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User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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Phentermine/topiramate Rating Summary

7.2/10 Average Rating

316 Ratings with 314 User Reviews

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "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): "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): "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."

   
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Anonymous January 8, 2017

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"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): "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): "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."

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

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "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."

   
5.0

Big Brenda December 23, 2016

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

   
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Vickie501966 December 2, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "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."

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

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "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."

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

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "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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"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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"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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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I had a horrible side effects following 14 days on pill. It brought on anxiety and panic attacks as well as insomnia. I did lose weight (about 10 lbs) which continued even 2 months after (now 15 lbs). Two months later I am having horrible stomach issues (going to specialist to rule out IBS or something else)."

   
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Clopez07 November 9, 2016

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"I have been taking qsymia for almost two weeks and am down about 9 lbs. I feel great and have added a whole lot more water to my routine. For those that cannot afford the astronomical costs of this drug, talk to your doctor about Phentermine and topirimate separately. The dosages are very close to the qsymia doses and the monthly cost is less than $40. Hope this helps any that aren't being helped due to cost."

   
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Weswesmama (taken for less than 1 month) November 8, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I experienced side effects with this medication, blisters inside my mouth, insomnia, nasty salty taste in my mouth. I also did not have any significant weight loss. I did not notice it curbing my appetite, but didn't increase it either."

   
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Karen7811 November 7, 2016

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"Ask your Dr. to prescribe the two drugs separately. Cost about 40 that way. Works just as well."

Anonymous November 6, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I have been on Qsymia for about 20 days and I have lost 12lbs. (I'm 5'11, 200lbs to start, now at 188lbs). I have played sports my entire life and recently quit, so the fact that I am still losing weight without as much exercise is amazing (Waitressing and housecleaning in college keep me active). I normally wouldn't take the time to write a review like this but I am so surprised by the results. My appetite is gone. I don't even realize that I haven't eaten since breakfast until I find myself wanting a nap around 4pm; then I'll remember I forgot to grab lunch! This NEVER happened before Qsymia. Long story short, I would recommend this 100%. Feel free to ask any questions!"

   
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fitfamily (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Let me start by saying I am 59 years old. Until now, I have not had a problem losing when I needed to. I am not big on diet pills so I was a little hesitant at first. The 2 week free trial helped me decide to give it a try. The first 2 weeks I lost 6 pounds. After 3 months, I have lost 30 and I am well past my goal. I am getting ready to stop taking them but have some left over for a back up in case I need to take some occasionally as per my doctors suggestion. I LOVE it!! You have to CUT back of food intake and do some exercise. It won't happen without it. You still have to work at it. But it does work!!"

   
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Texas Grandma (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 28, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I'm wondering why not many people report the weight gain after using this drug upon discontinuation, I see it mentioned often that people go back on to lose weight a second time and that's eye brow raising in itself-who lost weight and kept it off is the real question not answered?"

BeReal (taken for less than 1 month) October 27, 2016

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Wow! This is a weightloss medicine that has really saved me! At the end of December, I went to my doctor, fed up and disgusted with my weight. I was a 48 year old female, 5'1" and weighed 226lbs. I was just miserable. I had to do something...well, my dr. prescribed Qsymia. Since I tried to type out my story, and I was limited..here is the short story. Qsymia made my Diet Coke addiction stop COLD TURKEY (it changes the taste of it completely - flat & metallically). As of the point I type this..I am now at 164 lbs. That's 62lbs! This pill works! Take it!"

   
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Nojello (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 17, 2016

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