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User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I'm 44 years old. Felt tired, looked tired and ached in my back, knees and feet a lot. I was obese and had been for many years. I'm 5'5. Started taking Qsymia May 6th. Weighed 212. By June 2 my weight was 200. Felt good. Drank lots of water, ate more protein and walked a couple miles daily. Side effects I had only in June were tingling fingers. Another short lived side effect is constipation, but adding fresh veggies and fiber does the trick people. I also felt annoyed a bit more, but again life and people can get very annoying, so find something to de-stress; i.e exercise. Now it is nearing the end of September, and I am still employed, married and sane and I'm at 175 and feel great!"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 25, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Great product. My doctor said "Have you thought about losing weight" on Jan. 26th. I said "okay". She said "can we try Qsymia?" I have been on the 7.5 dose and have lost 58lbs! I have not had any soda, cafeine, or fried food (once every two months I will splurge on chik-fil-a) and cut portions back. I have also started drinking over 100 oz of water a day. I have started exercising but didn't until after the third month of being on the medication. I don't know my highest weight because I didn't want to know but told the doctor I will drop 100 lbs and she said she would be very happy! It is a great product but is very expensive! The only side effect I have had is a dry mouth! Most important you must change your lifestyle!"

   
8.0

Firemancheese (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 12, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "Hi im 5"7 and i started the pills in May2016. Had some side effects in the beginning but then my body got used to them and now I'm good love the pills.. I have dropped the soda for good and dropped any fast food or greasy food at home or out.... I started at 265 and now in Sep2016 I'm at 244. And for 3wks I was out if the pills and since I didn't have time for a follow up I couldn't get them but finally i took out time and went back to my DR and got them back.... now I havent exercise because of my business schedule but starting next week i will hoping i will lose about 30 pound by December.... wish me luck"

   
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Linita September 10, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "Been on 7.5mg for over a month . Have not had any side effects good or bad. Biggest loss so far is the $203 I pay for it to do absolutely nothing. Have not lost any weight, actually gained 3 pounds. Med makes me incredibly hungry, go figure. Almost opposite effect. So disgusted and desperate I'm willing to keep on it just hoping to lose something. No matter what I do, I gain weight and yes I am thyroid medicine. At a big loss."

   
1.0

Frustrated 2016 September 8, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I have had weight loss success with qysmia that I have not been able to achieve before, 60lbs in 7 months. I have had some uncomfortable side effects, but nothing to the point where I have felt the need to discontinue the drug. These include tingling of feet, dry mouth & constipation. I did experience extreme vaginal dryness and an overall feeling of aggitation on the highest does 15+, so went back to & stayed on the 7+ & added exercise ."

   
7.0

Jan123me September 5, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Shuts off my appetite - I actually have to remind myself to eat - which is a great thing because now instead of grabbing food to satisfy my seemingly insatiable appetite, I am making healthy choices. Been on Qsymia since July 14, 2016 and have already lost 16 pounds."

   
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JP825 August 30, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "I am 5' 8", 53. Start weight 233. Start date 6/27/16, as of today 8/19/16 I am down 30 pounds. 203! Yes, I have some side effects but I have learned to deal. Constipated, have a serving of raw pumpkin seeds to get things moving. Dry mouth, drink, drink, drink! Water of course. Feeling foggy. I feel so much less loopy after I get my daily exercise in, don't know why but it changes. Water also helps with the loopy foggy feeling. The side effects are minimal as this drugs works along with a diet change and an exercise plan. I take the 7.5. Which takes my food craving away."

   
9.0

MamaV August 19, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I have lost 30lbs on this medication. I started on the low does for 2 weeks then started the high does. It is a bit expensive, insurance does not cove this and it went up to $141 from $131. Make sure you get the rebate card/ coupon. There are some side effects. My hands or feet will start to tingle randomly, anything carbonated.. forget about drinking it, it all tastes flat. My doctor told me it will change the taste of chocolate but right now chocolate still tastes the same! I don't crave sweets as much when I take the medication month after month. I haven't had it in about 2 months and I let go. Gained some weight but I'm back on it. I highly recommend working out with this medication and eating healthy and you will see a huge difference."

