starting on diet pills tomorrow (xenical orlistat) anyone else on them?im worried about side effects :(

the diet begins tomorrow so was wondering who else has been on these?

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is this the one where your hair falls out?

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Mclovin;3986398

is this the one where your hair falls out?



i hope not! :?
its the one where something may slip/slide out rather than fall out :oops:

Diarrhoea most probably, so make sure you drink a lot of water and I hope the doctor advised you to take a decent multi vit

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choc1969;3986468

Diarrhoea most probably, so make sure you drink a lot of water and I hope … Diarrhoea most probably, so make sure you drink a lot of water and I hope the doctor advised you to take a decent multi vit



no he didnt,infact he didnt give me any advice he just said its all trial and error as to what i can eat and what i cant :?

lol @ your avatar :-D

I hope that doesn't happen to you.

edjaned;3986503

no he didnt,infact he didnt give me any advice he just said its all trial … no he didnt,infact he didnt give me any advice he just said its all trial and error as to what i can eat and what i cant :?



OMG how irresponsible, on any chemical diet regime docs should advise taking a decent multi vit as there would be some vitamin absorption problems.

Still the old veg and fruit recomm though, good luck hun :thumbsup:

Original Poster

i asked the doc if i would still be ok to eat the same meal as i cook for the rest of the family,i cook casseroles,stews etc
i hate dieting when i have to eat different meal to everyone else

been on these tablet a couple of years ago, even though I stuck to foods with less than 3g fat they still gave me tummy ache, and the fat you do consume passes through your stools and it really stinks. If you do happen to have lets say a macdonalds then please be aware that the side affects can come on quite quickly and you may be caught short. The advantage is they do actually work. Just be careful, stick to food with not a lot of fat in though. The doc should have put you on a proper weight managment programme with the tablets and give you loads of advice, also the tablets are really expensive for the nhs so they don't give them out lightly. I got them because I have diabetes. good luck let us know how you get on!

jokier0921;3986681

been on these tablet a couple of years ago, even though I stuck to foods … been on these tablet a couple of years ago, even though I stuck to foods with less than 3g fat they still gave me tummy ache, and the fat you do consume passes through your stools and it really stinks. If you do happen to have lets say a macdonalds then please be aware that the side affects can come on quite quickly and you may be caught short. The advantage is they do actually work. Just be careful, stick to food with not a lot of fat in though. The doc should have put you on a proper weight managment programme with the tablets and give you loads of advice, also the tablets are really expensive for the nhs so they don't give them out lightly. I got them because I have diabetes. good luck let us know how you get on!



agree!! steer clear of fatty foods, u pass an orange oily liquid and it can come on anywhere, but if u stick to nearly fat free stuff its ok, all i did if i was goin out for a meal ie special occasion was not to take the pills untill the night!! think ppl think they are taking a pill so dont need to do the rest of the work but u do. They are the best diet pills around i think!! good luck!

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so if i cooked something like mince and potatoes for tea could i eat that or not?

no offence but the best way to lose weight is excercise!

lol epic failure, enjoy your foul smelling undies whilst out shopping

Wanna lose weight..... eat sensibly and exercise.

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i do remember going to the toilet once after my mum and when i came downsatirs i said to my sis
"wtf is that &%$£ in the toilet?"
and my sis said oh its mums c**p its always like that

but i think my mum still eat fatty foods with them

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no offence taken
the thing is i do eat healthy and excercise but most weeks i still lose nothing thats why i have asked for help
most of it is baby weight i have had 6 children,i go to evening classes when i can but with my partner working days and me working nights its difficult to find time

edjaned;3986805

so if i cooked something like mince and potatoes for tea could i eat that … so if i cooked something like mince and potatoes for tea could i eat that or not?


mince and potatoes should be fine but make sure it is lean mince tho, and cram plenty of veg on your plate!

edjaned;3986890

the thing is i do eat healthy and excercise but most weeks i still lose … the thing is i do eat healthy and excercise but most weeks i still lose nothing



not having a go but youre obvo doing something wrong then, its a basic formula, calories in vs calories out, work off more than you eat and tadaaaa weight loss, these tablets will mainly just dehydrate you

muffin247;3986817

no offence but the best way to lose weight is excercise!



some ppl its just not enough

kungfu;3986845

lol epic failure, enjoy your foul smelling undies whilst out shopping … lol epic failure, enjoy your foul smelling undies whilst out shopping :pWanna lose weight..... eat sensibly and exercise.



