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For Weight Loss "I started Qsymia July 20, 2018. Starting at 208lb as of today I weight 200.8lb. I don't have any craving and I haven't binged since starting. I walk occasionally but haven't made a habit of it. I feel pretty good and it's not effecting my anxiety medicine either. I had a very dull headache the first two days but nothing else. Hope it continues to help with losing weight."

   
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Jpp (taken for less than 1 month) August 9, 2018

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For Obesity "This is an update on the comment below. I was diagnosed with ADHD about 12 years ago but stopped taking my medication for it many years ago because it made me feel jittery. I have noticed, since I started Qsymia, that my ADHD is under control! With no jittery feeling and it works better than the previous meds did. This is not used as a med for ADHD to my knowledge but it should be investigated. Previous comment: I started Qsymia 5 days ago and am down 3 pounds. I am able to control my portions and snacking very well and am not very hungry. This is the low dose also. I had previously been on Contrave for 2 months which made me extremely nauseous and I gained 8 pounds on it because I wanted to eat when I was nauseated. The only side effects I notice are insomnia and restless legs at night. Unfortunately, I am unable to exercise because I broke my patella a week ago, so that may slow down my progress some. Overall, this seems like a good medication."

   
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Taz (taken for less than 1 month) June 20, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I started Qsymia on February 2, 2018 . Today is June 15, 2018 so almost 4 1/2 months exactly . Let me start by saying that I tried Phentermine alone several years ago and had lost 80 pounds, gained it all back etc etc tried it again several more times over the course of the last few years and it was like it never worked for me again , like my body had built up an immunity to it . Weird right ?!? So, as a last chance option I chose Qsymia . At first I did't think it was going to work , in fact it took a little over a month for me to tell it was doing anything ! In the beginning I had a few tingly feet sensations but that went away after time and I did feel weak at first but found out it was due to low potassium so if you're feeling that way have that checked out . To date I have lost 27 pounds , which may seem slow to some but it is coming off ! I don't have much of an appetite , I eat small portions and the one effect it HAS had is changing my taste buds."

   
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Losing AGAIN! June 14, 2018

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For Weight Loss "Stats: 29, 6'2, black male. I started on March 23rd 2018. Started with the starter dosage for 2 weeks then moved over to the regular dosage of 7.5Mg - 46 Mg. My starting weight was 248lb I am currently 222lb. I thought my goal was 220lb, but I think I am going to keep going until I get to 200lb and revisit from there. I have NOT started exercising yet. I have only drastically changed my diet. I do more walking vs driving so I am sure that helps. I need to get in the gym and start toning up. I do not have any cravings anymore. I smoke a lot (weed) so that has always been a struggle of mine. Sometimes I even have to remind myself to eat. I did have dry mouth at first but that is gone now. My insurance covered this until 4/1. But then my pharmacy did some sort of pre-authorization and I am still only paying my co-pay (with the coupon applied as well, (I think)) So that works for me. But honestly after my first month results I was totally fine with paying out of pocket for this."

   
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CJ_Brooklyn June 12, 2018

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For Weight Loss "Morning all , I just completed 1 month on Qsymia 3.75mg. I'm 55 yrs old started at 225 lbs so I lost 7 lbs so far. I felt really good not as tired or sleepy. I don't have any side effects. I did feel that 3.75 was kind of week so now I'm on 7.5 now still not exercising maybe this higher dose will motivate me to start wish me luck"

Penny63 May 2, 2018

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For Obesity "I started at 254lbs 5'3, am 55. Been on for 18 months and have increased my doses accordingly. I have lost 72 pounds and today weigh 182! back to high school days! Feel great. It curbed my appetite, helped me make great food choices and gave me great self esteem, not to mention improved all my health outcomes. I feel great. I have a goal weight of 160 lbs and its been tough lately to get the weight off but with the 'Q' it makes it easy. My biggest problem was 'grazing' always wanting to pick at the goodies. And with this medication it never made me think about grazing, thus cutting out those unwanted high sugar calories. perfect! So glad I did. Now onto the exercise to keep it off!"

