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User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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For Weight Loss: "3/1/17-Started taking 50mg Topiramate at around 10PM cuz it makes me drowsy and a calcium supplement to relieve the tingly in my hands and feet (called ProCal) 30mg Phentermine caps in the morning after breakfast (to prevent jitters eat before taking Phentermine) starting weight 189.5 age 26 3/19/17-weight 175. Pros-no exercise needed. No diet needed. Does curb your appetite away from sweet food. I eat fairly healthy anyways. Cons- tingling was unbearable until I started taking the calcium supplements. Increase fiber-possible constipation. Tips- drink a lot of water. I drank almost 3 Liters of water before taking pills and while taking. Sometimes I flavor with Mio or Lemon. Don't want kidney stones. Goal is to lose 50lbs by Sept"

   
8.0

SaltLakeCityTriq March 19, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Started this medication in November of 2016. So far I have lost almost 30lbs. It works. It completely takes your mind of food. You still want to eat but not the constant obsessive thinking about eating and what you're going to eat next . I like to think this is what normal weight people must eat like. The weight has just slowly and steadily come off for me with minimal effort on my part other than reducing what I'm consuming. My side effects have been minimal: slight tingling in fingers and toes occasionally, loss of concentration periodically, dry mouth sometimes but all of these things have been minor inconveniences and worth the weight loss and how I feel, overall given the pros and (serious) cons of this drug I would recommend."

   
10

Shellanders March 17, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "After reading these reviews, I braced myself and decided to take the plunge expecting negative side effects. So far, I've experienced none of it the first 2 days. I'm 61 with lower blood pressure so maybe that helps going in. I am drinking 100 oz of water a day as I think the headaches can be dehydration. I'm thankful for a previous comment about breaking this med into its 2 component prescriptions. My cost for 30 days was under $40. Everyone will have a different experience but I it took away my obsession with food. I ate half my breakfast this a.m. and just didn't feel like eating the rest of it. I am going to forget I'm taking the drug and concentrate on working out most every day!"

   
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IWTR (taken for less than 1 month) March 6, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I did a combo of Tompiramate/Phentermine back in the beginning of Jan 2013. I lost 70 pounds in 5-6 months. Mind you, I drastically watched what I ate and worked out like a mad woman. I hit my goal weight of 150... then what. I had no plan, no more goal. The pounds slowly crept back on. Just started the combo again this past Sat (3/4/17) at 220 lb... already down 4 lb. You gotta watch what you eat and work the body, and this stuff will do wonders! I get Topiramate for headaches and pay $80 bucks for a month supply of Phentermine and an afternoon suppressant called Phendemetrazine, plus a poop pill, in case of constipation."

   
10

Parmageddon March 6, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "Started in mid-February 2017 with 2-wk "free" dose and then went to monthly regular dose of 7.5 mg. Started at 258 lbs and have lost about 10 lbs in about 3 wks with minimal exercise...just brisk walking for 30-45 mins at lunch. The biggest change is it stops me from thinking about eating as a really enjoyable experience. In the past I would have obsessed about the weekend BBQ or would have gone for two helpings of pasta because it was so good. Now, I eat about 1/2 of that and don't find even that to be super delicious. That's a little sad, huh? Anyway, feeling healthier and besides being a little short tempered now and then, no other side effects (51 yr old male)"

   
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MicStevens March 6, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I have been on a roller coaster ride ten years trying to lose weight I'm trying qysemia it's my third day. My insurance did not cover it so I paid $111 at Costco. so far I have a dry mouth, a little heahache, constipation and bit tired hope this works. Not serious symptoms can deal with it."

   
4.0

arce2017 March 5, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I took this back in 2012. I was 270 pounds when I started and lost 120 pounds in 9 months with diet and exercise In 2015 I got pregnant and gained 30 back. My doctor prescribed it again and I lost it again. It may not be for everyone but it worked for me. I was also able to maintain a healthy weight after again with diet and exercise. If your prob to being over weight you will always have to try. Don't look at it as getting thin.. look at it as a lifestyle change for your health. Diets fail but lifestyle changes last if you want them too."

