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Orlistat

Also known as Alli, Xenical

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • help needed!!!! Please

    hi guys i was wondrinf if anybody had any advise on these tablets. ive been taking them for 4 months now and not even lost a stone!!i im  2lb of it. my question is how can i make them work better, my problem mis im also taking 3 other tablets which side effects ate weight gain so my body is fighting...

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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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  • Orlistat Check In Group

    I thought I would make a wee group where all of us who have just started recently (or join up later) can come to ask questions and give updates. Saves us all making a new discussion all the time. Feel free to join in...or not!  Update: So I am starting day 5 and finally noticing some effects of...

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  • Has Orlistat changed

    Hi All, I took Orlistat for the first time approx 10 years ago, the results were great, the weight dropped off me! I had to be really careful with fatty foods so as not to get the really bad side effects but found that eating a certain amount of fat seemed to help get things moving and lose weight quicker!...

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  • Can anyone help me with this please x

    Hi everyone .. sorry to be a pain but can anyone tell me exactly how many calories, fat and sugar I should be eating a day or per meal whilst on these tablets? I've been looking around online but can't find anywhere that actually says how much plus it's different on the sites I'm looking...

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  • Newbie!

    Hey folks, I'm new here! Excuse the essay. I've struggled with my weight since I was a child, I've been on every diet, fitness programme, lotion and potion under the sun and even a weight loss camp when I was 12/13! I am 25 now and after failed surgery I am wanting to lose weight without...

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  • I'm back!

    Hello All, I started taking orlistat in January & following the rules did pretty well. However, I suffer from depression & chronic fatigue & the last few months have not been kind so my weightloss took a back seat. I'm back now & ready to start afresh. I will be honest though &...

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  • Am I doing something wrong?

    Hi, I'm new here and also new taking Xenical. I'm taking for 5 days and still no bad side effects, just loads of gas and today after eat a lasagna I'm having a bit of cramp and some bathroom run but nothing bad. My question is: since i didn't have any bad side effects it means that xenical...

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  • Orilstat

    I wonder if anyone can help me I've been on orilstat for nearly four weeks now and haven't lost anything. Am I doing it wrong. I thought you were supposed to avoid fatty food and eat healthy which I am going. So obviously I've had no accident or oily stool. Am I meant to be eating fatty...

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  • Orlistat - slowing weight loss

    Hi I have been on Orlistat for 3 months now . 1st Month I lost 11 kilos, 2nd month I lost 5 Kilos , 3rd month I lost 2 Kilos . I have increased my walking , but weight loss is slowing down . What should I do now ? 

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  • Orlistat advice please

    Hi started these 3 days ago I'm so frightened of oily poop, as I tried these many years ago and spaghetti hoops made me have to leave work one day, I don't want this to happen again any advice for lunches and dinners would be greatly appreciated?  I am having over night low fat museli with...

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  • Really need some help about taking xenical weight loss

    Hi Please can I get some help ... im a picker not really into big meals but i despertly need to loose 3 stone ive been on xenical weight loss 120 for 2 weeks and my weight is going up ... I have extremly bad flatulance and i also had and accedent one day going to work somethimg that has not happened...

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  • 3 weeks on orlistat

    Hi guys,  First post so please be kind🙂 I have been on orlistat for 3 weeks, sticking to the rules and had no unfortunate accidents! But I haven lost a thing! I'm 5'11 and I'm 16 stone. I need to lose weight for health reasons but it's not budging!! Can anyone offer me any...

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