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Postby jayeyedee » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:23 pm

I am scheduled to start my first cycle in February. I have insurance and "assumed" medication was covered.

The insurance company called me today and when they gave me the total I almost fell out of the chair!

Does anyone know where to get this medication at a discount pharmacy?

Does everyone pay thousands for meds??

Please let me know. I knew we would have to pay a few thousand for the process; however, I hadn't factored in having to pay for all of the medication.

Thanks!!
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Postby AmandaM » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:07 am

Jay

I know how expensive the meds can be! It took me three tries to get pregnant. My insurance paid for some of the meds the third time, with my new insurance, but I had to pay the other two times. Even with the insurance it was a bout 2K. Luckily I stimmed well and didn't need a lot of follistum. I would ask your RE if he knows of a discount place.
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Postby froggy052 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:21 pm

HI I know i called my local pharmacy and the fertility clinics pharmacy and the clinics was 100$ cheaper for puregon.
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Postby BIGREDIOWAN » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:49 pm

Jay,

Which state do you live in? If you live in Iowa, which I'd be surprised, then I know of a place that is cheaper than the rest. We used them with my wife's process and they were absolutely fantastic. They were cheaper than everyone else and knew everything about the invitro process. We still spent quite a bit of money, but it was better than it would've been through a regular pharmacy. Good luck............
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Postby tburks » Tue Jan 20, 2009 10:15 pm

My insurance really doesn't cover much - some of the office visits and the u/s. They didn't cover any of the meds at all! So far we have paid 2500. The office uses a specific pharmacy and they did give me a discount for paying cash.

I have seen a few places on this site where people are selling some of their drugs. You might want to check it out.
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Postby natashamom » Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:59 am

Jay,

I live in AZ,my nurse told me to get my meds from the compounding center in Phoenix.

I`m not sure whether you have it or not in your State...

Good luck to you,

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Postby bdantonio » Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:15 pm

call freedom pharmacey they are cheap will work with insurance companies and they ship it directly to your home... They specialize in fertility drugs the number is 1-800-660-4283
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Postby natashamom » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:34 am

Thanks for the info,I did call them but they were so expensive and don`t work with my ins!

Anyways meanwhile got the PIO in sesame oil for a $10 co pay from Target!

And got approved for the Crinone gel suppositories from my ins`,yeah!!

Now just have to wait till Mon` to find out if I`ll get a BFP!!

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