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Amber <3 05.11.2013 18:47

Diet pills
 
I have mover from england and i used to buy over the counter diet pills i cannot get them anymore and wanted to know if anyone knew anyone that worked or what they are called in Switzerland thank you :)

John_H 05.11.2013 19:44

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Originally Posted by Amber <3 (Post 2013076)
I have mover from england and i used to buy over the counter diet pills i cannot get them anymore and wanted to know if anyone knew anyone that worked or what they are called in Switzerland thank you :)

What they're called here i guess depends on what they were called in England ?!? Are they're not various brands? Like Alli ?

You can also order from UK with sites like chemistdirect.co.uk

Amber <3 05.11.2013 19:47

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I just wanted to know really what any were called and if anyone had tired them to see if they actually work

John_H 05.11.2013 19:55

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Originally Posted by Amber <3 (Post 2013134)
I just wanted to know really what any were called and if anyone had tired them to see if they actually work

Sorry no help from me then, I'm a lean, mean eating machine.

But switzerland is known for cheese, chocolate and tablets .. I'm sure there are plenty like xenical made right here by roche!

Amber <3 05.11.2013 19:57

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Haha thank you ill have to have a search around :)

Mélusine 05.11.2013 20:08

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Originally Posted by Amber <3 (Post 2013134)
I just wanted to know really what any were called and if anyone had tired them to see if they actually work

Those that work are amphetamin-based and forbidden in Switzerland.

They make you lose weight. But they also destroy your body and make you addicted.

Alli and co work by preventing you from digesting fat properly. It's known to give you sudden and impossible to control bouts of diarrhea. And if you're overweight because you eat too much sweet things it won't do anything.

TiMow 05.11.2013 20:16

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Originally Posted by Amber <3 (Post 2013134)
I just wanted to know really what any were called and if anyone had tired them to see if they actually work

Vitesse (fr.)


Geschwindigkeit (de.)

dodgyken 05.11.2013 20:20

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I want to lose weight?
Eat less and exercise more. If calories in is less than calories out then you will lose weight

But I want to continue big chocolate cakes?
You will need to exercise a lot

But I don't like exercise.
Don't eat big cakes then

I want a shortcut to get thin!
There is no shortcut to get thin - assuming thin = healthy - which it doesn't. Eat less, exercise more

It is a genetic problem!
Genetically you have been given hands with pick up food and put into your genetic mouth

I have big bones
No you don't, your bones are give or take the same size. You eat too much and don't exercise enough

I talked to my doctor at home and he said I should get surgery?
I would recommend amputation of your hands. This will stop you picking up food and putting it your mouth

You're not being very nice
I am being truthful. Sometimes the truth hurts. But don't worry, eat a chocolate cake, that will make you feel better









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Amber <3 05.11.2013 20:41

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There actually to help with my diebites recomeded by the doctor for my insulin intake when your finished calling me over weight thank you very much :)

Odile 05.11.2013 20:43

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If you have diabetes, it is paramount you discuss taking any pills with your diabetologist. Taking stuff recommended on a Forum or any internet site is just plain dangerous.

Amber <3 05.11.2013 20:47

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I was only asking for names so i could reasearch them and there ingredients and about them

Marsalforn 05.11.2013 20:50

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If your doctor thnks you need medication, he will prescribe it, so somehow, your story doesnt ring true.

I am a health professional.

Amber <3 05.11.2013 20:51

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My doctors in the uk thanks for your advice tho

Marsalforn 05.11.2013 20:53

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Amber, your profile says that you are English, yet your English isnt great.
Is this another porkie?

Amber <3 05.11.2013 20:55

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How is that not good english im sorry i said tho that a word we use in england as a shortcut

edot 05.11.2013 20:56

Diet pills
 
If you're diabetic, take a list of your drugs to your doctors here.

They will prescribe based on what's available in Switzerland. Most of the same drugs as in the UK, i imagine. Lots of times when you goggle a brand name drug, you'll find the name used in different countries.

Island Monkey 05.11.2013 20:56

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You should get it prescribed by a doctor here in Switzerland, that way you get to utilise you health insurance. Drugs in pharmacies here are expensive in comparison with the UK. Also I would be surprised if they were sold over the counter here.

dodgyken 05.11.2013 20:57

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Originally Posted by Amber <3 (Post 2013196)
My doctors in the uk thanks for your advice tho

Those damn doctors telling you to take stuff and not tell you which drug.

What you need to take is Paracetamoxyfrusebendroneomycin ;);)

Dougal's Breakfast 05.11.2013 20:59

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Originally Posted by Marsalforn (Post 2013198)
Amber, your profile says that you are English, yet your English isnt great.
Is this another porkie?

Her mistakes are not characteristic of a non-native speaker.

I think everyone's being a bit rough on the kid.

Amber: you need to contact your old doctor and find out the name of the active ingredient of the pills you're used to taking, and make sure you know the exact dose she would recommend. You can take this information to a pharmacist and ask his opinion. It is possible that the same kind of pills aren't available in Switzerland, and even if they are, it's probably best that you consult a local doctor who knows what treatment is recommended locally. What one buys "over the counter" in Britain might be prescription-only over here.

Whatever you do, don't just wander into a pharmacist and buy any old crap. You only get one body: be nice to it.

Amber <3 05.11.2013 20:59

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Thank you i have my appointment next week with my new doctor and thats all i wanted to know if i buy them over the counter lik in the uk or if they are prescribed.


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