the side effect only happens when u dont use the pills correctly


edjaned;3986890

no offence takenthe thing is i do eat healthy and excercise but most … no offence takenthe thing is i do eat healthy and excercise but most weeks i still lose nothing thats why i have asked for helpmost of it is baby weight i have had 6 children,i go to evening classes when i can but with my partner working days and me working nights its difficult to find time



Dont take what ppl say to heart, it is harder for ppl in different situations, im always on a diet and never shift a pound, now my friend can gain and lose weight at alarming rates everyone is different, its like quitting smoking i did it with no help had my last one and that was it! some ppl cant do it they need help, i wish you all the best with ur diet!:thumbsup:

edjaned;3986805

so if i cooked something like mince and potatoes for tea could i eat that … so if i cooked something like mince and potatoes for tea could i eat that or not?



i'd leave the tatties, try more water based veg less starchy ones that will help with fluid in take and less cals, also drink plenty of water cos that keeps u feeling topped up rather than hungry and that diet feeling of oh my god im starving when ur not :-D

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kungfu;3986983

not having a go but youre obvo doing something wrong then, its a basic … not having a go but youre obvo doing something wrong then, its a basic formula, calories in vs calories out, work off more than you eat and tadaaaa weight loss, these tablets will mainly just dehydrate you



i just dont know where i was going wrong,i drank loads of water,i was doing 3/4 classes a week swimming etc
some weeks i would lose nothing,others half a pound,rarely a pound
tbh i have not been on a diet over xmas but its new year now and im determined to shift the pounds,with the tablets im hoping they will speed the weight loss up giving me insentive to carry on

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Tracey6101;3987165

i'd leave the tatties, try more water based veg less starchy ones that … i'd leave the tatties, try more water based veg less starchy ones that will help with fluid in take and less cals, also drink plenty of water cos that keeps u feeling topped up rather than hungry and that diet feeling of oh my god im starving when ur not :-D



thanks for all your advice :thumbsup:
i do like veg so i dont mind eating alot of that,im just not keen on fruit,
hopefully all will go well without any little "slip ups or slip downs" :oops:

edjaned;3987250

i just dont know where i was going wrong,i drank loads of water,i was … i just dont know where i was going wrong,i drank loads of water,i was doing 3/4 classes a week swimming etc some weeks i would lose nothing,others half a pound,rarely a poundtbh i have not been on a diet over xmas but its new year now and im determined to shift the pounds,with the tablets im hoping they will speed the weight loss up giving me insentive to carry on



thing is tho, if you dont alter your eating routine and your exercise routine how is the weight gonna stay off (assuming the tablets even work which i seriously doubt) you gonna stay on them forever?? its an insanely flawed plan for losing weight...very short term solution if any! people who say they exercise and eat correctly and still dont lose weight are doing something wrong...walking on the treadmill for example is a very VERY poor exercise for losing weight

kungfu;3987324

thing is tho, if you dont alter your eating routine and your exercise … thing is tho, if you dont alter your eating routine and your exercise routine how is the weight gonna stay off (assuming the tablets even work which i seriously doubt) you gonna stay on them forever?? its an insanely flawed plan for losing weight...very short term solution if any! people who say they exercise and eat correctly and still dont lose weight are doing something wrong...walking on the treadmill for example is a very VERY poor exercise for losing weight



these tablets do work but ur rite u need to stick with a plan for when you stop taking them.

Can i ask how you know ppl are doing wrong beacuse they arnt losing weight?? i have a friend who eats nothing but processed fat junk food everyday, no fruit or veg the only veg she does eat is roast potatoes cooked in fat or very buttery mash or chips! no other source of goodness yet she is a size 10 never gains a pound! never does any exercise, u can tell as she has very sluggish moments through the day. so is she doing right as she doesnt gain weight or wrong as she doesnt eat properly or exercise??

edjaned;3987311

thanks for all your advice :thumbsup:i do like veg so i dont mind eating … thanks for all your advice :thumbsup:i do like veg so i dont mind eating alot of that,im just not keen on fruit,hopefully all will go well without any little "slip ups or slip downs" :oops:



i have been considering going back on them, i stopped as i fell pregnant, obesity is very comman within my family but most have struggled with trying to lose it, my nan found slimming world the best, it all depends on ur circumstances but remember dont make ur self ill over it if u want to lose the weight it will go but dont get disheartened if it takes a little time be happy!!:thumbsup:

