Prescription Orlistat..... Nothing happening? Vegetarian

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Desperate for answers........

So eager to drop the weight........

Been a vegetarian all my life - gave up smoking 3 years ago and weight started to increase singificantly......

Just wondered has anyone else experienced NO effect from taking Orlistat?

I have been taking Orlistat for 8 days now.... and nothing appears to be happening other than making me more 'regular'.... Before I would say I had a touch of IBS - going a substantial amount of times per day.... But now - once maybe twice a days max....

I am a vegetarian - do you think this has had an impact?

I am going for review to GP in 2 weeks... fingers crossed something has started happening!


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    Just keep to what you're doing and see what has happened when you go to the GP. By the sound of it you're eating within the guide lines.

    I was like you, but started to notice that my clothes were getting a little loose just before I went to be weighed and low & behold I'd lost 8kg. Am now anxious to get back on the scales (it's been 5 weeks)

    Good luck with it!

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    Hi Enilorac,

    I have also been veggi for years and can confirm that Orlistat does work. But I do go for days with no apparent effects. However, I have lost 1.5stn in under a mth so something is working.

    Keep at it!


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    Thank you both so much for your responses biggrin I wish you both continued weight loss and I hope I join you both in that...
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    OK - clothes feeling a little easier to wear and jaw bones seem to be making an appearance after quite some time....

    Coming up to 3 weeks on Orlistat now - review at GP next week for weigh in... fingers crossed....

    Feeling good on them - with little side effects.... (had one oily experience when I ate home made Roasted Veg Lasagne - think cheese sauce was a little too rich.... so nasty side effects appear to occur when overdoing the saturated fats.... )

    Good luck to one and all biggrin

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