Orlistat help and advice!

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I've just recently started taking orlistat and today was definitely a shock. i haven't really had any symptoms the past few weeks but today i experienced orange oil and what i thought was wind was leakage!

how long does it take for the orange oil to go away or am i now stuck.

I've been keeping a food diary and today i haven't went over my fats but yesterday for lunch i had a gluten free pasta in a restaurant and on purpose didn't eat all of it thinking i don't want to end up unwell. can these symptoms happen a day late?

if anyone has any tips/advice it would be much appreciated!

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  • Posted

    the orange oil is the fat you ate being shunted out of your body - and that's gonna happen as long as you're taking the pills.

    Beware if any gets on your clothes or bedding; it's not only hellish to remove (I used Dawn dish soap, since it's basically grease and Dawn's really the best for that) it also smells horrid. No light coloured clothes while you're on this pill! 😉

    • Posted

      yes my wardrobe attire is going to be dark thank goodness winter is coming!

      if you stop taking the pills does the orange oil go away quickly?

      i honestly couldn't believe it! mortified!!! the urgency of having to go just came on so fast and i thought the stomach pain was wind and it wasn't

      lucky got my clothes off quick enough to rinse and then put in for a wash i just think i can still smell the oil smell. its disgusting!!

      fingers crossed i get to my goal weight soon and i can start to come off and the hope of my routine of low fat low carb helps me keep the weight off

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