Sad and frustrated....

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Registered: 03-01-2010
Sad and frustrated....
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Sat, 07-09-2011 - 10:45am

So we have an appt on Monday to go in and talk to our RE about a medicated IUI cycle in August, we are having a clomid IUI this week coming up but want to be ready to move on to the big guns if no BFP. A financial counselor called yesterday to talk about the fees for that medicated cycle and to my shock she said $3600 for what they do and it will be another $1500-$3000 for the meds, WTH!? So about $6000 for a medicated IUI???? I know there are u/s in there and maybe some bloodwork but really?? UGH! We have no insurance coverage so this is all on us. We could never go with IVF/DE because of money, we thought we could do one medicated cycle but no, not at that cost. A good friend on another board suggested I still go to appt, talk to RE and get a breakdown of costs, maybe that was a "worst case scenario" and it could end up being much less. The only thing that has me worried about that though is she said they want payment for it all at the injection training which is Monday.

 
 
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Sat, 07-09-2011 - 8:39pm

I am so sorry this has you sad. I hate that money is stopping a lot of us from reaching our dreams. I didn't know medicated IUI's were that much. I would agree to go on to the appointment and see a breakdown of charges. They may be willing to work something out.

We are all just going to pray that this clomid/IUI works and you won't even need to go back. Wish I could be more help and comfort. Hang in there and think positive.

Hugs, Vickie

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Sat, 07-09-2011 - 8:49pm
Thank you so much Vickie, it is so good having you out there... I will keep you all posted after my appt on Monday.....
 
 
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Sat, 07-09-2011 - 9:40pm

LaRae - sorry to read this post, hope you can find some sort of alternative approach that is affordable.

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Sat, 07-09-2011 - 11:20pm

LaRae, what medication do they want you to take? Is it Gonal f ?

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Sun, 07-10-2011 - 1:14am
Thank you so much! I am not sure what meds the Dr. will want me to use, we go in on Monday for the consult, I was going to cancel it but I will go get the info at least, I am almost in tears reading your offer, thank you. =*)
 
 
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