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  • Orlistat and thyroxine

    Hi I have just started to take orlistat and l am also on thyroxine. My GP did not mention that there was any contraindications between the two meds, but reading about orlistat on the internet everything is saying that you need to leave 4 hours between the two meds. My question is how do others manage...

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  • new to orlistat, any tips please?

    Hi everyone. I started orlistat Friday (29/11/13) can anyone give me some tips? I don't think i generally eat alot but I may be a secret eater. I dont eat breakfast but now I've started. So this is my eating now, Breakfast I have a bowl of special k with semi skimmed milk. Lunch I have chicken...

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  • Advice with orlistat please :)

    I was going to start the tablets this morning but wondering if that's wise as I ate huge amounts of fat yesterday and worried that it hasn't been "flushed" out my system yet and the orlistat will take effect on that HUGE amount of fat and I will have accidents tonight or tomorrow! I...

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  • My periods have changed

    Hi been taking 120g for 3 weeks now and had a period but hasn't stopped since taking these is there any other ladies with side effect?anyone know how long this lasts Many thanks Cheryl

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  • Newbie here: starting orlistat tomorrow and extremely nervous!

    I have around 3 stone to lose (at least) I eat rather healthy through the day but I am a serial binge eater and I'm aware if I carry on binge eating I will suffer the (orange) effects, which I really don't want.  Hope everyone is ok and thank you for this posts finding them all very helpful...

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  • Ive no gall bladder and started orlistat

    Ive been on orlistat before The first time i lost about 2-3 stone over about 18 months- 2 yrs. A year later i had my gall bladder removed. I went on orlistat again about 2 yrs later and struggled like crazy and only lost about a stone then it stopped working. I believe that not having a gall bladder...

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  • Starting Orlistat

    Hi, my GP has prescribed me Orlistat to help with weight loss. Ive read some good and bad things about taking this medication so im in 2 minds... I have to loose around 6/7 stone to be a healthy weight. I would love to hear anyones experiences with Orlistat... if it has worked for them or not. Thanks

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  • Xenical Meal Plan Examples

    Been on xenical for a few days I’m finding it difficult to know what to eat and finding a meal plan on the internet. Does anyone have some examples for breakfast lunch and dinner?  This is an example of what I’ve been doing  Breakfast: protein shake, 2 whole wheat weight watchers toast...

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  • orlistat, xenical and alli

    Hello All please help if you can... can someone please explain me (in simple words) whats the difference between Alli, Xenical and Orlistat. Thanks so much

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  • Started Orlistat today and confused

    Hi! I have just started Orlistat today and have been trying to find a sample plan or menu for the last couple of weeks without success. I know that I shouldn't have anything that is more than 5g fat per 100g however when it comes to exactly what to eat I don't have a clue, I normally eat Quorn,...

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  • My love of cheese

    Hi started tablets last Tuesday and its going well. Lost 5lb so im buzzing as i never lose weight easy... but im wondering how much cheese i can have per meal as thats my down fall.

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  • Orlistat

    Hello Saddly Orlistat didn't work for me. Tried many ways but unfortunately no weight loss. Anyone with same issue? Anyone change from Orlistat to other prescribed diet pill? Thanks in advance.

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  • Orlistat

    Hi I was recently prescribed orlistat by my doctor and have been taking 2 capsules a day for the past 6 weeks, before lunch and evening meal. (I do not eat breakfast) I have had a fluttering sensation in my chest everytime I eat or drink for over a week now.  It only happens whilst actually eating...

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  • Just started, love to hear from somone with qaunimtible results

    Hi there,  I’m under way, only three meals in and have been sticking to my 15g per meal. I’ve cut out alcohol for one straight month and have been intermittent fasting for 1 more month with only good, low fat foods to prep my body for the tablet. I’m a realist and know results take time but can...

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  • Orlistant help

    Hi I've been prescribed orlistat due to work I live on pre made meals I don't really understand what I'm doing I take 6 a day when I look at the nutritional content on a pack I'm looking for less than 15 g sat fat ?

