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7.2/10 Average Rating

247 Ratings with 235 User Reviews

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"I have lost 30lbs on this medication. I started on the low does for 2 weeks then started the high does. It is a bit expensive, insurance does not cove this and it went up to $141 from $131. Make sure you get the rebate card/ coupon. There are some side effects. My hands or feet will start to tingle randomly, anything carbonated.. forget about drinking it, it all tastes flat. My doctor told me it will change the taste of chocolate but right now chocolate still tastes the same! I don't crave sweets as much when I take the medication month after month. I haven't had it in about 2 months and I let go. Gained some weight but I'm back on it. I highly recommend working out with this medication and eating healthy and you will see a huge difference."

   
9.0

lou90 August 19, 2016

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"I lost 46 pounds. I went from a size 20 to size 14 and then my dr put my on this. I mentioned I had extreme irritability-like I have zero patience for any and everyone! My Dr. told me it wasn't relevant but after reading other reviews I know I'm not alone. It hasn't helped me lose any weight. It costs me $142 a month for hopes wishes and dreams. This is crazy. I don't like taking a drug for seizures when I have no problems with that. I'm seeking a second opinion and hoping I can get phentermine for 3 months and be done with this. It really is the worst feeling to be so angry and irritated and pissed off with everyone when I'm the one doing this to myself all in the hopes to lose 20 more pounds. Ugh!!!"

   
1.0

1tallgirl August 18, 2016

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"admit it losing weight is really a lifestyle adjustment. ive taken qsymia for a year now have had no side affects and great results. withe exception of a little fatigue but i also work 70 hours a work the doc suggested taking b-12 and vitamin d and it has helped a lot. i started out at 248 lbs and now weigh 182 and still going. slow but surely its hard for me not alot of time to get in the exercise and that is realy the key with medicine. as long as you do that the diet isnt as important. i have found in my case!"

   
9.0

satisfied2000 August 18, 2016

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"Started taking qysmia in October of 2014 I'm 5'1" weight was 218 45 years old Took the 7.5 dose for 8 months Changed my eating habit and exercised more my biggest thing was giving up soda but it needed to be gone as of May 2015 my weight was 135. I was very pleased but after a year I see the weight creeping back on.. I'm back on the pills as of August 2016 lets hope I can keep it off this time. oh and the only side effect I had was constipation"

   
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Feeling good about myself August 17, 2016

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"I have a diagnosed metabolic disorder and got my prescription from my endocrinologist. After 8 months, I have lost 28 pounds. I exercised, ate cleanly, and drank a minimum of 2 L of water per day. Insurance did not cover a some of Qysymia's costs, so I spent over $1,000 on my 8 months. I am early 30 and tall (and have found these posts so relative rendering them NA). Negatives: cost, you feel mentally foggy, cannot drink alchohol, and it is a major risk for females because pregnancy would be terrible. I was aware of the other potential risks, so there was genuine stress for 8 months. Ultimately, I am fine and have lost half of the weight I want to lose! I am praying that now "my metabolism is on" and "is fired up like a furnace.""

   
8.0

Tall Teacher (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 15, 2016

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"It worked great! But very disappoint that I can't afford $135.00 for a 30 day supply. My insurance doesn't cover it so until then I will hope the price comes down."

   
8.0

Treesaw (taken for less than 1 month) July 28, 2016

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"So far so good! 4 days on the low dose. 4 pounds lost. No side effects. Only exercise in the 4 days was 1 hour weight lifting, 1 hour stretching. Calories about 1200-1300 per day. I am a 52 year old, 5'7" tall female. Start weight 184. Goal weight 145. I have high blood pressure. Will post again in a few more days; wanted to share my initial excitement! My insurance does not cover this drug, but the initial dose was free with manufacturer's coupon."

   
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Sally F. (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2016

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"I do not recommend this drug due to the side affects. I experienced depression, mood swings, anger, and aggressive behaviors while on this drug. It is unfortunate that I have spent $120 out of pocket and have been unable to receive a refund for such a bad product. Please consider a different weight loss medication. I am highly disappointed in Qysmia."

   
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Tamara J July 25, 2016

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"I've had great results with this medication with some of the side effects listed; dry mouth and numbness (in my toes). This medication if used properly with help you loose weight and aid you in your journey. I best describe it to my friends as, "feels like you just ate a thanksgiving meal!" Everytime you take the medication. I suffer from migraines, and this medication has been the one that works for me! If you go to the Qsymia website, they offer a savings coupon, which works at every pharmacy! If you just eat junk every month and hope to loose lots of weight it won't happen! The healthier you eat the more this medicine will help you! Good Luck!"

