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Poll: Purchase drugs at clinic or pharmacy? (37 member(s) have cast votes)

Where did you buy your meds?

  1. Clinic (14 votes [37.84%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 37.84%

  2. Local Pharmacy (12 votes [32.43%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 32.43%

  3. On-line Pharmacy (2 votes [5.41%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.41%

  4. Combination (9 votes [24.32%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.32%

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#1 DeeJay

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 08:22 AM

Obviously most IVF drugs are expensive. I was wondering if the clinic is much more expensive than a pharmacy for the meds though? And if you bought from a pharmacy, where did you find them least expensive?

I haven't got to the point yet where I am in the drug buying stage, and want to be prepared. Thanks!
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#2 sweetdreams

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 09:03 AM

OFC has fairly comparable pricing for their meds. With that in mind and the convenience factor ( I could always get only as much as I needed every time), I bought mine at the clinic every single time.

#3 Rookie37

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 10:18 AM

I think you need to find out your clinic prices and compare from there. It also depends on whether you are paying cash or submitting to insurance - some clinics have one cash price and one (MUCH more $$) insurance price. Here is an example from my clinic for Puregon 300iu:

cash: $358
insurance: $468 (this is what my FC charged my insurance, and this is similar to the price Shopper's quoted me)

There is a pharmacy in Concord, ON (www.glenshieldspharmacy.com) which charges $297 for this same box of Puregon (and this is both the cash AND insurance price)! To me, that is worth the cost of driving there, especially when there are so many meds to buy for IVF (note: they will ship by courier as well).

That said, if you are worried about convenience, your clinic is definitely the way to go. For me, I have limited insurance coverage for fertility meds, so I need to maximize what I can get for the price. Good luck deciding!
Me: 40, DH: 42. TTC #1 Jan 2009 with high FSH (13.1) and DOR.
3 IUIs (2 clomid, 1 Puregon) - all BFN
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Aug 15: started stims (Menopur 450) ER Aug 27: 8 retrieved, 6 mature, all 6 fertilized. ET Aug 30: transferred 2 perfect embies! Froze 3. Sept 13 beta: 580, Sept 15 beta: 1186, Sept 29: first u/s, one perfect little bean! HB 134bpm. Apr 29, 2011: our beautiful baby girl was born 3 weeks early.
TTC#2: FET#1 Sept 3, 2012 - BFN. One frostie left. FET#2 Nov 2012 - BFN :( On to IVF #2 (FSH 12.5, AMH 1.4): Feb 2013
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#4 Gillian

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:36 AM

Don't forget, you can claim the costs of fertility drugs on next year's tax return IF they are from a pharmamcy, but I don't think so from the clinic, so might be something to check into. Good luck :Emoticons09757: :th_acheerlead: Gillian.
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IVF #4 Feb 2007 - IVIG, heparin, aspirin, dexamethasone, ER Feb 8, 14 eggs, 12 fertilised, ET 13 Feb 4x5d morulas grade 18,19, BFP 23 Feb HCG 158, 26 Feb HCG 430, 28 Feb HCG 709, 2 Mar HCG 1455, 5 Mar HCG 3638, 13 Mar - heartbeat, 7mm baby, 28 Mar - beautiful baby died. No frosties.
IVF #5 August 2007, IVIG, heparin, aspirin, ER Aug 26, 7 eggs, 7 fertilised, ET Aug 29 - 6x3d embryos, Sept 10 - BFP HCG 363, Sept 12 - HCG 685, Sept 14 - HCG 1734. Sept 23 ultrasound 6 wks- one healthy heartbeat, Oct 9 ultrasound 8 wks- it's TWINS! 18 wk ultrasound - 8oz each. 23 week ultrasound A - 1lb 8oz, B - 1lb 2oz. 28 week ultrasound - A 3lb 1oz, B 2lb 8 oz. 33 week ultrasound A - head down, 4lb 8oz; B - breech, 4lb; cervix effaced and 1-2cm dilated! April 1 - admitted to hosp for bedrest, 4cm dilated.
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#5 DeeJay

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 11:45 AM

We don't have insurance coverage for meds at all. :(

Gillian I'm wondering why they wouldn't be covered on taxes if they are from the clinic? It's still a medical expense?
Deb & Chris
DH and I: 36-37
Married 2 years, together 8, trying the whole time!

