Orlistat and pcos

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Hi I am so grateful to find a site that can tell me so much information about taking this drug. Today is my first day taking it so I have my fingers and toes crossed that it helps me lose weight. I have been gaining weight for about a year now even though I eat healthy and am active. I have been trying to conceive with no luck :cry: anyway to cut a long story short GP diagnosed me with pcos which is contributing to my ever increasing weight! So I have had a choice be treated for pcos or try to lose weight so here I am... 5f and 13s 5lbs so got a lot to lose. :x

I was wondering if anyone else has the same problem as me? Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks x

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    Hi cody6,

    I don't mean to be rude but what is pcos? There are alot of helpful people on this site. I am sure someone can help. Keep us informed as to how you're gettin on.

    TTFN Kal :wink:

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    Hi Thanks for explaining. Ouch!! My step-sister has suffered with this and has had a rough time. Poor you :cry:. I'm so sorry I don't know much about it but can help support each other with weight loss if u like :?:

    Let me know :wink:

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    Thanks, I don't know much about it yet but do know that at least I am overweight it is not all my fault!! I have been trying so hard to lose weight only to put it on so hopefully these tablets will help kick start the process. I am on day 3 now and keeping to a low fat diet, don't feel too bad although I had a terrible headache last night! I don't have to go back to my doctor until I finish a month of orlistat so I will do weigh ins myself each. First one will be next wed so fingers crossed.

    Are the tablets working for you?

    x

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    Hi again,

    Am on day 6 now. So far hav had gall stone pain 4 first 2 days but that's subsisded. Then headache day 3 but i think that was not drinking enough cos of fat in milk i didn't hav so much tea & forgot to replace it with water!! Just took paracetemol and pint of water that did trick! [b:76743016cb]Hav u had any orange oil yet?[/b:76743016cb] :twisted: I was given a homemade pie from Mother in law very tasty but full of fat! Hav had orange oil 4 3 days. Luckily i only ate 1/4 of pie so didn't hav accident :!: :oops: I don't know if you're supposed 2 hav orange oily poo all the time or only if u eat too much fat, must do another post and ask the others who've been on it longer, u know, THE VETERANS :lol: I made mistake of breaking my once a week rule and weighed myself on Wed, had put on 0.2kg I was GUTTED :x :? Although I hadn't taken any water tabs as had been going out. Serves me right for sneakin a peek :!: Good luck with ur weigh in let me know how it goes! :wink:

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    Hi

    I've just been to my doc due to weight increase for PCOS symptom and advised to take either sibutramine or orislat. Anyone had any expericen with the sibutramine as I havent found any postings on that. I dont like the sound of the oily poo or the wind but if it works I'll give anything a try. I'm due back at the docs next week to discuss further so any input/advice would be great :D

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    hey Nicky,

    I too have just been diagnosed with PCOS, and I have been on the tabs for 9days.

    I would suggest you give it a try. the O/oil poo is strange should you over do it on the fat intake in a day or if you don't evenly distribute the fat intake over the 3 meals per day.

    My feeling was I would give anyting a try shold it help me shift this ring around my waist!!

    Go for it, you have nothing to lose but weight and orange oil!! lol

    x

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    Hey I too have pcos, were u able to lose any weight with oristat. I've been on it a couple weeks and haven't lost anything sad.

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      Hang in there!

      I've been on orlistat for 4 weeks now. I've dropped 23 lbs, with a moderate diet (better eating habits) and daily exercise. (I find cardio helps a lot with weight loss and PCOS) I've also

      Found you cannot weigh yourself everyday..

      I weigh myself every Sunday morning after I wake up and use the bathroom. Then I hop on the scale. This is the most accurate number as your weight can fluxuate through the day.

      I hope this helps!

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