I just began with the starter 14-day dose 3 days ago. I had numbness on the right side of my face that has subsided. Also had pain in my eye socket which scared me; that has subsided as well. I've already lost 5 pounds so I'm optimistic. I have a total of 80 to lose so I guess I'll be on this drug for quite a while. I am really afraid of the reported hair loss associated with Qsymia. Is that fairly common? I'm also fearful of the memory loss/fogginess. I'm nearly 70. I'm already forgetful enough. I don't need help in that department! Can you tell me if you have experienced either of these side effects and how severely?