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February 14th, 2007, 02:20 PM
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My friend Jamie is going to be starting her first IVF cycle in May using her sister as a surrogate for her. We go to the same RE and he has told her that naturally the meds will be more exspensive for her cycle since she is using a surrogate.
I have heard some of you talk about getting your meds overseas and from this website ivfmeds.com. I told jamie about it and she was wondering how much you ladies usually saved from using the overseas instead of getting the meds from the US. Also did you have to get your RE to ok getting your meds overseas or did you just take the prescription and do it yourself. Are the meds of the same quality as the ones you can get here?
Thank you so much!

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February 14th, 2007, 03:44 PM
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I haven't used either of these methods to get my meds - I'm fortunate that all my meds are covered by my work health coverage (up to a max of $6K). Plus I'm in Canada, and although I haven't done the comparison with IVF meds, perscription drugs are normally cheaper up here then in the States.

That being said, I just wanted to chime in here and say that wherever you do manage to find your meds all you really need to ensure is that they are specifically what's prescribed to you and ensure that they have been stored appropriately (some require refrigeration) and have not expired and you should be just fine.

Also, you may want to see if there are any bulletin boards at your RE's office. At the hospital I go to, there are always women advertising to sell what meds they have left over and are always at a cheaper rate than the pharmacy.

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