Have PCOS, thinking of going on Orlistat

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At the tipping point of getting to be 14 stone and im thinking of going on Orlistat. I have PCOS and i was wondering if any other girls have taken Orlistat and seen any results?

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    Hi

    I too have pcos and was told about 7 wks ago after years of problems. I was put on orlistat and metformin and ive lost 24lb :-)

    I started off weighing alot more then you and still have a long way to go!

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    Hi

    I have PCOS as well, I will have been on Oristat a month come the 15th. I dont know what I have lost in terms of weight, until my weigh in next week.

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    Forgot to ask!

     You mentioned you are "thinking" of going on Oristat, does that mean the Doctor has offered it to you because of PCOS?

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      Well, despite me eating pretty well and walking my dog everyday i still seem to be gaining weight. So i started looking around to see if there was any medication that could help with symptoms of PCOS, or help battle weight gain when you have PCOS etc. and came across Orlistat and Metformin (which ive known about before, but i didnt know it didnt anything in terms of weight loss) i have a doctors appointment this week to ask about them.
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    Hi

    I just started taking orlistat on Wednesday, I'm also taking metformin so fingers crossed that my weight goes down. I have pcos, and need to loose at least a stone for ivf.

     

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    Hi Zara

    I have PCOS and I have been trying to lose weight for fertility treatment.  Between March and beginning of July I managed to lose 10lbs by going to the gym at least 3 times per week and living on vegetables. I had enough as with this much effort I should have reached my target.

    I started orlistat this month and is the best decision I ever made. I have lost 9 lbs in 3 weeks!  I still go to the gym and manage what I eat but I see the results of the hard work now.

    I started at 15 1/2 stone and I need to get to 12 stone but I really think I can do this within the year now.

    Please don't think this is a miracle cure, you have to be careful with what you eat as too much fat in one meal will cause you to have an upset tummy, but if you really want to lose weight and you have PCOS,  it will really help.

    Good Luck, it's a tough journey and you have to be motivated but it is possible.

    VickiLou

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    I suffer from PCOS. I weighed almost 19stone when i 1st started taking these little blue buddies. I have my 1st weigh in on the 31st of July, so nervous to see how it has gone.
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