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User Reviews for Qsymia

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Obesity
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Summary of Qsymia reviews 7.2 498 reviews

Reviews for Qsymia

For Weight Loss "I have been taking Qsymia for 13 months now. I am 5'7", and was 50 when I started. I weighed 304 pounds. I have lost 105 pounds so far. I cannot praise it enough. I intend to lose another 40lb or so. It has been a life saver for me. My energy is through the roof, and the benefits to my self confidence are immeasurable. My cholesterol went from 225lb down to 185lb. So, as for side effects, I do experience bouts of constipation. I try to keep myself fully hydrated which definitely helps, and occasionally use fiber supplements as needed. In the beginning there was some dry mouth, but that passed. Also, I had some occasional tingling in my fingers early on, but that has subsided as well. I know it's not for everyone, but for me, it has worked wonders. The cost has been an issue, but I think of how much I used to spend on snack foods, takeout and the like and it doesn't even compare. I am still way ahead of the game."

   
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Alano (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 8, 2019

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For Obesity "I've been taking Qsymia for 19 days and lost 11 pounds so far! I'm a 27 y/o female, starting weight was 289lb. After having thyroid cancer, multiple surgeries, & medication adjustments I had gained 40 pounds in 2 years and it seemed like the gaining was never ending. The first couple of days I had a constant but dull headache which stopped after 3 days. Within the first week as many others noted, soda started to taste flat and like metal so I stopped drinking it. No other changes in taste though. The main concern for me is the taste of the actual pill. I gag so bad each morning when I take it. The smell and the taste is absolutely horrible, but it's doing it's job. I still eat whatever I want, but I am at the point now where I'm eating smaller sized meals as I can't finish my food anymore. Once I eat my first meal of the day, I'm normally not hungry again until that night. I used to be able to eat all the time and snack a lot and now I'm averaging two meals a day and 1-2 snacks."

   
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jcyber April 6, 2019

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For Weight Loss "Qsymia 7 days in on starter 3.75 dosage. One pound lost. I’m tremendously disappointed. I’ve been working my tail off at the gym and hiking every day this week. Eating very healthy. Decided to double my dosage today which will probably not please my doctor but I was at the end of my rope by the time I saw her (Weight Watchers twice, Nutrisystem, Keto....). Hopefully, a happy post forthcoming"

   
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Bea (taken for less than 1 month) April 4, 2019

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For Weight Loss "On month three of Qsymia. Pop tastes flat so that sucks but honestly it’s a good habit to kick anyway. I’m 5ft2, 27 years old, started at 205lbs and after month 1 weighed in at 188 lbs! I eat enough (1200 cal) am vegetarian, I just cut out sugary foods and stopped eating after 8pm. I have so much more energy. I’m currently at 166lbs. Goal weight by end of the year is 127 lbs. I do get the tingley feet and hands if I’m not drinking enough. BUBBLY sparkling water still tastes good to me if it is ice cold, so that makes me happy :). No other side effects."

   
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Lex (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 12, 2019

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Qsymia for 2 months at first was very concerned about side effects but I haven’t really had any side effects and I have lost 12 pounds. Eating right is very important in my case I’m a truck driver so I get little exercise but I can honestly say I’m pleased with the medication even tho my taste buds are off but hey some off my clothes are starting to fit again..."

   
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Reece (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 9, 2019

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For Weight Loss "I've been taking Qsymia since October and I'm down about 35lbs. It's so true about no longer being able to drink ginger ale/soda. It taste like hot garbage if you even try. I did experience a little bit if the feet tingling but that was only when I didn't drink enough water, which I often have issues doing. I'm really bad keeping hydrated. Otherwise, the medication works well. No other side effects. My only issue is the cost. Insurance only covers so much."

TNYC (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 26, 2019

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For Obesity "Ive been on Qysmia now since July 2018 for about 7 months. I was prescribed the medication by my endocrinologist after a year of haywire thyroid problems. After being on Qysmia coupled with my daily thyroid meds I have lost 55 pounds!! The biggest side effects have been dry mouth, thirst, and constipation. Insurance pays for the Qsymia medication. If you can't get your insurance to do that, have your doctor prescribe it as the two separate meds phentamine and topmirate which separately are covered. Sugar does taste really bad like sand. I've had no heart or blood pressure issues. I also have a lot of energy. Also I read that they are doing research into this drug for use on other addictive behaviors other than just eating. One study said they were testing Qsymia on Alcoholics. It took away their desire to drink alcohol."

   
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Evilone February 4, 2019

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For Weight Loss "I love Qsymia! I am down 14 pounds with zero side effects. The only thing that I have experienced is pop tasting flat and certain foods that I love taste different. Not a bad trade off. Would recommend to anyone who wants to shed pounds away."

