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8.7
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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."

   
10

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."

   
10

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."

   
9.0

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."

   
9.0

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!"

   
9.0

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!"

   
8.0

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."

   
7.0

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."

   
9.0

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."

   
10

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. "

   
2.0

Anonymous July 19, 2009

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For Obesity "I started using Xenical one week ago and am already seeing the difference by the way my clothes fit. The side effects are not bad compared to the results."

cassie36 June 9, 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."

   
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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."

   
10

cindypoohbear May 26, 2008

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For Obesity "Xenical is great!! On 3 months I lost 30 pounds , never gain it back!!! I'm doing it again , my goal is 30 or 40 more. Side effects....true , but you lear how to handle it!!"

   
10

Yesi74 February 27, 2008

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For Obesity "Xenical made look skinnier than ever. I also controlled my calorie intake while i was taking them. I went from 140 to 125. i was 125lbs when i was 15 yrs old, now I am 32. the issue with the bothrooms trips is true and kind of uncomfortable but but you will learn to deal with situation."

   
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Wendy Miami February 26, 2008

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For Obesity "Xenical really helped me, but some of the bowel problems I had made it marginal. I was hit by all the side effects."

   
7.0

Anonymous February 24, 2008

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For Obesity "Xenical helped me immensely."

Noodles April 21, 2007

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For Obesity "Hello my name is mary an want to tell you about xenical that I have taken in 02 this drug is great I had lost 185lbs. I went from 400lbs down to 215lbs in 2yrs my Dr. told me Mary you didn't put it on over nite, so your not going to take it off over nite either. So we worked together on this. my diet, yes it works great. I'm going back on it once again. Thank You XENICAL"

mybabymz43 April 15, 2007

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