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Hi, I am 5' and weigh 140 pounds, I know that it dont sound like a lot but for my height and built(i am very petite) it is. i started xenical 3 days ago and I was wondering if any one could tell me when i should start seeing a difference in my weight and what i need to do to help as far as what kind of diet i need to get on. So far the horriable side effects that i was told about havent been so bad. I tried the atkins and i couldnt stay on it cause the diet was to strict for me. Has anyone had any success on this. And how long does it take to see some results. Any information from anyone would be great and appreciated.
Haven't tried Xenical but it's a prescription med, right? The doc prescribed it for me, but I was afraid to take it b/c the pharmacist informed me that almost 50% of the people who use it, experience some form of side effect (diahrrea, "accidents," stomach pains/cramps, oily discharge). I ended up just working out more regularly, doing weights, and eating properly, and I've already dropped about 35 pounds. I'm still not *quite* where I want to be (I'm about 15 pounds away) but unless you're *obese* (and at 140 and 5', you're *not* obese), I would not advise the use of Xenical.
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Hi, I am 5' and weigh 140 pounds, I know that it dont sound like a lot but for my height and built(i am very petite) it is. i started xenical 3 days ago and I was wondering if any one could tell me when i should start seeing a difference in my weight and what i need to do to help as far as what kind of diet i need to get on. So far the horriable side effects that i was told about havent been so bad. I tried the atkins and i couldnt stay on it cause the diet was to strict for me. Has anyone had any success on this. And how long does it take to see some results. Any information from anyone would be great and appreciated.

Hi one of the main things to know about xenical is the most you'll ever loose from it is 10% of you body weight and if your going to eat anything high in fat skip it that meal or be very close to the bathroom for a few hours :)