   
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sharon (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 19, 2018

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For Weight Loss "5'2" 160lb 48 y/o fem - 14 day trial then moved to 7.5 mg - 30 days and so far lost 7 lbs . - overall good experience. At 1st had a little bit of an anxiety attack - skipped one pill and then decided that it was me being me and decided to resumed taking the pills and so far so good. I had a bit of the tingling, dry mouth but I also experienced unusual frequency urination which for what I read is tied to the Topamax. I have a dr's appointment and I will ask about it, it almost feels as an UTI but I'm certain is not an infection. I exercise 5 times a week. I've always watch my diet but for I always had issues maintaining a healthy weight (I'm one of those unlucky souls) and had a huge fibroid which was embolized last years but throwing my hormones out of whack plus I'm probably peri menopausal causing me 15 lbs weight gain. I plan to stop at 145bl however my ideal would be 135 .. thanks"

   
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Anonymous April 19, 2018

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For Weight Loss "Update: It’s been a little bit since I’ve updated but here you go. I’m a 29 y.o female, 5’8”, with a starting weight of 353.0lbs. I began Qsymia on 3/23/17. As of today 4/7/18, I weigh 286.3lbs. For a total loss of 66.7lbs.. I was on the 7 dose of Qsymia until this past March when my weight simply did not seem to be coming off anymore despite my efforts at watching what I eat and increasing exercise. I’m now on the 11 dose and the weight is coming off again with diet and exercise. I knew once I lost the initial weight getting further down would be difficult. That’s just how it goes. Side effects: My hair does come out easily which I’ve heard is a thing with the topamax side of the drug. I freaked out at first but when I learned I wasn’t prediabetic anymore I figured the trade off was okay. It’s not like I’m bald. It just comes out more a bit more easily than I’d like. Anyway... till next time y’all."

   
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Th3Struggl3IsR3al April 7, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I'm about to turn 50, about 190 lbs, 5'2 and on 10 mg ambien last 25 years. I just can't sleep without it, and then only 3-4 hours only. I am an avid coke drinker, allergic to milk and chocolate so eating or desserts are not a problem. I admit it's the coke and not sleeping. So my doc has me trying qysmia. I've been on it for about 7 weeks. My insurance does not cover it and pretty pricey, but doc thinks this might work and not cause conflict with sleeping pills. Good news I have lost 2 sizes...YAY! I have dry mouth really bad, can't stand to drink coke (would never have thought anything would do that!) I only want to drink water. Most food tastes bad as well. Everything tastes like I am licking a postage stamp. My vision is a bit worse. I have that bad taste in mouth all the time...maybe gum or mints might help...giving it another month and will weigh the pros and cons"

   
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lisa (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 4, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Qsymia for 3 1/2 years and have lost a total of 32 lbs and have kept it off for all this time. This has been the only medication that has helped me to lose weight and I couldn’t be happier. I feel so healthy, so energetic!!!"

Yoyo (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 30, 2018

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For Obesity "I finally found something that works! I lost 26 pounds in one month!! I walk in the park a few times a week (up to 3 miles), I do light weight (5lb-8lb) arm, leg and an exercises at home and changed my eating habits big time. I feel great and am hardly ever hungry. No real side effects besides a little dry mouth. I just drink even more water "

   
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Dionne (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 26, 2018

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For Weight Loss "Age 49, current weight 248lb, 5’6” and size-wise, the biggest I have ever been!! I can’t stand looking at myself, and I feel terrible because of this weight. Today is my first day, can’t post an update yet. Tried Belviq which worked wonders! Lost 35lbs then it just stopped working. Gained it all back but 5 lousy lbs, so I’m trying this. Have already started changing my eating habits, no soda, coffee is a struggle!!! Goal is to dump 45-50 lbs and keep it off."

waeguk-saram March 13, 2018

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For Weight Loss "The first month of Qsymia I lost 12 pounds. Then that was it. It did NOT take my appetite away. My doctor increased to dosage to 11.25 /69 MG and that did nothing. I decided to just stop the medication after 6 months. I know this could be potentially dangerous but I felt as if I needed to stop since it wasn't helping me and I was exhausted all the time with dark circles under my eyes."

   
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Mrs. Z (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 8, 2018

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For Obesity "Oh my God please really consider this drug carefully. I took one pill. The starter dose that they give you. It curbed my appetite then by 7pm I had a headache starting. By 10pm it was a full on migraine. Next morning I woke up and vomited. Still have the headache. This stuff is going in the trash can."

   
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TeresaB1977 (taken for less than 1 month) February 11, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I've been taking Qsymia two weeks. I feel like I have my life back. I have a ton more energy. I’m watching what I eat and drinking a ton of water. I lost 10 pounds. My blood pressure actually went down to 111/78"

   
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Lauren A (taken for less than 1 month) February 10, 2018

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For Obesity "So far so good! I have been on Qsymia for about a month and I have lost 22lbs. In the past I have tried: Vyvanse for binge eating, I lost weight but then stated gaining back because I was drinking a lot and vyvanse is basically speed, so if your prone to drinking it will make you want to drink more. Contrave, the wellbutrin in this gives me vertigo so I cannot take it. Qysmia has worked very well. It takes away cravings and has helped me be mindful for portion control."

