So the first two months on accutane I got blood tests, after the 2nd month my Dr said "lets just do the pregnancy test next month since everything came out fine" I said ok, thinking the month after I would get another one. I called my derm yesterday to get a lab slip, and they said thats not their policy. That once all bloodwork looks ok they don't do any more blood tests. I said I've never heard of that with accutane and they said well thats how we do it.
So I called around to 3 other derms I knew would be on my insurance and they all said the same thing basically! One said that they only test when you get bumped up, but otherwise it's not necessary. And one said they only test around month 4 because any risks would be apparent then. How come I can't find a dermatologist that does monthly blood tests! I really need to stay on this medication, but I know there are risks and I want to make sure I'm healthy. WTF am I supposed to do? I feel like no one takes this seriously.