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October 10th, 2011, 08:00 AM
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Has anyone used Metro Drugs Pharmacy? My doctor's office called in my IVF meds to this pharmacy which is in NYC I think. Metro Drugs > Home and I just wondered if anyone here has used them.

Is it worth comparing prices for these meds or should I just go with this pharmacy?
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Me-38 DH-38. TTC #1 since August 2009
2/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection BFN
3/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection
4/2011 - not doing IUI - DH out of town
5/2011 - IUI with Femara and HCG trigger. In hospital due to infection from IUI.
Took a break from all meds this summer.
9/2011: - Start with new RE - testing begins.
10/2011: - Hysteroscopy - determine tubes are blocked.
10/2011 : - Laparoscopy - clip blocked tubes, determine right ovary is adhered to pelvic wall, cut adhesions
11/24/2011: IVF cycle #1 begins. Start stims.
12/2/2011: End stims. HCG trigger.
12/4/2011: Egg Retrieval. 9 eggs, only 1 embryo.
12/7/2011: Transfer.
12/20/2011: IVF #1 failed.
1/16/2012: IVF #2 first scan
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October 19th, 2011, 11:25 AM
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Not sure which drugs you're taking, but this is what i found out for my follistim from another forum I'm on:

Apthorp Pharmacy - (800) 775-3582 | New York, NY Follistim 300-$271 600-$543, 900-$814 PIO- $39/vial
Mandell's Clinical Pharmacy ~ Services Follistim 300-$278 600-$508, 900-$834 PIO- $35/vial
http://www.walgreenshealth.com/ Follistim 300-$254 600-$508, 900-$762 PIO- $35/vial
Success Meds Fertility Pharmacy - Home - fertility meds, fertility drugs, infertility drugs, IVF medications, New Jersey (NJ), New York (NY), North Carolina (NC), Tennessee (TN), Virginia (VA), Washington DC, Delaware (DE), Georgia (GA), Florida (FL) Follistim 300-$280 600-$570, 900-$850 PIO- $37/vial
Ascend SpecialtyRx - Areas Of Care Follistim 300-$278 600-$556, 900-$834 PIO- $40/vial
Fertility & Infertility drug medications resource news to stimulate ovulation specialist Follistim 300-$250 600-$500, 900-$750 PIO- $29/vial

Maybe this will go in line with what you need? Good Luck
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October 19th, 2011, 01:19 PM
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Thank you so much Tiana!

My insurance ended up covering most of the meds. I had a copay of $600 and the insurance covered $5,800.

I did use Metro Drugs for part of the order and CVS Caremark for part of the order.

I have used Fertility Friend in the past as well.

Did you order yours already?
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Me-38 DH-38. TTC #1 since August 2009
2/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection BFN
3/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection
4/2011 - not doing IUI - DH out of town
5/2011 - IUI with Femara and HCG trigger. In hospital due to infection from IUI.
Took a break from all meds this summer.
9/2011: - Start with new RE - testing begins.
10/2011: - Hysteroscopy - determine tubes are blocked.
10/2011 : - Laparoscopy - clip blocked tubes, determine right ovary is adhered to pelvic wall, cut adhesions
11/24/2011: IVF cycle #1 begins. Start stims.
12/2/2011: End stims. HCG trigger.
12/4/2011: Egg Retrieval. 9 eggs, only 1 embryo.
12/7/2011: Transfer.
12/20/2011: IVF #1 failed.
1/16/2012: IVF #2 first scan
"Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible." Matt. 19:26
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October 19th, 2011, 01:45 PM
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I did. I went with anthrop in NYC, they had a discount program where I get a $500 rebate, but I had to shell out $1628 first. Not bad though.
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October 20th, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Not bad but still a blow to the monthly budget. I understand! I feel angry that fertility treatments are not automatically covered. It just isn't fair.

When do you start stims?
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Me-38 DH-38. TTC #1 since August 2009
2/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection BFN
3/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection
4/2011 - not doing IUI - DH out of town
5/2011 - IUI with Femara and HCG trigger. In hospital due to infection from IUI.
Took a break from all meds this summer.
9/2011: - Start with new RE - testing begins.
10/2011: - Hysteroscopy - determine tubes are blocked.
10/2011 : - Laparoscopy - clip blocked tubes, determine right ovary is adhered to pelvic wall, cut adhesions
11/24/2011: IVF cycle #1 begins. Start stims.
12/2/2011: End stims. HCG trigger.
12/4/2011: Egg Retrieval. 9 eggs, only 1 embryo.
12/7/2011: Transfer.
12/20/2011: IVF #1 failed.
1/16/2012: IVF #2 first scan
"Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible." Matt. 19:26
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October 20th, 2011, 11:21 AM
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Not bad but still a blow to the monthly budget. I understand! I feel angry that fertility treatments are not automatically covered. It just isn't fair.

When do you start stims?
Was supposed to start them yesterday and just when I was about to give myself the shot (I had to take 30 minutes just to get myself confident enough to do it) the doctor called and told me to start on the 20th if I had not take then first shot already and if I had then to stop a day earlier, glad I didn't do it.
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October 20th, 2011, 01:32 PM
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I'm glad you didn't do it either! These meds are too expensive to waste. Did he say why you had to wait?

I see in your sig that you have two blocked tubes. My laparoscopy revealed the same and my RE told me that if we went into ivf with blocked tubes my chances were greatly reduced. So I had surgery to have the tubes clipped to increase my chances. What did your RE tell you?

Also when you were on Femara and Clomid, did you always ovulate? I did everytime but the eggs couldn't go anywhere with blocked tubes.

I think you will be a very good IVF candidate.
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Me-38 DH-38. TTC #1 since August 2009
2/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection BFN
3/2011 - IUI + Femara + HCG trigger and Progesterone injection
4/2011 - not doing IUI - DH out of town
5/2011 - IUI with Femara and HCG trigger. In hospital due to infection from IUI.
Took a break from all meds this summer.
9/2011: - Start with new RE - testing begins.
10/2011: - Hysteroscopy - determine tubes are blocked.
10/2011 : - Laparoscopy - clip blocked tubes, determine right ovary is adhered to pelvic wall, cut adhesions
11/24/2011: IVF cycle #1 begins. Start stims.
12/2/2011: End stims. HCG trigger.
12/4/2011: Egg Retrieval. 9 eggs, only 1 embryo.
12/7/2011: Transfer.
12/20/2011: IVF #1 failed.
1/16/2012: IVF #2 first scan
"Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But with God everything is possible." Matt. 19:26
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