User Reviews for Qsymia
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Reviews for Qsymia to treat Obesity
"I started Qsymia one year and 3 months ago. I was nervous, Because I have taken diet medication before and all have failed. I started out 269 pounds. I am now 191 pounds . I am on the 11.25-69 MG about to get switched to the last MG. I have had no side effects. All I've done is stop drinking cokes all together, and I've limited how much I eat thanks to Qsymia. I feel fuller faster. I walk more and have more energy since I've lost my weight. I've got more to lose. I am not giving up."
BlueE911 July 3, 2017
4 users found this comment helpful.
"I was so excited to try this medication, because I always watch my diet, count calories, and exercise regularly but my metabolism is awful and I can never drop weight. After a discount card I paid $111 for it. After a week on the medication, I feel awful. I have GAINED 4 pounds. My head feels foggy all the time, energy is low, my stomach has an acid reflux type feeling and my appetite feels increased where I am eating everything in sight and craving sweets...stopping this medication today."
Anonymous May 12, 2017
13 users found this comment helpful.
"Started Jan 2017 at 222lb and in two months lost 20 lbs because I had no appetite, then stopped losing but kept taking the pills another month with no loss. Had headaches extreme irritability had to tell my boss I was taking a new medication I was so tired and had black under eyes. Constipated dry mouth and nose. Now into May 2017, weighing 202 , and just stopped taking it and haven't gained it back. Maybe I will take a few weeks off and try to go back and see if I can loose more. My out of pocket was $90/ month."
Ronnafemle May 4, 2017
8 users found this comment helpful.
"Started in mid-February 2017 with 2-wk "free" dose and then went to monthly regular dose of 7.5 mg. Started at 258 lbs and have lost about 10 lbs in about 3 wks with minimal exercise...just brisk walking for 30-45 mins at lunch. The biggest change is it stops me from thinking about eating as a really enjoyable experience. In the past I would have obsessed about the weekend BBQ or would have gone for two helpings of pasta because it was so good. Now, I eat about 1/2 of that and don't find even that to be super delicious. That's a little sad, huh? Anyway, feeling healthier and besides being a little short tempered now and then, no other side effects (51 yr old male)"
MicStevens March 6, 2017
21 users found this comment helpful.
"I took this back in 2012. I was 270 pounds when I started and lost 120 pounds in 9 months with diet and exercise In 2015 I got pregnant and gained 30 back. My doctor prescribed it again and I lost it again. It may not be for everyone but it worked for me. I was also able to maintain a healthy weight after again with diet and exercise. If your prob to being over weight you will always have to try. Don't look at it as getting thin.. look at it as a lifestyle change for your health. Diets fail but lifestyle changes last if you want them too."
Not so big girl (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 2, 2017
35 users found this comment helpful.
"The side effects were fairly intense for the first month, primarily depression "attacks" and dehydration, but they stopped almost on cue at the end of the month. I was amazed how quickly it started working. I lost 8-12 pounds per month for the first 6 months, then it slowed to 3-5 pounds per month for a few months. When it slowed to about 2 pounds, I decided to go off it for awhile and allow my body to re-set. I started again 6 months later, but it no longer had any effect. My total weight loss on Qsymia was about 70 pounds. I would highly recommend it, as it was so effective for the first months, and allowed me to eat a healthy diet without the usual physical and mental struggles. But very expensive. Coupon very helpful."
Mama Bass February 14, 2017
22 users found this comment helpful.
"Qsymia is definitely what I’ve been looking for. I’ve been dieting for 10 + years, crazy diets, works out routine, diet pills, teas, shakes, phone apps, you name it, I’ve done it and spent way too much on it. Qsymia, alters your mind set, no crazy BM, or running to the bathroom or anything like that at all! It simply helps you to not thinking about food, feel full much faster, I eat ¾ less of what I used too. Feeling satisfied, feels amazing. It took about 3 week before I really noticed the changes. The first 2 weeks I wasn’t so sure it was going to work. They like to see a weight loss of 6% and I lost 7.8% (17 lbs in 10 weeks, and I don’t know if I would really count the first 2 weeks)."
YES! (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 6, 2017
14 users found this comment helpful.