DX: Tubal scarring from car accident @ 15yrs. One 100% blocked, 1 80% blocked. And due to age, low ovarian reserve.

DH's spermies are still swimmin away, no problems yay.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

First Cycle
Chemical pregnancy.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Second Cycle
Sucess! 2 Girls!! Avery & Sydney born June 12/11 at 30w1d.

See in the 'About Me' section on my profile for more details on protocols and timing.


#6 laura02

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 12:33 PM

Hi,

I am planning to buy my meds when I call in CD 1 and start BCP (early July). I'm a pharmacist, so it's been pretty easy for me to research the cost and storage considerations for all of the fertility meds. I've got the Canadian baseline cost (what the pharmacies pay) for each drug if anyone is interested. For example, most pharmacies would pay about $311 for 300IU of Puregon. Of course, pharmacies would also add an upcharge and dispensing fee when selling the medication to customers. Clinics probably have an upcharge but no dispensing fee, so they may be cheaper.

Personally, I've decided to buy all of my medications through ivfmeds.com . That same 300IU of Puregon will cost $205 USD.

I should also add, for any BC patients, I believe that legislation is changing in July and pharmacies will no longer be able to award points for prescriptions (i.e. SDM points, air miles, etc)... So, if you have an expensive Rx to fill, it may be worth getting it in June if you are definitely going to need it.
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Robert Wyatt born April 13, 2013

#7 Gillian

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 05:34 PM

Hi Dee Jay, I'm sorry but I can't remember why - maybe ask a tax accountant just to be sure. Gillian.

#8 sweetdreams

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 07:43 PM

We don't have insurance coverage for meds at all. :(

Gillian I'm wondering why they wouldn't be covered on taxes if they are from the clinic? It's still a medical expense?


If you get them at the OFC, you can claim then on your taxes as they have a dispensary on site (ie. you get official pharmacy receipts for your meds).

I also just looked over my receipts from our last cycle and I paid $290.35 for 300IU of Puregon at OFC. Their price is the same if you have insurance or not. Even if you have insurance, you still pay for them and claim them yourself from the insurance company.

#9 DeeJay

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Posted 13 June 2010 - 09:22 PM

Sweet dreams thank you so much for the info! $20 markup is not bad at all (based on Laura's info). Nice!

Laura, crazy you are a pharmacist and you are going to get your meds from overseas!!
Deb & Chris
DH and I: 36-37
Married 2 years, together 8, trying the whole time!

DX: Tubal scarring from car accident @ 15yrs. One 100% blocked, 1 80% blocked. And due to age, low ovarian reserve.

DH's spermies are still swimmin away, no problems yay.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

First Cycle
Chemical pregnancy.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Second Cycle
Sucess! 2 Girls!! Avery & Sydney born June 12/11 at 30w1d.

See in the 'About Me' section on my profile for more details on protocols and timing.


#10 laura02

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 07:01 PM

Sweet dreams thank you so much for the info! $20 markup is not bad at all (based on Laura's info). Nice!

Laura, crazy you are a pharmacist and you are going to get your meds from overseas!!


