Just prescribed today

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Hello I have Type 2 Diabetes plus various other ailments.Dr prescribed today. I have been doing Slimming World a year and have got stuck at a stone so eating fairly well just not getting there. I saw that you shouldn't take the pill if you have a malabsortion problem. I have a bile salt malabsortion problem after having my gallbladder out. I have meds for this but if I forget to take it sounds pretty much like the side effects of Orlistat.I did expalin this to GP as she asked why I was taking Colesevelam (not usual GP). Hoping that as the Colesevelam might also help with side effects of the Orlistat but do I need to to re check with GP before I start taking ??

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    If she was confident enough to prescribe them then you'll be fine.. These generally arnt handed out willy nilly..

     Sounds like you've done amazing on your own without them... here's to your last stone falling off as soon as possible xx

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      I envy you.. I have the total 5 to lose!

       It's already stopped being fun when I weighed and got the same reading as before I started. . But thankfully Google took the time to inform me all about fluctuations and I'm telling myself that all the hard work wasn't in vane haha 

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    Good luck to you both.

    I'm still trying to be brave enough to take my 1st pill. Am really scared of the side affects, mainly the bowel movement, as I work 3 hectic jobs and I can't be running off to the loo every 5 minutes. 

    I have 8 to lose ideally.

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    Spoke to GP today and been told not to take it.
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