Do any of you ladies have PCOS

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Hi all,

Ok so i know this forum is for people on orlistat but i have pcos and my doctor put me on these tablets to help my weight loss (it supposed to make things better) The thing is i would like to speck to someone who has it and is on these tablet to see if they do help in the long run or just make it worse ... if you know what i mean

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    hi, i was put on these because i have pcos, you can private message me if you want to ask anything that you want to keep off public forum as i know it can be a little embarassing smile
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    Hi smile

    My sister in law is a newly qualified GP and is the one who got me to ask about orlistat in the first place - and she suspects that I have PCOS because of the symptoms and how heavy and irregular my periods are - but my GP is useless and short of changing i can't get a test just yet.

    Have been inquiring with the PCT to see how to change though, so fingers crossed soon. Hope you're doing well smile

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    is your gp the only one at the practice? if not can u see one of the others?

    my practice has 6 gp's and although i am assigned to one in particular i never see him, he's as useful as a chocolate fireguard!

    i have lost over 2st since i started taking orlistat and i have noticed that the pcos symptoms have been dying down a bit which is great, hopefully you'll find the same smile

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    Hi,

    My best friend was put on these to help her lose weight as her pcos was making it really hard for her to lose.

    She's been on them about 6-8 months and lost 6 stone so far smile She does a lot of exercise and really watches her diet - seems to work for her smile

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    Hi I ahve been put on Orlistat to see if I can loose weight as I cannot loose it, The GP doesn't know if I have PCOS or whether my symptoms are due to weight gain or PCOS has caused the weight gain.

    I would like some information as this is all new to me.

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