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User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "It worked great! But very disappoint that I can't afford $135.00 for a 30 day supply. My insurance doesn't cover it so until then I will hope the price comes down."

   
8.0

Treesaw (taken for less than 1 month) July 28, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "So far so good! 4 days on the low dose. 4 pounds lost. No side effects. Only exercise in the 4 days was 1 hour weight lifting, 1 hour stretching. Calories about 1200-1300 per day. I am a 52 year old, 5'7" tall female. Start weight 184. Goal weight 145. I have high blood pressure. Will post again in a few more days; wanted to share my initial excitement! My insurance does not cover this drug, but the initial dose was free with manufacturer's coupon."

   
10

Sally F. (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I do not recommend this drug due to the side affects. I experienced depression, mood swings, anger, and aggressive behaviors while on this drug. It is unfortunate that I have spent $120 out of pocket and have been unable to receive a refund for such a bad product. Please consider a different weight loss medication. I am highly disappointed in Qysmia."

   
1.0

Tamara J July 25, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I've had great results with this medication with some of the side effects listed; dry mouth and numbness (in my toes). This medication if used properly with help you loose weight and aid you in your journey. I best describe it to my friends as, "feels like you just ate a thanksgiving meal!" Everytime you take the medication. I suffer from migraines, and this medication has been the one that works for me! If you go to the Qsymia website, they offer a savings coupon, which works at every pharmacy! If you just eat junk every month and hope to loose lots of weight it won't happen! The healthier you eat the more this medicine will help you! Good Luck!"

   
9.0

StacieQ July 25, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I am a 33 year old female and started taking qysmia approx 1 and a half months ago. On the low dose 3.75 I did not lose a single pound. About a month ago I started the 7.5mg and I am down 18lbs! I have not experienced any horrible side effects. I have experienced a boost in energy, but that may be related to the weight loss. I have been very happy on this medication and will continue my regimen until I reach my goal weight."

   
10

Suesue0101 July 25, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "Three days after starting the 7.5/46mg dose I experienced severe tackycardia and respiratory distress. I ended up in the hospital for 5 days on telemetry and oxygen."

   
1.0

Pansy60 July 24, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "I have been taking the phentermine for month and lost 3 pounds. When I could eat, I ate whatever I wanted. I drank alot of water and just stayed active around the house and at work. I just got prescribed to Topamax today. I have taken this drug before years ago for bi polar disorder and the only side effect I had from it was memory loss and confusion so I had to stop taking cause there's no way I would be able to work on that but I am going to give it a try with the phentermine now cause I am desperate to lose weight at this point."

   
4.0

Hnoble (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 15, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I am a 57 year old female and about 30 pounds over weight. At first it was great. Side effects were being tired and in a fog. That got better over 5 or 6 days. I had to use extream caution driving because I had trouble concentrating. I lost 5 pounds in 10 days. On day 10 I broke out in hives and had a fever. I stopped taking the medication. I also have been taking blood pressure meds and primerin for hot flashes for over a year. I stopped all meds and took benadryl for 5 days. I have been in contact with my doctor and am hoping it was not due to qsymia because it was working. Just not sure if it's safe for me."

   
6.0

Treesaw (taken for less than 1 month) July 14, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "I'm a 55 year old female from CT, i started this July 1st 2016. Weighing 297 pounds. Today is July 12th, I weighed in at 284. I feel great! I have more energy, eat less and overall my attitude is changing ink for the positive. The boost I needed. I actually have less aches and pains. I must say, I never thought I'd forget to eat! I do get a little light headed if I don't eat. I have a salad or something light and move on. Oh, and drink lots of water!!!! One happy woman who thought id never play with my grandkids the way I wanted!"

