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User Reviews for Qsymia

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Obesity 8.2
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Weight Loss 7.6
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Reviews for Qsymia

Sardonicus · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 23, 2020

For Obesity: “I gave Qsymia multiple chances as it seemed to work on the outset. In January 2017, I started on the trial, gradually moved up to the maximum dosage. I then had to stop due to the expense. I lost 20 lbs in 8 weeks. I gained lost weight back. In April 2019, I started again on the drug, this time at full strength. I lost about 30 lbs in 8 weeks. However, being on antidepressants (citalopram/Celexa) for depression, I believe Qsymia caused me to have suicidal thoughts and actions. I discontinued the medicine in July 2019 because of these suicidal thoughts. I was prescribed a new antidepressant (fluoxetine/Prozac) which boosted my mood considerably for a few months afterward. I gained all weight lost back. In April 2020, I tried Qsymia one last time as my weight was back up. Still on fluoxetine, within 3 weeks, my depression worsened and the suicidal thoughts came back. After stopping the medicine for two days, the thoughts seemed to dissipate.”

5 / 10
SS · Taken for 1 to 2 years February 21, 2020

For Weight Loss: “I have been taking Qsymia for a year and 4 months to help me lose weight. I lost 70 lbs . I feel great. I have not lost anymore in a while but I’m afraid to stop taking it . I don’t want to gain it back. I exercise and changed my diet. My metabolic dr says it’s safe to continue. I’m in the lowest dose. ( 7.5) . This drug changed my life.”

10 / 10
Jules59 February 6, 2020

For Weight Loss: “I am 10 times hungrier on Qysmia. It has not decreased my appetite at all And in fact is working opposite.”

1 / 10
Anon · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 17, 2020

For Weight Loss: “So I have been taking it for a couple months now and have lost a total of 50 pounds. In the beginning the only side effects I have encountered had been dry mouth, nausea and constipation. However now on the third month both of my legs have gotten numb and stayed numb the last couple day. I have went to several doctors and they are not sure what it is from. I was wondering if anyone else encountered this problem?”

5 / 10
sugardoll4 · Taken for less than 1 month January 13, 2020

For Weight Loss: “I've been taking Qsymia for 3 weeks now. I started with the 2 week starter dose and bumped up to the 7.5/46 mg dose. I have not had any side effects except for dry mouth/thirst. So far, I am loving this medication. I've lost 9lbs in the 3 weeks, and I have found that I am able to stop eating and know when I am feeling full. I am able to not eat between meals and don't have any cravings for sweets. Plus as a bonus, my insurance covers the medication which is awesome!!”

10 / 10
squigs · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 31, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I read so many reviews that almost scared me away from taking it but really have not had any issues. It is true that carbonated drinks taste different now and I get a tiny amount of tingling in my fingers every now and then. weight loss has been consistent at a couple of lbs a week. Ate terrible during holidays and put 2 lbs back on in a month with eating badly and no gym but that would have been way more without the drug so I'm okay with it. I was eating what I want but just small amounts and feeling full. Not deprived at all. Just listen to yourself when you eat.”

9 / 10
Jackie · Taken for less than 1 month November 20, 2019

For Obesity: “I am 48 year old female started on 7.5 mg Qsymia. My starting weight was 238lb and six days later my weight was 221.lb The first couple of days I had very low energy and felt a little groggy but I had to learn to force myself to eat because I don’t have an appetite. I do have slight blurred vision at times. I feel like it’s worth it for the weight loss. I have dry mouth as well. I have done absolutely no exercise at all but plan to start.”

