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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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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For Obesity "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."

   
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Anonymous May 12, 2017

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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "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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For Obesity "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."

   
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Ronnafemle May 4, 2017

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For Weight Loss "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 less than 1 month) April 29, 2017

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For Weight Loss "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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For Weight Loss "I'm 28 year old female. 5'8". I started Qsymia three weeks ago at 353 lbs. Today, I am at 344.9. This is with little to no change in my diet. I'd say the "little" change I spoke of was that I drink a lot of water now. I did notice dry mouth, occasional tingling, and a suppressed appetite. Now that I know what the drug can do mostly on its own I'm curious to see what it will do if I make the necessary changes."

   
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Th3Struggl3IsR3al (taken for less than 1 month) April 20, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I took the free 2 week period and started on 3/21/17 at 283. I switched over to the 7.5 and now weigh 279 (4 lb total weight loss in 4 weeks). My RX is $144. I never had much of an appetite to start out with and now with Qsymia, I have even less. If it wasn't for my boyfriend reminding me it is breakfast, lunch or dinner, I believe I would forget to eat (which I know it is not good). I have a desk job and have always had walking in my daily routine. I have not changed that routine as of yet. I hope to see significant results in the next few months. The only side affects I experienced is the craving for water and restless nights (although I never slept well to begin with). Keep you all posted."

   
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Nikki604 (taken for less than 1 month) April 17, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I posted previously after 2 days on the component drugs that make up Qsymia. I am 61 and had reported no side effects. It has now been 6 weeks. I have had side effects but only minor - some dry mouth, difficulty sleeping if I don't have a glass of wine before bed ;), some numbness a few times in my face and that's it. I'm down 14 pounds. I have made a very conscious effort to take off weight and sometimes question whether the Rx works but I do know that I simply have no cravings. I have no pull to buy junk food. I have gone to a whole food diet, have had no sugar for 6 weeks, low carbs, just added a work out program 2 weeks ago and continue to drink 100 oz of water daily. Because it has been fairly easy, I do credit the drug. "

   
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IWTR (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 16, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started Qysmia 3 days ago and I am down 3.2 lbs. The only side effect I have is dry mouth which is great because it makes me drink water all day long. I am not exercising just using my fitness pal and following a 1200 calorie diet."

   
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Boymom321 April 15, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I'm a middle aged woman. Along with my first hot flash about 10 years ago, came the weight gain. Since 2008 I had gained about 50 lbs. Then, in the summer of 2016, I was in a clinical trial for Dasotraline. By the time Phase 1 had ended, I had gained 30 lbs, now weighed 225. I've tried every combo of diet and exercise through the years, I threw in the towel and was basically waiting to die. About 3 weeks ago, my head popped out of my butt and I decided I deserved to be happy and healthy. Back in the gym, clean eating, and no diet soda. The scale did not move. I had my physical. Doc prescribed Qsymia. Insurance did not cover. My 1st weeks was reduced to $60 not free!! I've been on for 3 days. No changes yet I'l keep you posted"

   
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Laurgol April 9, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started my first dose at 37.5 mg today. I have felt 0 change is this normal?"

   
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Plwqsymia April 5, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I started Qysmia in December 2016 and had the finger and toe numbness, trouble sleeping and anxiety but that only lasted the first 10 days or so. In the past year I've lost 50 lbs and that's without a ton of changes. I noticed a huge change in my appetite. I wasn't someone that overate to begin with which was why my weight was frustrating but now I notice I have to make an effort to eat meals because I'm rarely hungry. I have plenty of energy to do everything I need to do. I am at my initial goal weight but now looking to go an extra 10lbs lighter. If I add moderate exercise, the weight comes off quick which was impossible before Qysmia. I highly recommend this! It's tough the first 2 weeks but past that, it's been super easy for me."

   
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Phoenixrisn April 4, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I've just started on the 7.5 XR 7 days ago after 2 weeks of the trial dosage. Thankfully no side effects but also no weight loss at all. I feel as though I'm eating less and not quite as hungry as usual and I have started walking 2 1/2-3 miles 6 days a week so I'm really puzzled why no weight loss. I am hoping I'm just off to a slow start and will keep doing what I'm doing and try to cut out my carbs a little better. I will update at the end of my month but any thoughts or suggestions will be welcomed!"

   
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Vic2017 (taken for less than 1 month) April 1, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I love it. No carbs and I work out. If you are not willing to change your life and just take the meds when you stop taking the meds you will gain twice as much back. Its a life style change not a magic pill...."

   
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loppy123 March 27, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I start Qsymia five days ago and am down one pound. I agree with other users that you do still want to eat, just the constant cravings are not there. I am most concerned about the drowsiness. It is the only side effect I have had and I wonder how long it will last. "

   
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Ab33 March 26, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Gives me some energy, but causes unwanted anxiety at uncomfortable times. I've been on it since the 2/7/17 and haven't lost any weight. Although I do eat less. I wake up several times during the night now as well. If I take it first thing in the morning it gives me horrible stomach issues, if I wait til lunch I'm up all night. I take it with a snack around 10:00am. It's been almost a month and a half, we'll see."

   
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Accepted13 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 25, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Just took it this morning about 6 hours now I have jitters anxiety a little, just a little off right now hope it gets better soon. I am on the 2 week free dose right now and I bought the 30 day . It was $98.50. Really hoping this works and these side effct go away."

   
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Jousma5 March 23, 2017

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For Weight Loss "My insurance doesn't cover Qysmia so my doctor prescribed me phentermine and topiramate separately. My insurance doesn't cover phentermine however with the help of the good rx app I was able to pay for it out of pocket for around $15.00. I was prescribed the meds on Jan. 6, 2017 and weighed in at the docs office at 250. I had a follow up appointment on March 16 and weighed in at 227. These pills make you change the way you feel about food. Your appetite is totally gone and at times you have to force yourself to eat. The first couple of days of taking the pills I felt foggy and tired, but now I don't really notice any major side effects. I hope to reach the 190s by the summer."

   
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Anonymous Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 23, 2017

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For Weight Loss "Started this medication in November of 2016. So far I have lost almost 30lbs. It works. It completely takes your mind of food. You still want to eat but not the constant obsessive thinking about eating and what you're going to eat next . I like to think this is what normal weight people must eat like. The weight has just slowly and steadily come off for me with minimal effort on my part other than reducing what I'm consuming. My side effects have been minimal: slight tingling in fingers and toes occasionally, loss of concentration periodically, dry mouth sometimes but all of these things have been minor inconveniences and worth the weight loss and how I feel, overall given the pros and (serious) cons of this drug I would recommend."

   
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Shellanders March 17, 2017

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