User Reviews for Xenical
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Reviews for Xenical
For Obesity "It's been amazing.... I lost 15lbs the first two months, I've continued taking it and average 2-3 lbs loss every month. My heaviest weight was 205 and as of my last weight check, I'm at 165 and dropping. At the beginning I was doing a lot of exercise which I think helped a lot, now it's colder and I'm pretty satisfied where I'm at so I've slowed down, but I do believe that the side effects and results have made managing weight so much easier. I've turned a few friends on to it and they are just as big a believer as me. Trust me the side effects are worth it!"
Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 12, 2012
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For Obesity "I was first prescribed these tablets last year but didn't make a proper go of it, I had post natal depression and a baby who never slept, so healthy eating and exercise felt impossible. I'm now heavier than before I was pregnant (I weigh 20 st ) and feel strong enough to make a proper attempt to shift the weight. I am eating 1600 cals per day and walking uphill for 45 mins a day. The side effects are awful (never ever assume its just a fart!!) but I'd rather the fat was in the loo than adding pounds to my body - sorry to be so explicit . I've been doing this for 2 weeks now and starting to feel the difference. I have a phobia of scales so going to wait til my monthly doctor appointment to see the weight coming off. I'll update again."
Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) August 23, 2012
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For Obesity "I was not the really type of girl who'd sacrifice food to lose weight so I tried to taking Xenical because I've heard that it really is effective. I used to be 176 pounds, but after 2 weeks of taking Xenical, I am now weighing 158 pounds. So 18 pounds with no effort of giving up my cravings. The side effects doesn't bother me much because it always doesn't come at the wrong time. "
Keiteen January 20, 2012
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For Obesity "Well just thought I would update you all. I left a comment on here last week. Had my first weigh in yesterday and I have lost 11 pounds. Doctor has prescribed me these now for 2 more months and got to have another review in 2 months time. I'm so glad that these pills are working. My confidence has been given a right boost. Still suffering with lose stools but watching what I'm eating but everything is moving in the right direction."
hides 9353 December 21, 2011
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For Obesity "I had a gallbladder removal in August 2011 and my weight shot up to 13.4 stones. I have been on these tablets for 3 weeks now and I have lost a staggering 9 pounds. My GP prescribed them to me on a trial basis to see if these would work and yes they have. I have my first weigh in next Tuesday so I'm happy to go back and tell him I've lost weight and hopefully he will prescribe me some more. I do often get side effects but nothing that I can't handle but it has made me more aware of the foods I should be eating. Exercising. Never did that before and now I do. I do 10 minutes on my Vibro plate am and pm, 20 sit ups am and pm and 10 mins on rowing machine. I also walk from the bus stop to work and back."
Anonymous December 13, 2011
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For Obesity "I love Xenical. It is basically making me scared to eat rubbish because of the oily poo side effect, with a very urgent need to 'go' it is making me look at food in a different way. If I see a family size chocolate bar, which previously I would have eaten within 2 minutes, I just see it as a slab of fat. It has changed my attitude towards food. I now eat healthy food because I know what the unhealthy food will look like as it comes out and I am disgusted that all of that unhealthy fat was going into my body, into my arteries, around my heart. It has been a visual education in healthy eating. I am losing weight and it's thanks to Xenical. "
blobbzi November 26, 2011
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For Obesity "I honestly can't remember how long I've been on Xenical , about close to two months I'm guessing. I've had the oily poo but it does depend on what I eat. I haven't been exercising but I know I've lost some weight. I'm just too scared to check how much. From tomorrow I'm going to make sure that I'm walking more and exercising as well."
Scaredlilfatty October 27, 2011
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For Obesity "I have been taking Xenical for the past 3 months. I haven't been exercising or watching what I eat hence the accidents and the oily poo but I have lost 6 kg. My GP has just given me another 3 months supply so this time I am going to cut down on fatty foods and exercise more, and also start swimming because it is a good exercise. I will keep you posted on how I'm getting on. I think we should all encourage each other because weight loss is not easy."
PamRam September 23, 2011
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"I have just started on the medication after a life long battle with my weight since I was little. After reading the comments regarding this treatment it has put my mind at rest regarding any queries that I had. Thanks to everyone above and hope that they all reach their goal and stay there."
gabiansell June 16, 2011
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For Obesity "This is my second week of Xenical and I have had no side effects at all. I am sticking to weight watchers pro points diet and going to gym three times a week. I have not weighed myself yet but I can feel the difference in my clothes already. Looking to my next weigh in. My start weight was 14st 3lbs."
Anonymous May 27, 2011
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For Obesity "I have just started Xenical today, I suffer from hypertension and hypothyroidism plus PCOS, which both conditions cause weight gain, so I hope these tablets do work for me, I also do lots of exercise. I currently weigh 168lbs. Reading comments give me confidence that this will work for me to."
Ladywriter1968 May 9, 2011
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For Obesity "On my second lot now, first time I took them I was 16 which is young but at the time I was 23 stone, so was a risk worth taking. I lost a stone a month for 6 months then as the doctor predicted my body became semi immune to them, but I was also cheating a lot then. I've started them again, started at 19 stone this time. (Stopped my exercising and healthy eating, my own fault), but in the first month this time lost 1 stone 4 lb. Xenical is a wonderful drug, but you really must make the effort with it, eat healthy, exercise and the drug really will take care of the rest, best thing since sliced bread."
