Too Scared to start!!! help please!!

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[color=violet:acc4280920][/color:acc4280920]ok i am a teacher, i was prescribed these magic pills last week but told i had to wait a week to start them as i was on antibiotics and had been unwell.. well the week arrives on wed and i am scared stiff to take them!!! i can't be tooting away in the classroom!! :shock: and i am as far away from the toilets as i can possibly be!! :oops:

if is start on wed will the effects be immediate? :?

please help alleviate my fears i don;t think i will ever get going at this rate!!! i need to loose at least 3 stone and have been trying for 2.5 years since my little boy was born, nothing has worked these are my last ditch attempt!!!

I am 31, 5'6\" and 15.1 stones

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    Hiya HezWad

    Please don't be scared, It's really not so bad

    Stick to a low fat diet, and you won't get any side effects and feel the need to be tootling off to the loo,

    I've been on these for nearly 6 months and I can count on 1 hand the amount of times I've felt the need to rush to the loo, and it has always been because I have been naughty and eaten something I know I shouldn't of :twisted:

    Good Luck!

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    Hi and welcome

    I know exactly how you feel, I was too scared to start the tablets too!

    The hospital gave me my Orlistat and they advised me to keep to a low fat diet, which I did, before starting the tablets. I haven't had any side effects and I've been taking them since September.

    You need to register with MAP, the helpline run by the company who make Orlistat, the number is

    [b:a6443c4032]08007317138[/b:a6443c4032]

    You will need the box of tablets handy as they will ask the batch number. They give loads of helpful advice and send out booklets and information. They are a great support.

    Go ahead, keep low fat for a few days, then start the tablets, Good Luck!

    Gill

    xxx

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    hiya

    i to was scared to take the tablets as i heard and read all about the horrible side effects, have only been on them a week and a half and sticking to a low fat diet and 15g of fat per meal and i have had no side effects at all.

    goodluck you will be fine

    this forum is excellent for questions and support

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    thank you for the reassurance!!! started them todaya dn joined map this evening... so here we go.... so far so good! except i am now craving all the naughty things i can't have!!! :evil:
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    Hi

    I started orlistat a week ago ive stuck to a low fat diet and had no side affects. They're a real deterrant to cheat. I love em!

    smile

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