   
9.0

StacieQ July 25, 2016

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"I am a 33 year old female and started taking qysmia approx 1 and a half months ago. On the low dose 3.75 I did not lose a single pound. About a month ago I started the 7.5mg and I am down 18lbs! I have not experienced any horrible side effects. I have experienced a boost in energy, but that may be related to the weight loss. I have been very happy on this medication and will continue my regimen until I reach my goal weight."

   
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Suesue0101 July 25, 2016

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"I am a 57 year old female and about 30 pounds over weight. At first it was great. Side effects were being tired and in a fog. That got better over 5 or 6 days. I had to use extream caution driving because I had trouble concentrating. I lost 5 pounds in 10 days. On day 10 I broke out in hives and had a fever. I stopped taking the medication. I also have been taking blood pressure meds and primerin for hot flashes for over a year. I stopped all meds and took benadryl for 5 days. I have been in contact with my doctor and am hoping it was not due to qsymia because it was working. Just not sure if it's safe for me."

   
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Treesaw (taken for less than 1 month) July 14, 2016

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"Today is my last day of 15 days of the low dose, I have only lose 3.6lbs but I was on vacation 11 of those days so I am not complaining. however, my mood is horrible, I have cried a lot the past few days, my step son now hates me... lol... but I start the higher does tomorrow so we will see how it goes. PS,....go online and search coupons, you will get the first 15 days free and then you will get the next 6 months like $65.00 off or something I will let you know tomorrow when I get it filled. But with the Qsymia coupon I got the first 15 days free instead of $90"

   
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KM20 July 11, 2016

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"Horrible! I ended up Losing my hair and not losing weight after 3 months. Since then it's been really hard to get my hair back to normal growth and strength. I do have hypothyroid and wanted an aid to help me lose weight. I took my self off this pill immediately after noticing my hair loss. It's very expensive as well."

   
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Buhzwa (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 10, 2016

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"This medication worked well, but not without some side effects and a learning curve. If youa re willing to work with a good doctor and learn about your own body, eating habits, and commit to making it work, Qsymia can reward you with solid weight loss. I dislike medications when not needed, but with a sudden diagnosis of Diabetes added to my already high cholesterol and hypertension, I was ready to try something that would work. And this meant weight loss through diet and exercise... and the assistance of Qsymia, which my Dr prescribed. My first three month I dropped 20+ pounds and by the end of my 6 month regimen I lost 15% of my initial body weight and was feeling lighter, more energetic. 2 yrs later i am 17% lighter than day 1."

   
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I Weigh What? (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 4, 2016

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"Started taking 7/15, I had terrible side effects, racing heart, dizziness, insomnia, speech and memory. When I told my doctor I was coming off it she basically told me to suck it up and push through the side effects. She also recommend that I take one pill everyother day. I am glad I listened to her, I am down 53 pounds. This was all done on the 7.5 dose."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 26, 2016

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"You take this drug and you WILL lose weight however the side effects are far worse than the benefits. I lost 20 pounds in a very short amount of time while taking Qsymia but that came at a cost as I could not function at work while taking this pill. I'm a programmer/analyst so I'm constantly manipulating data and numbers I have to take a logical approach to my work and Qysmia prevented that as I was always in a mental fog it felt like my IQ dropped 20 points. I was unable to focus. I would read or hear something but I could not retain the information so unfortunately I had to stop the medication and as soon as I did the weight ballooned back on but my mental clarity returned."

Joe S. (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 20, 2016

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"Please run from this drug...few of my side effects: Insomnia, Racing Heartbeat, Hallucination, delusions, Psychosis, Paranoid, Stomach pain,"

   
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lexb June 15, 2016

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"I am a 52 yr old female weighing 160 pounds. I started the low dose 14 day trial about 2 months ago. I lost 2 lbs. immediately. Side effects were, loss of appetite & constipation. When I started the higher, 7.5 dose, my digestive system instantly shut down. I took a stool softener & laxative daily & I still could not go to the restroom. I drink 70-85 oz. of water & take "It Works" "greens supplement" daily to get a decent intake of fruits & vegetables. Long story short, I can only take 1 pill once every 5 to 6 days; otherwise I am miserable and extremely stopped up. Since getting the prescription filled on May 14, 2016, I have only taken 7 pills. I have an appt to see my doc in a few days. Have lost 3 pounds."

