[quote=nydianalex]I am starting my 1st IVF cycle and after meeting with the Dr. he discussed frozen embryo transer for future use or if 1st cycle failed. And also mentioned you do not have to take as much meds and are not expensive said I would take Lupron but I hear that’s not covered by insurance and is very expensive. All these meds are making us broke. Can anyone offer there experience?
Nydia- First off, I hope your IVF works. But second off, just so you know only 30% of couples have anything left to freeze, so this may or may not apply to you. I only say this because I was terribly disappointed to never have Frozens- particularly on my first cycle. Until I found out it was very normal.
Lupron was always covered for me by insurance and for some ladies it is the only thing covered as it is approved for things besides fertility. And if it wasn’t, you wouldn’t need very much of it (only one bottle). You may even be able to have it donated by another person at your clinic. (Lots of RE’s do this.) I am not sure of the price of one bottle of Lupron, but since it’s available in a generic already as it’s been out for years, I find it doubtful it is that expensive. I feel like maybe a few hundred at most.
The other thing you would still need in a FET is Progesterone. I know my PIO was only $85 or something like it when I bought a bottle once.
There are also fees associated with cryopreserving (freezing_) embies which differs clinic to clinic, so be sure to budget for those if things are tight also.