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User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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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"

   
10

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 taking Qsymia 3.75mg since January 2, 2017, which makes today, two weeks. Within those two weeks I have lost 7 pounds. I have not completely changed my diet but I have been eating healthier and lighter, along with exercising. The only side effects I have experienced is an increased heart rate at rest. It did give me a little anxiety at first because I never experienced anything like it before but now it has decreased/subsided. My doctor told me that some side effects may come back or go away with a dosage increase so I hope it doesn't now that I have started the 7.5mg. Good luck to everyone on or wanting to try this drug!"

Tiquita January 16, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Been taking Qsymia since June 1st 2016, started at 304 pounds - down to 214 as of today 1/12/17. Kills off my appetite and cravings at night like nothing else I have ever used. I have hardly exercised honestly and I know that's not suggested - it's really just helped me eat less. Which led me to eat healthier overall. The cost is absurd but so worth it for these results, my goal is to get down to 185, it's within sight - unbelievable! I combined the Qsymia with using a fitbit and the lose it app to track my eating habits, all combined has worked wonders for me. Good luck to everyone else out there."

   
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RHEEM (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 13, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Hi there, today was my first day on Qsymia, I experienced no appetite, but extreme fatigue. I have slept most of the day. I have a headache and my eyes feel very heavy. My stomach hurt earlier but is ok now. I'm still very tired and my eyes still feel very heavy. NOT giving up, just getting started. I'm excited and willing to give this a chance."

   
5.0

Anonymous January 8, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I started last Sunday taking Phentermine 15mg in the am & 50mg Topiramate in the night. I was 185lb and I have to date lost 6 lbs so am 179. I am very shocked because I have taken 37.5 phentermine on & off for the past few years & have built up a tolerance so I was very doubtful of the 15 mg but its working I will start taking up to 100mg of the Topiramate in the next few days the only thing I noticed is sometimes I become forgetful mid sentence or action. I am very happy that I am no longer craving sweets I have a horrible sweet tooth I haven't had a soda in 6 days which is shocking lol."

Little Ms Sunshine (taken for less than 1 month) January 7, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "Well im writing for all those people who have not lost weight, gained it back, have had side effects, etc. When one decides to lose weight and is using weight loss meds one has to first map out where they want to be at the end of the process. Then you have to take pictures, write things down(keep a journal), and most of all have a program in place before starting. Know your MACRONUTRIENTS and build a meal plan with that or get one free online, drink lots of water anywhere from 64oz- 1gal, and even if your not hungry eat 5-7small portions of food,(EVEN IF YOUR NOT HUNGRY), THIS ELIMINATES ALMOST ALL side effects, and try and walk 10k steps or as much as you can to get to 10k measure bpm, spo2 stress levels and you will see big results."

   
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Joeboston (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 5, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I have been on qsymia since 7/20/16 & I have lost 48 lbs!!!! I have had little to no side effects."

   
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Tasha83 January 1, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I've had no good results using Qsymia. I shutter at the cost too...$4.66 per day and that is using their "savings card!" I could spend that much on shakes and lose weight. I lost a pound in a month. It does nothing to control my cravings at night, and yes, I eat right, am on my feet a lot, take my dog out on daily walks, so I'm not just sitting around hoping it'll take off the weight. It didn't work in the first month so I'm not going to spend another days pay to give it another chance. Hopefully it will work for you."

   
2.0

JRinAZ (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 27, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I weighed 207 when i started. I took it for about a month. I lost 13 lbs. I was never hungry. Just took my large food cravings right away. But it took my short term memory right with i. It was kinda scarey. I had to stop taking it . I could not work safely because i was just too forgetful while taking this. The weight came back faster than it came off And gained even more weight. But I ate like I did before taking this drug soon as i stopped taking it."

   
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Big Brenda December 23, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I found the weight loss experience to be excellent. HOWEVER, this Rx is so dangerous, that after 3 weeks I ended up with a first time ever serious gout episode with permanent tophi on my fingers, and also kidney stones. Finally, after stopping, I continued some weight loss, but also became seriously depressed, and fatigued.... This is NOT a good idea unless you are already at risk for death from your obesity."

   
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Barb from Arizona (taken for less than 1 month) December 22, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I'm a 20 year old girl who was on this medicine. I was on it for about a year until my doctor said to take a break for about a month or two and then I could consider going back on it (she said to take a break from the phentermine essentially, and my pocket needed a break too) Starting in June of 2015 I was 212 pounds, now in December 2016 I am 160 pounds. Now, I can't say I got the full benefit of it because with being busy in school I don't have that much time to exercise as much as I'd like, or eat what is best. But, it curbed my appetite SIGNIFICANTLY. And that was definitely my problem, the snacking. This medicine changed my life for the best, it helped me get that boost I needed to start losing weight, and to keep the weight off."

   
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Laura1049 December 22, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I was on Qsymia to help me drop the last 30 pounds of weigh I was trying to loose but was having trouble. It did control my hunger pangs but overall in the one month I took the medicine I only lost 8 pounds. I continued my exercising and watching my calorie intake but for weight loss, it did not help me. I actually had major depression and mood swings. I was angry and short tempered. I have been off the medicine now for 5 days and I am beginning to feel like myself again. I personally would not recommend this medicine. Increase your exercise and lower your calorie intake. That worked for me when I lost my first 50 pounds which I have not gained back in over 2 years. I just wish I could take off 30 more."