   
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Tracy (taken for less than 1 month) January 11, 2019

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For Weight Loss "I have been taking Qsymia the starter dose for 6 days now, the fist 3 days I immediately experienced blurry vision, dizziness, headaches, dry mouth, and head fogginess like I was in outer space but it wasn't horrible its worth it if you want to lose weight. I didn't lose my appetite completely but I definitely don't crave junk and fast food like I use to and I'm not hungry all the time and I feel full a lot. After the 3rd day all those bad symptoms went away I'm guessing my body adjusted to the meds. I haven't really been eating the healthiest since I started and only worked out twice and I lost 2 pounds so far I will return with another review when I finish with the starter dose"

   
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koko (taken for less than 1 month) December 17, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I am on day 4. I know it’s a little early to be writing a review, but I’m really looking for encouragement and reasons to do this. The side effects are immediate. My seltzer water tastes flat. Food tastes very different. I guess this can be considered a plus, if it makes me eat less, but it is depressing. I have headaches and nausea. I can’t enjoy my Thursday evening wine at karaoke. Will it all be worth it in the end? You who have stuck it out, was it worth it? Do the side effects go away eventually? If not, do you get used to them? My food cravings have already diminished, thank goodness, but at what cost? And it’s only been 4 days on the starter dose!!! Ay yi yi! Oh, and I lost 2 pounds in a week while titrating off the Belviq and starting Qsymia, which is encouraging. Lost 60 pounds on Belviq in 1.5 years but then in the next 1.5 years gained 18 pounds back. Needed to try something new and, I guess, drastic."

   
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Sparkles (taken for less than 1 month) December 10, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I am 59 YO Female 5’5” 167lb with a weight gain of 10lbs over the past year. My goal was to lose 15 lbs due to high BP. I began taking Qsymia 9/1/2018. This medication started working for me right away. 2 weeks on the 3.75, then moving to the current dose of 7.5/46. I’ve had tingling of hands and face and some eye twitching which I can handle .. but in the last 2 months have developed a cough that is relentless!! It’s like chronic bronchitis. This happens to be a side effect, albeit rare. I’ve stopped and the cough gets a bit better but as soon as I start taking Qsymia again, cough returns with a vengeance. Suppose I’ll look for something else. Too bad."

   
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Hilarotes (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 30, 2018

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For Weight Loss "250lb Start, 5'9" Male, 7.5. I month down. 2nd Check in. Today I am 239lb. I have lost about an inch everywhere. Stomach, waist, butt and close to an inch in the neck. I feel so much better. I have done some exercise but now would like to do more. Maybe 2 day a week but looking to get 3 or more. No side effects still. As I have said before...the off switch now works. In the past...I could just eat and eat and eat. If there was food there, I could keep going. Whatever it is in my brain that is supposed to tell me to stop doesn't seem to work right. This medicine seems to give that back to me. I can feel my body telling me I'm done after eating some...not after eating until the food is gone. It is expensive but it is worth the cost for me for sure."

   
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Franko (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 30, 2018

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For Weight Loss "5'9" 50 Male 250 start weight. Just finished week 2 on 7.5 and I'm down 7 lbs. I feel good with no side effects. The off switch works now so I eat some, I feel full and satisfied, I stop. I have been working to make better choices with the food I do eat so that is helping as well. It's pricey for sure, but I'm feeling better about me so it's worth the cost in my book."

   
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NoThanks November 16, 2018

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For Weight Loss "Been taking Phentermine for 1 month & doing weight watchers diet. I lost 7 lbs in 1 month..so nothing great. My doctor recently added Topamax too, and I've been taking it now for 4 days. I can't tell that my appetite is suppressed much but I am having much more tummy hunger pangs. Has anybody else experienced this? I am fighting a difficult battle losing 25 lbs of weight I gained last year while taking steroids for a chronic illness...and I'm 62 years old and female, both make losing weight very difficult. I was expecting the medications to help me feel less hungry, instead, my belly feels more hungry."

   
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Sue (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 5, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I started going to the gym in August 2018 working out Mon thru Fri. I was working out hard doing both cardio and weight training only to lose 4lbs in 2 months. I must admit I was not eating the healthiest but my calorie intake was much less than what I burned throughout the course of a day. I finally went to my Endocrinologist for a solution and it was suggested that I try Qsymia. I started taking my phase one dose of 3.75 on October 15, 2018 weighing 281lbs (Oh yah, I am a 6'1 BM) and began taking phase two of 7.5mg on October 29, 2018 and I have lost exactly 10 pounds. I am very excited with this weight loss solution and I am looking forward to my future results but what concerns me is that I kept the same diet/exercise routine prior to taking the medicine so basically what this tells me is that it has a lot to do with metabolism in which I think the medication increases. You can go to the gym and eat right but if you do not have good metabolism you can forget it."

   
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Jaxx November 1, 2018

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For Obesity "I’m a 42 y/o female, 5’1’” & weigh 173 lbs. The doctor had put me in this medication a few years ago when I plummeted from 180 lb down to 143 lbs in 4 month. I was on the lowest dose & never increased as I didn’t need to. I completely changed my diet, eating habits & exercised 4-5 times a week. No side effects. However, I started the medication again this Monday 9/10 & I am completely stunned. I have side effects I had no clue were from the pills. Due to my being overweight I was feeling depressed but I noticed just one day after talking the pill that I was even more depressed. Crying for NO reason. Day three I noticed insomnia, leg cramping & worst off is lack of concentration. It’s pretty frustrating actually. I decided to skip today & start again tomorrow to see if it’ll help. Due to my previous positive experience with this medication I am willing to give it another chance."

   
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Deedi September 14, 2018

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For Weight Loss "I have been on Qsymia for 3 weeks and have lost 10lbs so far. I am so excited! I am really not hungry. My only 2 side effects are an odd taste in my mouth similar to metallic and difficulty sleeping. Both side effects are worth the weight loss and the expense of the medication (I believe it was around $200)."

   
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Sandy (taken for less than 1 month) September 8, 2018

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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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