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#1 melissa87

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Posted 27 August 2021 - 05:53 AM

Hi everyone! I switched clinics to Hannam and I plan to do two back to back IVF cycles with testing (unless the first one is amazing) anyways our drug coverage isnt great. Obviously I have to wait for my period and my hcg to drop so this isnt urgent but I like to think ahead.

Basically I am wondering if anyone used a pharmacy and not the clinic to get IVF drugs? Was it a good experience? Like could you get everything? What pharmacy did you use?

I am specifically looking for one in Ottawa, but if theres a really good one in Toronto that saved you a lot then its worth the drive.

Thank you Im advance for answering my question

IVF #1: Oct 2018, 8 embryos all untested

FET #1: Jan 2019, 2 transfered, BFP 

DD Born Oct 2019

 

FET #2.1: July 2020 Cancelled due to fluid

FET#2.2: August 2020 Cancelled due to fluid (surgery to fix c section defect in Jan of 2020)

IVF#2: October 2020 5 embryos all untested

FET #2: March 2021 2 transfered BFN

FET#3: April 2021 1 transfered BFN

FET#4.1: May 2021 cancelled due to polyps (hysterscopy to remove polyps) 

FET #4.2: June 2021 cancelled due to double stripped lining

FET #4.3: July 2021 2 transferred BFP 43 1st beta 169 2nd beta 339 3rd beta 3600 First Ultrasound no heartbeat, second ultrasound no heartbeat MC at 8 weeks. 

 

Now a patient at Hannam Fertility 


#2 Cotton3

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Posted 27 August 2021 - 07:22 AM

https://glenshieldspharmacy.com/

 

I have heard this pharmacy dispenses IVF meds at cost. They can't accept credit cards otherwise they'd be losing money. My clinic's nurses got at the overflow in the pens for me. You can intentionally order the smallest pens because they have the most overflow proportionally.

 

I admire your tenaciousness, Melissa. I hope you get m ore embryos than you know what to do with!


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#3 melissa87

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Posted 27 August 2021 - 07:43 AM

Thanks Cotton that really means a lot! Im going to be 34 in a month and I really want a couple of kids. Ive had so many problems that I know now is the time to bank for sure!

IVF #1: Oct 2018, 8 embryos all untested

FET #1: Jan 2019, 2 transfered, BFP 

DD Born Oct 2019

 

FET #2.1: July 2020 Cancelled due to fluid

FET#2.2: August 2020 Cancelled due to fluid (surgery to fix c section defect in Jan of 2020)

IVF#2: October 2020 5 embryos all untested

FET #2: March 2021 2 transfered BFN

FET#3: April 2021 1 transfered BFN

FET#4.1: May 2021 cancelled due to polyps (hysterscopy to remove polyps) 

FET #4.2: June 2021 cancelled due to double stripped lining

FET #4.3: July 2021 2 transferred BFP 43 1st beta 169 2nd beta 339 3rd beta 3600 First Ultrasound no heartbeat, second ultrasound no heartbeat MC at 8 weeks. 

 

Now a patient at Hannam Fertility 


#4 SD11

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Posted 28 August 2021 - 03:36 PM

I second the recommendation for the glenshield pharmacy. I had everything lined up to pick up my meds from there years ago and then my husband got a new job with full coverage so I didnt end up needing too. Even with his new coverage I choose to go to Costco to get my meds, they charge a bunch less than my clinic and I ended up getting full coverage there since my coverage maxes out at a certain dollar value. I would have ended up paying out of pocket a small portion if I went through my clinic.
Something to remember with Costco is that they need to special order the prescriptions in so you need to place your order at least 2 days in advance for it to arrive in time. And secondly, your clinic may try to tell you that Costco doesnt carry the drugs but from my experience they were always willing to special order it for me. This was true for both the Burlington and London locations. You do not need a membership to use Costcos pharmacy.
April 2017 - IVF #1 - 2 embryos
June 2017 FET #1 - BFN
Sept 2017 FET #2 - BFP!
Sept 2019 - IVF #2 - 2 embryos
Sept 2019 - FET #3 - BFN
Aug 2020 - FET #4 - BFN
Oct 2020 - IVF #3 - 4 embryos
Dec 2020 - FET #5 - BFN
March 2021 - FET #6 - BFP!

#5 melissa87

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Posted 28 August 2021 - 04:03 PM

Thanks so much! We have full coverage too but only at market price so I still end up paying a portion and with the clinic make up it definetly adds up so I appreciate this!

IVF #1: Oct 2018, 8 embryos all untested

FET #1: Jan 2019, 2 transfered, BFP 

DD Born Oct 2019

 

FET #2.1: July 2020 Cancelled due to fluid

FET#2.2: August 2020 Cancelled due to fluid (surgery to fix c section defect in Jan of 2020)

IVF#2: October 2020 5 embryos all untested

FET #2: March 2021 2 transfered BFN

FET#3: April 2021 1 transfered BFN

FET#4.1: May 2021 cancelled due to polyps (hysterscopy to remove polyps) 

FET #4.2: June 2021 cancelled due to double stripped lining

FET #4.3: July 2021 2 transferred BFP 43 1st beta 169 2nd beta 339 3rd beta 3600 First Ultrasound no heartbeat, second ultrasound no heartbeat MC at 8 weeks. 

 

Now a patient at Hannam Fertility 


#6 josep

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Posted Today, 04:52 AM

Hey! 
 
Hope you are doing great!
 
I'd like to recommend a company called TownDrugStore, which is located in the United States. If anyone is doing IVF there, he or she can buy IVF meds online at really low prices, with fully tested medicine before recommendation. They deliver in just 3 days maximum.
 
Stay Healthy!