im starting the pills on tues and im a little concerned....

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Hi everyone...

what a great forum this seems to be.


Well, i went to the docs today and she agreed im obese (whoop). i also have an under active thyroid so the pounds dont exactly drop off no matter what i try.

I was told to read carefully about the side effects and thats how ive ended up here.

Im noting the MAPS phone number and i will give them a call for some advice too....but with all you guys out there being proper experienced i reckon you are the best folk to answer (hopefully) my questions.

Ive noticed talk of oil. orange oil.

i take it sanitary pads could be a good purchase?

Do people poo themselves with this pill? i have an hour commute to work all next week and i dont want to poo in my car. :oops:

can anyone out there tell me some really good newbie advice?

Ive been reading lots about eating fat, and that you have to eat a certain amount to enable the pills to work... is this right?

is the \"ahem\" flatulance really bad at the start? should i warn my colleagues? will they call me stinky missp?? :shock:

i hope to hear from you all with some good advice and stories of non poo'age etc.

all the best


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    Hi and welcome, I agree, this is a good forum, and everyone is really friendly and helpful.

    I have been on the tablets since September, and I've had no accidents to date, if you stick to the amount of fat recommended by MAP, 12-15g per meal, it seems to keep the side effects at bay.

    I follow Slimming World's green plan, and it seems to be working, I've lost over 1 and half stone to date.

    Make sure you drink plenty of water, and my doctor made sure I was following a low fat diet before starting the tablets, I'm convinced this kept the oil away!

    Hope this helps

    Good Luck!



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    hi missp.

    Wish you all the best on the bluey's. My Dr. told me to start off by taking just one tablet a day with main meal for first couple of days til I go used to them and then two a day for couple of days and then 3 (if you eat breakfast). I usually only have two a day as I don't eat breakfast and just have a banana about half 10 with a cup of tea. Fortunately no real bad accidents with orange oil to date! I usually go to the loo twice a day since being on these tablets (instead of once before taking the tablets). I notice I definately am more 'Windy' ha ha. I don't measure the amount of fat I eat each meal but try to keep it low. I sort of follow the weight watchers diet. Had my 3rd weigh in a Drs. on Monday and have lost 31lbs!! Yippee!! :D (In 3 months). He is happy for me to stay on tablets as long as I am losing weight.

    Hope you get on with the tablets and they help you with the weight loss.

    Regards Pat

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    so you dont really have to count the fat?what happens if u dont eat enough?i had my map pack through and on the meal plans,some breakfasts were only 7g fat?
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    I am on day 4 now and have had no problems really.

    I stick to the recommended fat content, drink water (not 2 litres, currently averaging 1 litre a day) and apart from the 1st 24 hours where I had a lot of belly cramps I have had no side effects whatsoever.

    MAP explained to me that if you stick to a low fat diet then you should not suffer.

    My 'back door actions' have been normal and solid and only once a day as I usually would be. I have had a boit more wind but nothing too drastic

    Best thing about these tablets is that they really make me think before I eat as I havent suffered yet nor do I want the 'orange experience'!

    Good luck and stick to a good diet and you should be fine

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    thanks for the replies smile

    i will let you all know how i get on and to hopefully not moan too much about the farting and oiling :wink:


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