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User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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7.4/10 Average Rating

364 Ratings with 370 User Reviews

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Started the trial two week period and have lost 9.5 pounds the first week. I know its a lot of water weight, but I feel less hungry and it takes less food to make me full. Medication is working great. No side effects besides dry mouth."

tt53078 (taken for less than 1 month) July 20, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I am a 28 year old female and my highest weight was 217 lb I am very active and work out 4 times a week at least but suffer from hashimotos thyroid along with Ibs-c. I have been to a handful of Specialists over the course of 10 years and used to have to run 2 hours a day just to keep my weight stable. My doctor recently added T3 to my regular levothyroxin everyday and I noticed more energy but my weight still clung on. She started me on a two-week trial of Qsymia (while trying to get approval from my insurance company) the first few days I felt foggy and very thirsty. I am now on day 11 and dropped 7 lbs still working out the same I never had much of an appetite and don't eat many fatty foods which is why we looked into this medication"

   
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Melissa r July 1, 2017

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"I had gained a lot of weight in the past year and a half due to a medical condition and the meds I had to take. I started taking phentermine 37.5 mg and topiramate 50 mg two months ago. My begin weight was 175 lbs. and I am now down to 153 lbs. My goal is 130-135 lbs. which is what I was weighing before I got sick."

   
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KaniM June 26, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Here is an update. I'm now 29 years old. 5'8. Female. I started Qsymia on 3/23/17 @ 353.0lbs.. As of today, 6/24/17, I am at 331.8lbs.. That's ~20lbs lost in three months. I'm on the 7.5 mg/46 mg dosage. The only side effects are things tasting different, no appetite, fuller faster, and occasional tingling. I'd say I'm just not interested in food like I used to be. I haven't changed my diet too much while taking this medication. I do drink a ton more water though. Anyway, I'm still chugging along on it."

Th3Struggl3IsR3al (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 24, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I wasn't too over-weight, but my weight was clearly going to get out of hand if I didn't do something about it. I was about 30 pounds to big (197 pounds). My goal is 167. I asked my doctor to prescribe Qsymia; now, I'm 174 after 3 months. My body weight scale just reported that I'm in the 'normal' range for BMI. I know BMI doesn't mean too much, but it felt good. I would like Qsymia to help me fend off routine eating, so I can maintain 167 for long periods of time... that's the goal at least. I have to buy new pants now.."

   
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arbies (52 year old male) (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 15, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "What started as a gallbladder removal July 2016 after being sick for 4 months & weight packing on somehow they discovered I had papillary thyroid cancer. I underwent a full thyroid removal Oct 2016, then a umbilical cord hernia surgery Jan 2017, radiation for the cancer Feb 2017. My diet has been mostly Sprite, oats, strawberries and occasional premade Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes. The weight still kept adding on to me. My cancer/endo doctor added Qsymia to my Thyroid med. Since I started March 15 I have lost 21 lbs. I am not able to work out as I still have a sliding Hiatal hernia I am waiting on surgery for along with another medical issue the medicine does not effect. 48 Year old Female 5'2 want to lose 25 more."

   
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Banana16 June 15, 2017

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"Hello I started taking this medicine combination phentermine 37.5/ topamax 50mg every morning on 5/13/2017 and I weighed 348lb and now its been one month and I am weighing in at 332lb. I have not had any cravings for sweets or any heavy meals. My appetite has been decreased I eat one or two protein filled snacks and a light meal with some carbs. Although I really don't have the taste for carbs. I feel very thirsty I drink nothing but water all day. For exercise, I walk 30 minutes 3 to 5 days a week. Really nothing big on the exercise side. I felt really tired at first and didn't do too much. I hope to be able to lose 100 pounds more so that I can be more active and my goal is to run in a marathon race by next year."

   
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Madridsp31 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 14, 2017

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"My experience is great so far!! I started 226lb and went to 190 within three months, I stand about 5 foot 7&half inches. I'm 59 yrs of age just loving this med. Don't know what I'm gonna do when my Dr. stops prescribing this med."

   
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Polla June 10, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Started 5/31/17; weighed in at 160 and this morning weighed in at 157.4. The med is working well for me, eating lite breakfast, lunch & skipping dinner. Hoping to lose 30 pounds within 3 months. I will post my outcome."

