Orlistat for 3 1/2 months

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Hi I've been on orlistat for 3 1/2 months and have lost 20 pound so far which I suppose is quite good but I expected more . I haven't had much upset tummy only 2 or 3 times . I've not lost anything now for 3 weeks so feeling despondent . I have 5 stone to lose for an operation that I need. What sort of weight loss is everyone else having an what were the fat amounts you were told you can have as I wasn't given much advice from my doctor.

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    I've been on then 3 weeks now and lost 10lb but with all diets or eating plans....u do at some point reach a platau. Sometimes without realising we stick to the same things when we diet....I'd suggest having a week we're u eat things you don't normally to see if It gives u a kick start 
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    Ive only started today but im doing slimming world aling side it whuch ive seen a few others doing ill let you know how i get on xxxx
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    Don't panic I've been on them 5 mnts.

    Had all most 4 weeks with little or no weight loss.

    Your doing fab I've lost just over 2.7 stone ,

    You should be proud if what you have done.

    I no it's hard not to worry stick with it .

    Just think back 3mnts to whAt you were like before you started them .

    Keep happy

    Happy chick xx

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    Don't panic I've been on them 5 mnts.

    Had all most 4 weeks with little or no weight loss.

    Your doing fab I've lost just over 2.7 stone ,

    You should be proud if what you have done.

    I no it's hard not to worry stick with it .

    Just think back 3mnts to whAt you were like before you started them .

    Keep happy

    Happy chick xx

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    i have a blog if you want it which has advice and tips on the tablets. You are having a tummy bug as you must be eating too much fat what are you eating?
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    Thank you everyone for your support, feeling a bit more positive now xx
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    Im at 3 n half months and having exactly same problem. Ive lodt 21lb ish. More would be nice I won't lie but thays still half a stn each month.  Id have probably put on at least another half stn in those 3 months.

    Just tell yourself this..... SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE. Its become a bit of a mantra because I was totally despondent at my loss or lack of as I saw it but then I went in to a super market and picked up 18lb worth of fat. Since then I've lost another 2lb ish. 

    Keep plugging away.  We all hit plateaus.  Good luck x

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