Re: blood test
That kind of depends on what type of meds you are taking and your personal and family history. I am not familiar with the types you are on, but some meds like diuretics can deplete potassium, others may have a tendency to increase colesterol, or blood sugar levels, etc., so more frequent blood tests, especially when just starting a new med may be warrented. Unless your doctor is concerned about something in particular, probably 6 months at first, and if no problems probably every year or two.
I am not a doctor (of medicine), so this is just my guess.
Back before I developed high blood pressure, when I was healthy, my doctor did blood work on me annually. I am 48 now. If I was in my twenties, annually would probably be too much.
Last edited by mgraylorn; 11-18-2004 at 08:28 AM.