Affordable Medications? Overall cost of IVF?

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Registered: 05-22-2007
Affordable Medications? Overall cost of IVF?
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Wed, 12-29-2010 - 2:17pm

Hi Ladies!

How are you? I'm about ready to start my first IVF cycle (I've done numerous IUIs, one which was successful) and just found out my Insurance allowance for IF is maxed out! I'm on the second week of BC and NOW I find out. Just ordered my meds and I about passed out when I heard the cost. Does anyone know any affordable places to get meds? Specifically Gonal - F or Follistim? My RE switched my Rx to Follistim because its a bit cheaper but still not affordable!

Also...any ladies paying for treatment without insurance...how much is it costing you? I'm so scared to get the bill after everything is done and over.

Help!!!

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Registered: 05-22-2007
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 9:33am
Thanks Ladies for your replies! I really appreciate it.
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Registered: 01-02-2011
Mon, 01-03-2011 - 12:49am
$19,000 for 3 tries plus $8,000 for meds for each cycle, so we are really hoping it will work the first time. I am 42 and taking high doses of gonal and menapur though. The testing before we started was expensive too, and not covered by insurance.
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Registered: 11-16-2009
Wed, 12-29-2010 - 2:33pm

Hi, I felt I should chime in, unfortunately, I don't think there is any cheap way to do this, my egg retrieval is $7500, it costs $140.00 with each u/s and blood draw, the ebryo transfer is only about $1500-2000. I am gearing up for my 3rd attempt. With Lupron and Bravelle the first two attempts it was $1860 for meds, I will be on Ganirelix and Bravelle this time and it's $1914, luckily my Novarel wasn't used in August and is good until April or May so I am not being charged for it again. I get my meds from the Apothecary Shop. Also, we got financing through GE Money for the procedure, check with your RE if they offer it as an option. The money goes directly to them, we financed $9500. It is costing us $256.00 monthly and it will be paid in 3 years. You may also want to see if they have a shared risk program, where you pay a fee, pay for one IVF treatment, then if it is unsuccessful, you get a second at no cost (or just the cost of meds). If it is completely unsuccessful, there is a refund policy. I will post a link to my RE's website, it can give you information on the different programs and what to look for, or ask your RE for. I hope it helps.

~Tonya (from the TTCYFC board). http://www.fertilitynw.com/page/show/21-Financing-Options