Generic phentermine (pills) - The only drug that works!
I have had weight issues all my life and have tried everything - weight watchers, low carb, optifast, you name it. I'd lose a little and gain it back plus more. About 3 years ago my health was so... Read more
I have had weight issues all my life and have tried everything - weight watchers, low carb, optifast, you name it. I'd lose a little and gain it back plus more. About 3 years ago my health was so bad my doctor told me you have to lose weight or you will die. She put me on Qsymia which is phentermine and toprimate. I lost 85 pounds over 2 years just eating normally and during this time I had both knees replaced so I had to go off the medication for a few months, but after that I was able to start exercising. Things were going great and then my insurance decided to stop covering Qsymia. At $200 a month I couldn't afford to keep taking it, and insurance wanted me to try 3 other drugs before they would approve the Qsymia. I tried Contrave. After 1 dose I had such a severe reaction I had to go the the ER. Then I tried Saxenda(injectable). I could never get above the minimum dose because it gave me chest pain. My doctor became fed up and said "Just have surgery" . After having 2 major surgeries in 2 years I was not having another surgery. I switched to a new doctor who specializes in weight management, and we tried the 3rd drug which was belviq. I didn't have any reactions, but I still gained weight. Finally she suggested instead of fighting with the insurance company we try the generic drugs of Qsymia and wrote me a prescription for phentermine and toprimate. I actually think the 2 separate drugs work better with less side effects than the Qsymia and it's only $30/month for both! I finally have my life back! Read less