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Question about 1st GPs app

Discussion in 'Orlistat (Xenical)' started by lynsey2510, 15 March 2010 Social URL.

  1. lynsey2510

    lynsey2510 Full Member

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    Hi all,

    Hope you dont mind me picking your brians! :D I have my first GPs appointment today, I shall be asking him for Xenical/Orlistat, how long did it take you from your first GP appointment until you got the tablets? Did you have to get refered to a weight management clinic? I want to to start on these ASAP, I have alot to lose :cry:
    Thanks
     
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    KittyBling Gold Member

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    I think it depends very much on your GP. Some like to see that you can lose weight yourself first, to show commitment, others don't seem to insist on this. I got mine straight away, no questions asked. Good luck!

    KB x
     
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    The first time I asked for Xenical, my Dr refused and referred me to weight management ( I was over 21st at the time). I was so not amused :rolleyes::rolleyes:lol However I did go to weight management, and it did help for a while, but I was still yo yoing weight wise, so went back to my GP ( seen a different GP though), explained everything, about how my weight made me feel etc and I came out of that appointment with a prescription for the tabs ( at this point I was still over 20st).
    Like Kitty says though, all GPS are different, even within the same practice :rolleyes:
    Good luck xx
     
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    I had to prove first that i was committed to losing weight so after a month I got them but mine doc's dont offer a weight management scheme. So it does vary on docs
     
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    The Weight Management scheme wasn't run by my Drs, it's run by my local health board and is hospital based ( my local health board is Greater Glasgow and Clyde) and as far as I know there are similar schemes in other parts of the country, but I'm not sure where :)
    x
     
  7. littlemissspendthrift

    littlemissspendthrift impossible is nothing

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    hi there, i got xenical last week from the docs. i know YEARS ago i was told that i could be a candidate for it, but was told to lose.. i think 5 pound or 5 kg (cant remember) in a month to show i was committed. however i went this week, following being diagnosed with PCOS. i advised them that i knew my health was at serious risk with my weight, and that i wanted some help with it. i told him that i had researched xenical/orlistat and knew it wasnt a miracle diet pill (i really genuinely thought it was til i researched it and looked at peoples threads on here) but that it was a helping hand to stay on track - i call it my willpower pill. :D
    my BMI was pretty much approaching 50 as you can see from my ticker below, and he prescribed 4 weeks worth. i have to go back after that to see if i have lost any and then he will prescribe another 4 weeks.

    it does depend on doctors but i think it helps if you explain that you understand what xenical does and how you think it will help you.
     
  8. lynsey2510

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    Thanks for your replies. Just got home from my GP's. He tried to prescribe me Reductil!!?!? Think he is a bit behind the times as its now been withdrawn. So he has given me 4 weeks worth of Xenical. Im happy with that.
     
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    Glad you got the tabs hun, good luck on this part of your weight loss journey x
     
  10. purple_kathryn

    purple_kathryn Mostly harmless

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    I had no problem getting my prescription either and I didn't even go specifically asking for it.

    I think it probably depends on what kind of weight management programmes your health board runs. I wouldn't think there were any in Northern Ireland
     
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    That's great news Lynsey, let us know how you get on with it.
    And yes, Reductil has been withdrawn!! It's a bit worrying that your GP wanted to prescribe it to you!
    I've been on Xenical a few times now, and it's always been prescribed on a month-by-month basis. I go to see the nurse every fortnight, and she sorts out the prescription with the GP when I need one.
    Good luck! And ask any questions that you need to :)
     
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    I got Xenical fairly easily, i'm diabetic so weight loss is an important part of my treatment. I had to lose 7lbs to get it though.
     
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