Sammcc October 4, 2010
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For Obesity "Metamucil may help side effects: I started taking Xenical 8 days ago and was quite nervous about the side effects, especially diarrhea because I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Because of this, I have spent much of my life running to the bathroom. 7 or 8 years ago one doctor recommended Metamucil and it changed my life. I now take it twice a day and perhaps this is why I am not having any problems with Xenical. It's worth a try anyway, In 8 days, I've lost 5 or 6 lbs so am quite happy."
ArdenScott July 24, 2010
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For Obesity "I have been using this for just over 2 weeks now and lost 6 pounds. The side effects are there but not really bad%u2026.unless you eat the wrong things! It has helped me already see which food are more fatty than others. I have had no accidents etc but then I know if I go off having a curry/Chinese then yes, I will. I want to loose another 2 stone in 3 months and my doctor is positive I can. Just remember, it%u2019s not a miracle drug you must work with it by cutting down on fatty foods and portions as well as exercising. Good luck."
vcb1981 April 9, 2010
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For Obesity "I've only been on this a week but I can honestly say I've had zero side effects. In saying that it has made me very, very careful what I'm popping in my mouth! This week I've lost 4.5lbs. My aim is to lose 3 stone so some way to go, but it's going to be a journey and I know that - but I know it will also be worth it!"
JaneO March 16, 2010
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For Obesity "Very effective but couldn't handle all the visits to the loo. After too many visits to the toilet I cut down to one a day. I ate two virtually fat free meals for breakfast and lunch and then took just one pill with my evening meal. Stopped me snacking completely, fear of accidents! steady weight loss approximately 1kg per week. Very good but stock up on the toilet roll. Taking one pill with just my evening meal means that my toilet trips are evening/night. This suited my lifestyle much better as don't have the kind of job where I can be dashing off every five minutes!"
Anonymous March 2, 2010
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For Obesity "It's almost a week now I started Xenical, and it works good for me. I have lost 8lbs so far. I am still looking forward for what will happen in 2 to 3 months. I just do exercise twice a week. Thank you Xenical."
joysan February 25, 2010
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For Obesity "Just over 4 weeks ago I started taking Xenical that my doctor prescribed me. On the day of started I was 23 stone 13 lbs, I am now 22 stone 5lbs, so I have lost 21lbs in just over 4 weeks! I was sensible enough to read online reviews and decided to make sure I eat as less fat as possible. When I'm hungry at lunch I occasionally had a egg and bacon sandwich but cooked in no fat and using fry lite spray, cut the fat off the meat. I have a sensible normal dinner and breakfast sometimes toast with no butter with a banana inside or a couple slices ham. I have cut out all the junk. Side effects for the first few days slight tummy cramp and very occasionally a looser stool when going to the toilet, but no other side effects at all."
bigmacandfries February 13, 2010
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For Obesity "I've been on Xenical for 8 weeks now and I've lost 24 pounds so far, I'm averaging 3 pounds a week.I've cut back about 20% of my calorie intake and with the pill I've cut my fat intake in half. I also go for 1/2 hour walks each day. With most meals I've cut back the portions that I was eating and have done substitutions of meals such as Grilled cheese sandwiches instead of having 2 Burgers, also 1% milk instead of 2%. I bake potatoes in the microwave than cut them up and fry them instead of eating heavily fat laden hashbrowns and I'm also eating lots of Fibre foods, and eating fat free egg whites(flavored) instead of regular eggs."
KyleH October 13, 2009
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For Obesity "Feels like something running around in my stomach, really bad wind, scared to poop in case of an accident. Couldn't sleep until 5am for fear of an accident in bed. Had two accidents already in 3 days. Oily discharge leaking and making my underwear smell bad as well, which must be noticeable. Haven't taken my second dose today. Want to give this a fair trial but unable to leave the house for fear of accidents. Will see if half the 120mg dosage works better on me. "
Anonymous July 19, 2009
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For Obesity "I found Xenical to work very well. True it did have side effects, but that was a good motivator to make healthier food choices. When I was food wise, I didn't have any problems. I lost 10 pounds in 1.5 months walking 10,000 steps per day and eating healthy. I did get the headaches associated with the side effects, but they weren't as bad as my normal sinusitis headaches, so it was do-able. I would recommend this to anyone in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise. Exercise is a must, because this does not speed your metabolism up. Have faith, stay strong and you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to."
Anonymous September 26, 2008
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For Obesity "Im 33 and I've just been prescribed Xenical today and plan to start using it first thing in this morning. The comments posted have given me some confidence for using this drug. I just don't look forward to the extra bathroom visits. I will keep on using the website and who knows this time next year I will be on my way to my target weight. Starting at 242 lbs and target is 185 lbs."
jbod June 20, 2008
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For Obesity "I went to my doctor in april of 2000, my weight was 218 lbs and I am only 5 ft 1 inch, so you can imagine me being just as round as tall. I took the pills 3 x a day and walked 1 to 2 miles twice a day. I was down to 135 lbs by the following summer of 2001. I did put on some weight starting in 2003 to 2004 as I had got married and my whole cooking habits changed. I am walking on my treadmill daily now and eating better. Trying to take it off again."
cindypoohbear May 26, 2008
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