   
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MimiMWG December 7, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I had both knees replaced this year, one January and one in February. I weighed 300lbs in January and 312 in February and climbing. I rehabbed my knees, went back to work and still gained weight, up to 320! Went to my Dr after researching online the best diet pill. She was very reluctant to give me any diet pill. But did agree I needed something, so prescribed Qsymia. My insurance denied it until I first tried Phentermine. I took that for about 6 weeks lost 20 lbs, then my insurance let me take Qsymia. I've been on it for about 2 1/2 months. Between both pills I'm down 70lbs! I have changed how I eat totally though. I gave up diet coke, I only eat non processed fresh foods that I make, with the exception of lunches at work, low cal frozen m"

   
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Bobalouie December 3, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I have been on the 7.5 for 2 weeks now and have found it really doesn't control my hunger pangs. :("

   
1.0

Vickie501966 December 2, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I just started today on November 30th, 2016, and I am soooo happy, I had more energy today, didn't eat as much as I usually do, and didn't crave any soda or sweet, I hope it keeps going like that"

   
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Ross1113 December 1, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I'm a 5'11 205lb size 12 former athlete and current teacher/coach. I work out 5-6 times a week and watch what I eat pretty closely. Long story short, I lost about 75lbs 4 years ago and have kept it off, but haven't had any luck recently losing more. I'd like to lose another 20lbs. My doctor checked my thyroid and some other things and offered this option. Said I needed a big boost to help make a change and a super low calorie diet wasn't the best fit for me. I've just completed the 14 day intro and lost 3.6lbs (which was over Thanksgiving). Only side effects thus far are tingly hands sometimes at night. My advice..whatever you try to help lose, a life style change which includes eating right & exercise is a MUST especially to maintain."

   
8.0

Teachercoach1982 (taken for less than 1 month) November 27, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I have been trying to lose weight on my own for a year. I have hypothyroid issues, was 252 plus pounds, 5'9", 60 y/o female. I ate 1300 to 1500 calories per day, vigorously exercised 3 x a week and lost 17 lbs. over 9 months. Then it stopped cold, no matter what I did I couldn't lose any more weight. After talking to my doctor about my frustration about my slow metabolism, she prescribed Qsymia. I started in mid September and I've lost 17 lbs more in 2 months. I'm now down to 217 and falling. I feel good, and plan to keep going. Biggest side effects are fatigue and constipation. I can handle that. I like being able to feel my hip bones again."

   
9.0

Bellaisla (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 27, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "Lost 85lbs in under a year. Gained it all back as soon as I stopped taking it. "

   
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Sueshoe6767 (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 25, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I started this Medication 18 day's ago and I have lost 15lbs. You can not eat what you want you have to eat right and get off the couch and not seat in front of the TV I am very happy with the Medication. The Cost is very high I think they could make it cheaper if they wanted to but I am going to buy it and they know people will that's why they don't worry about the price and My Dr makes me go and see her once a month while I am taking this medication so I have to pay her also I have Ins but my Ins does not cover Wt losses. Medication or for the Dr Appt."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 21, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I lost 100 lbs in 8 months on my own by working out and eating healthier. I kept it off for 3 years and due to stressors and two night shift jobs I found myself gaining 47lbs in 6months. Very scary for me which brought on my depression and severe knee pain!! So my doc monitored my activity for 6 months and I lost 0 lbs and she decided to give this medication a try 4 days into it with a balanced diet and 4 days of an hour of exercise I have lost 7 lbs"

   
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rAnGeL87 (taken for less than 1 month) November 20, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "So far, not so good. Today is day number 4 of the starter of the Qsymia, and I have noticed no difference in my appetite at all. I was hoping to at least have some curb if my appetite but I haven't. Thankfully, though, no side effects, either. I will give it another month after the dose gets increased, but right now I can't say I'm impressed with this medication."

   
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Vickie ladybug (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "Man I started open minded and optimistic. But til I just found this forum I thought I was going insane. Side effects are ridiculous insomnia was immediate and depression suicidal thoughts dizziness foggy mind STOMACH PAIN sluggish shortness of breath and very angry. I tried fighting through thinking I had the flu or something I made a Dr appt but I just couldn't wait I was going crazy I went to e.r they seen physically I was drained and out of breath but couldn't find a source end up just saying bronchitis inflammation of my throat. I am better after 2days off of meds from e.r had the energy to look ithis up lol. I won't be taking it anymore I almost admitted myself to the crisis center...never had every side effects like this."

   
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Baina55 (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I was waking up tired, everyday, gaining wieght like crazy. I thought for sure it was my thyroid. I went to the dr the beginning of June, had blood test set on the fact that it was my thyroid - nope! It was just my eating habits, June 6, 2016 I wieghed 296#s the heaviest I had ever been. It was my own fault, i never felt full. I talked with my Dr. about a lot of differwnt options long story story short... now November 12 i am under 240# and I have control of my eating habits. I have not noticed any side affects other than feeling great and wanting to make healthy choices, sleeping better, losing and chaning my life. Thank you Qysmia and Dr. Cambell"

   
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Tillia (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 13, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "Don't pay the price of qysemia. Ask your doc to prescribe phentermine and topiramate seperately and it is a lot cheaper. About $40 a month or so."

   
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Tnikki November 12, 2016

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