   
10

Anonymous July 13, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "I'm a 55 year old female from CT, i started this July 1st 2016. Weighing 297 pounds. Today is July 12th, I weighed in at 284. I feel great! I have more energy, eat less and overall my attitude is changing for the positive. The boost I needed. I actually have less aches and pains. I must say, I never thought I'd forget to eat! I do get a little light headed if I don't eat. I have a salad or something light and move on. Oh, and drink lots of water!!!! One happy woman who thought id never play with my grandkids the way I wanted!"

   
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Michelelundberg (taken for less than 1 month) July 12, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Today is my last day of 15 days of the low dose, I have only lose 3.6lbs but I was on vacation 11 of those days so I am not complaining. however, my mood is horrible, I have cried a lot the past few days, my step son now hates me... lol... but I start the higher does tomorrow so we will see how it goes. PS,....go online and search coupons, you will get the first 15 days free and then you will get the next 6 months like $65.00 off or something I will let you know tomorrow when I get it filled. But with the Qsymia coupon I got the first 15 days free instead of $90"

   
6.0

KM20 July 11, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Horrible! I ended up Losing my hair and not losing weight after 3 months. Since then it's been really hard to get my hair back to normal growth and strength. I do have hypothyroid and wanted an aid to help me lose weight. I took my self off this pill immediately after noticing my hair loss. It's very expensive as well."

   
1.0

Buhzwa (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 10, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "This medication worked well, but not without some side effects and a learning curve. If youa re willing to work with a good doctor and learn about your own body, eating habits, and commit to making it work, Qsymia can reward you with solid weight loss. I dislike medications when not needed, but with a sudden diagnosis of Diabetes added to my already high cholesterol and hypertension, I was ready to try something that would work. And this meant weight loss through diet and exercise... and the assistance of Qsymia, which my Dr prescribed. My first three month I dropped 20+ pounds and by the end of my 6 month regimen I lost 15% of my initial body weight and was feeling lighter, more energetic. 2 yrs later i am 17% lighter than day 1."

   
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I Weigh What? (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 4, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "I have been on the combo of Phentermine and Topiramate for a month, I started at 180 lbs. I have lost 11 lbs, so now at 169 lbs....of course was hoping to loose more. I probably need to exercise more. I have had no side effects at all! I am watching what I eat and how much, I am drinking a lot of water and probably too much coffee (black) in the mornings, but I always do. I am on 37.5 mg tablet of Phentermine, started on 1/4 tablet...now on 1/2. I am taking 25 mg. of Topiramate, started on 1 tablet...now I am taking 2. I have no insurance and I have noticed that some have been concerned about cost. I have 2 scrips, About $20, Google Good RX for a coupon, most pharmacies accept it."

   
8.0

ElizabethDale (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 26, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Started taking 7/15, I had terrible side effects, racing heart, dizziness, insomnia, speech and memory. When I told my doctor I was coming off it she basically told me to suck it up and push through the side effects. She also recommend that I take one pill everyother day. I am glad I listened to her, I am down 53 pounds. This was all done on the 7.5 dose."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 26, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "I've been taking phentermine for almost 5 days and I've lost 7 lbs so far. I also take topiramate but that is for sleep apnea and my migraines. I've been eating only good things and only drank water. I find it extremely hard to eat over 1000 calories because I get full so fast. I have had so hallucinations and blurry visions as well as stomach pains. But other than that it's been going great!"

   
8.0

Fiestiiginger (taken for less than 1 month) June 21, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "You take this drug and you WILL lose weight however the side effects are far worse than the benefits. I lost 20 pounds in a very short amount of time while taking Qsymia but that came at a cost as I could not function at work while taking this pill. I'm a programmer/analyst so I'm constantly manipulating data and numbers I have to take a logical approach to my work and Qysmia prevented that as I was always in a mental fog it felt like my IQ dropped 20 points. I was unable to focus. I would read or hear something but I could not retain the information so unfortunately I had to stop the medication and as soon as I did the weight ballooned back on but my mental clarity returned."