   
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Not so big girl (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 2, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I have lost 18lb but the side effects r: severe groin pain - severe leg cramps- muscle spasms - blurred vision- chest pains- unable to sleep good- cannot walk right- shoulder bone aches - I thought it was due to age- but its not! Even though I have lost weight its not worth feeling the way I feel! I'm not going to take this med any longer! I have taken 2 other weight loss meds that did not work - this med worked but the side effects r horrible! I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE!"

   
4.0

Dianna9490 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 2, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "You can go to qsymia website to get a discount. This is my third day on my try period. I paid zero dollars for my first two weeks due to the discount found on the website. I am excited "

   
8.0

Nicole123444 (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I was having a hard time losing weigh so my doctor prescribed these medications for me. Along with diet and exercise I was able to lose 21lbs. I started January 2017."

   
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Miss Llady February 23, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "The side effects were fairly intense for the first month, primarily depression "attacks" and dehydration, but they stopped almost on cue at the end of the month. I was amazed how quickly it started working. I lost 8-12 pounds per month for the first 6 months, then it slowed to 3-5 pounds per month for a few months. When it slowed to about 2 pounds, I decided to go off it for awhile and allow my body to re-set. I started again 6 months later, but it no longer had any effect. My total weight loss on Qsymia was about 70 pounds. I would highly recommend it, as it was so effective for the first months, and allowed me to eat a healthy diet without the usual physical and mental struggles. But very expensive. Coupon very helpful."

   
8.0

Mama Bass February 14, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I love this medication. The stupidest thing I could of done was to come off the medication. I ended up gaining what I lost back because my appetite returned with a vengeance. I recommend signing up for Qysmia's loyalty program which reduces the out-of-pocket."

   
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Jordan from Jax,Fl (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 14, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Love Qysmia, I started this Jan.15 today is Feb 10 I've lost 24 pounds. The only side affect I have is dry mouth. I absolutely have NO appetite. I have to force myself to eat. Love this pill."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 11, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I am 7 years post gastric bypass had lost 90 lbs, had a baby and gained back 40lbs mostly because I was hungry all of the time. I should have talked to my surgeon sooner. My daughter is now 4 and I just talked to him last week. He said it is common and in his experience qsymia works well because it stops the hunger and allows the surgical tool to work again. Okay.. worth a shot, even at the cost. I was 194 last Tuesday. It is Monday and I am 188. I'd say it works pretty damn well. I have not been hungry at all I have had some strange side effects. Day 2 was the worst with some confusion and fatigue but it passed soon enough. Today I have some tingling in my face that I am really hoping is related to waxing and not the drug."

   
8.0

NEPhillyRN (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "Qsymia is definitely what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been dieting for 10 + years, crazy diets, works out routine, diet pills, teas, shakes, phone apps, you name it, I’ve done it and spent way too much on it. Qsymia, alters your mind set, no crazy BM, or running to the bathroom or anything like that at all! It simply helps you to not thinking about food, feel full much faster, I eat ¾ less of what I used too. Feeling satisfied, feels amazing. It took about 3 week before I really noticed the changes. The first 2 weeks I wasn’t so sure it was going to work. They like to see a weight loss of 6% and I lost 7.8% (17 lbs in 10 weeks, and I don’t know if I would really count the first 2 weeks)."

   
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YES! (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 6, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I've just started this med but I've done it the cheaper way. My doctor called in topiramate and phentermine separately and I take it together. My rx costs $22"

   
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Mel30707 February 2, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I have been using this combination, first as Qysmia, ($150/month) then as a phentermine/Topamax ($34/month) prescribed separately by my Dr. ALONG with Weight Watchers and this combination works GREAT! It totally has me NOT thinking about food all the time, especially when I'm bored. My mind used to think about what to eat next, or what would taste good, so I snacked all the time, with the meds it really has me not thinking those thoughts. I still feel hungry when I'm hungry, but not in between meals. Plus WW helps with portion control, so I can still eat the foods I want and not feel deprived of pizza (my favorite) which I eat every week. I do recommend this weight loss regimen. So far I've lost 25 pounds over 3 months."

