Orlistat - New to weightloss pills

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Started Orlistat 14/2/17 had first tablet with dinner and didn't get anything. 4 days later I'm getting the side effects of oily stools and oily leakage but its not bad enough to stop taking. I'm 184lb and go to the gym 2/3 times a week and have a weigh in on sundays am looking forward to tomorrow's as hopefully the gym and pills together have made me lose more than 1lb like I had last week with just the gym. Slightly optimistic but will post again soon. What's everyone elses take on this? Effective weightloss with exercise or placebo?

Laura

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    Hi lollydaniels, I started taking orlistat on Wednesday that would be the 15/2/17 , I haven't had any side effects yet, but still working out what to eat , my daughter goes to slimming world so I have been look at that ,  as a lot off people on here have mentioned that they are following that eating plan, I went about 20 years ago and lost weight but with health issues and medication I have put loads of weight on, I laugh as when I went to saw all those years ago I only had a few stone to loss , the weight I was then is what I'm needing to loss now and even then I won't be what I was , not that I'm looking to be really thin but I need to loss about ten stone , but baby steps I finally got the doctor to give me the tablet as every time I went to get it I had a chest infection and ended up back on high dose steroids and antibiotics but finally I am giving it a go , my gp said that I have not to get my hopes up to much as I am on so much medication that it might not work, I thought that was not very encouraging,lol

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    Currently No weightloss - been on it 5 days and not weightloss at all. Annoyed but i guess I probably put too much hope on this
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      The tablets don't make you loose weight they just rid any extra fat you eat. I was on 1200 calories a day and nothing over 5g of fat per 100g

      They will only work if you are on a strict diet.

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      Hey its different for every one I was on these bout 10 years ago and they amazed me I lost loads of weight with help of gym and cutting out some sugar I went from size 20 to about size 10 s**ting alot wasnt pleasant but at time was worth it for me.I've just started taking them again as after baby number 3 and foot injury I gained a couple of stone and so far they have not done a thing for me there not as good as they used to be but stick with them and give them a good go hopefully it will start to work

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    Hi Laura

    Aim is to have no more than 15g fat per meal and hopefully you won't get the side effects. 5gper 100 g. I use my fitness pal app on phone helps you track what you have eaten and how much fat you have had 👍 I'm

    Post op had kidney cancer so I can't take mine at moment but can't wait to get back on track. Good luck xx

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    Hi,

    I too have started taking orlistat. I have been on it since Monday and nothing lost yet! No side effects or anything and I have been testing the limits fat wise but nothing! My current weight is 182lbs. I had hoped there would be some differenc as I have been eating much healthier this week? I will stick with it and hopefully it will start to work!

    Sarah

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