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For Weight Loss "I had both knees replaced this year, one January and one in February. I weighed 300lbs in January and 312 in February and climbing. I rehabbed my knees, went back to work and still gained weight, up to 320! Went to my Dr after researching online the best diet pill. She was very reluctant to give me any diet pill. But did agree I needed something, so prescribed Qsymia. My insurance denied it until I first tried Phentermine. I took that for about 6 weeks lost 20 lbs, then my insurance let me take Qsymia. I've been on it for about 2 1/2 months. Between both pills I'm down 70lbs! I have changed how I eat totally though. I gave up diet coke, I only eat non processed fresh foods that I make, with the exception of lunches at work, low cal frozen m"

   
10

Bobalouie December 3, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have been on the 7.5 for 2 weeks now and have found it really doesn't control my hunger pangs. :("

   
1.0

Vickie501966 December 2, 2016

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For Obesity "I just started today on November 30th, 2016, and I am soooo happy, I had more energy today, didn't eat as much as I usually do, and didn't crave any soda or sweet, I hope it keeps going like that"

   
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Ross1113 December 1, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I'm a 5'11 205lb size 12 former athlete and current teacher/coach. I work out 5-6 times a week and watch what I eat pretty closely. Long story short, I lost about 75lbs 4 years ago and have kept it off, but haven't had any luck recently losing more. I'd like to lose another 20lbs. My doctor checked my thyroid and some other things and offered this option. Said I needed a big boost to help make a change and a super low calorie diet wasn't the best fit for me. I've just completed the 14 day intro and lost 3.6lbs (which was over Thanksgiving). Only side effects thus far are tingly hands sometimes at night. My advice..whatever you try to help lose, a life style change which includes eating right & exercise is a MUST especially to maintain."

   
8.0

Teachercoach1982 (taken for less than 1 month) November 27, 2016

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For Obesity "I have been trying to lose weight on my own for a year. I have hypothyroid issues, was 252 plus pounds, 5'9", 60 y/o female. I ate 1300 to 1500 calories per day, vigorously exercised 3 x a week and lost 17 lbs. over 9 months. Then it stopped cold, no matter what I did I couldn't lose any more weight. After talking to my doctor about my frustration about my slow metabolism, she prescribed Qsymia. I started in mid September and I've lost 17 lbs more in 2 months. I'm now down to 217 and falling. I feel good, and plan to keep going. Biggest side effects are fatigue and constipation. I can handle that. I like being able to feel my hip bones again."

   
9.0

Bellaisla (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 27, 2016

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For Obesity "Lost 85lbs in under a year. Gained it all back as soon as I stopped taking it. "

   
5.0

Sueshoe6767 (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 25, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I started this Medication 18 day's ago and I have lost 15lbs. You can not eat what you want you have to eat right and get off the couch and not seat in front of the TV I am very happy with the Medication. The Cost is very high I think they could make it cheaper if they wanted to but I am going to buy it and they know people will that's why they don't worry about the price and My Dr makes me go and see her once a month while I am taking this medication so I have to pay her also I have Ins but my Ins does not cover Wt losses. Medication or for the Dr Appt."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 21, 2016

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For Obesity "I lost 100 lbs in 8 months on my own by working out and eating healthier. I kept it off for 3 years and due to stressors and two night shift jobs I found myself gaining 47lbs in 6months. Very scary for me which brought on my depression and severe knee pain!! So my doc monitored my activity for 6 months and I lost 0 lbs and she decided to give this medication a try 4 days into it with a balanced diet and 4 days of an hour of exercise I have lost 7 lbs"

   
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rAnGeL87 (taken for less than 1 month) November 20, 2016

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For Weight Loss "So far, not so good. Today is day number 4 of the starter of the Qsymia, and I have noticed no difference in my appetite at all. I was hoping to at least have some curb if my appetite but I haven't. Thankfully, though, no side effects, either. I will give it another month after the dose gets increased, but right now I can't say I'm impressed with this medication."

   
1.0

Vickie ladybug (taken for less than 1 month) November 15, 2016

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For Obesity "I was waking up tired, everyday, gaining wieght like crazy. I thought for sure it was my thyroid. I went to the dr the beginning of June, had blood test set on the fact that it was my thyroid - nope! It was just my eating habits, June 6, 2016 I wieghed 296#s the heaviest I had ever been. It was my own fault, i never felt full. I talked with my Dr. about a lot of differwnt options long story story short... now November 12 i am under 240# and I have control of my eating habits. I have not noticed any side affects other than feeling great and wanting to make healthy choices, sleeping better, losing and chaning my life. Thank you Qysmia and Dr. Cambell"

   
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Tillia (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 13, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I had a horrible side effects following 14 days on pill. It brought on anxiety and panic attacks as well as insomnia. I did lose weight (about 10 lbs) which continued even 2 months after (now 15 lbs). Two months later I am having horrible stomach issues (going to specialist to rule out IBS or something else)."

   
3.0

Clopez07 November 9, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I experienced side effects with this medication, blisters inside my mouth, insomnia, nasty salty taste in my mouth. I also did not have any significant weight loss. I did not notice it curbing my appetite, but didn't increase it either."