I know it's crazy! But I don't get any discount on my prescriptions so why not save the $$?
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#11 Ope

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 03:14 PM

I suggest to shop around!
There is a LOT of deviation from pharmacy to pharmacy. Go or call a few different pharmacy with your prescription and see what price they have to offer. Costco maybe a LOT cheaper than a shoppers drugmart.
right now me : 37 Dh:40

TTC #1: natural TTC 1.5 yrs
Dh: 35, Severe Male factor infertility, morphology is 1-2%
Me: 32 , tubes open, no endo, regular ovulation, all hormones are good, 3rd day FSH 5.3 , antral follicle count is 12, only problem is my weight BMI: 30

IVF/ ICSI #1: 2008 February -McGill, Montreal
Long protocol: BCP for 1 month, burselin from CD21, 300 Gonal F and 150 Luveris for 10 days
ER: 11 egg , 6 mature , 5 fertilized, 3rd day transfer:a 7 cell & an 8 cell embyos, no frosties.
1st beta : 13dp3dt: 77, BFP
2008,November 19th: Adam has arrived 7 lb 4 oz, 21"

TTC #2: natural TTC 1.5 yr
Dh :39 morphology went up to 4%, we meet the IUI cutoff! count are fluctuating from 30 to 105 million, motility is great. Caryotyping is normal
Me: 36 FSH is slightly elevated and keep rising 8.5, 8.8, 8.9, 9.8 , AFC is still 12, everything else looks good.

IUI #1: Edmonton, 2011 January ,Clomid 50mg (x5), 106 mil ,68% motile, grade 4 :BFN
IUI #2: Edmonton, 2011 February, Clomid 50mg (x5), 30 mil, 57% motile, grade 3: BFN
IUI #3: Edmonton, 2011 March, Clomid 50mg (x5), 88 mil , 49% motile, grade 4: BFN
IVF#2: 2011 May, Edmonton: long protocol , nasal suprefact : CANCELLED due to high progresteron & cyst
IVF#3: 2011 August, Edmonton: short protocol/natural start: CANCELLED due to high progesterone
IVF#4: 2001 September, Edmonton: short protocol with BCP: CANCELLED due to high progresteron & cyst
Change clinic

IVF #5: 2012 March-April Hungary: stimulation starts march 28, 300 Menopur
mixed protocol: BCP for months, CD3: Menopur 300& lupron for 8 days
ER : April 8th , 4 eggs retrieved, all were mature and fertilized with ICSI and AH
ET : April 11th, 1 A quality 8 cell, and 1 A quality 4 cell embryo transferred, no frosties.
BFP on the HPT at 7dp3dt: happy 37th birthday to me :D
Beta: , 12dp3dt: 150, 2nd Beta, 15dp3dt: 550
Anna has arrived on 21st December after being induced at 39 week. She is 6 lb 9 oz, 20" , and has blue eyes, and long dark brown hair and just perfect !

#12 Cassandra_Angela

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:22 PM

I used ivfmeds.com and saved a TON!
We are done cycling with meds (only FET left to do) but I would totally use them again.

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#13 leigh14

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 04:25 PM

Hi,

My understanding is that the drugs are more expensive at the clinics. I don't have any drug coverage and I used Glen Shields Pharmacy. I believe that the pharmacist when through fertility treatments herself so she knows how costly they are. The medications are sold for a little above what her base cost would be. The prices for fertility meds are listed on their website:

http://www.glenshieldspharmacy.com/

Your doctor from the clinic can fax them in for you.

