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7.2/10 Average Rating

148 Ratings with 130 User Reviews

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"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!"

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 25, 2016

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"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."

   
1.0

Frustrated 2016 September 8, 2016

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"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."

   
9.0

MamaV August 19, 2016

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"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"

   
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Ebfb (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 30, 2016

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"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."

   
1.0

Pansy60 July 24, 2016

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"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 ."

   
3.0

SC_GAL (taken for less than 1 month) May 26, 2016

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"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."

   
9.0

Nkbaby May 10, 2016

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"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

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"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!!"

   
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Tiff126 (taken for less than 1 month) April 15, 2016

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"I just started qsymia again. The first time I was on it for about 4 months lost 50 lbs no exercise tho. I was paying out of pocket which was killing me. I had one refill restart on 4/5/16 & weighed in at 250 . Today is 4/9/16 & weighed in at 244. THAT'S 6LBS GONE YEAAAAAA!!"

Biggirl1 April 9, 2016

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"My local pharmacy was charging me $125 with the manufacturer coupon then my local compounding pharmacy opened up and they were able to compound my medication for me and it was a blessing! I've gone from 173lbs in October 2015 to 148lbs in March 2016. In addition to this, I do clean eat as in pretty much paleo- gluten free, grass fed beef, cage free eggs, cage free chicken and organic fruits and veggies most of the time. Occasionally I eat whatever I want, as long as I go back to my consistency being clean eating, so that I continue to lose weight."

   
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RachelPhx March 31, 2016

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"My personal experience with Qsymia was not favorable. However other people have shared their experience with me and didn't experience the same side effects. The blurred vision was enough to seriously scare me away from this drug... After about an hour after taking Qysmia it was extremely difficult for me to drive, due to blurred vision, I couldn't make out anything on my computer monitor at work after a couple of hours and started having migraines. It may be effective but I didn't think the side effects were too harsh on my body."

   
1.0

Qsymia Review (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2016

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"I started Qsymia on December 1, 2015 and so far I am down 25 pounds. This medication has curbed my appetite immensely and has completely changed the way I look at food. Now I eat to live, I don't live to eat. I do have dry mouth and some occasional tingling in my feet, but nothing too bothersome. I also get some constipation, but I have GI issues from multiple auto-immune diseases, so that side effect kind of counteracts that in my favor. The only complaint is that my insurance doesn't cover it, so my current dosage runs about $130 per month; however, that a small price to pay to lose the weight. The weight loss is strictly the change in diet so far, as I really haven't gotten back to an exercise regimen yet."

   
9.0

Jill J February 5, 2016

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"Good to me! I've struggled with weight all my adult life.Always been a beautiful lady...I started At 300 lbs down to 259. 3 months little work out plenty,plenty of water!"

   
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Pretty Nita lady (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 30, 2016

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"I started Qsymia on 1/21/16 and it was prescribed by my endocrinologist. I'm still taking the starter dose of 3.75/23. I've lost 10 lbs in 6 days! I have not been hungry and have had very few cravings. I've EASILY maintained a 1200 calorie diet for the past six days and have been exercising by walking (12000 average steps/day). I have one more week left of this dose and then I'll start the 7.5 mg recommended dose. I'm 5'11, starting weight was 235, current weight 226, and goal weight is 175. I'm so glad that I've started this medication."

   
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qsymiahelpedme January 27, 2016

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"I began taking this medication in September 2014. I used it for 6 months and lost 50 pounds. I had a few side effects such as constipation and loss of sleep, but both were very manageable. This medication reduced my appetite so much that at times I had to force myself to eat just to make sure I was taking in at least 1000 calories a day as directed by my doctor. I went off the medication and gained about 10 pounds back, so now I am restarting the medicine after being off a while. It's no miracle drug, but it is a great tool."

   
8.0

TD30 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 14, 2016

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"I have been on qsymia seen 4/1/2015. I had tried everything to lose weight and was unable to do it. I love to cook and love to eat. We eat out a lot and have a lot of company. Up to this point I couldn't control portions. I ate a lot. Once I stated this drug At 7.5 I started losing and controlling my portions. I joined weight watchers , expertise do great deal and have lost 47 pounds. I have 3 more pounds to lose. I did see that I was losing my hair and it thinned a great deal. I also have trouble sleeping. The good far out weighs the bad. When I had only 10 pounds to go I started taking it every other day. This has helped me with the hair loss . I have been eating what I want more or less ."

