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nobody
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re “How will I know when all the old desposits have been elminated?”:
It’s guesswork. The timeframe we’re talking about is about 6 to 24 months. You need to make sure the symptoms are gone for good and, because you’ll probably get less frequent symptoms before they go away completely, you’ll only be able to tell in retrospect when they finally stopped. It’s probably best to keep taking the drug at least a few months after the symptoms have stopped completely anyway because you don’t feel every deposit.

If everything is fine, you don’t need to have a blood test every month. But 6 months is a long time. At some point you may want to try to lower your dose for instance and at that point, you should get tested both before and a few weeks after you change the dose.