Have to lose weight for an operation..

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Just phoned GP to ask if they can prescribe Orlistat to be told they can't anymore unless i have diabetes or any other condition that is seriously weight related.. I am 104kg and have a BMI of 35 is the fact i want to do something about it and need a wee bit of help not a good thing..

 

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    I was borderline on the BMI weight but they gave it to me because my blood pressure was a bit high. A BMI of above  30  is the acceptance target for Orlistat. Not sure why your doc has refused. Google it & phone him back.
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    Mine was blood pressure too
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    I didnt meet the requirements so my first doc says no then i went away and lost a stone which made my mental health a million times better, seeing this the 2nd doc gave me it without questioning me, try a diffrent doctor xxxx
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      Hi.. The gp is saying they have just been told not to prescibe unless blood pressure or diabtic... they have been told to refer people like me to weight management clinic.. long waitng list hence why i did orlistat in the first place..

       

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    Are you saying that this is the same for all gp's or just yours? I know orlistat/alli was withdrawn a couple of years ago and just checked on a couple of online chemists and alli isn't available so I wonder if they have been withdrawn again, I hope not!!!
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    There was a gap because of a problem at the manufacturers. It's readily available now 
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    ask another GP? or buy XLS i think it is slightly weaker than Orlistat it' on offer at superdrug- you could just eat as though you are on the tablets you would still lose weight
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