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10/13/13 10:37 P

I am not taking Qsymia, because it is not covered by my insurance provider, but I am taking a combination of the two drugs that make up Qsymia... Topimax and Phentramine. I've been on the combination for a little over 2 months now, the 1st month I lost 13 pound and the 2nd I lost 10. So far this month I've lost about 5 pounds but I seem to have reached a plateau which my doctor said would happen. I anticipate that I will have to have my dosage adjusted when I see the doctor at the end of the month. Some of the side effects I experienced were nausea, complete loss of appetite, a tad bit of the jitters and a slight case of the runs, all of the symptoms disappeared by the end of the 3rd week. I would say if you are young and healthy this is not the drug for you, try talking to a nutritionist and adjusting your diet 1st, but keep in mind even if you do decide to take Qsymia or a combination of the two drugs it is comprised of you will still need to eat a healthy diet and exercise in order to successfully loose weight because there is no such thing as a magic diet pill that allows you to eat whatever you want, never exercise and still loose weight,

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With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I'll rise.

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10/12/13 7:25 A

I haven't even heard of it but I have seen a nutritionist to review my eating habits; I learned that my habits are very sound, and I felt better and more relaxed about the details of what I consumed. I'm not trying to loose much weight but am trying to reduce lipid fats and sugars. I feel a nutritionist can give you better guidance as well than you will get from a pill.

10/11/13 3:15 P

I haven't taken it. This list of side effects is pretty staggering, you can find it on I think that seeing a registered dietitian would be a great start and could help you learn things that will benefit you for your whole life.

Edited by: SOAPSANDROPES at: 10/11/2013 (15:16)
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10/11/13 2:07 P

My doctor recently mentioned this as an option. She wanted me to have the info, but doesn't think I need it- I'm not obese and I'm young and healthy other than being over weight.

I decided to meet with a nutritionist instead but I'm curious about it. Has anyone taken it? What were the side effects and how did it affect your weight loss?

Height: 5' 11"
Starting weight: 228
Ultimate goal: 180-170

Currently working and going to grad school. Given my stress level and time constraints (and with my doctor's blessing), I'm not trying to lose a lot of weight, just be healthy and not gain. Once I get my degree I'll pick things up again.

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