Tomorrow is the day......

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Hi everyone, new orlistat user from tomorrow and to say I am nervous is an understatement ........ bit of bio .... I am 46 and weigh 16 5 oh and a type 2 diabetic..... so it is imperative i lose weight b4 i end up six foot under....... :roll: Anyways thats me in a nutshell ...... :lol:

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    welcome Mary, hopefully you had been thro some posts and got the gist of how to use the pills.

    Can I suggest if you haven't started a low fat diet yet do so for a couple of days before you start taking the tablets as you may get some affects from fat already in your system, not meant to but some - me included - did get some loose stools a few days after starting and I hadn't changed my diet until the day I started the tablets.

    Make sure you have enough low fat snacks that you don't get hungry between meals and try not to eat after 18.30 so your body has time to digest your last meal before it shuts down for sleep.

    good luck on your journey

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    Thank you Suza, yes i have read thru some posts .... found u yesterday actually..... and yes have already started low fat diet been on it for about a mth now so hopefully side effects should b minimal ....... ( fingers crossed)
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    Hi and welcome.

    I am like you I have type 2 diabetes. This is me second time on the tablets. Last year I lost 1 1/2 stone in 3 months, but the Dr's policy then was only 3 months tablets and stopped me. Kept on a low fat diet without much sucess. Went on holiday for 3 weeks, put on 9 lbs, been back on the tablets 8 weeks and have lost 18 lbs. Nurse has stressed to make sure to have plenty of carbs to keep the diabetes steady. I have supper, usually cereal and milk just before bed to ensure blood sugar levels keep up for over night. Had a low sugar level do last April, never again, felt bad for a couple of days, so always have supper now.

    Also any one tried Magic Porridge, porridge oats mixed with yoghurt, its great for breakfast with loads of fruit.

    Good luck

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    well so far so good, not many strange feelings...... I dont really get low sugar episodes with the meds i on..... so dont have to eat late at night which is good because i dont like doin it ....

    We can but try so let the journey begin ... I off to spain in 2 weeks so hopin to be a little lighter b4 then .... wish me luck :wink:

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    Day 3 of the Orlistat challenge .... Well pretty good up to yet, and scales say 1pound lighter ............ :D.... Hope everyone doin ok 8)
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