   
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CLENIK (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 8, 2018

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For Obesity "I just started this medicine. It initially made me drowsy during the day. I only started this medicine after spending 10-12 years with diet and exercise and still gained 6.5 pounds a year. I was diagnosed with PCOS 2 years ago. Hopefully, my doctor will figure out the dosage and proper caloric intake. When I have enough energy I can work out at least an hour, not including the daily walking I do. Wish me luck."

A44 (taken for less than 1 month) February 5, 2018

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For Weight Loss "Hi guys --it's day 1 for me and I'm still feeling hungry. Does it get better. I admit I didn't plan my day out very well, food wise, but hope to do a lot of meal prep tomorrow. Anyway, again, did your appetite suppress immediately or did it take a few days? Thanks!"

   
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moonbeamer (taken for less than 1 month) January 30, 2018

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For Weight Loss "36yr/5.5ft Starting weight 178 (Goal 145) Its been one month exactly and I am 10 lbs down. I know that's good but I expected more. I still have not changed my diet nor added any exercise. So! I guess that is good! The only thing I notice is dry mouth and that just makes me drink more water. So, I don't really mind that. I definitely do not eat as much as I use to. If I have pizza - it's 2 slices instead of 3 or 4! It's all I can handle. So I've got a ways to go!"

   
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Twinks36 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 3, 2018

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For Obesity "Third review--been on it for two months now and have lost 15 lbs, about 2 lbs per week. My doc is excited. Still at the 7.5 dose. My appetite is contained & I can stay under 1200 calories easily--track it with an app. I stay away from bread, fast food, and most sugars. Still not motivated to exercise, but hey--it's January in Idaho. Staying on top of water intake. I sleep good. Get a little tingly now and then. Sometimes get a little fuzzy thought processes, but I can handle that to lose weight. I pay $135 at WalMart with the patient savings card. Insurance does not cover it."

   
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53 year old female (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 3, 2018

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For Weight Loss "This prescription work well. I had no appetite and more energy. However the side effects with Qysmia is short term memory loss is bad. Slow recall with words. I was hoping the side effects with Topamax in Qysmia would be small however it was not. It made me feel like I was losing my mind. Couldn't remember if I took my meds in the morning or evening. Had to think about my kids names before calling them. Looking at objects and trying to recall the name, like toaster, rolls, car etc. I decided that I did not want this to become permanent so it was time to get off this medicine and try something else. There is other medicine better then this one. Not worth the side effects...."

   
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petula1234 December 29, 2017

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For Weight Loss "No rating yet. Started Qsymia today weight today 225.6lb....I lost 32lbs by eating better and working out. I no longer fry foods or drink soda for the last 2 years. I only buy chicken and turkey meat. Only bake crockpot and grill. Was doing great until I hit a plateau I did try belviq it helped but after so long it no longer helped. Then I read about Qsymia and decided to give it a go. Wish me luck!! And I hope everyone in this weight loss struggle wins the fight. We got this!!! Have a Happy New Year!!! I'll keep you guys posted."

   
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MochaBrown44 December 25, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I am 46 years old I'm 5'8" tall and weighed up to 197lb. I was in a 40 DDD bra and busting out of size 14 pants. My shirts were all 1X. This was the biggest I've ever been. I've been working out with a group trainer doing metabolic work outs while on qsymia. Stopped coffee for a month, stopped drinking beer also. Started drinking vodka with club soda instead. I weigh 180lb now. 3 months later. My shirt size is a large. My bra is a 36 DD. And I wear a size 12 pants. No real side effects to the drug. I had a little tingling in my face at first. But it went away. No jitters or anything. Wish it were cheaper. It keeps me on track and very healthy. I do work out at my lunch time M W F. Big difference with this medication in reshaping your body."

   
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River girl (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 23, 2017

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For Obesity "Did the 2 week trial for free and then got the Rx of Qsymia 7.5-46 mg 1 month ago. It kept my cravings down tremendously and I could no longer drink my favorite soda Coca Cola as it tastes flat. I turned to lemonade and not that is starting to taste funny. I get very dry mouth but no other side effects. I sleep very well and I don’t get many headaches due to the Topamax ingredient. However I have not lost any weight yet. But I like that I do not think about food until my stomach starts to growl and no cravings for anything in particular. I’m trying to exercise more although my busy work schedule prohibits me a lot of times. Doctor raised my mg to the next one to see how I do. "

Anonymous December 16, 2017

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For Weight Loss "I took Qsymia for 3 months and lost 18 lbs. however my Dr switched me to Belviq because I was having blurred vision/trails, some breathing issues, lack of motivation. When I first started taking I had suicidal thoughts but took an antidepressant that fixed it. I have not started Belviq yet as I wanted to first clear my system of Qsymia and it's side effects however after over a month I'm still encountering its side affects at some degree. I believe my eyesight has was permanently damaged from it."

SheBrakesForRainbows December 13, 2017

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