   
1.0

Karen7811 November 7, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Qsymia for about 20 days and I have lost 12lbs. (I'm 5'11, 200lbs to start, now at 188lbs). I have played sports my entire life and recently quit, so the fact that I am still losing weight without as much exercise is amazing (Waitressing and housecleaning in college keep me active). I normally wouldn't take the time to write a review like this but I am so surprised by the results. My appetite is gone. I don't even realize that I haven't eaten since breakfast until I find myself wanting a nap around 4pm; then I'll remember I forgot to grab lunch! This NEVER happened before Qsymia. Long story short, I would recommend this 100%. Feel free to ask any questions!"

   
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fitfamily (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2016

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For Weight Loss "Let me start by saying I am 59 years old. Until now, I have not had a problem losing when I needed to. I am not big on diet pills so I was a little hesitant at first. The 2 week free trial helped me decide to give it a try. The first 2 weeks I lost 6 pounds. After 3 months, I have lost 30 and I am well past my goal. I am getting ready to stop taking them but have some left over for a back up in case I need to take some occasionally as per my doctors suggestion. I LOVE it!! You have to CUT back of food intake and do some exercise. It won't happen without it. You still have to work at it. But it does work!!"

   
9.0

Texas Grandma (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 28, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I'm wondering why not many people report the weight gain after using this drug upon discontinuation, I see it mentioned often that people go back on to lose weight a second time and that's eye brow raising in itself-who lost weight and kept it off is the real question not answered?"

BeReal (taken for less than 1 month) October 27, 2016

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For Obesity "I started this medication October 13,2016. I am 5 foot one, weighing in at 184 pounds. "

   
7.0

Jenny55 (taken for less than 1 month) October 22, 2016

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For Obesity "I started this medication a month ago. The first few days the side effects were pretty bad so I stayed in bed. It was mostly nausea, dizziness, extreme fatigue & then insomnia...after a few days almost all of those subsided except for the fatigue and insomnia. Now its been about a month and I mostly just suffer from some brain fog and some fatigue, not nearly as bad, but my appetite is basically gone. I really dont even enjoy food that much anymore & sometimes skip a meal or have to force myself to eat where as before I couldn't stop eating, i have a horrible food addiction.so this has really helped. I lost about 20 lbs my first month. Very happy with this medication and I feel it has saved my life as I am pre diabetic"

   
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NYCGRL (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 19, 2016

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For Weight Loss "Wow! This is a weightloss medicine that has really saved me! At the end of December, I went to my doctor, fed up and disgusted with my weight. I was a 48 year old female, 5'1" and weighed 226lbs. I was just miserable. I had to do something...well, my dr. prescribed Qsymia. Since I tried to type out my story, and I was limited..here is the short story. Qsymia made my Diet Coke addiction stop COLD TURKEY (it changes the taste of it completely - flat & metallically). As of the point I type this..I am now at 164 lbs. That's 62lbs! This pill works! Take it!"

   
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Nojello (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 17, 2016

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For Weight Loss "I started Qsymia in the middle of August, it's now a month and a half later and I've lost 17lbs with its help along with dietary changes and 30 minutes of light exercise (power walking or swimming) 5 or 6 days a week. I don't experience any negative side effects so it's worth it, although frustrating since it's about $260 (before my coupon brings it down to around $200). My appetite has completely gone away - it's more for me about appetite suppressant than energy since it really doesn't give me much energy anyways. When you have a lot of weight to lose it can be overwhelming and things like this can help with a jumpstart, just be ready to make lifestyle changes to continue loss then sustain :)"

Marie1000 October 1, 2016

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For Weight Loss "My Doctor asked if I was interested in trying Qsymia to help jump start weightloss after I had my son. I have hypothyroidism so losing weight is never easy so I thought "why not". I did lose about 30lbs fairly quickly but thats when it went downhill. It stopped working so she raised the dosage...well, let me tell you...MIGRAINES every night. I didnt have any other side effects but they were so bad, it wasn't worth it. THEN when I stopped I got them again! Anything thats messing with my brain scares me. I toughed it out and the migraines stopped but I am slowly gaining the weight back without any diet change at all whatsoever. I went to my endocrinologist and he said to expect weight gain automatically if you stop taking a weightless drug."

   
4.0

Mary807 (taken for 2 to 5 years) September 28, 2016

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For Obesity "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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For Weight Loss "Great product. My doctor said "Have you thought about losing weight" on Jan. 26th. I said "okay". She said "can we try Qsymia?" I have been on the 7.5 dose and have lost 58lbs! I have not had any soda, cafeine, or fried food (once every two months I will splurge on chik-fil-a) and cut portions back. I have also started drinking over 100 oz of water a day. I have started exercising but didn't until after the third month of being on the medication. I don't know my highest weight because I didn't want to know but told the doctor I will drop 100 lbs and she said she would be very happy! It is a great product but is very expensive! The only side effect I have had is a dry mouth! Most important you must change your lifestyle!"

   
8.0

Firemancheese (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 12, 2016

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For Obesity "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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For Weight Loss "I have had weight loss success with qysmia that I have not been able to achieve before, 60lbs in 7 months. I have had some uncomfortable side effects, but nothing to the point where I have felt the need to discontinue the drug. These include tingling of feet, dry mouth & constipation. I did experience extreme vaginal dryness and an overall feeling of aggitation on the highest does 15+, so went back to & stayed on the 7+ & added exercise ."

   
7.0

Jan123me September 5, 2016

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For Weight Loss "Shuts off my appetite - I actually have to remind myself to eat - which is a great thing because now instead of grabbing food to satisfy my seemingly insatiable appetite, I am making healthy choices. Been on Qsymia since July 14, 2016 and have already lost 16 pounds."

   
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JP825 August 30, 2016

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