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User Reviews for Phentermine / topiramate

Also known as: Qsymia

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Phentermine/topiramate Rating Summary

7.4/10 Average Rating

368 Ratings with 375 User Reviews

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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. I lost a total of 45 pounds on this medicine!! and kept it off for a year!! I have recommended it and so far have had several friends go on it an loose weight with equal success. You have to cut back on food intake and exercise. I highly recommend it!!"

   
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Texas Grandma (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 16, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Update: 7.5 kicked in, cravings gone, back to being full right away, and forgetting to eat..should keep a food diary. Now down to 163. 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 1 to 6 months) August 16, 2017

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"In June of 2016 weighting in at 298 lbs asked my doctor was there anything that could help. She originally put me on just phentermine dose 37.5mg which worked great . No real side effects , just had less interest in food . Found myself having more energy and after the first month I lost 15lbs . Few months later topirmate was added dose 25mg . In the beginning I experienced a bad few side effects including mood swings, and always feeling like I was burning up. But they went away after a few weeks. Since adding topirmate it has given drinks a bad almost coppery taste and if I trying eat sweets will get a nauseous feeling. Dose has been up to 50mg. In total I have so far lost almost 100lbs, still losing and couldn't be happier with results"

   
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Kacie J. August 16, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "40 year old female. 5 foot 6. 168 pounds. Started taking first, lower dosage of Qsymia on 7/14/17 after putting on 28 pounds due to antidepressant use and not being able to get the weight off no matter what I tried. (I swear it killed my metabolism.) Frustrated, I asked my doctor to try this. On 7/28/17 I bumped up to the higher dose. Been on that for nearly two weeks. It's now 8/10/17 and I'm at 159.9. I am fairly active. I run at least two miles each day, more if my schedule allows. I count calories. I'm ok with the results because nothing was happening before. I'm not obese, but I've always weighed the same until the Prozac so I'm upset and I want my normal weight back (140). This seems to be helping. I'll report back after 3 months"

   
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MotherOfKittens (taken for less than 1 month) August 10, 2017

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"I just started taking Adipex today. I have been on Topamax since the 90's for migraines but my thyroids had screwed up in the past few years and I have gained up to 163 lbs and that is a lot for my body frame. I usually am a size 6-8 and I am now in a 12. It is killing my back and knees - not to mention my budget. I have a closet full of clothes that I refuse to get rid of because I just know this will work.. I have been reading your words on here and they are so encouraging to me about these drugs. I just hope this works for me also. I have been so sluggish I did not even want to exercise. All I wanted to do was sleep and eat... LOL... which of course was my nemesis. I am 62 5'4" 162lbs let's see how this goes... yay!"

twodogjudy (taken for less than 1 month) July 31, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "I started Qsymia July 9, 2017 weighing in at 193.7 lbs. today: 7/27-186.8 lbs. = 7 lbs. I am usually a big coffee drinker in the morning and I decided with this type of med. I wasn't going to add another stimulant to my body. So, I gave up the java! I'm pretty sure that is why I thought my head was going to explode for 4 days. But I powered through it! I experienced a little dry mouth but nothing severe. Just drank a lot of water. I felt the tingling once or twice, then it went away. I haven't been jittery. But I have noticed my eyes get tired looking at the computer, faster at work. I have been doing group training and metabolic workouts 3 times a week at my lunch hour. (45 min classes) pants looser!"

   
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River_girl July 28, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Starting weight on 6.12.17 was 184.5. Type 2 diabetic with Hashimoto thyroid disease. I was eating about 1200 calories daily and walking 6 plus miles a day I continued to gain weight. After the trial dose of which I had no side effects I had lost 13 pounds. Started 7.5mg dose on 6.26.17. Stuck at 168.5 for 12 days. Eating less than 700 calories a day and still walking 3 to 10 miles. On day 3 of this dosage I started having nausea, tingling in my hands, and upper respiratory cough and throat irritation. I got down to 161 and although my routine stayed the same I started gaining weight. Now at 164.5 again. Discouraged but still trying. Unsure if this is the right answer for me."

   
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DFLovingLife (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 28, 2017

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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 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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