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  • Hi, I am new to Oraliast and was just wanting some advice.

    I was prescribed oralist by my GP today after struggling with my weight for 9 years (since I was 12). I always thought I was never doing enough and that's why I couldn't achieve weight loss. However, within the last year I have become vegan and completley changed my life style, eating a low calorie...

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  • please help!

    I’ve not been prescribed these, but really want to try them but Dr won’t give me them. They sent me to a dietician where I give her tips! She couldn’t really tell me anything I wasn’t already doing. I’ve been tested to see if it’s anyrhing medical, but all come back “normal” I do have a thyroid nodule...

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  • Tiredness

    I've been back on the tablets a month and I seem to be tired all the time. Does any one else have similar symptoms?

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  • Oily skin

    I started orlistat a week ago. Ive been having oily stools which i expected, and i lost 5.2lb in a week! However, i seem to have oiler skin than normal.... Has anyone else noticed this? X

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  • Orlistat...if you don't go, does it not work?

    Hi all I'm new to Orlisat. My first day. But I have a question I forgot to ask my GP. I'm eating a lower fat intake anyway to support the weight loss...but, if I don't get the \"oily stool\" does that mean it's not working? I had two slices of toast before...each...

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  • Starting orlistat this week

    Hi everyone, newbie here. Im starting orlistat this week. Wanted to know what to expect and if anyone has any hints and tips to get the best out of it? Thanks Danii xx

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  • Orlistat after gallbladder surgery?

    Hi Everyone I am just wondering if anyone else is on this medication that have had their gallbladder removed. Have been reading up on the internet (never a good thing) and have found references to Orlistat being a contraindication to people that have had their gallbladder removed. I am a bit worried...

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  • Just started olistat, confused by mixed advice?

    Hello, I have just started orlistat 120mg, I’ve been reading a lot and wanted to clarify. I did my weekly shop today and was so careful with buying very low fat food and making sure I’m having filling meals and snacks but within the “rules” 5g fat in 100g. But I’ve seen conflicting advice saying if...

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  • help please,

    ive been taking orlistat for 4 months now. and once i figured out how the work had no problem with them at all. Lost 1st 4Ib so afr so really impressed.  but for the past 2 days days ive been suffering really bad side effects with iut taking any fat????  does any body know why this could be...

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  • Orlistat doubling the dose? Would it work?

    Hi iv been on and off orlistat for a few years now. On a normal day when im not on a diet I would only eat one meal a day only dinner and sometimes pick during the day, my problem is when taking orlistat you are ment to eat three meals a day and I find it very hard to eat lunch im ok with breakfast and...

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  • Thyroid and Orlistat

    Hi, I had Thyroid eye disease which is now burnt out and stable as is my thyroid (it was over). I take 5mg of carbimazole per day would I still be able to take orlistat? Thanks 

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  • Alli - can you take 2 to equal 120 mg of orlistat?

    so I weigh in tomorrow morning (week 2) but last week, I lost nothing. Have had no side effects. Really feel nothing!  Like I'm taking a placebo. If Alli is 60 mg orlistat, why not take 2 so it equals prescription strength?  Anyone else try this?

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  • Orlistat newbie!

    On my second week using orlistat, 4lbs down! Does anyone have any tips to keep the momentum up please?

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  • The Weigh-In-Thread

    Hi everyone! Thought we might have a weigh-in-thread, to post our weigh-ins every week. I`m always weighing fridays, but you can post whenever you`re weighing in - just to keep us all posted and motivate each other for weightloss I also find it exciting to see how much erevyone`s lost from week to...

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  • Does anyone taking Orlistat have an underactive Thyroid?

    Hi I have been taking Orlistat for a month now (this is my second time) I have just been to my GP to be weighed and Ive lost 4kg which to be honest I was dissapointed with I thought I had lost more. The GP has booked me in for a blood test in a weeks time to see if the Orlistat is affecting my medication...

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