Taking Xenical whilst on SW?

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  1. laurawalker85

    laurawalker85 Full Member

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    Morning everyone,

    I have been on the diet for the past week this being my 2nd and started taking xenical slimming tablets on Monday which were prescribed to me. Now I've noticed that the tablets are obviously doing there job like they say (anyone who has taken xenical will know what I'm talking about) lol but I wanted to know as now I'm a bit worried as to whether they affect the diet/weight loss in anyway? Like a bad way as in stalling it or not losing as much as I could without them? Reason I ask is because I thought with just having mostly carbs or mostly protein on particular days if this xenical is something that will cancel out what the whole diet is supposed to do?
     
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    Xenical sucks up the fat from your food and disposes of it without allowing your body to absorb it. SW is by design a very low fat diet and therefore may not have as good an effect as you might like.

    I was on Xenical for a while a few years back and found it did stall my losses, although I wasnt doing SW, more calorie counting and low fat diet. Christiana who is also following SW was having very slow losses while doing SW and Xenical (1/2, 1lb a week) and when she dropped the Xenical for 6 days, that week she lost 4lb. I would play it by ear, do a couple of weeks with the Xenical, see if you are losing very slowly or your losses are fine for your current weight. If you arent happy with the losses you are seeing, (and lets remember that 1-2lb is the expected steady loss SW hope for) then try a week without the Xenical and see if it makes a difference.

    Personally, I really dont see that the Xenical can do much when if you are doing SW 100% then you wont be eating enough fat to let it do anything.
     
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    Hi, thats brilliant help, thank you so much. My weigh in is on Monday so going to see how it goes then and will decide from that result. My 1st week I only lost 1lb which I was a bit dis heartened about as I have been so good hence trying the xenical this week!! If it looks the same result then I think I will just try it without the pills. I am so desperate to lose weight I'll try anything at the moment!! Lol xx
     
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    I took Xenical and did the SW plan and only lost 2lbs in 4 weeks...I was really disappointed, so decided not to continue with them.
    I found them the most awful embarrasing pill ever!! Fairy washing liquid shares went through the roof whenever I went to the loo and the amount of underclothes I had to throw out was not funny!
    They work for some people, but not for others...good luck!
     
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    Well this is kinda scary, I think this has really made my decision into not continuing them as you say I am constantly checking my seat to make sure I havent leaked and going to the toilet as never been so amusing and disgusting! Lol. I am going to weigh myself a little earlier than Monday and just see how I'm getting on, if not good I am going to stop taking them for sure! Thanks so much for your help. If anyone has any good reports about them please also do let me know! xx
     
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    I respect anyone's decision to take Xenical if its right for them... but I have to agree, I found them to be terrible things, they made eating anything a nightmare... I think I only lost weight with them because I was too terrified to eat anything lol...!

    Good luck whatever you decide to do xxxxxxxxxxx
     
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    i tried them for about 3 weeks i think 7 /8 years ago.

    it was like walking round with a ticking time bomb in your pants,

    one good thing though, it stopped me far**ng, it just wasnt worth the risk.
     
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    :8855::8855::8855:This has brought back so many memories! Lol
     
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    Ha! You should of see me driving home last night! Going over speed bumps were not a great adventure!! Lol.Did anyone else stomach always tend to bubble a lot? If you know what I mean! I'm really hoping that it hasnt stalled my weight as I am so determined this time and I have a wedding to go to in 5 weeks and really want to lose close to a stone!! arghh! I might try this fishy week everyone is talking about, anyone tried it? xx
     
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    I considered asking my GP for xenical for a while but having to stick to any rules of any kind put me off them! Hope you get on OK with them hun, keep us updated xxx
     
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    Oh I definately will, I weigh myself usually on Monday but I'm going to have a quick peek tomorrow morning just to see how its going and will let you know when I get into work with the news!! Lets hope its good, if not, those little blue pills are going straight in the bin!!
     
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    Well girls, heres the update! Got on the scales this morning (3 days early) just to see how this xenical is working out... and well to be quite honest its coming off but not enough, especially with how good I am being. I've been on this diet before and always know myself to have a good range of 3-5lb weight losses and this time was 1lb!! My first week was also 1lb and I am so disappointed. I have now stopped taking xenical from this morning and hoping that some extra weight will come off by Monday (the official weigh in day). Fingers crossed!!! XxXx
     
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    :8855: :8855: :8855:

    This thread has given me a good laugh and definitely put me off even thinking about diet pills in the future!

    Good luck with your losses, let us know how you do without Xenical
     
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    My sister was prescibed these and lasted on them for 2 weeks before she realised that she was spending as much new undies as she was on them. If she so much as sneezed she got a nice suprise in her undies (iykwim). :eek: The nurse in the practise where she got them told her not to take them as she suffered on them too.
     
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