10 / 10
Danny in Norwalk · Taken for less than 1 month November 4, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I was on Qsymia two years ago and successfully lost 55lbs. I gained it all back again and I recently went back on it. Here's my story. I'm a 43yo male, initial weight is 203lbs at 5'8" tall. My doctor, because I tolerated the drug well, put me on 11.25mg immediately and within 2 weeks, I lost 14lbs. Following 2 weeks, I've just started 15mg and I've tolerated that well and lost 4 more pounds in 2 days, so things are looking up. From experience, my past side effects were: dry mouth, tingling in my hands and feet and that's about it. Every month, my doctor will ask for a weigh in, in addition to my blood pressure measurement. As long as those two elements are good, he will continue prescribing. My insurance thankfully covers this (be sure your doctor marks down for insurance purposes that you are OBESE so it's covered!) so I pay only $20.00 out of pocket. My goal is to get back to 150lbs, which I don't believe I'll have a problem doing. It's just keeping it off!”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 31, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I have been using the drug for 3 months now. Using it in conjunction with Atkins is a real win. However, I tried using the mail order service. It is horrible. They lose orders. I called and was yelled at by a supervisor and was hung up on. This kind of "service" can't be tolerated. She should be fired! I will never give them another dollar of my hard earned money and if they ever decide to take my call again.......I will be refunded.”

Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 31, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I took 15mg once a day, cut all carbs out and sugars and breads, 2 months lost 36lbs worked great .”

10 / 10
Lisa · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 30, 2019

For Weight Loss: “At the end of April 2018 I started to take Qsymia. Within two months by the end of June 2018 I have lost more than 20 pounds. This is the best medication to lose weight I can recommend. It works really well for me. The only side effect was feeling a little bit depressed at the end of June. I went from 170 to 145 pounds and I was able to use my two pieces bathing-suit in Florida vacation :)”

10 / 10
9 Days · Taken for less than 1 month October 25, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I have been on a Qsymia Trial for 9 days. I have noticed a few things. I like to eat BF around 8 HIGH protein and then around 11 I take the pill which works good. I have lost 2.5 lbs so far. If I take it in the morning or after I eat it doesn't work very well I have noticed.”

7 / 10
Tish · Taken for less than 1 month October 23, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I’ve only been on this medication for 2 weeks but have already lost 10 lb on it . With saying that after a hysterectomy and quitting smoking it has been almost impossible to lose anything so grateful for what I have lost, as far as side effects I’ve had none I actually have way more energy and a lot of people talked about being foggy headed but I think I focus better. Definitely going to keep using this”

10 / 10
Anonymous October 16, 2019

For Obesity: “Qsymia is Horrible medication! Doesn't work... Worst customer service I ever experienced! Do yourself a favor and choose another medication. The people who work for Qysmia don't care about you they are only in it to make a profit!! NO people skills!”

Soda Addict · Taken for less than 1 month October 6, 2019

For Obesity: “I take the medications separately so my insurance will cover the Topamax. I take 37.5 of the Apidex and am on 25 mg of the Topamax. I have been on the Topamax for 9 days. I am very pleased with this medicine as I have lost four pounds so far. It makes soda taste horrible so I have not had soda for 9 days. That is where 300-600 calories a day was coming from. If the medicine does nothing else it is worth it to kick my soda addiction. The only other side effect I have is being tired. I still have cravings for sweets and my appetite has been the same. I will be increasing my dosage to 50 mg in 5 days. I am hoping that will cause my cravings for sweets to cease.”

10 / 10
RTR · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 27, 2019

For Weight Loss: “While taking the first fourteen days of the smaller dose of qsymia I did not have any weight loss what so ever, even with excercise. I am now in my 15th day of the 7.5 and still no weight loss even with excercise. I've seen absolutely no success with qsymia so far. I will continue my course of medication with daily excercise I'm still prayerful it will work.”

1 / 10
optimistic · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 13, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I have been taking Qsymia 7.5 mg for over 3 mo. I have had really good results, with a weight loss of 20 lbs. In the first few weeks, I did have a few minor side effects, like hands, feet, and face tingling, mostly if I did not eat. In the 1st couple of months I didn't have much of an appetite and was able to eat pretty healthy and had lots of energy. This last month has been a little different, with not much weight loss, some sugary cravings returning, and not a lot of energy. I really just need to push through and make healthy choices on my own before going to the higher 11.25 mg dosage.”

8 / 10
SleepyHead · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 8, 2019

For Weight Loss: “The first few days of taking Qsymia I had really bad headaches. After a month I had to get prescription glasses due to blurred vision so I will no longer be using it. From June 20 to July 24 I lost 8.2 lbs with no Qsymia, just counting calories. From July 30 to Sept 5 with Qsymia and counting calories still I lost 7.6 lbs. So somehow it’s had negative side effects and slowed my weight loss. This is not worth the $118 I had to pay.”