   
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Genesha (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 1, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Started June 2015. Began highest dose January 2017. I've lost 60 pounds altogether so far. Still have 60 to go. Slow and steady wins the race. You have to put effort into this with diet mostly. I didn't exercise much the first year until I got some weight off, now I do exercise almost everyday because it feels good to do so. Those reviews you see of people not having appetite suppression in the first few days, well, that's not how the pill works, you are on a trial dose for two weeks, to see how your body adjusts to the medication. I have great appetite suppression at the beginning of starting a new dose, then it wears off after a couple months, you can increase doses when you stop loosing weight. It's approved for lifelong maintenance."

   
9.0

It's not a Magic pill (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 28, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Today was day 15....definitely noticed clothes fitting looser. Have not weighed myself, but I wear a uniform so it is noticeable. Was worried about negative side affects and have not experienced any of them yet. Can't afford to be short tempered on my job as it is high stress already. My insurance did not cover the drug. My cost was $140 at CVS."

   
9.0

V2Saturn January 28, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I have been on and off this medication for a couple of years. I was 279 lbs when I started and I now weigh 210 lbs. I have found this medication so very helpful and I would recommend this to anyone trying to lose weight that can not afford any kind of surgery. I have had some minor side effects but all in all it is so worth the effort!!"

   
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newbeginings32 January 26, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I lost weight, but at a cost from the side effects. Took it for about 2 months, and loved how really didn't care about what I ate (I ate mostly low carb while on it). For the first time ever, a lean chicken breast sounded as good as cake. What I didn't like was how I felt I never got deep sleep, or how I started to forget what word I was thinking of. So sadly, I had negative side effects from both medicines used to create Qsymia. After taking a break, I tried to go back on, staying on the lower dose, but I can't handle the lack of sleep. After quitting the medicine, I regained the weight. Maybe if I'd been able to tolerate it for longer I would've learned better habits, but I found the return of the cravings hard to deal with. Not worth it."

   
4.0

Ali123456needstogetfit (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 23, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Just started Qsymia 3 days ago 1/19/17 @267 5ft10 and I'm super excited to see how this goes. So far I no longer crave large or heavier meals as usual and no side effects that I am aware of yet. I won't weigh myself again until next week, so will keep you all updated...if you are interested!!! But so far so good!!! Oh I paid $111 and some change after applying a discount card for $95, my insurance did not cover this"

   
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Ellep January 22, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I'm a 26 year old active female struggling to lose weight due to my PCOS. In three months on this drug I lost 4 lbs, the fact that I lost weight at all is the reason I am giving two instead of one star. However, I changed my diet and I started running 5-10 miles a week so I'm not sure the weight loss had anything to do with the drug at all. I will, however, vouch for the appetite suppression. I can't eat nearly as large of portions at meals and I do think I would eat less if I only ate when hungry but the problem is that, because I exercise frequently , if I don't force myself to eat I am extremely exhausted and lethargic. Also the side effects are real, foot and leg tingling, and short term memory issues were both things I experienced"

   
2.0

Lowall January 21, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I have been on Qsymia since late September 2016. So far I have lost 26 lbs. This medication has helped cut my cravings. Nothing I have tried in the past has worked this well. It's not without side effects. Some dizziness upon first starting and increased heart rate. I may need to talk with my MD about increasing my dose. I continue to loose weight but my appetite is a little heavier than its been. By far I recommend this to anyone who is serious about getting healthier and dropping some serious weight."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 20, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I have taken topiramate (Topamax for migraines) and phentermine (separately and not at the same time). With Topamax, I lost over 30 pounds without changing anything in my exercise routine or eating habits. Its nickname is the "supermodel drug" because it makes you really skinny and really stupid. I did have severe memory issues at first, but that subsided after being on it awhile (use sticky notes until you get past this). It also made it so sodas tasted terrible, making them easy to ditch. Phentermine has been excellent to me in the past for energy and appetite suppression, so I'm hoping the two together will help me get back to a healthy weight."

First time user (taken for less than 1 month) January 17, 2017

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