app "Lose It" to keep up with my food intake and also brought the Lose it scale. I found drinking water in large amounts helps with the dry mouth. Looking to lose 91lbs, will update soon.

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February 9, 2014 12:28 PM
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
3.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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February 4, 2014 3:30 PM
Review by Corny (taken for 6 months to 1 year): User Rating:  
   
10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: Qsymia makes me think like a thin person. I no longer have any compulsion to find think about food. I have been obese for 98% of my adult life (I am 64) and tried everything. With Qsymia, I can make all the right decisions (and a few wrong ones) that I have known all along I needed to make. Now, just like a thin person, I am not driven to every fast food door, seconds or thirds of meals, eating a whole container or bag of anything. With minimal effort and smart decisions, I have gone from obese to within 5 pounds of normal weight for my height. No noteable side efffects - a little constipation when I don't eat much and a dry mouth. If I forget to take Qsymia for a day or two I know right away - my old eating habits come right back

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January 29, 2014 10:23 PM
Review by blondee38: User Rating:  
   
10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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January 27, 2014 11:24 AM
Review by HealthJourney (taken for less than 1 month): User Rating:  
   
10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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January 14, 2014 4:09 PM
Review by valg52 (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: Started back in June, and at first it seemed as though I was having all of the side effects from constipation to acid reflux, you name it. So far I have gone from 212 to 182 lbs. This is the only diet medication that has worked for me. It has always been a problem losing after being diagnosed with a thyroid condition. I am grateful my physician decided to try me on Qsymia.

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December 10, 2013 9:31 PM
Review by ConnieTelvl:

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: 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.

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December 7, 2013 12:32 PM
Review by jumpNThefire: User Rating:  
   
8.0

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: I've been on it for 6 weeks, lost 30 pounds already another 100 pounds to go!

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December 7, 2013 5:01 AM
Review by Nicole1970 (taken for 1 to 6 months): User Rating:  
   
10

Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: I had seen a story about Qsymia on the news right before seeing my doctor for the results of my physical. I was at the highest weight I had ever been 233 lbs, 43 years old and a mostly inactive lifestyle. I did some research on side effects, printed out all the information I could find and took it with me to my appointment. My doctor was hesitant because she never heard of Qsymia, but agreed to a trial 6 month run that was in July. Today I had my fifth doctor's appointment, 40 pounds lost, current weight 193, she has approved me to be on Qsymia until the goal weight is reached since she has done research and found that it okay to be on it for the long term. No dieting! Barely exercising. Appetite is decreased - HUGE SUCCESS.

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