   
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D-n-Dallas (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 13, 2016

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"Have been on the highest dose started at lowest for have lost 20 pounds, less hungry. Stops working after a time for weight loss but feel I need it to not feel overly hungry. Very expensive no insurance coverage. Mixed feelings. Weight loss is not great but have lost some down from 255 to 235."

   
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Susanne112 June 12, 2016

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"I am 5'2 started at 187. Have been on it for 3 days, down 4 lbs! The only side affects are blurry vision & no appetite! Since I am a foodaholic, I still find myself thinking about food but I ask myself "am I really hungry or do I just want to eat"? the answer is usually that I just want to eat. I am using this time to make healthier choices and lifestyle changes so when I get off I will have less of a chance of gaining the weight back. I will keep you updated."

   
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MommaSherrie (taken for less than 1 month) June 9, 2016

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"You may lose weight, but you will probably lose your mind, too. This stuff gave me the worst ADD and confusion. I was constantly like, "What was I doing? Where did I put that? What was I saying?" I mean, it was BAD!! And the longer I took it the worse it got! And the headaches and irritability, the racing racing heart, shortness of breath, the blurred vision, it's just awful!! Sure I lost 10 pounds in 11 days, but I felt like I was going to absolutely die. So I took a break for a couple of weeks and thought I would try it again. A week into it was the same exact scenario. And exercise? How? My heart already feels like it is going to explode when I'm just sitting around! This stuff is toxic. A gastric bypass would be healthier!!"

   
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MRN May 19, 2016

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"I have been taking Qysmia for 3 months now. My starting weight was 324. For the first month I hardly worked out and lost 10 pounds in that one month. During month 2 I decided to change my eating habits and exercise. I joined a women's Bootcamp and workout 3 to 5 days a week. As of today I'm down to 283. Still trying to drop another 50 before the year is over. I continue to take because it helps with my appetite however, I'm on the 11.25 dosage I'm going to start to decrease until I can come off. After the first month I didn't experience anymore side effects. I had the dry mouth and irritability bad, I was also forgetting alot of things but that seem to get better over time. Now I just drink lots of water, eat healthier, and worko"

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 18, 2016

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"I started Qsymia weighing in at 265 in December. First 2 weeks I lost 9lbs. The following two months I was losing 10bs a month. The next month, nothing. This month, did a lot of traveling but made an extra effort to exercise on the road. So was able to lose 4. My eating habits really haven't changed since I already eat pretty healthy, except the occasional splurge. I have added a little more exercise. I have noticed that when I'm out to dinner, I can actually just stop eating and box up my meal instead of shoving it all in. So I have more self control. Side effects: dry mouth, insomnia. That's it. So far I'm down 40lbs and before I was barely fitting in a size 20 and now I can fit in a 14. I'm very happy."

   
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WenBon (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 13, 2016

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"I started this medication 4/20/16 at 5'1'' 237lbs after going over all options with my Endocrinologist. This website had me really terrified honestly with some of the side effects but I had to take the chance. Started at the lowest dose for the 2 week trial, Qsymia had a free 14 day trial. Rare side effects: headaches, tingly hands and feet, irritability outside my normal b*tchiness once lol blurred vision once when I was very tired. While I'm very overweight, I've never had much an appetite so that did not change. The kind of food I've been eating while on Qsymia has definitely changed though, all healthy, ONLY water, no food after 6pm. I have not been exercising, upped dose 5/4 same minimal side effects, down 13lbs in 20 days."

   
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JezebelK (taken for less than 1 month) May 11, 2016

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"I'm coming to the end of one year on this medication. It has worked very well for me, causing almost a 50 pound weight loss. I went from the initial low 3+ mg dose to a 11.25 mg. Some things I noticed while taking this medication: *High irritability/moodiness/depression for the first 2-3 days after increasing doses (I'm also on Citalopram) *I've lost this weight without having to change my diet or add exercise. It has simply decreased my appetite. *Now that I'm stepping down the dosage, I'm experiencing high levels of hunger and am gaining roughly five pounds per week (consistent for the past 2-3 weeks)"

   
8.0

QsymiaUser (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 7, 2016

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