   
9.0

Happy I am losing January 12, 2016

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"Been on 7.5 for 5 months and lost 20 lbs (need to lose about 40 total). Weight loss was slow but I never would have lost it without the drug (and I exercise about 5x a week). I had some side effects such as irritability, dry mouth and mild tingling in feet. In the fifth month I felt the drug has lost its effectiveness and am about to start the next level up. Hopefully this will give me the same loss of interest in food as the 7.5. Thinking of joining Weight Watchers to learn how to eat properly when I get off the meds."

   
8.0

Divacoup January 1, 2016

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"I began taking Qsymia a couple of years ago with a brief hiatus in between. I started at 206 and got down to 158 with very little exercise but a change in eating habits. According to my friends I was eating very little w/maybe 1100 calories a day or less. I easily overlooked the side effects of tingling in the feet, dry mouth and irritability. The worst has been the memory problems, difficulty concentrating and lack of words. I couldn't remember commonly used words like my brain just stopped working. This scared me enough to stop taking it. I've been off now for over a year and still have these neurological problems after once having a near photogenic memory. I've also gained all of my weight back and looking back would've never started it."

   
5.0

Racht35 December 29, 2015

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"Started Qsymia June 2015 took for 6 weeks lost 25 lbs. Definitely curbed appetite, no noticeable side Effects. Quite awesome really. Increased energy, some dry mouth. Will continue on it per doctors recommendation. :)"

   
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Pmacman (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 17, 2015

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"Ok here is an update .. I am into the last 2 days of the first 30 days on Qsymia 3.75-23mg I was 233 and now down to 215 I have more energy and did change my eating habits and I am exercising more this medication does curb your appetite and you do not really crave sweets which was a problem for me .. the dr was excited to see the results I just saw him and I went down 1 point on the BMI scale and he has upped the dose to the next level .. I shall report back to see if there are any side effects with the higher dose .. in reference to the cost my deductible was up to 200 then after that I pay only my copay which is 50.00 a month there are websites that offer coupons for this med so please do some research like it did I got 2 weeks free"

   
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Marcupiel (taken for less than 1 month) November 10, 2015

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"I have been on Qysmia as an alternative to weight loss surgery. It has worked very well for me. I have lost 95 lbs! As my weight went down, I increased my activity level and have been making better food choices but the drug has done the heavy lifting in the weight loss. I have had very few side effects. I had some constipation at the beginning. I occasionally notice some tingling in my feet at night and I don't sleep as much as I used to before starting the drug. I don't feel tired, I just don't require as much sleep. I have some hair loss but that is normal with any rapid weight loss. The great part is I have my life back. I am traveling, enjoying hiking with my husband, and participating in activities I could only watch a year ago."

   
9.0

Anonymous October 26, 2015

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"I started taking Qsymia on 10/20 at 263lbs and I'm down to 256 as of today, so far so good, I will update every week with my progress. Not really experiencing any side effects as of now."

   
8.0

binizzle October 24, 2015

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"I started Qysmia 1 August 2015 at 209 lbs. I want to get down to 175 lbs. I will be seeing my dr again in mid October and by then I would like to lose 15 lbs. So far I have lost 7 lbs and I am hopeful, but I weigh myself every week and my weight goes up a lb and back down the next week. A little strange, but I'll keep going. I do exercise at least two to three times a week and I have cut out most carbs and sweets from my diet without issue because I really want to change my lifestyle. I am 58 years old and tired of struggling with my weight on my short 5' 4" frame. Plus I want to be healthy as I enter my elderly years and added weight will only cause or compound any health issues that may arise."

   
7.0

Patience58 August 27, 2015

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"I immediately noticed I was'm eating the amount I was but then the fatigue, jumpy feeling and omg depression began. I stopped taking it after either biting off someone's head one second and the next a puddle of tears. If you don't experience these side effects then go for it but I was not sacrificing my sanity for my weight loss."

   
5.0

olivetolaugh1 (taken for less than 1 month) August 23, 2015

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