Newbie, Just started orlistat and would love to know what other people have experienced

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Hi, i am new to this site and have just taken my first orlistat prescribed by my GP. 

 I suffer from chronic FM and have been on Gabapentin and long list of medication for the last two years. The result is I have gained 4 stone and am in no postion to exercise.

My GP does not know if this will help with the weight gain but wants me to have a go on orlistat .

I hope there is some support and advice on how I approach trying to loose weight and maintain a positive outlook. What are the main side effects and please be candid about the orangey thing that has been mentioned.

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    Hi @raindrop no food over 5g fat per 100g 15g a meal and no more thqn 45g fat a day

    no oil just frylight

    if you checkout my profile you will i have posted tons of advice/tips on the tablets they have worked for me and have lost over 100lbs since jan 13 but you do have to eat the right things for them to work otherwise you will eak orange oil and runs to be honest. my posts will tell you what to eat. if you have any other questions please just post back and good luck. x

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      Thankyou for the advice. I will have a look at your profile for more advice and tips. I will now start my weight loss journey and hope I don't have the orange oil experience. x

       

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    Hi Raindrop

    Welcome to the forum :-)

    I'm on my second week of Oristat and apart from one minor mishap resulting in the dreaded "Orange thingy" & a bout of constipation, its been fine for me. Plain and simple, if you dont go over the fat allowance you wont experience it!

    It will become habbit to read the the back of cans and packets to see what the fat content is.

    I do try to drink lots of water and take a multi vitamin tablet of a night and have completely replaced dairy for Soya. It takes a wee bit of getting used to, but now I rather like it! 

    As Britney has mentioned, she has lots of tips and advice for Newbies.

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      Thankyou Precipitusdaisy for your reply and friendly welcome.

      As I cannot exercise due to chronic pain it is important for me to get as much advice and tips. Drinking lots of water is not a problem as I love it and I will start looking at fat content on packaging. 

      My son is getting married next year so it would be nice to loose weight and wear a nice outfit instead of thinking it would have to be a mother of the groom tent. Thankyou x

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      The fact that you have no problem with drinking extra water is a great start and what a lovely thing to aim for, weddings are such special occasions, especially when its one of our children.

       I am sure you will be the second most beautiful woman at your sons wedding and make him very very proud of you!

      I have found this forum very friendly and informative, with useful hints and tips coming up almost daily. I have 6 stones to shift, which quite a bit to loose, I feel its very important to not allow ourselves to get into a rutt and become bored with it all. I try to experiment a little with my food and try new things, so far, so good! :-)

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      Thankyou for the reply so sweet. At the moment I feel more like Mrs Blobby but with all my health problems a good distorted sense of humour keeps me going. As long as I don't become an orange Mrs Blobby.

       

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    STEP 1 has just been taken ORISTAT !!!!STEP2. JOIN the group it's called WONDERFULL support!!!we all need this in our lives. STEP 3 TAKE advice we all need it!!!STEP 3 ONE day at a time!!!thats the way to do it!!!!i could go on but I think that's enough for now!!!WELCOME!!!!!i have app3stone to lose!!!have gone down from 89.9 to 81.9 loss 8kg!!!!!!thank god for oristat!!!!ps the orange thingy!!!!for me quite upsetting at first!!also quite frightening!!!it is also oily looking.   stains the toilet pan!! so cleaning all time!!!but hay!just think all that FAT isn't staying in your body any more!!!!let me no what you think please!!!! cry
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    Im just coming to the end of my 1st week of taking these little blue buddies and am so tempted to jump on the scales to see if there is a result.

    I was so scared about the effects it would have on my bowel movements to start with that its made me look twice at the contents and packaging of things im eating. Luckily i havent had any of the orange oil, i'm hoping i never have it.

    I have about 7-8 stone to shift before my own wedding in march 2017.

    Good luck with the weight loss. x

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    Hi raindrop I am also on gabapentin I take 15 tablets a day and have no problems on oralistat I am also doing slimming world upto date have lost 19 pound in 5 weeks I also can't exercise because of chronic back pain . So good luck on oralistat I have had no side affects at all 😃😃 x

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    biggrinWell hi!!!!i praise oristat!!!its the first help for me that has ever WORKED!!!   The orange thingy!!!when you go to the loo! It looks orange and oily!!!have not asked doc about it!!i presume it's FAT???? Not being digested?????would appreciate it if any nos please inform me!!!!!???????? I do wish you all the best!!!on your healthy living!!!this site really helps me!!!!you pick up lots of tips!hints!and lots of good chat!!xx
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       Hi roberta48267, I will probably make a few mistakes on my oristat journey  but I am very impressed with this site. The warm welcome and advice will help me stay positive. Low fat, low fat, low fat is what I will have on my mind this weekend.cheesygrin
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      @Roberta all i meant was instead of full fat yogurts why not have fat free that way you can use your fat allownance...on something else. I do know a lot about these tablets i have lost over 100lb on them i wasn't being rude.
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      Instead of thinking low fat i must think fat free. I feel like I must have burnt off weight just getting my head around the low fat eating with orlistat.

      This is exactly what advice I need.

       

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      I never thought you were being rude.im sorry if you thought that!! your advice re fat free yogurts is quite right. I had not even thought of fat free til you mentioned it.i am very greatful for all the advice. How long has it taken to lose 100lb ???what weight were you when you started and what weight  are you now??and how long have you been on oristat???biggrin
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      Oh good i didn't want to come across as sounding rude. I started Jan 13th 2013 at a size 24 now a size 12-14 i do have a blog if you want it i can PM the web address as i can't post links it has tips/advice and general musings on there along with meal ideas x
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      Yes please I would love to get on to your links.  Wow!!!you are now half the size you were that is wonderful.you must feel aps  great!!!! Well done!! I will do my best to follow in your foot steps!! I have to lose 3 stone app. To have my op. I have 10 months to lose it. I feel it is a lot of weight to lose but I am doing my best. It is great to have someone to talk to about it. biggrin
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      WOW, britneyspears you have lost so much weight loss, I salute you as that is a fantastic achievement well done . It will be great to get support from someone who has experience and has shown positive results.

      Be proud of yourself.

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