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Super bummed...*AWESOME UPDATE*

And I have to let this out... I am so sorry to vent. But I finally got the go to start my IUI cycle, took my first dose of Femara last night and get an awful phone call this afternoon saying that my insurance will not cover the Menopur or Ovidrel. Since I have to pay almost $900 ($100 for Ovidrel, $79 per vial X 10 vials of Menopur), plus $1000 for the actual IUI itself, it looks like it just won't be financially possible to go through with it this cycle.

I feel stupid for not realizing that this was going to be this expensive and even stupider for not socking away more money for it. September is a bad money month for us (non-escrow summer taxes, tuition, low commission month, etc). I should have known - I'm a stupid, stupid girl. SMH. Since I travel heavily for work the months of October-January, I won't be able to try this again until February. Which by then, money will not be an issue what so ever. But cheese and rice! I am so sick of waiting...

But I'm not quite sure where to go from here, I already have the Femara, maybe I could just do that? Has anyone done this? I left a message with the RE's office so I'm sure I'll talk to them and figure out some option then, I'm just curious as to what you would do.


Get this Chicks!!!

So I called my RE and told her what was going on and she offered me some donated Bravelle for this cycle!! She said she would rather I not wait (prob due to my MS and low AMF/AFC).  I feel so blessed and lucky just to even have the chance. Now that I don't have to pay for the meds, I can do the IUI. It's on!!!

I picked up the meds today and I'm all set to start the injects Saturday!

Thank you for all the warm thoughts ladies!! You all are the best!


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Re: Super bummed...*AWESOME UPDATE*

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    I'm so sorry.  I did femara by itself for a while, then they added pregnyl injection which is generic, thank the lord.  I know you're tired of waiting.  We've all been there.  Hopefully the RE's office can give you some good advice or offer you something cheaper!
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    I'm sorry!  I'd see if you could just do Clomid and maybe the trigger shot.

    Feb will be here before we know it!  Hang in there

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    I am sorry about the news!  That's terrible!  Although, I feel your pain about the lack of insurance coverage and the financial cost needed to just insurance doesn't cover ANYTHING, they will cover anything to diagnose a problem but nothing under infertility.  So, I feel your pain!

    I would talk to your RE about this and see what he/she has to say!  Our RE was very understanding and created a plan that would give my DH and I time to save for the procedures...I am grateful for that!

    Best of luck to you!   

    TTC 8/1/11 Met with RE: 9/7/12; starting with BW on next CD3 and HSG between CD7-11. Husband has SA 9/21/12; meth with RE 10/11-diagnosed with Male fertility issues 1% chance of getting pregnant naturally, only IVF.  Insurance doesn't cover IVF, took a break from trying until we could save the money.
    June 19-Begin injections for IVF Round 1- only 1 egg dropped, fertilized but did not attach
    August 8-Begin IVF round 2, more aggressive, 10 egges, all 10 fertilized, implanted 1, froze 4
    September 14-got the call that we are expecting!!!

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    Aw, that is a bummer!  It seems like you are on the right track with talking to your RE about it.  Hopefully you can come up with another option for this month that fits your finances. 

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    Sorry to hear that!! I hope it all works out for you!!
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    I am so sorry that it didn't work out. Don't beat yourself up. I hope the time between now and Feb seems to pass very quickly for you. Take care of yourself!
    TTC from May 2011 to Jan 2013. Due 9/11/13
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    I'm so sorry, that sucks! But KDG is right, Feb will be here before you know it!


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    You could still do the femara by itself. I did that last cycle. Are you dealing with MFI I can't see siggys on my phone? It is worth a shot and then if it doesn't work out you can plan for the Feb cycle.

    TTC#1 since 5/2011
    DX: Hypothyroidism, PCOS, Myasthenia Gravis, Aplastic Anemia, one copy MTHFR DH SA: count 52% motility (slow progressive), 0% normal morph
    June-July 2012: Clomid cycles=BFNs
    August 2012: New RE, started Metformin, Letrozole 7.5mg+TI=BFN Sept. 2012: IUI#1: Letrozole 7.5mg=BFN
    Oct. 2012: IUI#2 Letrozole 7.5mg+Dexamethasone=BFN
    Nov '12-March '13 on a break
    April 2013: IUI#3 Letrozole 7.5mg+Dexamethasone=BFN
    June 2013: IVF#1  Follistim/Menopur/Ganirelix =BFN, 3 Frosties
    August 2013: FET#1=BFP 8/20/13,  EDD 4/30/13, MMC 10/1/13
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    I'm so sorry :( Please stop beating yourself up though! IF is a nasty thing to deal with and you can't kick yourself for not knowing every possible thing about your insurance!

    I do agree with others though about trying the femara and a trigger shot. GL this cycle and always feel free to vent here!! :)


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    I am so sorry you have to go through this.

    Hoping this works out for you, and time goes quickly!!!!! ((((((hugs)))))))))

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    Sorry you have to wait due to timing and finances.  Trust me, as someone who's in her second year of having to take an 8 month break to afford it...I know it sucks.  

    I know a PP said that you should do femera or clomid with a trigger and timed intercourse...but I don't think they realized that that still needs U/S and B/W that can still run you $600 for the cycle.  If you do not feel this is economically feasible, then wait until February.  Like I said, I know it sucks.  It sucks HARDCORE.  But really it is just something some of us have to deal with.

    TTC since July 2009. Dx MFI & LPD. 
    IUI#1&2&3 (2011 & 2012) BFN
    IUI#4 1/23/13 on 75iu x9 Follistim = BFP then chem preg m/c (Feb 2013)
    IUI#5 BFN (April 2013)
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    Me: 28 DH: 29
    DX: Hypothyroidism (2004) & Possible PCOS (2/2012)
    CD3 b/w: Elevated LH:FSH ratio HSG: All clear! Y-shaped Uterus; SA: Normal
    Round 1 of Clomid (50mg) 8/28-9/1: BFP!
    BFP #1: 9/23/12 Edd: 6/4/2013. M/C 9/28/12 @ 4w4d
    Round 2 of Clomid (100mg) 10/3-10/7: BFP!
    BFP #2: 11/3/12 Edd: 7/16/2013. mmc discovered at 18w2d (our baby girl stopped developing at 15w3d due to Down's Syndrome). d&e 2/15/13
    3/28/13: "quite a few" uterine polyps and scar tissue discovered.
    Hysteroscopy (4/16/13): Polyps, Scar Tissue removed. Septate confirmed & removed.
    Appt with new RE 5/30/13
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    I'm in the same boat,  We are currently just using Femara and TI and saving up.  Hopefully November we will be good to go.

    Good luck with everything.

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