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imwellardme Wed 04-Mar-20 21:07:58

Hi all. Has anyone tried this? Does it really work? How much have you lost?

I am so tempted to buy some but I'm not convinced it will be better than anything else I've tried such as Xenical.

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Freshnewus Wed 04-Mar-20 21:10:01

I've been told by friends that it is effective.
However the side effects can be quite horrific. Vomiting and nausea can be very very bad in some patients.

Hamsterian Wed 04-Mar-20 21:33:21

Just came on here to ask about this... I struggle with my weight and really need to lose at least stone, ideally more. Don’t know anyone who has tried the skinny pen. If it worked I would be willing to give it a go despite the side effects.

OhCaptain Wed 04-Mar-20 21:45:46

Don’t you need a prescription for it?!!

imwellardme Wed 04-Mar-20 21:49:53

No, you can buy online.

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OhCaptain Wed 04-Mar-20 21:50:48

I’m fascinated. We can’t get it here so I had to google it.

It’s pricey! How long do you have to take it for?

imwellardme Wed 04-Mar-20 22:19:24

This is what I can't quite work out. You start at a lower dose and build up, so I think 5 pens last around 5 months, but as soon as you get to the full dose a pen only lasts 6 days?

I'm kinda hoping someone will come along that has tried it and can tell me more about the pens and how long they last.

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FatTess Wed 04-Mar-20 22:20:52

I bought a pen.

Oh my gosh.
I have never been so sick in my life.

I threw up on the hour for 24hours. It was horrific. I couldn't keep down a SIP of water.

I threw it away

imwellardme Wed 04-Mar-20 22:27:17

Oh dear @fattess I was going to jump in the deep end with 5 pens. Maybe I'll start with one.....

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uggmum Wed 04-Mar-20 22:31:47

I have been using it for 3 weeks. I have lost weight. Over 10 lbs within 2 weeks.

I have purchased it from Pharmacy 2 you. I got 20% off my order. So I paid £245 for 5 pens.

I started at the 0.6 dose for the first week. I have increased it to 1.3. This seems to be a good dose for me. A pen will last 2 weeks at the higher dose.

My side effects have been minimal. Some nausea but no sickness. The best thing is that I am never hungry. I have no cravings at all. I have to force myself to eat.

I tend to have 1 meal a day which I keep my total calories to under 1,000.

So far it has been a positive experience

FatTess Wed 04-Mar-20 23:34:48

You're only supposed to increase the dose when you platau.

So if you are still loosing weight on 0.6 after 8 weeks then keep it at that.

Only increase when you stop losing. That way the effect lasts longer and you get more for your money

Fanacapan1 Sun 10-May-20 11:20:49

I've been using it for 5 days, bought online
I've lost 5lbs in 5 days, it stopped my appetite completely. I'm making sure I'm not skipping meals and eating sensibly though as I can imagine I'd be v poorly otherwise.
I take the injection after tea time and can feel a little queezy but I have tiny ll piece of chocolate and feel a lot better.
Previously I did enjoy a glass or two of wine and then out comes the snacks on a night so yea I've put on loads but now I cant even think about that so that in its self will help contribute to my weight loss o guess.
I bought 2 pens. I wont be buying more.
Its changed my eating habbits on a night time and breaking the cycle.
Hops this helps guys x

anxietrist Sun 10-May-20 11:33:07

I don't know what this is but it sounds horrific! Injecting yourself with something that makes you too sick to eat?!

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