A reader inquired if I have tried Alli. The answer is no. Why?
a. I have not spoken with anyone who has.
b. I worked on one of the clinical trials of Xenical many years ago, the drug it is also marketed under in a higher dosage by prescription. If you've typed "oily stools" and "anal discharge" for a few months, you'd think twice about taking it. That said, people were losing weight.
c. I am on so many other medications that I need to be on, that the thought of taking another pill is just not attractive to me. (Crazy pills, blood pressure pills, tummy pills.)
d. I tend to have a nervous stomach. I don't know if it is actually IBS, but there are times where I get a little worried about making it from point a to point b.
BUT if I do decide to take it I will:
a. First try it out on the weekend, if I am going to have any adverse side effects, I'd like to be home.
Have any of you, dear readers tried Alli, and have you had positive or negative experiences with the drug. Now that its been out for a month or so, I think their should be some good stories, or shitty news.