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My derm says my monthly blood tests will be done AFTER my monthly appointments...

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...I've never heard of anyone doing the monthly blood tests after the monthly appointments, have you?

I will be starting my first prescription on Monday & it's a very low dose

can the derm up my dose for the 2nd month even though I will be doing the blood test after the appointment??

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Yeah that's how my derm did it, I'd go to the appointment and she'd give me the order for the bloodwork, then I'd go to the lab and they would send her the results. She would give me the prescription at the appointment assuming contingent on the bloodwork results being ok. She has to authorize the prescription through iPledge anyway so if the results weren't good she wouldn't authorize it.

I started out at 20mg/day and she upped me to 40mg at my second appointment, before she had seen the results of the 2nd bloodwork.

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