Yes I have taken Xenical about 4-5 years ago I think from memory. Its just like Kirsten said , you dont absorb fat into your body from the food you eat, hence you lose weight B U T be warned that you have to eat foods that are low in fat ( like from 1-4 grams) and if you suddenly feel like splurging one night on a bag of potato chips like I did ...you will soon feel what its like to "lose" it in your pants - so to speak ..LOL..( not that i laughed at the time ) the fat basically just passes right through you.
They did work for me for a while, basically put the fear of god into me though ..LOL...but luckily my "accident" was at home.
I lost a little bit of weight on them , but I didnt stay on them that long, would love to get back onto them again one day though as I still have some baby belly,thigh and a$$ to lose.
I have heard though that some of it may be covered by some private funds, although I guess different ones have different policies so it would be wise to find out first.
Good luck ....let me know how your going on them cause I have been thinking of getting back on them lately but only if my private health fund covers most of it as we are only on one income ...but I really hope private covers most of it cause summer is approaching fast!!
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