Need advice.

Discussion in 'Orlistat (Xenical)' started by risa, 28 June 2010 Social URL.

  1. risa

    risa Member

    I have an apt with my Dr next week. I want to be prescribed Xenical but don't know how to ask. My bmi is in the 30s.

    I was made redundant and have been depressed about the lack of work offers and piling on a lot of IBs over the last year. Would the Dr go against prescribing me xenical if I admit to being 'down' over the last some months?

    I'm not sure what to say to the DR. Do I say I 'want to be prescribed xenical'.

    Thank you in advance for your help.
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  3. Linzois

    Linzois Member

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    Dont know if this helps, but i totally worked myself up before going in thinking i was going to have to beg for Xenical, but all i did was ask for it, get weighed and had a quick chat about side effects etc before i was prescribed it. It was really easy actually

    If you are in the weight range, you should be ok i think :)

    take care n good luck

  4. KittyBling

    KittyBling Gold Member

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    Just ask, it's cheaper for them to prescribe it to you than to treat you for obesity related problems in years to come. Sorry if that sounds harsh. I think we all feel down about our weight when we have it to lose, there's nothing unusual there. Your doctor may ask you to lose some weight yourself before s/he will prescribe Xenical, just to prove you are serious about weight loss to start with. Good luck,

  5. risa

    risa Member

    Linzois and KittyBling, Thank you for your replies. I am feeling much better after reading them.

    I will just go in and ask and hope the Dr is easy with me.

    Thank you again.
  6. Angeldel

    Angeldel Full Member

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    Yes, I was a bit worried too, but I just said that I had decided it was time to do something about my weight, and was there anything the doctor could do to help. She prescribed it straight away for me.

    Good luck when you go.
  7. clueless78

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    When I first went I said that I wanted to lose weight as I was concerned about the health risks of being overweight, and that I had looked into Xenical and wondered whether he would be prepared to prescribe it to me. He said yes with no hesitation.

    That was last year and I stopped them when I went on holiday and never went back on them, I lost and kept off a stone so this time (different doctor) I said that I'd like to go on them again as I knew I had more weight to lose, again she said yes straight away.

    The government have obesity down as a target as it costs the NHS so much money, I think any doctor that isn't interested in helping patients lose weight would be in trouble.
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