I have maxed out my coverage on fertility meds, so I've been ordering all my drugs at different places, trying to get a good price. (LONG STORY, OR SKIP TO BOTTOM!): Christmas Eve I dropped off my last two prescriptions at Walmart, for Ganirelix and Novarel. They said, "No problem, they are not in stock, but they will be delivered by tomorrow, so you can pick them up Wed." I showed up Wed to pick them up. Then they told me they made a mistake...they don't supply injectables! How the heck did they not know that two days prior?? They recommended Walgreens, so I trucked up to Walgreens. The man said they are completely out of Novarel, but can order the three remaining Ganarelix I needed. They would arrive the next day, Thursday. I said, okay and gave them the prescription. I showed up the next day to pick up my Ganirelix. At that point they handed me a bag full of Novarel! I told them I only need ONE Novarel, and that I was told they were completely out. He was supposed to be ordering the Ganarelix! Well, he placed the order for the wrong meds. Ugh. So the girl called around to several Walgreens to see if any had Ganirelix in stock. One store a two hour drive away did, but they refused to send them to my store because they "might" need them for someone at their location (?!) So finally they tracked down 3 from two different stores. She said they would overnight them to arrive Friday, or Monday at the latest. This was cutting it close, as I had a coupon for $100 off the Ganirelix that expired 12/31 (MON!). I went to pick the meds up Monday, because I received an email from Walgreens stating they were ready.Of course the meds never showed up. I was so upset. That $100 is a lot! My Walgreens then sent their manager to the one city to pick ONE Ganarelix up in person. I returned yesterday to pick it up. He honored the coupon, but charged me for all 3 Ganarelix, when they only gave me one. They assured me the other two would arrive today, or the manager would drive down to get those, too. Of course this afternoon I got a call from my nurse. Walgreens called them to tell them the other two won't arrive until Monday. Unbelievable.
SHORT VERSION: SO, here I am, short two Ganirelix, and with no Novarel. I did not buy the Novarel because they said it was going to cost almost $300, which I just don't understand, since that is so much more than it should be! The Ganirelix should arrive Monday. I still have to order the Novarel from somewhere. I'm going to try Freedom, where it's $79 + shipping, unless anyone has had any better luck? Please share the info iof you know where it's cheaper. AF is expected tomorrow (although it doesn't really feel like it!)
Wow.That was long and annoying. I hope you just skipped to the short version! :)
My BLOG: www.ivfbabyquest.wordpress.com -Update
- old blog. Might start up again.
Me: 42, Hubby: 35, TTC since Jan 2010. Dx: DOR due to advanced maternal age.
Also: Hypothyroidism (100mcg Levothyroxin). Positive for MTHFR, Factor V Leiden
(FaBB tab), and Fragile X (on DH side). Also taking pre-natal vitamins and
Vitamin D. One natural PG 9/27/11; mc: 1/20/12
First RE visit: 8/8/12, Saline Sonogram: 8/28/12, IVF injection class: 10/11/12
10/17/12 Baseline: FSH- 9.4, E2- 24, LH- 3.7, Prog- 0.3 The u/s
showed 6 follicles in my right & 9 in my left. Rx: 150 Bravelle &
150 Menopur SQ nightly. 10/21/12: Add Ganirelix SQ every morning.
ER 10/28/12: 13 Retreived. 7 Mature. 6 Fertilized. 5 Made it to PGS. ET
11/2/12: CANCELED. All 5 came back from PGS as having "severe
1/7/13 Baseline: FSH- 8.8, 4 follicles in my right & 6 in my left.
Rx: 150 Bravelle & 150 Menopur SQ nightly. 1/11/13: Add Ganirelix SQ every
morning. hCG Trigger 1/16/13
ER 1/18/13: 9 Retrieved. 5 Mature. 5 Fertilized. 2 Made it to PGS. ET 1/23/13:
CANCELED. All embryos (he even sent the ones not growing) came back from PGS as
having "multiple severe abnormalities."
IVF #3: NEW RE! 3/1/13 Baseline: FSH- 9.6, E2- 61, Prog- 0.94, 3
follicles in my right & 4 in my left. Rx: 150 Bravelle& 150
Menopur SQ in PM. 3/7/13: Add Ganirelix SQ in AM. hCG Trigger 3/9/13 SQ.
ER 3/11/13: 6R, 2M, 2F. Day 3: one 8 cell, grade 0. Five day ET 3/16/13: one
early blast, grade Fair. 3/24/13 AF came a day before beta. BFN
IVF #4: (Added acupuncture to this cycle.) 3/25/13 WTF & Baseline:
FSH-11.8, E2- 56, Prog- 0.84 3/26/13 Start stims. 3/30/13 u/s: 5
follicles in my right & 4 in my left. Rx: 225 Bravelle& 225
Menopur SQ in PM. 3/31/13 Add Ganirelix SQ in AM.hCG Trigger 4/3/13 SQ.
ER 4/5/13: 5R, 3M, 3F naturally. Day 3: two 8 cell, grade 0, one 8 cell, grade 2
(Scale 0-best to 3-worst). Five day ET 4/10/13: two blastocysts (the 3rd
stopped growing.) Beta 4/18/13: 2.5 BFFN. RE recommends we stop trying and
focus on living childless, due to the extremely poor quality of my
to stop trying and live CFNBC. I couldn't adjust. So, six months later...
IVF #5: Changed RE. Going to one of the big name clinics now.
No DE or adoption for us, FIRM.