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Been put on this to assist me lose weight. I'm 17 stone but go to the gym three to four times per week. I also had an over active thiroid where my thiroid was burned away by taking an iodine tablet./ I now take levothyroxine as a suppliment.
I also have trouble with my knees (Grade 4 Osteoarthritis in both knees) so to lose weight is my GPs idea that If I do it would ease the pain on my knees.
So in comes the Orlistat. My GP makes me out to be some kind of liar, he tells me my weight is my fault and it's what I eat that is preventing me from losing it. I have been on these tablets for a month and nothing has changed, my weight is the same and not once have they made my go to the loo out of turn. I don't eat a lot of fatty foods just good healthy diet including fruit & Veg most days. .....................I visited my GP last week & he told me again I cannot possibly be sticking to a diet and must be eating take aways etc, I never eat anything as such.
Has anyone else experienced anything similar? my weight is the same as before despite excersising and eating healthy.
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