Mrs. Irene (taken for less than 1 month) June 3, 2017

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"I started this medication May 18 and I'm not lying from one day to the next I had dropped 6 lbs I had even eaten 3 meals that day I thought it was really weird and impossible but I work in a Dr office and I weighed myself on 3 different scales and it was right. I have been taking the medication for 10 days now and I'm down 14 lbs I'm eating a lot less than I normally would and exercising which I didn't at all before and I'm very happy with the results! These pills are awesome! And so affordable! I pay $13 a month after insurance :)"

   
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jacemom18 May 28, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "It has now been 40 days and I am down 22lbs. I love never feeling hungry or having cravings anymore. Qysmia is wonderful and I have no side effects."

Boymom321 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 20, 2017

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"I'm a 27 year old mother of two, and I weighed 171 & stand at 5'3. I've been taking 1/2 Phentermine 37.5mg with Topiramate 25mg every morning starting March of 2017, along with my synthyroid medication. When I went for my one month visit with my doctor, I had lost a total of 5 pounds. The only side effects I've encountered were the tingling in my hands and dry mouth. I took the medication as directed by my doctor with little change of routine (no diet/ minimal exercise). I am down a total of 20lbs in 3 months. My doctor prescribed the 2 meds separate bc it cost way less than Qsymia alone (both meds combined in one pill). My insurance covered Topiramate & I had to come out of pocket $17.21 for phentermine 37.5mg. I'm very happy!"

   
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Veemala May 12, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I just began my 2 week trial today. I have Hashimoto's Disease and for the past 4 years, all dieting and exercise has done was add about 80 lbs to my 5'4" frame. My endocrinologist told me that until my thyroid meds got me into the right range for a functioning thyroid, I would be endlessly frustrated with the scale and that no matter what I did (and boy did I DO!!!) I would put on weight. Yesterday, Doctor told me I am now in range, and said that this med would help my metabolism get a bit of a jumpstart that I need. I eat well. I don't do sugar at all, and only a few grams of carbs a week. But now, I think I might see something happen that's a positive sign. Right now, I am 222. Will let you know."

ChefLydia May 12, 2017

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"I started Phentermine and toprimate back in November 2016, I am down 46lbs. At first I didn't think it was going to work , I was suffering from mild headaches and some dizziness but after a month all those side effects went away. I was doing nutrisystem 1200 calories along with the medication and the weight was just melting off. I can't rave enough about it...good luck to anyone who tries it!"

   
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Beths63 May 10, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Ok so this is the one month update as promised....I've now lost 16.4lbs!!! Still only side affects are dry mouth! 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 1 to 6 months) May 6, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "So I just found this medication (Qysmia) searching the web. I am going to the pharmacy in the morning to start my two week trial. I am beyond excited! I have tried everything else in the book including exercise and eating healthier....I have a slow metabolism so it takes a while for anything to change with me. I'm hoping for a little push using Qysmia. I am 196 now and my regular weight is 115-125. I am 24 with a 3 year old now and the weight just does not want to come off no matter what I have tried. Hopefully this works. I will definitely update in the next few days or so and tell y'all how it's going."

Kalie Nicole May 4, 2017

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"I started the combination of 1/2 Phentermine in the morning and Topiramate 50mg at bedtime on April 20, 2017, my weight was 203lbs I am 5'2 and I weighed myself yesterday April 29, 2017 I am 196lbs. Yes I have dry mouth. But It works, also go online to print the coupon it saves money! Good luck to you all."

   
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It Works!!! (taken for less than 1 month) April 30, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I took the 2 week trial and it worked great, no side effects, and I felt great, I went from 185-180 in the 2 weeks, I felt full right away, dehydrated so I was drinking ton's of water, craved no sweets, small portions filled me up fast, now I'm on the 7.5 dosage and I feel hungry all the time, don't feel as dehydrated and the cravings are starting to creep back up. I hope it's a minor set back and it will go away once my system get's used to the higher dosage; insurance didn't cover this so I just shelled out $145.00 for 30 days worth of pills so I hope they work."

   
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scasao (taken for less than 1 month) April 29, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I previously posted at 3 days in and now it has been 15 days since I started Qysmia and I am down 8 lbs. I am very pleased I literally have no appetite or interest in food and have to remind myself to eat. I am always thirsty and drink about a gallon of water a day."

   
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Boymom321 (taken for less than 1 month) April 26, 2017

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"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): "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."

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

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "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."

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

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