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Qsymia the med
on January 18, 2013
I am writing this review in support of the medication Qsymia.
I am a physician who has used this med for about 7 years for hundreds of patients (the 2 ingredients are generic so are available as such). I followed the trials of Qnexa(former name of Qsymia) closely, to use similar doses, as did many other weight loss clinics in the US. My results were that most patients had very successful weight losses of from 20 to 100 lbs.
But there is more, and this is the reason I feel so strongly in support of this med:
The patients became healthier by several clinical parameters. The first thing I would observe would be blood pressure reduction- within a week of starting the meds, ie before much weight loss. Within a month,I saw much improved cholesterol panels, reductions in C reactive protein, and reduction in fasting glucose levels. If a diabetic, HgBA1C when tested at the 3rd month would be decreased to a much lower level, many times in normal range.
Pts often reported improved sleep immediately, which I attributed to less nocturnal blood sugar fluctuations. Some reported that their snoring was completely resolved, before they lost any significant weight. Pts reported feeling and looking younger in that their muscle shapes changed to a more youthful appearance. Very few were exercisers.
I looked for 20 years for a med like this for my patients; so many would sit in front of me in tears as they had tried everything. They were different than the "thin" people who could eat everything.
I was, too.
I lost 30 lbs and still have kept it off.
A Family Practice Doc with a Weight Loss Clinic