Joe S. (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 20, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Please run from this drug...few of my side effects: Insomnia, Racing Heartbeat, Hallucination, delusions, Psychosis, Paranoid, Stomach pain,"

   
1.0

lexb June 15, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "I started using phenterime & topirmate 25mg a little over a month ago and I've lost 25lbs. I was a over eater, emotional eater, junk food eater, basically ate whatever I wanted or craved. I had gained so much weight that I had a fatty liver. I knew it was time that I had to do something. Believe me, I've been on every diet you can think of but I never stayed on the diet longer then 2 weeks. Now, I feel great! I'm consistent! I have the strength to ignore my cravings, I'm eating healthier and I feel better inside and out. I do at times feel the pins and needles in my feet but it's rare. BUT when I raise up from bending over, I feel extremely dizzy."

Belleghghg June 13, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I am a 52 yr old female weighing 160 pounds. I started the low dose 14 day trial about 2 months ago. I lost 2 lbs. immediately. Side effects were, loss of appetite & constipation. When I started the higher, 7.5 dose, my digestive system instantly shut down. I took a stool softener & laxative daily & I still could not go to the restroom. I drink 70-85 oz. of water & take "It Works" "greens supplement" daily to get a decent intake of fruits & vegetables. Long story short, I can only take 1 pill once every 5 to 6 days; otherwise I am miserable and extremely stopped up. Since getting the prescription filled on May 14, 2016, I have only taken 7 pills. I have an appt to see my doc in a few days. Have lost 3 pounds."

   
2.0

D-n-Dallas (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 13, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Have been on the highest dose started at lowest for have lost 20 pounds, less hungry. Stops working after a time for weight loss but feel I need it to not feel overly hungry. Very expensive no insurance coverage. Mixed feelings. Weight loss is not great but have lost some down from 255 to 235."

   
7.0

Susanne112 June 12, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I am 5'2 started at 187. Have been on it for 3 days, down 4 lbs! The only side affects are blurry vision & no appetite! Since I am a foodaholic, I still find myself thinking about food but I ask myself "am I really hungry or do I just want to eat"? the answer is usually that I just want to eat. I am using this time to make healthier choices and lifestyle changes so when I get off I will have less of a chance of gaining the weight back. I will keep you updated."

   
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MommaSherrie (taken for less than 1 month) June 9, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "Started Phentermine 37.5mg/ Topiramate 50mg back in Jan 2013. Lost 50lbs in 2.5 months. 75 all together. Drastically watched what I ate and worked out 6 days a week. The lack of memory/concentration weren't enough to make me stop but very noticable. I also get neuropathy (pins&needles feeling in my feet, hands and nose). I went from 225, size 18 to 150, size 6. 65 of those lbs found their way back in 1.5 yrs. Starting again... but I know I dont have the same motivation I did before.... :( Definitely works better if you put in effort!"

   
8.0

Parm21 (taken for less than 1 month) June 9, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "I think I made a post a long time ago about my experience with topiramate. But I can't recall if I did or not. Anyway. I was prescribed topiramate for my migraines. At first it was all good my migraines were handled well and I lost 30 lbs in 4 months. It's now 2 years later. I've experienced multiple side affects. My fingers tingle. My hands shake. I frequently feel as if I can't speak , like everything I want to say is on the tip of my tongue. I think of what I'm going to say and it comes out jumbled . When I started i weighed 238 I was at one point 207. I'd never been so "small". Losing weight so quick didn't make me feel good. Ive been off it for a month and now weigh 240.. maybe it was worth it .."

   
2.0

Florida101 June 4, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "Been on Qsymia for 2weeks (trial) and as of right now I am on the 7.5 dosage. It does cut my appetite some but I am having trouble losing weight on it . I have been eating healthy & counting my daily calorie intake. I have also been exercising 6days a week. I have a little headache everyday with constant dry mouth and fatigue . If any one has any tips on how I can lose more weight please comment . Thank you . I will continue to update with my progress ."

   
3.0

SC_GAL (taken for less than 1 month) May 26, 2016

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