I tried SlimQuick right before I went on birth control. I wanted something to help me with water retention while I waited for my insurance to come through so I could get to the OBGYN, yadda yadda.
I had a bad experience with it. I got the shakes and was dizzy, feeling unwell. I also had more anxiety, what I think is the level of caffeine and other ingredients did not set well with me. Obviously I stopped taking it as soon as those symptoms started and voila, I was feeling much better afterward. Now I'm on BC, so my water retention and hormones and such are being handled by that. At the time I wanted something to help me as SlimQuick was advertised as helping women with womanly problems, including water retention, which I had problems with monthly.
One thing to note, that when I got my SlimQuick it did have a bit of information about healthy eating, being active, and more. So, it wasn't just "take this pill and you'll lose weight." They stress continuing to change into a better and healthy lifestyle is a key thing. However, for me the pills were bad, but that is just me.
I've lost weight by just trucking along with my lifestyle change, no dietary pills, but I am in hormonal balance now. So, that sort of was a big deal for me.