Just curious about the cost. :) Oh, and how many rounds of Clomid will a Dr. typically do before they let you go the IUI route?
I'm not sure of the cost but my Dr. said she doesn't really want to do more than 4 months of Clomid.
Thanks Jackie- do you know if that is including the injections and everything too, or just the IUI part?
Yeah, my Dr. and I talked about anywhere from 4-6 months of Clomid. I am leaning more towards 4 before we try something else. :)
Ok- I thought so and was gonna say that seemed like a STEAL!~ LOL
Those meds are pricey, huh?
My OBGYN said 3 rounds of Clomid - Then onto an RE for heavier meds / injections... which I plan to try as long as they will let me. If that doesn't work, I will move onto IUI.
I'm going to check with my insurance and make sure this is covered. My first appt with my OBGYN who is also an RE didn't code my visit as being for 'infertility' because she said there is usually a limit for those types of visits so she kept talking about 'missed periods' under medical.
My DH had to pay $75 for his SA.
my initial visits and surgery were coded as medical...only once i started taking Femara were the visits/procedures coded as "infertility"....i had a lifetime max of $10K for infertility, but none of my meds went towards this, as they were billed as just regular medical.....
My IUI as charged by the medical office is between $500-$700. I am not yet sure how much it will be after insurance. I know that, like Jackie, I have a $10k maximum for fertility treatments.The clomid Rx for 5 days is $15 (under my insurance)The Ovidrel(injection) is $107 for one shot (not covered by my insurance).I have never been on Clomid before. On this first IUI attempt it will be with injectables and will also be my first time on Clomid. I do ovulate on my own (we thnk) but he felt that with my age, number of months trying with DH and the fact that I have never even had a pregnancy scare before that this would be the most efficient use of time.He will up the dosage for each subsequent round if it doesn't work. He wants to do 3 rounds of IUI and then talk about IVF.Oh yeah, I just noticed last night on the information sheet for Clomid that they don't recommend using it for more than 6 months. I am assuming that it just means in a row and not necessarily "ever" so I would guess that my doctors protocol is not completely out of the ordinary.If you feel ready to do IUI I would say that maybe you should bring it up with your dr and see how they feel about being more aggressive and not waiting for the 4 months to be up. How many cycles have you been on Clomid? Are your cycles getting shorter? If they are still really long then I might seriously consider pushing for IUI or if that sounds extreme then maybe switching to Fermara? I have read that the success rate on that goes up (although I don't remember where I read that) for those who were unsuccessful on Clomid.I sure hope you get your bfp soon... :) :)
edit: I meant to say this first IUI will not be with injectables.
Sorry I've been gone from PW lately, but I thought I'd chime in. Before we lost our PPO insurance visits were $20, now without insurance they are anywhere from $80-$260. Each follicle ultrasound was $20 (w/ insurance) and I had 3 done before the IUI,... and expect more if you get pregnant (w/o insurance u/s are $140 to $200). The actual IUI on both days was $175 with insurance coverage, so I expect a bill to come with the other 80% of the total. There were also blood tests (I believe $20 w/ insurance). The medications I took (Clomid, FSH, and the HCG trigger shot, and progesterone were $68 with insurance. When I called to refill my prescription for JUST the progesterone it was $200 (for the same amount) w/o insurance. The ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy were $205 each, and the blood test to do the same was $80. The moral of the story is to try and get really good insurance so you don't have to pay out of pocket! Good luck Allie!!! It was worth every penny!