CLOMID WITH INJECTABLES..
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tanner789 - January 7

I AM TAKING CLOMID CD 3-7 FOR 5 DAYS AND THEN TAKING INJECABLES FOR 5 DAYS WITH A N OVIDREL SHOT AT THE END. I'VE READ ALOT OF PEOPLE SAY INJECTIONS ARE EXPENSIVE LIKE 1000 A MONTH, CAN I EXPECT THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE TALKIGN ABOUT OR ARE THERE DIF INJECTABLE METHODS THAT ARE MORE EXPENSIVE. I ALSO HAVE INS COVERAGE WHICH IS REALLY GOOD BCBS PPO IF THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE, WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO PAY OUT OF POCKET? I KNOW THE BW AND US ARE COVERED. PLEASE LET ME KNOW ASAP THE PRICE PEOPLE ARE PAYING

 

ROBYN - January 7

Tanner I did IVF and currently 8 weeks pg. But when I did Clomid with Ovidrel about 5 months ago the ovidrel was only 89.00. But when we decided to get more agressive in September and just wanted to do injections the RE said if your going to spend about 4000 a month on injections you might as well do IVF. Well we did IVF and then on top of that paid 3000 for meds for just one month. They are VERY expensive and insurance for me covered nothing we paid everything out of pocket. As for what insurance covers it all depends on the insurance company your very lucky if you have an insurance company that covers any type of infertility, But most do not. The injectibles are for stimulating follicles and ovulation. They are all done in you stomach. I am now doing progesterone injections they are done in my butt cheek everynight and the needle is 1 1/2" long and its intramuscular and its not comfortable. The other injections I did on my own and the didnt really hurt at all. Good luck to you.

 

thayward7 - January 7

Hi Tanner! This cycle I did Clomid for days 5-9 and Repronex injections on days 8, 9, 10, 11. Day 12 I took my Ovidrel injection and had my IUI on day 14. As for the cost, well I live in Canada, so it may be a bit different, but the Repronex was around 75.00 per vial, and I used one vial each day of injections. The Ovidrel was around 60.00. I guess it depends what kind of injections you are taking as well as the amount. I am in the 2 WW right now, so I'll have to wait to see if this "recipe" worked for me. I hope it all works out for you! Smiles and Babydust... T

 

tanner789 - January 8

robyn and thayward thank you so much for the good info, i will definately have to look into th cost through my insurance i wish my re would have given me a head up, but i guess thats my job to look into the prices, she did suggest ivf but that was gonna cost anywhere from 9,000-15,000 and we just dont have that money, especially if your not guaranteed a positive you've basically wasted that money. also for a personal question how are you guys affording all this did you put it on a credit card, or did you have lots of money saved up? just curious as for us if we had soem type of clue our ttc journey would ahve come to ivf suggestion than we could ahev saved but it kinda caught us off guard. thayward i would love to talk more with because besides the iui our "recipes" are very similiar and i dont know anyone close to talk with about this all. please email me at [email protected] thnaks gain for th help

 

Tracy88 - January 8

Tanner, I did Injectables and back to back IUI's in August without clomid. I also have BCBS PPO and what they cover depends on the state you live in. Some states require fertility coverage, while Florida for example, requires nothing. We paid completely out of pocket for our cycle and it came to about $1550, but I was warned that depending how many ultrasounds and how much medication was needed it could have been upwards of 2000. We paid everything with money we saved. The cost for infertility treatments also varies depending where you live. Some of the girls on this board from California pay about $5000 per injectables cycle. I think that's robbery, but that's just California I guess. Just check to make sure that BW and ultrasounds are covered for you because I would hate for you to be unpleasantly surprised. Those things were always covered by insurance when it came to OB/Gyn issues or what the called discovery, but when it came down to the actual cycle for infertility, insurance covered absolutely nothing. Good luck.

 

Tracy88 - January 8

Also meant to add that luckily I only had to do that one cycle. I am currently 21 weeks PG. Good luck!

 

tanner789 - January 9

tracy-congratulations, thanks for the helpful infor, i called my dr office today to look into the costs but noone called me back yet. i would die if i had to pay 5000 for injectables i mise well do ivf then. here i thought we were going the cheapier route, i guess i just assumed the injectables would be covered under our copay amount for prescription drugs. my dr office did tell me that they use a mail away service so you get the cheapiest price, i guess i'll just have to wait and see. thanks again for the help

 

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