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Hi guys my Gp put me on orlistat today I'm a bit wary and sceptical as to whether of not it will work. All advice grateful accepted x

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    Michelle, it's scary I know I am in the same boat as I started 5 days ago. Still to it & do as it says & you will be fine. Give it a go and see how you get on x
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    It will absolutely work if you give it a helping hand. Keep your fat intake to 15g per meal maximum. This will help you lose weight at a sensible speed and will also help avoid the yucky side effects that Orlistat is famous for. Good luck!
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    Hi Michelle,

    I'm going to my doctor this evening to be prescribed these.

    Quick question... were you already on a low fat diet before you started?

    I'm worried that if I take them before starting a low fat diet, I'll get all the horrible side effects for a few days which would be really embarrassing at work!

    Good luck with your weight loss!

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      If I were you I would start your low fat diet right away but wait a day or two before taking the Orlistat. You should be fine.
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    I lost 7 stone on these and just started again on them after having a baby and putting some back on, they do work, good luck! X
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