"I lost weight, but at a cost from the side effects. Took it for about 2 months, and loved how really didn't care about what I ate (I ate mostly low carb while on it). For the first time ever, a lean chicken breast sounded as good as cake. What I didn't like was how I felt I never got deep sleep, or how I started to forget what word I was thinking of. So sadly, I had negative side effects from both medicines used to create Qsymia. After taking a break, I tried to go back on, staying on the lower dose, but I can't handle the lack of sleep. After quitting the medicine, I regained the weight. Maybe if I'd been able to tolerate it for longer I would've learned better habits, but I found the return of the cravings hard to deal with. Not worth it."
Ali123456needstogetfit (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 23, 2017
10 users found this comment helpful.
"Well im writing for all those people who have not lost weight, gained it back, have had side effects, etc. When one decides to lose weight and is using weight loss meds one has to first map out where they want to be at the end of the process. Then you have to take pictures, write things down(keep a journal), and most of all have a program in place before starting. Know your MACRONUTRIENTS and build a meal plan with that or get one free online, drink lots of water anywhere from 64oz- 1gal, and even if your not hungry eat 5-7small portions of food,(EVEN IF YOUR NOT HUNGRY), THIS ELIMINATES ALMOST ALL side effects, and try and walk 10k steps or as much as you can to get to 10k measure bpm, spo2 stress levels and you will see big results."
Joeboston (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 5, 2017
21 users found this comment helpful.
"I just started today on November 30th, 2016, and I am soooo happy, I had more energy today, didn't eat as much as I usually do, and didn't crave any soda or sweet, I hope it keeps going like that"
Ross1113 December 1, 2016
14 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been trying to lose weight on my own for a year. I have hypothyroid issues, was 252 plus pounds, 5'9", 60 y/o female. I ate 1300 to 1500 calories per day, vigorously exercised 3 x a week and lost 17 lbs. over 9 months. Then it stopped cold, no matter what I did I couldn't lose any more weight. After talking to my doctor about my frustration about my slow metabolism, she prescribed Qsymia. I started in mid September and I've lost 17 lbs more in 2 months. I'm now down to 217 and falling. I feel good, and plan to keep going. Biggest side effects are fatigue and constipation. I can handle that. I like being able to feel my hip bones again."
Bellaisla (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 27, 2016
25 users found this comment helpful.
"Lost 85lbs in under a year. Gained it all back as soon as I stopped taking it. "
Sueshoe6767 (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 25, 2016
20 users found this comment helpful.
"I lost 100 lbs in 8 months on my own by working out and eating healthier. I kept it off for 3 years and due to stressors and two night shift jobs I found myself gaining 47lbs in 6months. Very scary for me which brought on my depression and severe knee pain!! So my doc monitored my activity for 6 months and I lost 0 lbs and she decided to give this medication a try 4 days into it with a balanced diet and 4 days of an hour of exercise I have lost 7 lbs"
rAnGeL87 (taken for less than 1 month) November 20, 2016
18 users found this comment helpful.
"I was waking up tired, everyday, gaining wieght like crazy. I thought for sure it was my thyroid. I went to the dr the beginning of June, had blood test set on the fact that it was my thyroid - nope! It was just my eating habits, June 6, 2016 I wieghed 296#s the heaviest I had ever been. It was my own fault, i never felt full. I talked with my Dr. about a lot of differwnt options long story story short... now November 12 i am under 240# and I have control of my eating habits. I have not noticed any side affects other than feeling great and wanting to make healthy choices, sleeping better, losing and chaning my life. Thank you Qysmia and Dr. Cambell"
Tillia (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 13, 2016
33 users found this comment helpful.
"I started this medication October 13,2016. I am 5 foot one, weighing in at 184 pounds. "
Jenny55 (taken for less than 1 month) October 22, 2016
6 users found this comment helpful.
"I started this medication a month ago. The first few days the side effects were pretty bad so I stayed in bed. It was mostly nausea, dizziness, extreme fatigue & then insomnia...after a few days almost all of those subsided except for the fatigue and insomnia. Now its been about a month and I mostly just suffer from some brain fog and some fatigue, not nearly as bad, but my appetite is basically gone. I really dont even enjoy food that much anymore & sometimes skip a meal or have to force myself to eat where as before I couldn't stop eating, i have a horrible food addiction.so this has really helped. I lost about 20 lbs my first month. Very happy with this medication and I feel it has saved my life as I am pre diabetic"
NYCGRL (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 19, 2016
31 users found this comment helpful.
