Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Never An Easy Moment, Part 2

After a lot of back and forth (and I do mean A LOT), plans have been altered.  It turns out that, while these fertility meds are covered, they only cover certain ones, and my insurance company prefers Follistim to Gonal-F.  So I discussed this with my RE, and she decided it was a suitable replacement for the Gonal-F.  So now I'll be taking 50IU on CD7-9 and additional days as necessary, pending the results of my monitoring, which starts on CD10.

I was finally able to cancel the Gonal-F order so that it wasn't charged on my credit card, and luckily I do not have to wait for a drug delivery this time around.  There is a specialty pharmacy right down the road from me that carries it, so pending a NEW authorization for this med (who knows how long that will take), I am set for this round.


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  2. Sorry, I'm a real stickler for spelling so I had to remove my first post, correct and repost. YES, I'm ocd...
    Well it sounds as though it all worked out for the best...at least you aren't waiting on a delivery! Follistim..isn't that the one with the cute little pen that everyone loves...well loves for a shot anyway? I took menopur which has to be mixed (makes it that much more stressful) and I have no experience with either Follistim or Gonal-F but I hear it works miracles. Got my fingers crossed for you this cycle!

  3. LOL, I know what you mean about spelling!

    Yes, Follistim comes in the pen, so I am looking forward to that. The Gonal comes in both a pen and a vial... my original order was for the vials, just because it was less expensive, so I'm glad I don't have to mess with the mixing.