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i was doing step aerobics twice a week,curcuits,aqua aerobics and fit ball
i will be dieting aswell as taking the tablets so hopefully when i get to my weight aslong as i carry on with the healthy eating and excercising the weight should hopefully stay off

i honestly dont know where i was going wrong,i just seem to gain weight really easy but find it really hard to lose it
im in a vicious circle at the moment,i have gained weight-lost confidense-become depressed-comfort eat-get fatter etc etc
i just want to get out of this rut im in and im willing to try anything

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Tracey6101;3987519

i have been considering going back on them, i stopped as i fell pregnant, … i have been considering going back on them, i stopped as i fell pregnant, obesity is very comman within my family but most have struggled with trying to lose it, my nan found slimming world the best, it all depends on ur circumstances but remember dont make ur self ill over it if u want to lose the weight it will go but dont get disheartened if it takes a little time be happy!!:thumbsup:



slimming world didnt work for me :x
i cant think of any diet that has worked for me apart from when i lived on the tenny weeny micro diet meals but i hated it

edjaned;3987557

slimming world didnt work for me :xi cant think of any diet that has … slimming world didnt work for me :xi cant think of any diet that has worked for me apart from when i lived on the tenny weeny micro diet meals but i hated it



those pills are really good ok i know they are pills and not really natures way of dieting but ppl use all sorts to help ie smoking weight gain for training. i have a 2 week supply left over from the last lot and have been ummin about going to the docs as u get the 3rd degree and the ur fat look, but i think i have done one step myself by quittin smoking after 15 years now which i have gained weight from so its nice to have a little help, :thumbsup:

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i gave up smoking 5 years ago
i do have the odd one though when i go out and have a drink prob around 4 times a year
i didnt get asked any questions he just weighed me and said u have to have a bmi over 30% to qualify and my bmi is 31% he just said see how u go and gave me 3 weeks supply
im sure my boobs themselves weigh about a stone i wish i could get rid of them they make me look bigger than i am,they just keep growing im a 38g now

edjaned;3987646

i gave up smoking 5 years ago :)i do have the odd one though when i go … i gave up smoking 5 years ago :)i do have the odd one though when i go out and have a drink prob around 4 times a yeari didnt get asked any questions he just weighed me and said u have to have a bmi over 30% to qualify and my bmi is 31% he just said see how u go and gave me 3 weeks supplyim sure my boobs themselves weigh about a stone i wish i could get rid of them they make me look bigger than i am,they just keep growing im a 38g now



are u me lol, mine 3-4 years ago were 38dd now am 40g sometimes bigger!! they do my head in, and when b4 i was preggas i went to the gym and with b/boobs it was hard to use some of the equipment plus the faster paced machines they would go everywhere and would kill!! cant get a xtreme sports bra to fit unless u pay obsence amounts of money which i dont have. i dont go out that much either and with the smoking ban it helps not to give in to temptation out on sat for the first time in months i'll be hammered on 2 wines!!

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lol i hated going to the gym classes because of mine bouncing everwhere lol boyfriend thinks its great but he doesnt have to live with them
i would be happy with a c cup,i have to get tops much bigger to fit over them and i darent wear anything low cut as i can feel people looking at them
hopefully the weight will come of them first

edjaned;3987691

lol i hated going to the gym classes because of mine bouncing everwhere … lol i hated going to the gym classes because of mine bouncing everwhere lol boyfriend thinks its great but he doesnt have to live with themi would be happy with a c cup,i have to get tops much bigger to fit over them and i darent wear anything low cut as i can feel people looking at themhopefully the weight will come of them first



yes they do bounce all over lol well if u still have the same size after u can always ask for a reduction lol ppl get implants on the nhs why not the other way! sure ur bf will have something to say lol i tend to wear more lower cut tops not slutty low unless im out haha but if i cover my whole chest they look even bigger! rite i have decided booking in with docs to see if i can go bk on them!

