@BlodwynPig Me too, in about 1988/9 as bit of a pioneer in the UK. Huge doses, 9 months, all done through my local hospital's dermatology department who'd not treated many people with it before. Don't specifically recall blood tests, but do very much recall dry skin. Very dry skin. I seem to remember suffering very dry nasal passages which was quite unpleasant.
To be quite honest, knowing all what we know about it now, if I could turn back the clock and be offered it again, I'd snatch their hand off. It changed my life and I don't regret it.
Nearly 25 years later, I'd say I'm a picture of health. No after effects that I've ever specifically put down to accutane. But this has got me thinking about a short bout of depression a few years ago. Never connected one to the other and to be fair probably still don't. Otherwise, constitution of an ox. File that one away for claim chowder.
Since I took it I've met a few others who also used it. None of us has ever regretted it.