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User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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For Weight Loss: "I have been taking a combination of the two ingredient drugs in Qysimia for 69 days (to be exact). Started at 336.4. Am now at 307.6 and steadily declining! Have faithfully and completely changed my diet. I use MyFitnessPal daily. I cut out breads, my love, about 90% and most sugars, and I attribute that ability to do so to the medicine. It helped cut the cravings so now I can't even fathom eating any. I tried drinking a soda the other day and it tasted like carbonated metal water. Yuck! Only side effect I have is dry mouth so I keep a steady supply of life savers around and pack water like a camel in the Sahara Desert! The first few weeks were tough though. Some face tingling. Difficulty sleeping. Lots of urination. Don't give up!"

   
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Sassyandslimmingdown (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 24, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I'm 28 year old female. 5'8". I started Qsymia three weeks ago at 353 lbs. Today, I am at 344.9. This is with little to no change in my diet. I'd say the "little" change I spoke of was that I drink a lot of water now. I did notice dry mouth, occasional tingling, and a suppressed appetite. Now that I know what the drug can do mostly on its own I'm curious to see what it will do if I make the necessary changes."

   
8.0

Th3Struggl3IsR3al (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I took the free 2 week period and started on 3/21/17 at 283. I switched over to the 7.5 and now weigh 279 (4 lb total weight loss in 4 weeks). My RX is $144. I never had much of an appetite to start out with and now with Qsymia, I have even less. If it wasn't for my boyfriend reminding me it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, I believe I would forget to eat (which I know it is not good). I have a desk job and have always had walking in my daily routine. I have not changed that routine as of yet. I hope to see significant results in the next few months. The only side affects I experienced is the craving for water and restless nights (although I never slept well to begin with). Keep you all posted."

   
6.0

Nikki604 (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I posted previously after 2 days on the component drugs that make up Qsymia. I am 61 and had reported no side effects. It has now been 6 weeks. I have had side effects but only minor - some dry mouth, difficulty sleeping if I don't have a glass of wine before bed ;), some numbness a few times in my face and that's it. I'm down 14 pounds. I have made a very conscious effort to take off weight and sometimes question whether the Rx works but I do know that I simply have no cravings. I have no pull to buy junk food. I have gone to a whole food diet, have had no sugar for 6 weeks, low carbs, just added a work out program 2 weeks ago and continue to drink 100 oz of water daily. Because it has been fairly easy, I do credit the drug. "

   
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IWTR (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 16, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I started Qysmia 3 days ago and I am down 3.2 lbs. The only side effect I have is dry mouth which is great because it makes me drink water all day long. I am not exercising just using my fitness pal and following a 1200 calorie diet."

   
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Boymom321 April 15, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "Folks- don't even think about using Qsymia- just have your doc prescribe the phenteramine and topamax separately. It's dead simple. It is so much cheaper for a month for both drugs"

msadesign (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I'm a 33yr old female with 4 children ages 14 years to 10months. I started April 6th 2017 at 324.6lbs and 7 days later I'm down exactly 4lbs! Side affects? I've been really scared to weigh because food has tasted so wonderful to me this past week! But I've gotten fuller faster and I'm drinking at least 100oz of water every day. This makes me so thirsty it is insane and I'm urinating a lot more frequently but that's par for the course. I'm using the app MyFitnessPal combined with with Qsymia and I know it has only been a week but I will update after my month of the 7.5 dosage!"

   
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Darev22 (taken for less than 1 month) April 13, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I'm a middle aged woman. Along with my first hot flash about 10 years ago, came the weight gain. Since 2008 I had gained about 50 lbs. Then, in the summer of 2016, I was in a clinical trial for Dasotraline. By the time Phase 1 had ended, I had gained 30 lbs, now weighed 225. I've tried every combo of diet and exercise through the years, I threw in the towel and was basically waiting to die. About 3 weeks ago, my head popped out of my butt and I decided I deserved to be happy and healthy. Back in the gym, clean eating, and no diet soda. The scale did not move. I had my physical. Doc prescribed Qsymia. Insurance did not cover. My 1st weeks was reduced to $60 not free!! I've been on for 3 days. No changes yet I'l keep you posted"

   
5.0

Laurgol April 9, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I started my first dose at 37.5 mg today. I have felt 0 change is this normal?"

