Newbie - looking for advice

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Hi there, I've been given a prescription for Orlistat this morning but I'm a little worried about starting them. Firstly, I'm on my period and I get pretty bad cramps and stomach issues with that anyway and secondly have guests staying this weekend and we only have one bathroom! Reading the side effects I might experience would you recommend waiting til next week to start on the tablets??

Also - is anyone concerned about the liver damage reports?

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    I was given mine 2 days before my birthday last year. I chose to wait as I really do like birthday cake :roll:

    I would start on a Monday and take it from there. I had bad side effects to begin with but others report none. I think it depends on how bad your diet was to begin with and how fast your matabalism is.

    I think my problem was having fat in my sistem and it was being flushed out. Even then it was about 10 days after I started them.

    Good luck - try and cut back slightly if you can before you start.

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    give yourself a few days of being on a low fat diet before you start taking the tablets as this will stop you having side effects from fat left in your system and also gives you a couple of days to get used to the regime of no more than 30g's of full fat a day before you take the tablets and possibly have some accidents
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    Thanks guys, my diet is pretty healthy but my metabolism is slow so I think I'll be a case of flushing out fat too so will hold off til Monday! Thanks again for the advice :D
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    if you happen to eat 'badly' whilst away at the weekend postpone starting the tablets by a few days, ideally you should eat a low fat diet a few days before starting, that way you have less risk of the tablets acting on left over fat in the system smile
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