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let me know how u get on at docs,im looking 4ward to starting them now im just sick of being fat
of to bed now nite and thanks for all your advice x

edjaned;3987748

let me know how u get on at docs,im looking 4ward to starting them now im … let me know how u get on at docs,im looking 4ward to starting them now im just sick of being fatof to bed now nite and thanks for all your advice x



will do and me too just looked at the time :? need sleep

you will have stomach cramps starting off with these i know most people do and as most have said if you eat fatty foods you will pass a motion really quickly i lost loads on them but i was also sticking to a low fat diet anyway i decided not to continue to take them i felt totally restricted to being around a loo no matter what i ate lol good luck and hope they work for you but if your eating a low fat diet anyway dont expect miracles with these they seem to work on those eating a **** diet to start with as they WILL change that definetely lol x:-D

edjaned;3986890

no offence takenthe thing is i do eat healthy and excercise but most … no offence takenthe thing is i do eat healthy and excercise but most weeks i still lose nothing thats why i have asked for helpmost of it is baby weight i have had 6 children,i go to evening classes when i can but with my partner working days and me working nights its difficult to find time



aww you are a super woman ! :-D

let us know how you get on hunny ... my doc wont give me naff all :x ... in fact you gotta be almost in cardiac arrest to get an antibiotic lol :giggle:

Havent read the replies but the side effects will be gastirc effects (slight discomfort) but the main one will be oily poos! These stop fat being absorded by the body therefore it is all passed through, your gonna have a greesy bum, stock up on toilet roll! Hope this helps

MANJ_007;3988100

Havent read the replies but the side effects will be gastirc effects … Havent read the replies but the side effects will be gastirc effects (slight discomfort) but the main one will be oily poos! These stop fat being absorded by the body therefore it is all passed through, your gonna have a greesy bum, stock up on toilet roll! Hope this helps



lol :lol: @ greesy bum hehehehe

I do slimming world, my hv mentioned this tabs to me before but said they had nasty side effects and to avoid so i went and joined slimming world.

The key to losing weight really is eat as much as you can of the good stuff and limit the bad really, its hard going to get your body right. Also bread and that sort of food is actually a big weight gainer as well, i have noticed loads of people lose weight loads when they give up bread altogether, luckily im ok on that at the moment.
I have tried alsorts of diets before and its really hard to lose weight, i guess the joy of these tabs will also tell you what you body is compatible with so if you get caught short on potatoes say you know you need to avoid these when you give up the tabs etc for the weight to stay off.
Also slimming world you have to give it 4 full weeks of food diarys handed into consultant and do it religiously and if you dont lose weight you get all your money back, but in the 50 yrs its been going nearly not one person thats joined has failed to lose weight. There is a new plan out now as well which is great as you can eat all free food on the red and green day on one plate! I love it made me lose extra weight this week lol

Good luck with the tabs, remember keep a note of what disagrees with ya body so you know not to eat them when you come off them or you might gain weight again.

My mum went on the first ones and without sound disqusting.. ( put food down if your eating)
they made her have terrible stomach ache and she kept running to the toilet passing orange coloured liquid..
It would come on her quick and she would HAVE to go , then she would pass this orange stuff. She came off them and it all stopped.

edjaned;3987646

i gave up smoking 5 years ago :)i do have the odd one though when i go … i gave up smoking 5 years ago :)i do have the odd one though when i go out and have a drink prob around 4 times a yeari didnt get asked any questions he just weighed me and said u have to have a bmi over 30% to qualify and my bmi is 31% he just said see how u go and gave me 3 weeks supplyim sure my boobs themselves weigh about a stone i wish i could get rid of them they make me look bigger than i am,they just keep growing im a 38g now



Have you had your thyroid checked? if not get to docs, if its underactive this could be why your not loosing weight.

pcnutta;3988423

My mum went on the first ones and without sound disqusting.. ( put food … My mum went on the first ones and without sound disqusting.. ( put food down if your eating)they made her have terrible stomach ache and she kept running to the toilet passing orange coloured liquid..It would come on her quick and she would HAVE to go , then she would pass this orange stuff. She came off them and it all stopped.



I lost 5 stone on my own, while on tablets that should make you put on weight. Then I couldnt lose anything else no matter what I tried, so my asthma consultant said try these (even though I was reluctant to use tablets) just to kick start it again.

I used them for about a week and then stopped them because I had the same reactions as above. Wasnt greasy, but is totally disgusting and stained the toilet. I was eating...

Fruit for breakfast
Homemade vegetable soup for lunch (vegetables boiled in stock water and then blended, no oil at all) - some days I had 1 or 2 pieces of crusts away bread (half the calories of normal bread)
Vegetables, potatoes (boiled or mashed) and gravy for tea

That was it, not like I was having loads of fat or oil or anything, I was eating fruit and vegetables, and that was basically it. The doctor didnt really understand it because its only supposed to happen if you eat a lot of fat. Said either the tablets didnt agree with me or my other tablets, or it was attacking the fat my body had already and thats what I was passing.

There was no way I was staying on them though, and havent tried any other tablets. Didnt want to try any in the first place and was proven right.
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