Hi guys and girls. First off I know this isn't a steroid question. But it is pharmaceutical based and in my opinion this is a better place to post than OT/GAL.
Anyways I weigh 225 lbs, about 100 Kilos. My derm has prescribed me accutane back in December for resilient inflammatory lesions on my back and face. I don't use steroids, never have.My acne is genetic based as my siblings have it too, not as bad.
Anyways month 1 she gives me 40mg/day and then 80mg/day for months 2,3, and 4. I am beginning month 5 now and she wants me stay on it for at least 7 months. My liver function has increased but she said I shouldn't be concerned until my liver function tests reach 2.5 times the upper limit of whats considered normal.
Anyways my last blood work looked like this:
AST was 56, normal is 10-38
ALT was 58, normal is 5-40
Albumin had a slight elevation by a point or two, i don't recall its exact value
Interestingly enough my triglycerides and cholesterol haven't changed much at all and are normal as with all the other tests.
I feel fine, skins clear, mood is stable. Should I be concerned about these tests? Should I discontinue the accutane?
All advice is welcome. Thanks much.