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Hi iv just started taking orlistat. Can someone please explain it to me as my doctor didnt really say much

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    Hi Debbie. I started mine less than a week ago. Basically it will make most of the fat on your food to be expelled on your stools instead of letting your body absorb it. I do advice you to avoid any kind of fat otherwise you will have nasty surprises as your body will expell it and sometimes what looks like wind is the fat wanting to get out. With time you will learn what foods to avoid in order to not have that happening. I have lost 1.6kg in 4 days. Good luck and keep us updated on your experience. 
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    I will send you my blog if you want it? the tablets worked for me

    Britney

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    Thank u for ur advice, that would be great if u could send me ur blog, i would really appreciate it. Im following the weight watchers plan aswell but iv came to a stand still at the moment so my doctor has gave me these pills to help my progress. Im wanting to loose around 5 stone so i can be an active mum as i have 4 children that r wild lol. How often does everyone weigh themselves? X
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      Hi Debbie

      Your welcome. I have sent you my blog by PM. I got weighed every 4 weeks i would never have weighed myself at home i think people can get too obsessed by it all and drive you insane so never bought a set of scales, every 4 weeks at the Drs was enough for me. You will have to go back once you have used up all your tablets did you get 4 weeks supply or more?

      Britney

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    My doctor hasnt said anything about me coming back to be weighed. He actually didnt say anything at all apart from to take the tablets 3 times a day.
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      Well, you need to book to see your doctor in 4 wks to see if it's working and to get another prescription. Unless he gave you a repeat prescription.  Mine didn't as he wants to make sure it's working and it's ok to keep taking them.   
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