Hello all - New Member in a quandry

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Hi All,

Just been to the doctors and had lost 7 lbs in two weeks using Reductil but had my blood pressure taken 3 times and now have to come off it. Feel totally gutted and tearful as I really felt it was working with my whole noncontrol over food. Now I am on Orlistat and am concerned about the side affects, I do plan to eat healthily but am worried as to how bad the whole symptons can get!

Can I have some feedback from people on this medication - good or bad!


Me x :D

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    The biggest thing is to cut right back on the fat. That's the best advice I can give you. You'll regret not doing so as it's yucky, but when I've made the mistake I've had no-one but myself to blame :oops:

    I've been on them for 2 months, lost 10lb in my first month and am going back any day for my second weigh in, so they really do work. I really enjoy what I'm eating and even go to the pub and have a steak, veg and mash (but cut off the fat!) So it's very possible - you'll find lots of support here for the hard times too!

    Good luck with it, Ali


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    Hi Scalster,

    welcome to our happy bunch.

    Regarding orlistat, I have been on them for 3 weeks now and they do work.

    As far as the side effects go, if you stick to a low fat diet you will be fine. You generally only get the bad reaction when you intake too much fat.

    OK, my hubby is getting a bit sick of the wind I get but I tell him it is worth it to have a happier, healtheir me!

    Other than that I haven't really noticed anything apart from going to the loo a bit more than usual. I have a hectic job with loads of overseas travelling and it hasn't made any difference to that.

    So embrace the blueys. Having high BP is a lot worse - trust me.

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    Hi Ladies,

    Thank you so so much for your inspiration and kind words and importantly guidance - so basically cut out the fat and don't cheat otherwise I will live to regret it. Well that will force me to be good and crack on with this once and for all.

    good luck girls - keep us posted on your weigh ins.... it's so inspiring to hear how you are getting on.


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    Hi Scalster

    Welcome to the group. Everything written so far seems to sum it up, i personally havent had any of the major side effects apart from as has been written, wind! but its a small price to pay.

    i have had only one terrible episode when i came off the tablets on bank holiday friday, and ate sensible apart from a chinese takeaway, i think i was lucky because i hadnt continued on my tablets but i had chronicle stomach ache and the runs for 2 days, i never want to feel that bad again so it was back on the tablets tuesday and eating sensibly once more.

    i have been on the tablets for 6 weeks now and have lost 1st 3lbs so yes they do work.

    Good luck,


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    Hi Carly,

    Thanks so much for your message. Well done on your weight loss! awesome news!

    Well, the wind thing i can cope with - being married 10 years you kinda get used to body functions without any embarrasment! Well, blokes can talk hey anyway!!........

    So, that's quite motivating then - just gotta stay on track and be good - it'll all be worth it in the end.

    Good luck Carly - keep in touch

    Alley :wink:

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