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User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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Phentermine/topiramate Rating Summary

7.3/10 Average Rating

328 Ratings with 327 User Reviews

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"I was having a hard time losing weigh so my doctor prescribed these medications for me. Along with diet and exercise I was able to lose 21lbs. I started January 2017."

   
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Miss Llady February 23, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I love this medication. The stupidest thing I could of done was to come off the medication. I ended up gaining what I lost back because my appetite returned with a vengeance. I recommend signing up for Qysmia's loyalty program which reduces the out-of-pocket."

   
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Jordan from Jax,Fl (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 14, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Love Qysmia, I started this Jan.15 today is Feb 10 I've lost 24 pounds. The only side affect I have is dry mouth. I absolutely have NO appetite. I have to force myself to eat. Love this pill."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) February 11, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I am 7 years post gastric bypass had lost 90 lbs, had a baby and gained back 40lbs mostly because I was hungry all of the time. I should have talked to my surgeon sooner. My daughter is now 4 and I just talked to him last week. He said it is common and in his experience qsymia works well because it stops the hunger and allows the surgical tool to work again. Okay.. worth a shot, even at the cost. I was 194 last Tuesday. It is Monday and I am 188. I'd say it works pretty damn well. I have not been hungry at all I have had some strange side effects. Day 2 was the worst with some confusion and fatigue but it passed soon enough. Today I have some tingling in my face that I am really hoping is related to waxing and not the drug."

   
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NEPhillyRN (taken for less than 1 month) February 6, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I've just started this med but I've done it the cheaper way. My doctor called in topiramate and phentermine separately and I take it together. My rx costs $22"

   
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Mel30707 February 2, 2017

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"I have been using this combination, first as Qysmia, ($150/month) then as a phentermine/Topamax ($34/month) prescribed separately by my Dr. ALONG with Weight Watchers and this combination works GREAT! It totally has me NOT thinking about food all the time, especially when I'm bored. My mind used to think about what to eat next, or what would taste good, so I snacked all the time, with the meds it really has me not thinking those thoughts. I still feel hungry when I'm hungry, but not in between meals. Plus WW helps with portion control, so I can still eat the foods I want and not feel deprived of pizza (my favorite) which I eat every week. I do recommend this weight loss regimen. So far I've lost 25 pounds over 3 months."

   
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Genesha (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 1, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Started June 2015. Began highest dose January 2017. I've lost 60 pounds altogether so far. Still have 60 to go. Slow and steady wins the race. You have to put effort into this with diet mostly. I didn't exercise much the first year until I got some weight off, now I do exercise almost everyday because it feels good to do so. Those reviews you see of people not having appetite suppression in the first few days, well, that's not how the pill works, you are on a trial dose for two weeks, to see how your body adjusts to the medication. I have great appetite suppression at the beginning of starting a new dose, then it wears off after a couple months, you can increase doses when you stop loosing weight. It's approved for lifelong maintenance."

   
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It's not a Magic pill (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 28, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Today was day 15....definitely noticed clothes fitting looser. Have not weighed myself, but I wear a uniform so it is noticeable. Was worried about negative side affects and have not experienced any of them yet. Can't afford to be short tempered on my job as it is high stress already. My insurance did not cover the drug. My cost was $140 at CVS."

   
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V2Saturn January 28, 2017

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"I have been on and off this medication for a couple of years. I was 279 lbs when I started and I now weigh 210 lbs. I have found this medication so very helpful and I would recommend this to anyone trying to lose weight that can not afford any kind of surgery. I have had some minor side effects but all in all it is so worth the effort!!"

   
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newbeginings32 January 26, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Just started Qsymia 3 days ago 1/19/17 @267 5ft10 and I'm super excited to see how this goes. So far I no longer crave large or heavier meals as usual and no side effects that I am aware of yet. I won't weigh myself again until next week, so will keep you all updated...if you are interested!!! But so far so good!!! Oh I paid $111 and some change after applying a discount card for $95, my insurance did not cover this"

   
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Ellep January 22, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I'm a 26 year old active female struggling to lose weight due to my PCOS. In three months on this drug I lost 4 lbs, the fact that I lost weight at all is the reason I am giving two instead of one star. However, I changed my diet and I started running 5-10 miles a week so I'm not sure the weight loss had anything to do with the drug at all. I will, however, vouch for the appetite suppression. I can't eat nearly as large of portions at meals and I do think I would eat less if I only ate when hungry but the problem is that, because I exercise frequently , if I don't force myself to eat I am extremely exhausted and lethargic. Also the side effects are real, foot and leg tingling, and short term memory issues were both things I experienced"

   
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Lowall January 21, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I have been on Qsymia since late September 2016. So far I have lost 26 lbs. This medication has helped cut my cravings. Nothing I have tried in the past has worked this well. It's not without side effects. Some dizziness upon first starting and increased heart rate. I may need to talk with my MD about increasing my dose. I continue to loose weight but my appetite is a little heavier than its been. By far I recommend this to anyone who is serious about getting healthier and dropping some serious weight."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 20, 2017

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"I have taken topiramate (Topamax for migraines) and phentermine (separately and not at the same time). With Topamax, I lost over 30 pounds without changing anything in my exercise routine or eating habits. Its nickname is the "supermodel drug" because it makes you really skinny and really stupid. I did have severe memory issues at first, but that subsided after being on it awhile (use sticky notes until you get past this). It also made it so sodas tasted terrible, making them easy to ditch. Phentermine has been excellent to me in the past for energy and appetite suppression, so I'm hoping the two together will help me get back to a healthy weight."

First time user (taken for less than 1 month) January 17, 2017

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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."

   
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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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