i've been taking orlistat for 2 day and nothng...

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hi all,

i have just starting taking orlistat, this is my second day and so far absolutely nothing has happened!?

yesterday i ate some bad things (crisps and cheese) as I wanted to see how bad it would be if i had an 'attack' rather than being caught in the lurch at work, but alas nothing. today i have followed a low fat diet, but eaten a bit of fat with each meal to ensure i am eating enough for the pills to work and haven't poo'd once, in fact i feel really bunged up and my tummy is hurting.

does anyone have any advise.... are the pills not working for me?! has this happened to anyone else?

i'd be grateful if you could all enlighten me.

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    I wish someone would answer your post because i need too know the answers too your question too,all the best and keep going x ps i am on my second day of taking orlistat aswell,i have a very bloated tummy and its aching abit,also felt a bit sick too x
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    Hey peeps, I have been on Orlistat for 4 and a half weeks and have lost 16lbs so far.

    Day two is very early, I would recommend weighing yourself once a week rather than more often as your weight will flutuate. By day two i hadn't lost anything. If you aren't having any side effects then don't worry, be thankful... believe me I'd rather not have them!!! My side effects didn't really start until about day 6/7 but I seem to be managing what I eat now more effectively. Beisdes if you are eating cheese that won't help you lose weight........ all I can say is stick with it because it really does work..........

    Hope this helps


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    Fleurv - as someone advises don't weigh yourself every day....and as for being bunged up....have you enough fibre in your food....vegetables and fruit? The other thing is that whilst it doesn't say so on the packet blurb one needs to drink lots of water....just water...maybe a slice of lemon in it....lots of water (say 1 1/2 - 2 litres per day) is the key to keeping the bowels regular...and it flushes out the toxins. In time you will learn what is allowed fat wise for your body....we are all different.

    Keep going - it is certainly worth it.

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    I start the day with 2 shredded wheat, with sugar(!), and that sets me up for my fibre for the day.

    20 days in, 10lbs lighter!!

    2 days is too soon to think it's not working - give it time!

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    hi all,

    thanks for your posts. i have upped my fibre intake and am already drinking 1-2 litres of water so hopefully that will help.

    it has been a week now and i still haven't properly poo'd. i also haven't had oily 'stools' or the dreaded orange oil so am still questioning whether the pills are working.

    does anybody else feel like this?

    i was hoping that the effects of orlistat would be so horrendous if I ate too much fat that itwould stop me being naughty, but if i eat bad things nothing seems to happen!!

    sorry to sound so dispariging, but i really want orlistat to work from me and have a horrible feeling that it's not going to.

    again it would be fab to hear your comments.


    ps have just been for a sweaty walk/jog/run so that must have done something good!

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