The weight loss drug Alli anyone has experience?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

it did not work, and that warning about “anal leakage” is no joke. Sorry if that’s TMI. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@HappySky7:  I didn’t use it but my sister did and fully agrees with that statement!

 

You seriously have to follow the recommended diet and not eat too much fat, or there will be really bad side effects:(

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

@yukikinnon:  Yeah, I think the whole point of that stuff is that it makes you sit on the toilet until everything in your body has slid out.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@yukikinnon:  I’ve never taken it, but I do know it is the only FDA approved OTC weightloss supplements. I also know that my friend who took it only lost weight because she was terrified to eat anything other than salad with fat-free dressing.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@ieatunicorns:  I was eating low fat… that medication was merciless. At the time I worked at a job that required white uniform pants. The horror. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

No personal experience, but I would urge you to do a ton of research before you consider it. There’s a lot of info about there. There are questions about its safety (liver damage) and effectiveness (the recommendation is that you eat a low calorie diet, and if you eat more than 30% of your calories from fat, you are likely to suffer TMI side effects such as oily stools, gas and frequent uncontrollable bowel movements.)

http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PostmarketDrugSafetyInformationforPatientsandProviders/ucm180076.htm

http://allireviews.com/

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@yukikinnon:  DO NOT USE! I REPEAT! DO NOT USE!!!

My mom and I both tried this and it was one of the WORST ideas of our lives! We are talking liquid fat farts! 

I know that is disgusting but I am trying to save you from it!!! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@yukikinnon:  Maybe you could go see a nutritionist. It’s all about a caloric defecit and the proper macro-nutrients. You can be dieting, eating healthy and even lowering your calories… Yet, some people won’t lose weight because of the combinations of what they are eating, and when. Usually, the culprit to not losing weight when you are doing all the right things is something SO unsuspecting and simple.

After losing 30lbs, I got lazy cooking my usual “clean” breakfast and substituted it for an Atkins bar. My weight literally stopped for 2-3 months, and I work out/weightlift intensely and eat super clean and structured. I even went so far as to lower my calories to 800 a day and exercising madly to see if that would jumpstart my losses again (hindsight is 20/20, and I would NOT rec this!). Still NOTHING. It took that long before I realized even that minute amount of sugar alcohols had halted my weightloss entirely. Now, I’m dropping again (as of the exact next day I gave them all away!)

I would def rec excercising all healthy alternatives prior to taking meds. A nutritionist or health coach can analyze every aspect of your day-to-day to try to determine what you could change to lose the weight in a healthy manner.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

@yukikinnon: A few years ago, I used it for a few months (went through 2 of the bigger bottles, I think). It actually really helped me jumpstart my weight loss, and I only stopped using it because it was too pricey for me at the time. Yes, TMI – the nasty side effects PP mentioned are totally really. However, that only happened to me one time (I was at Target and wearing dark jeans, and it wasn’t too bad. I just left the store). If you really watch your fat intake, that won’t be an issue. And I do believe I lost more weight using it with the low fat intake than I would have if I just cut my fat. Now that there’s the possibility that it could affect the liver though, I don’t know if I would try it again. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I just stopped taking it after a month. I started in January and had no issues. Then, about a week ago I had a 6 inch subway sub with no dressing but ham,turkey roast beef lettuece and tomato on honey wheat. that was 6 grams of fat (about) and I was on the toilet for the whollllee weekend wearing a toilet paper diaper and a pad. I’m deathly afraid of subway and alli is not my ally. I only lost 3 lbs and I started working out 3 days a week around the same time. After the weekend I was about 5 lbs lighter and it felt like all I did was a cleanse. It wasn’t worth the money or the side effectS. Maybe if I stuck with it longer, then yeah it could’ve been the dream pill, but no thanks.

I’m going back to see my Dr. next week about Apidex (phentermine). It worked for me a few years ago, about 20 lbs in 3 months. It had no side effects, for me, and it was a grest supplement to working out and eating clean. Just a suggestion, google it! 🙂 

@yukikinnon:  

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