Hope this helps.
Me: 40
Dx: DH: Vasectomy; need IVF/ICSI ME: D.O.R. and many immunological issues. (Initially presented as "normal" but issues were only discovered after IVF attempt #2 and #3 after testing at new clinic)
IVF attempt #1 Nov.2009, Age 37: Long "Lupron" protocol
Dec.2009: Cycle cancelled due to oversuppression
IVF attempt #2, Age 38: April 2010: 3 eggs retrieved, 2 mature, 2 fertilized, ET of 2 embryos BFN
IVF atempt #3 at new clinic: November 2010, Age 38: 5 eggs retrieved, 4 mature, 4 fertilized, ET of 2 blastocysts BFP
Strong beta numbers but babies not measuring on track but one heartbeat is present. Followup u/s reveals no HB's :( Had D&C--so sad.
Moved to new clinic closer to home + more of a focus on testing for potential immunological factors:
Further testing reveals three mutations related to inherited thrombophilia (2 MTHFR mutations and PA1-1 mutation), positive ANA, elevated NK cells and cytokines and low levels of leukocyte antibodies (LADS), Recommended Immunological treatment: Humira, LIT, IVig and blood thinners if PG
IVF Protocol: Low stim for me/ TESE needed for DH; took Humira in late August and early September; taking DHEA plus Co-Enzyme Q10, vitamins for DH just for good measure! September--two trips to Mexico for LIT treatment, treatments 3 weeks apart
Initial re-testing through Alan Beer Centre after some of the immune treatments reveals only cytokines were lowered, NKs still high and LAD numbers still low. Another LIT in Mexico is recommended. We decide to begin cycle on doctor's recommendation of just doing IVIG.
IVF#4, Age 39 : November 2011: Worst AFC EVER--a whopping 4! Three follicles responded, two eggs were retrieved. Three day transfer of two Grade 1 8 cell embryos: "Fahita" & "Burrito" Stick, stick, stick little ones!
BFP! Beta of 569
Viability u/s at 6 w 2d shows TWO babies measuring on track with heartbeats of 121. Looks like babies might be sharing the same amniotic sac.
Second u/s at 7w 2 d shows ONE baby with hb of 150, measuring 7 w 3 days. No sign of twin. Vanishing twin syndrome?
Third u/s at 8 w 2d shows ONE baby with hb of 170, measuring 8 w 3 days. Looks like a little jellybean!
12 week u/s at 12 w 2 days and baby is measuring 12 w 5 days with a heart beat of 150. Baby mooned us and waved at us with one hand....looked like a "royal" wave to me!
13 week doctor's appointment, HB=155 on doppler
14 week u/s to check cervix, HB=148
16 week u/s to check cervix, HB=138, baby had hiccups!
20 week u/s--everything looks good! HB=130, looks like we're having a GIRL!
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#14 marin

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 05:36 PM

I used Glenshields too. Their pricing was very good and I could get what I needed when I needed it once they had my prescription on file. I was thinking about using IVF meds, but I wasn't sure how the insurance portion of things would work out so I stuck to a local company. I too had limited lifetime coverage so I wanted to be sure that I could maximize the savings. Oh and another thing. Glenshields carried the 200mg progesterone suppositories unlike my clinic that only carried the 100mg size. The 200mg cost was something like $2 each and the 100mg was $1.5. When you have to take 400mgs a day it starts to add up!

Good luck!!
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IVF - March 2009
BFP on Mar 30th - Missed miscarriage at 12 week u/s. Baby stopped growing at 8w1d. We love you little angel.
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#15 laura02

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 09:10 PM

supermom - Thanks for the feedback about ivfmeds! How long did it take your meds to arrive? Did you use the faster shipping option?

I wouldn't order through them if I had a 3rd party drug plan to worry about.
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Posted 25 June 2010 - 12:35 AM

I bought my prometrium pills from Costco. One month supply of 120 pills 100mg for $140. Good price, as I see. In clinic I paid much more.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 10:41 AM

Oh that's a good tip and welcome aboard, Tryingforbest.

#18 s00n

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:04 AM

Warning - rant!

I called costco today to check on the cost of Puregon. They said it was $321 for either 0.3 or 0.4, 0.36 ml.

I don't know if that makes sense, but at least they gave me a price.

Then I spoke to shoppers. HOLY FREAKING USELESS!!!

Shoppers Drug Mart- told me it was $100 something. Then $310 for 5 vials of 50. They then said "oh that can't be what you want" - yeah, it's what i asked you for, it's what i want. I tried to explain that meds could be as much as $6K (ok i exaggerated) and so I'm trying to get an IDEA.

They figure if they order tomorrow MAYBE they'd have it for friday. OR tuesday. WTF??? Whaaaaaaat? This is where I guess we DO get stuck using our clinic's pharmacy. TOMORROW i have my US, and TOMORROW i will have to start taking Puregon. Guess the first round is coming from the clinic. :P

Aaaaack. How can i budget for infertility when
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#19 Ever Hopeful

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:29 AM

Soon - at the beginning of our IVF journey when I was calling around for
pricing on all the meds, I foundif you didn't have the specific DIN (drug identification numbers)
the people at the pharmacies were not too helpful.

