I'm scared - hold my hand?

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Hi all,

Haven't had my username authenticated yet, hence the newbie in town bit.

Doc prescribed orlistat this morning - I'm terrified but excited. (A bit like first day at school!)

I have about 10 stone to lose :oops: . Feel like I have this mammoth hill to climb but that I'm wearing roller skates....!

Any help or tips to get me started would be soooooo appreciated.



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    Hi there Newbie in Town and a very warm welcome to Patient UK Experience (PUKE)

    I am more than sure that you will make many a new friend on this forum and receive lots of good advise from the more experienced users of tnhis little blue tablet.

    May I take this opportunity to wish you all the success in the world and more importantly that you reach the target that makes YOU happy.

    Melbi x

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    Hey and welcome!!! No real tips or tricks - stay true to yourself and the what ever low fat diet you decide to follow! If you need a boost come online or pm one of us, your sure to get a couple of well rounded answers!

    Be wary of the orange oil effect! it does tend to effect probably 3 out of 5 people (especially in the first few weeks!)


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    Hi there Sam

    I like you are new to this forum and the \"wee blue pills\" so here is hoping that they are good for both of us...

    Have had a couple of bad experiences over the few weeks with the orange oil and a wee fart - or so I thought it was!!! Funny how you eat something that you ahve always assumed is low fat.... but your rear end certainly tells you differently!!! :oops:

    Good luck and take care out there...


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    Well, I've plucked up all my courage and told work what I'm doing (it's a relatively small office with only 1 ladies loo... (Eek) and thought that I should foreward everyone just in case.

    I honestly think it's the best thing I could have done. They have all been really supportive and encouraging and I firmly believe they will help me through it all.

    Yikes - maybe this will work.

    Thanks for all your kind words - I'm sure I'll be a regular face on here over the coming weeks. It's really good that you give the bad as well as the good - forewarned is forearmed (with lots of loo roll :lol: )


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    Just beeen prescribed Orlistat this morning. Will start tomorrow as I have a date tonight with my Toy Boy & not sure of the side effects! I am concerned about the reported smells, as I don't have a sense of smell & won't know! Is it only smelly if you have wind or orange oil, or do they make you generally smelly without these things happening? If you don't have any fat in your meal I have read not to bother taking a pill, does this mean you can leave out taking the pill if you are going out that evening for example? Also some people say the pills don't work if you don't have enough fat, surely that is because there is little fat for them to work on & they are probably working on that little amount without you realising.
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    Hi fellow newbie!!!!

    I got my pills last week and bottled it :oops: Well my excuse was that I was full of cold and the idea of any other side effects was not appealing, so, am starting them today. I have between 5 - 6 stone to lose but know from experience you take it a day at a time.

    Drink loads of water seems to be the big consensus to help and one thing I started a few weeks ago was a food diary, it has helped me enormously and helped me identify down times when I am likely to pig out and also those things you shove in your mouth that you try to deny!!! If its written down its quite scary to see.

    Good luck honey and will keep you all updated with bigbirds blog :lol:


    If you are what you eat then im fast, quick and easy!!!!!

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