   
9.0

lou90 August 19, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I lost 46 pounds. I went from a size 20 to size 14 and then my dr put my on this. I mentioned I had extreme irritability-like I have zero patience for any and everyone! My Dr. told me it wasn't relevant but after reading other reviews I know I'm not alone. It hasn't helped me lose any weight. It costs me $142 a month for hopes wishes and dreams. This is crazy. I don't like taking a drug for seizures when I have no problems with that. I'm seeking a second opinion and hoping I can get phentermine for 3 months and be done with this. It really is the worst feeling to be so angry and irritated and pissed off with everyone when I'm the one doing this to myself all in the hopes to lose 20 more pounds. Ugh!!!"

   
1.0

1tallgirl August 18, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "admit it losing weight is really a lifestyle adjustment. ive taken qsymia for a year now have had no side affects and great results. withe exception of a little fatigue but i also work 70 hours a work the doc suggested taking b-12 and vitamin d and it has helped a lot. i started out at 248 lbs and now weigh 182 and still going. slow but surely its hard for me not alot of time to get in the exercise and that is realy the key with medicine. as long as you do that the diet isnt as important. i have found in my case!"

   
9.0

satisfied2000 August 18, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "Started taking qysmia in October of 2014 I'm 5'1" weight was 218 45 years old Took the 7.5 dose for 8 months Changed my eating habit and exercised more my biggest thing was giving up soda but it needed to be gone as of May 2015 my weight was 135. I was very pleased but after a year I see the weight creeping back on.. I'm back on the pills as of August 2016 lets hope I can keep it off this time. oh and the only side effect I had was constipation"

   
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Feeling good about myself August 17, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Weight Loss: "I have a diagnosed metabolic disorder and got my prescription from my endocrinologist. After 8 months, I have lost 28 pounds. I exercised, ate cleanly, and drank a minimum of 2 L of water per day. Insurance did not cover a some of Qysymia's costs, so I spent over $1,000 on my 8 months. I am early 30 and tall (and have found these posts so relative rendering them NA). Negatives: cost, you feel mentally foggy, cannot drink alchohol, and it is a major risk for females because pregnancy would be terrible. I was aware of the other potential risks, so there was genuine stress for 8 months. Ultimately, I am fine and have lost half of the weight I want to lose! I am praying that now "my metabolism is on" and "is fired up like a furnace.""

   
8.0

Tall Teacher (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 15, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "Extremely happy with results of this pill. At 5'4" I began at 163 and ended at 134 pounds. I lost the majority of weight in the first 2 months and began having slower results in the third. I did not experience any of the negative side effects while taking. My doctor had me ween off before reaching the highest dose and I have not gained weight back but do fluctuate 1-3 pounds throughout the week depending on my food choices. I began working out regularly a minimum of 3 days a week before starting this pill and my results have kept me motivated to continue. I did follow a lower carb diet in the beginning but noticed I did not gain back when adding in cheat days while on this pill."

   
9.0

Ashley091989 August 12, 2016

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For Weight Loss: "I am what you would call morbidly obese. 5'11". I started my weightloss journey at 447 and jumped to 459. I got down to 439 with diet and exercise over the course of 1 month and then COMPLETELY plateaued. I was so frustrated that I quit trying. I found out about topamax from a family member and mentioned it to my dr which is when he also mentioned the phentermine. I was desperate and willing to try anything. I picked up my pills Friday night and by Tuesday evening I had lost 9 POUNDS!!! 4 days later!!!! All I did was take the pill as instructed and adjust my caloric intake to no less than 1200 calories to prevent my body from entering starvation mode. I have not felt the starving sensation. It really does curb your appetite!"

   
8.0

Sunset Mami (taken for less than 1 month) August 10, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate) for Obesity: "Keeps me from being overwhelmingly hungry so that I can concentrate on eating 3 low calorie healthy meals daily with some nutritiuous snacks thrown in. Not being hungry all the time allows me to spend more quality time excercising as well"

   
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Ebfb (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 30, 2016

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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!"

   
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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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