Also, I ended up buying my meds through my clinic and had absolutely
no problem claiming on Income Tax (even got auditted due to
my all of the sudden high medical costs claim as I have no coverage at all
and everything went through fine)
Me: 32 DH: 30
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2 lap surgeries - right tube removed
6 cycles - Serophene/Femara
IVF, ET July 1 (-)
IVF, ET Oct23 (-)
FET, ET Jan 27 (cancelled Jan26)
FET, ET Feb 26 (-)
FET, ET Apr 24 Beta - May 8th - BFP, Beta - May 10th - More than Doubled
Our first miracle was taken from us ~ 11w6d missed m/c discovered
IVF#3 - Underway November 2009 - THIS IS THE ONE!!!!!!
ER - Nov 16 16 Retreived, 11 fertilized normally
ET - Nov 21 2 blasts :) :) grow babies grow!!
Beta #1 14dp5dt 2036 Beta #2 16dp5dt 4900
u/s#1 Dec21(7w) TWINS!!!!!! measuring 7w3d, 7w2d both heartbeats 139
u/s#2 Dec 29, Due to spotting ~ babes looking great
u/s#3 Jan 4(9w) ~ Babes looking great!!!
u/s#4 Jan 8 @ ER Massive bleeding diagnosed as Subchronic Hemmorhage ~ babes bouncing around like nothing was bothering them :)
u/s#5 Jan 15, followup u/s to check on babes following hemmorhage & first prenatal appnt.
u/s#6 Jan 22, NT scan ~ perfect results babes are measuring 11w6d & 12w ~ Graduated from the Fertility Clinic :)
1st OB appnt. Jan 26 ~ what a great great doctor!!!
2nd OB appnt. Feb 4 ~ I'm concerned that I'm still spotting ~ Dr. said can take time to expel the 2 clots that resulted from the hemmorage (2 more weeks?)
u/s#7 Feb 13 @ ER ~ another hemmorage started the day before. Babes look great, and active.
Baby A - 15w3d - 146bpm - 121 grams (4.26 ounces) Baby B - 15w2d - 155bpm - 122 grams (4.3 ounces)
3rd OB appnt. Feb 18 ~ pretty much a nothing appnt. Now up about 15 pds since peeing on that first stick
Anatomy u/s - March 16 ~ IT'S A BOY AND (LIKELY) A GIRL !!!! LOL Our little girl was all cuddled into a ball for the whole u/s - gender to be confirmed
4th OB appnt. booked for March 22 ~ results of Anatomy scan, perfect!!
3D ultrasound April 8 ~ IT'S A VERY ENERGETIC BOY AND A SUPER CUDDLY GIRL !!!!! Yippee!!!!
Growth u/s - April 12
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Pre-Birth Clinic at the Hopital completed, Prenatal classes completed. It's realy starting to sink in!!!!!
July ~ Many Many amazing ultrasounds and OB appointments later.....
We are realy to meet the Miracles :) :)
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#20 Ever Hopeful

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:38 AM

Oh and FWIW a main reason I chose my clinic to get my drugs at was for the convenience
of being able to buy what I needed daily (my clinic administered
all my shots) and they were guaranteed to have the meds, not the impression
I got with other pharmacies (ie, Shoppers) - they don't normally stock
Puregon etc

