Jump to content
Acne.org
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
jcraig2008

Almost through with my course, should I ask for another blood test?

Recommended Posts

I'm on the last month of a 7 month Accutane course. M/162 lbs/60 mg/day. My derm hasn't issued blood tests since after my first month on Accutane. So that's 6 months with no blood tests, and I have had a dosage increase during that time. Would he think I was stupid to ask for a final blood test to make sure nothing's happened, and should I? It'd make me feel better, but I'm not sure if he'd issue it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't see why you can't ask for one. It is usually helps to detect if accutane is effecting your liver. Some doctors check sugar levels too, since accutane can alter thoose.

If there is any muscle or tendon or bone damage or some of the other side effects from accutane the lab work they normally do won't show it.

It's your health and I don't think it is too much to ask,specially if it will ease your mind.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm on the last month of a 7 month Accutane course. M/162 lbs/60 mg/day. My derm hasn't issued blood tests since after my first month on Accutane. So that's 6 months with no blood tests, and I have had a dosage increase during that time. Would he think I was stupid to ask for a final blood test to make sure nothing's happened, and should I? It'd make me feel better, but I'm not sure if he'd issue it.

wtf your suppsoed to get one every month i hope nothing is wrong with you that could be deadly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess I'll go ahead and ask him for more blood tests at my next appt. I don't feel very comfortable with 6 months of no tests.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes

×