"I'm 44 years old. Felt tired, looked tired and ached in my back, knees and feet a lot. I was obese and had been for many years. I'm 5'5. Started taking Qsymia May 6th. Weighed 212. By June 2 my weight was 200. Felt good. Drank lots of water, ate more protein and walked a couple miles daily. Side effects I had only in June were tingling fingers. Another short lived side effect is constipation, but adding fresh veggies and fiber does the trick people. I also felt annoyed a bit more, but again life and people can get very annoying, so find something to de-stress; i.e exercise. Now it is nearing the end of September, and I am still employed, married and sane and I'm at 175 and feel great!"
Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 25, 2016
46 users found this comment helpful.
"Been on 7.5mg for over a month . Have not had any side effects good or bad. Biggest loss so far is the $203 I pay for it to do absolutely nothing. Have not lost any weight, actually gained 3 pounds. Med makes me incredibly hungry, go figure. Almost opposite effect. So disgusted and desperate I'm willing to keep on it just hoping to lose something. No matter what I do, I gain weight and yes I am thyroid medicine. At a big loss."
Frustrated 2016 September 8, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
"I am 5' 8", 53. Start weight 233. Start date 6/27/16, as of today 8/19/16 I am down 30 pounds. 203! Yes, I have some side effects but I have learned to deal. Constipated, have a serving of raw pumpkin seeds to get things moving. Dry mouth, drink, drink, drink! Water of course. Feeling foggy. I feel so much less loopy after I get my daily exercise in, don't know why but it changes. Water also helps with the loopy foggy feeling. The side effects are minimal as this drugs works along with a diet change and an exercise plan. I take the 7.5. Which takes my food craving away."
MamaV August 19, 2016
34 users found this comment helpful.
"Keeps me from being overwhelmingly hungry so that I can concentrate on eating 3 low calorie healthy meals daily with some nutritiuous snacks thrown in. Not being hungry all the time allows me to spend more quality time excercising as well"
Ebfb (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 30, 2016
17 users found this comment helpful.
"Three days after starting the 7.5/46mg dose I experienced severe tackycardia and respiratory distress. I ended up in the hospital for 5 days on telemetry and oxygen."
Pansy60 July 24, 2016
19 users found this comment helpful.
"Been on Qsymia for 2weeks (trial) and as of right now I am on the 7.5 dosage. It does cut my appetite some but I am having trouble losing weight on it . I have been eating healthy & counting my daily calorie intake. I have also been exercising 6days a week. I have a little headache everyday with constant dry mouth and fatigue . If any one has any tips on how I can lose more weight please comment . Thank you . I will continue to update with my progress ."
SC_GAL (taken for less than 1 month) May 26, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
"I have just begun taking Qsymia, still on 3.75 mg. In a month, I've lost 14lbs. no exercise, but I did slightly change my eating habits. A lot of spinach salads, yogurt, ONLY water to drink.. Occasionally I still eat whatever my kids eat(junk) but it has really curbed my appetite and I've had no real side effects so far.. Will be increasing to 7.75 this week. I am pleased so far."
Nkbaby May 10, 2016
30 users found this comment helpful.
"Well today is 4/20/2016 and as of today I weigh 212 lbs . When I first went to my doc she gave me Phentermine which some people knw as phen phen which I loved I went from 241 down to 212 but you can only stay on that four months so she talked to me about QSYMA and we decided to try this. We are starting out with lowest about first which is 3.7 but after 15 days I'm going up to the 7.5. So as I said this is my first day taking it and feel fine and as I said I weigh 212 so here is the thing in two weeks which will be May 4th I will get back on here and share what I weigh and any side effects I may are may not have had...I paid 95 bucks for it but there is a coupon on line I found after I had got it so will use it next time"
Laverne4 April 20, 2016
11 users found this comment helpful.
"I had the gastric sleeve surgery when my weight reached nearly 300 lbs (on my 5'1 frame) and I was desperate for an intervention. After the sleeve, with diet and exercise, I got down to 208. But then I just stayed there for months. It started to seem hopeless and my sweets addiction returned. Found myself eating sweets again. A fellow gastric sleeve patient told me she was taking Qsymia to help with her sweet cravings and I should try it. Went to my doc and after discussion he opted to put me on the 3rd level dose rather than start me off slow. First day I did have tingling sensations. Did have LOTS of energy and still do. Only been 2 weeks, no hunger, yes dry mouth - only side effect I have, NO sweets! Love Qsymia! Scale is moving again!!"
Tiff126 (taken for less than 1 month) April 15, 2016
36 users found this comment helpful.
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