1 / 10
Meme · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 4, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I took this medication for 4-1/2 weeks. Two weeks on the 3.75 dose and 2-1/2 weeks on the 7.5 dose. No weight loss at all. I was hungry all the time (even more than I was prior to taking this medication) and had no energy. Dry mouth, jitters, tingling in hands and face, bad taste in my mouth but after 2 weeks on the 7.5 dose the depression hit big time with really dark thoughts , crying jags and I could tell I wasn't myself. This, compounded with absolutely no weight loss, made me decide right then and there not to continue for the recommended 12 weeks. I started tapering this dose and will finish out my initial prescription and be done with it. Not worth my sanity at all. Please be careful if you take this and watch your mental state. If I had lost weight, I might have overlooked the side effects but it absolutely did not work at all!!!”

Mireya · Taken for less than 1 month September 2, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I just started Qsymia from taking phentermine for 3 weeks. I was worried about the side effects of phentermine and knew it wasn't long term. I started out at 194 in my doctor's office and weighed 183 after about a week and a half on the introductory half dose on phentermine. I have a serious food addiction. I feel like I HAVE to eat every 2 hours I'm awake not doing something. I crave carbs and processed foods. I had VSG 3 years ago but I had a baby, and got pregnant again and switched jobs within 9 months of delivering. Regain has been my enemy since. I feel like my food cravings are worse now and something is seriously wrong with brain. Anyway, this intro pill isn't working for me. I hope things turn around”

Princessmea September 1, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I started Qsymia this past Wednesday, the next day, I was light headed at work and I almost passed out. The next day I had a bad headache that made me sick to my stomach. I then stopped taking it yesterday because my doctor told me to start taking it at night and every other night. Last night I had tingling feelings in my hands/fingers. During my sleep I had muscle spasms, muscle tensing and shaking. I even stopped breathing twice in my sleep that caused me to have panic attacks. I ended up in the hospital and my blood pressure was high due to my anxiety and the adrenaline I was on. Please DO NOT take this medicine! It can be so dangerous!!!”

1 / 10
Happy · Taken for 6 months to 1 year August 31, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I like the medicine I agree with all the side affects but the weight loss is worth it. Don’t order through the company they are so unprofessional and take forever!”

8 / 10
Jonelle72 · Taken for less than 1 month August 24, 2019

For Weight Loss: “47 yo female. Didn’t see much of a change in appetite the first two weeks on the 3.75mg dose...only lost about a lb, but did notice a few symptoms...metallic taste, slight dry mouth, and pop tastes very flat. Also experienced a little moodiness and lack of energy. However, I started to see immediate results on the 7.5 dose. After only a few days, I’m down 6 lbs. I have very little appetite whatsoever, and struggling to eat enough calories. Symptoms are the same, though all mild, but also having some trouble sleeping thru the night. Hoping those will subside after a while. Happy with my results thus far.”

8 / 10
Amelia · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 15, 2019

For Weight Loss: “I am a 43-year-old woman. At 5'4", I used Qsymia last year and went from 177 pounds down to 145 pounds (which was my goal weight) in 5 months. It was amazing! The only side effects I noticed were the dry mouth (which had an upside because it kept me drinking water all day long) and I also experienced the finger and toe tingling/numbness. Food still tasted about the same to me, but I had very little interest in eating. I have no cravings at all and I was full of energy. I couldn't believe how quick and easy it was for me to drop the pounds. Unfortunately, now one year later, I have returned to unhealthy habits and gained the weight back. I just had a visit with my doctor today, and we decided that I should try Qsymia again. I am very excited to get back on this medication because I know it works for me.”

10 / 10
Betch · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 7, 2019

For Weight Loss: “37 y.o. female 5’2 238 lbs day one, took Qsymia first level for one month noticed curb in appetite, ate less/made healthier choices - no weight loss. Doctor bumped me up to second level dose for one month. Same. No weight loss, just $200 poorer because the medication is so expensive. Worst side effect for me is constipation, I stay so bloated I had to go on a laxative in order to use the bathroom. Extremely disappointed that I changed my habits with no results.”

1 / 10