On Tuesday, May 14, 2013, my doctor asked me to review & see if Qsymia is something I might be interested in taking. She has had recent success with other patients and feels this is a good fit for me as I recently started taking Prednisone (and will be on it for 2 years) for non-alcohol related liver damage. I gained 10 pounds in three weeks on the Prednisone taper (1 week on 4x dosage, 1 week on 3x etc). I am also Type 2 Diabetic, and have hypothyroidism. The Prednisone causes appetite increase, so the Qsymia should counteract that. Are there any suggestions/things I should know before beginning this medication? It should be home delivered to me on Tuesday, May 21, 2013. The side effect I am most concerned about is the anxiety & increase in suicidal thoughts. I don't really think this is going to be a problem - but I am on Zoloft for depression/anxiety. And if you've dealt with anxiety you know it can sometimes be a self-fullfilling prophecy. I hunted down a support group as soon as I found I was going to be on Qsymia. I am glad I found this one and hope to be beneficial to others as I begin and continue to take the med.
- Qsymia Information for Consumers
- Qsymia Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Qsymia (detailed)
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