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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

373 Ratings with 382 User Reviews

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Reviews for Phentermine/topiramate to treat Weight Loss

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"I started out at 201lb on 6/25/17. I get the generic pills directly from my doctor so I only pay $60 ($30 each) for a month supply. I am going on month 6 and I am down to 135lb. I don't do strenuous exercise, I purchased a $135 portable elliptical off Amazon and I will do 3-7 miles on it while I watch TV after the kids are in bed a few times a week. I am on the plant based diet with some whole milk yogurt thrown in a few times a week and maybe an egg every now and then because I love them! I went through a really bad spell of dry mouth for a few weeks but some dry mouth lozenges really helped with that. I am very happy with the medication and the results."

   
9.0

Becs10 November 13, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Started Qsymia today (11/4/17). I cannot rate it yet but will post updates as time goes by. Im hoping this works. I'm at my wits end. 57 y/o 199lbs. I heavier then I have EVER been. Heavier then when I was pregnant. I work out and watch what I eat and still can't lose weight. I'm afraid if I don't get rid of some this weight I will become a diabetic. Fingers crossed. Good luck to everyone!"

ICanDoThisNow November 4, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Update: Started Qsymia on 3/23/17 and today is 10/27/17. Little over 7 months. I’m on the 7.5/46mg dosage. I’m a 29 yo female 5’8”. Starting weight was 353.0lbs. Today my scale said 304.9lbs. 48.1lbs down. The lowest I’ve seen is 302. I’m at a period where my weight is stalling a little. I don’t think it’s because the dosage isn’t working but because this happens ever so often. I’ll lose pretty consistently then get to a bit of a plateau and then lose again. It’s frustrating but I just keep doing what I’m doing and don’t give up and the weight continues to come off again. Again, my diet has only changed in that I eat a lot less food and drink way more water. I’m about to start exercise on a more consistent basis. Till next time!"

   
10

Th3Struggl3IsR3al (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 27, 2017

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"I started taking phentermine 37.5mg on Oct 22,2017 I am weighing 220lb and would like to at least loss 60-70 pounds I do take Topamax 25 mg for my severe migraines and was not aware that it is used to loss weight as a combination with the medication I just started till I started browsing through the internet. So far I have seen a huge change on my appetite not craving for no goodies, eating small amount of food and drinking a lot of water, starting to do zumba at the house due to a lot of energy! I’ll keep you guys posted."

   
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RuckyGrandma (taken for less than 1 month) October 25, 2017

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"I started this combination on October 2nd it is now October 21st and I have lost 18 pounds. Side effects are dry mouth constipation and a little bit of agitation. It is help me not to think about food and when I do eat food it's healthier choices I eat a lot more salads I have to force myself to drink water only because I'm not a big fan of water. I've had to take laxatives which helps and the pharmacist suggested that I take Miralax or eat prunes to stay regular as laxatives on the long term are no good. All in all I feel that this is working well for me and I'm excited about the progress that I will make. I'm a 52 yo female with a desk job no physical activity . Starting weight 226 goal 165 present wieght 208 5'6" tall."

Cheekiegirl (taken for less than 1 month) October 21, 2017

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Qsymia (phentermine / topiramate): "Ok today is my 1st day starting on 3.75mg-23mg capsule. Today is 10/5/2017 and I have the free 2 week trial starting weight is 222lb and I would love to lose at least 50lbs. So far I had a protein shake for breakfast, a salad with grilled salmon and one boiled egg for lunch brought from home and drinking water all day. I will try to remember to check in weekly with updates. I can't rate this yet but I will in a couple of weeks"

   
1.0

StayTrue2Myself (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 5, 2017

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"I took 37.5 mg of Phentermine in 2010 for 90 days and lost 60 lbs. I was also going to the gym every day and eating low carb. I kept the weight off for 3 years. The one thing I want to make everyone aware of is that some people experience hair loss with this medication. By that I mean thinning. About 9 months after I stopped using Phentermine my hair started falling out. ALOT. However within a year it did start growing back. It's 2017 and Im now taking it for a third time with Topamax and I'm expecting the same thing to happen. I'm impressed with the combination of the two. I actually lost 5 lbs within the first 24 hours! My UHC insurance covers the cost of both with just a 5.00 copay for each for 30 day supply"

missyleah (taken for less than 1 month) September 23, 2017

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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."

   
9.0

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 :)"

   
9.0

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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