This is Dr. David
you should have your thyroid hormone levels checked.
high thyroid hormone levels called hyperthyroidism can cause weight loss.
what is your TSH or thyroid stimulating hormone level?
what is your current weight and height currently?
78 k 5ft 4ins
have you had your thyroid hormone levels checked?
if not, I would get your thyroid hormone levels checked.
to look for hyperthyroidism which can cause weight loss.
no not yet
I would talk to your doctor to get blood test to check your thyroid hormone levels
do you have any other questions?
yes I was on alli for 2.5 years and i am still havig all the same symptoms dont you find that signifficant
what symptoms? just the weight loss?
any other symptoms?
no pure fat an oil in my stool allwyise soft and up to 4 times per dayall the same as with alli
this might not be due to the alli.
you could have dysfunction of your gall bladder or pancreas not secreting digestive enzymes or bile into your GI system.
you could also have a bowel inflammatory or bowel allergy condition like glutten wheat protein allergy called celiac spruce disorder
which is causing this fat and oil in your stools.
you need a stool fat content evaluation
and a colonoscopy
and you need to see a GI doctor.
to be tested for celiac spruce disorder
and testing to see if your gall bladder is working properly or not.
it sounds like you are not absorbing fat calories in your stool and this can be from lack of bile or lack of pancreatic enzymes in your system
or colitis or inflammatory bowel disease or celiac spruce disorder which can cause poor nutrient absorption.
I don't think this was caused by the alli.
I have been off alli for two and a half years have all the same symptoms, for the last year I used ali i was only taking 1 pill every 2 days still with the full effects
it could very well have been coincidental that you were having these issues with alli
you need to see a GI specialist and get a colonoscopy and more GI testing.
to find out for sure what is going on.
and if these symptoms are from the alli
or from another inflammatory bowel condition you developed while on alli.
i am sure for the last 5years with alli and since symptoms are identical what would explain the oil and fat in my stool
your bowels are not absorbing fat in your diet and the fat is going out into your stool.
this can come from pancreas dysfunction and not making enough pancreatic enzymes
or it could be due to bile duct dysfunction
and putting out enough bile into your small bowel.
do you not think that is a hang over from the alli or is there another illness that could cause that
I don't think it is hang over side effects from alli.
I think there could be another process going on causing you not to absorb fat from your bowels.
it could be a colitis or gall bladder dysfunction
or pancreas dysfunction
and you need more testing and a GI consultation to test for all of these possibilities
are you willing to see a GI doctor?
what is a gi doctor
GI is gastroenterology doctor
these doctors specialize in the GI system, colon, pancreas, liver, gall bladder.
and they perform colonoscopy.
Yes I will do asap thanks for your help.