Godd luck. Its defiantely a big expense so worth looking into and
feeling comfortable with you decision!! :)
Me: 32 DH: 30
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(history detail achived to 'About Me' page)
2 lap surgeries - right tube removed
6 cycles - Serophene/Femara
IVF, ET July 1 (-)
IVF, ET Oct23 (-)
FET, ET Jan 27 (cancelled Jan26)
FET, ET Feb 26 (-)
FET, ET Apr 24 Beta - May 8th - BFP, Beta - May 10th - More than Doubled
Our first miracle was taken from us ~ 11w6d missed m/c discovered
IVF#3 - Underway November 2009 - THIS IS THE ONE!!!!!!
ER - Nov 16 16 Retreived, 11 fertilized normally
ET - Nov 21 2 blasts :) :) grow babies grow!!
Beta #1 14dp5dt 2036 Beta #2 16dp5dt 4900
u/s#1 Dec21(7w) TWINS!!!!!! measuring 7w3d, 7w2d both heartbeats 139
u/s#2 Dec 29, Due to spotting ~ babes looking great
u/s#3 Jan 4(9w) ~ Babes looking great!!!
u/s#4 Jan 8 @ ER Massive bleeding diagnosed as Subchronic Hemmorhage ~ babes bouncing around like nothing was bothering them :)
u/s#5 Jan 15, followup u/s to check on babes following hemmorhage & first prenatal appnt.
u/s#6 Jan 22, NT scan ~ perfect results babes are measuring 11w6d & 12w ~ Graduated from the Fertility Clinic :)
1st OB appnt. Jan 26 ~ what a great great doctor!!!
2nd OB appnt. Feb 4 ~ I'm concerned that I'm still spotting ~ Dr. said can take time to expel the 2 clots that resulted from the hemmorage (2 more weeks?)
u/s#7 Feb 13 @ ER ~ another hemmorage started the day before. Babes look great, and active.
Baby A - 15w3d - 146bpm - 121 grams (4.26 ounces) Baby B - 15w2d - 155bpm - 122 grams (4.3 ounces)
3rd OB appnt. Feb 18 ~ pretty much a nothing appnt. Now up about 15 pds since peeing on that first stick
Anatomy u/s - March 16 ~ IT'S A BOY AND (LIKELY) A GIRL !!!! LOL Our little girl was all cuddled into a ball for the whole u/s - gender to be confirmed
4th OB appnt. booked for March 22 ~ results of Anatomy scan, perfect!!
3D ultrasound April 8 ~ IT'S A VERY ENERGETIC BOY AND A SUPER CUDDLY GIRL !!!!! Yippee!!!!
Growth u/s - April 12
5th OB appnt. April 15
Pre-Birth Clinic at the Hopital completed, Prenatal classes completed. It's realy starting to sink in!!!!!
July ~ Many Many amazing ultrasounds and OB appointments later.....
We are realy to meet the Miracles :) :)
Section date of July 22nd (Oh my goodness that's my little boy and little girl's birthday!!!) *Tear
The babies are here!! The babies are here!! We are sooooo in love :)

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#21 s00n

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 10:45 AM

Warning - rant!

I called costco today to check on the cost of Puregon. They said it was $321 for either 0.3 or 0.4, 0.36 ml.

I don't know if that makes sense, but at least they gave me a price.

Then I spoke to shoppers. HOLY FREAKING USELESS!!!

Shoppers Drug Mart- told me it was $100 something. Then $310 for 5 vials of 50. They then said "oh that can't be what you want" - yeah, it's what i asked you for, it's what i want. I tried to explain that meds could be as much as $6K (ok i exaggerated) and so I'm trying to get an IDEA.

They figure if they order tomorrow MAYBE they'd have it for friday. OR tuesday. WTF??? Whaaaaaaat? This is where I guess we DO get stuck using our clinic's pharmacy. TOMORROW i have my US, and TOMORROW i will have to start taking Puregon. Guess the first round is coming from the clinic. :P

Aaaaack. How can i budget for infertility when


Just spoke to my dr's pharmacy downstairs. They are $361.90 for 300 iu plus dispensing fee of about 11 or 12$. Vs OFC's $290 that someone listed, I'm tempted to call and ask them if I can use their pharmacy. :P
Him- Potential SA issues Me- PCOS like crazy/anovulation/long cycles. Started TTC before 30. TTC/Secondary Infertility(2008-2015) - Adopted from public system in Ontario 2012. Freeze-All IVF after OHSS, and successful FET 2015 @ 36Yrs Old.