   
1.0

Plwqsymia April 5, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I started Qysmia in December 2016 and had the finger and toe numbness, trouble sleeping and anxiety but that only lasted the first 10 days or so. In the past year I've lost 50 lbs and that's without a ton of changes. I noticed a huge change in my appetite. I wasn't someone that overate to begin with which was why my weight was frustrating but now I notice I have to make an effort to eat meals because I'm rarely hungry. I have plenty of energy to do everything I need to do. I am at my initial goal weight but now looking to go an extra 10lbs lighter. If I add moderate exercise, the weight comes off quick which was impossible before Qysmia. I highly recommend this! It's tough the first 2 weeks but past that, it's been super easy for me."

   
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Phoenixrisn April 4, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I've just started on the 7.5 XR 7 days ago after 2 weeks of the trial dosage. Thankfully no side effects but also no weight loss at all. I feel as though I'm eating less and not quite as hungry as usual and I have started walking 2 1/2-3 miles 6 days a week so I'm really puzzled why no weight loss. I am hoping I'm just off to a slow start and will keep doing what I'm doing and try to cut out my carbs a little better. I will update at the end of my month but any thoughts or suggestions will be welcomed!"

   
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Vic2017 (taken for less than 1 month) April 1, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "Just started this medication and I already see results! It's only been 2 days and I've lost 10 lbs!!! Most of its water I'm sure because I've been a frequent flyer in my bathroom! I must admit I do feel a little loopy most of the time but my appetite is non exesitant. Loving this so far. Will keep you posted. 215-205! My goal is 165!"

   
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Happy (taken for less than 1 month) March 31, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I love it. No carbs and I work out. If you are not willing to change your life and just take the meds when you stop taking the meds you will gain twice as much back. Its a life style change not a magic pill...."

   
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loppy123 March 27, 2017

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For Weight Loss: "I have lost 50 lbs. since May, 2016....I do not take the combined drug. Some people are complaining about the cost has anyone ever looked into Good Rx coupons? Even the Good Rx is high - close to or over $200 for a month but by taking 2 separate pills I only pay about $20 per month so why take the comb. pill... I really don't understand. Is it better?"

   
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Tommythom March 26, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I start Qsymia five days ago and am down one pound. I agree with other users that you do still want to eat, just the constant cravings are not there. I am most concerned about the drowsiness. It is the only side effect I have had and I wonder how long it will last. "

   
8.0

Ab33 March 26, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Gives me some energy, but causes unwanted anxiety at uncomfortable times. I've been on it since the 2/7/17 and haven't lost any weight. Although I do eat less. I wake up several times during the night now as well. If I take it first thing in the morning it gives me horrible stomach issues, if I wait til lunch I'm up all night. I take it with a snack around 10:00am. It's been almost a month and a half, we'll see."

   
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Accepted13 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 25, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Just took it this morning about 6 hours now I have jitters anxiety a little, just a little off right now hope it gets better soon. I am on the 2 week free dose right now and I bought the 30 day . It was $98.50. Really hoping this works and these side effct go away."

   
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Jousma5 March 23, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "My insurance doesn't cover Qysmia so my doctor prescribed me phentermine and topiramate separately. My insurance doesn't cover phentermine however with the help of the good rx app I was able to pay for it out of pocket for around $15.00. I was prescribed the meds on Jan. 6, 2017 and weighed in at the docs office at 250. I had a follow up appointment on March 16 and weighed in at 227. These pills make you change the way you feel about food. Your appetite is totally gone and at times you have to force yourself to eat. The first couple of days of taking the pills I felt foggy and tired, but now I don't really notice any major side effects. I hope to reach the 190s by the summer."

   
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Anonymous Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 23, 2017

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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"

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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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