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Old 08-08-2018, 08:41 AM #1
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I'm wondering if anyone has knowledge on how long I should be taking my correct dosage before getting bloodwork done. I have been on the same dosage (600mg) for 7 months but ran out over the weekend (3 days w/o) and then just started taking them again on Monday (Day before yesterday). I am due to go in for bloodwork, but want to make sure my levels are in a normalized place before doing that. Any tips on when they should be back to normal? Thanks so much.
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It takes 4 days to reach a stable level or that's what my pdoc used. YOu probably should call your pdoc's office to check what your pdoc likes to use.
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Sure, thank you! I have the paper to take in with me to lab whenever I am free, so thankfully it's not a time constraint thing.
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