Houston- cycle update?

Houston- cycle update?

Erin
Erin

May 3rd, 2012, 1:56 pm #1

Hi Houston- I'm not sure if I missed it, but I was just wondering how you were doing and if your cycle issues were worked out. I just got home last night but was w/o Internet connection for the last 2-3 days of our trip. Too bad we didn't get to meet up again! Hope you're well.
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Houston
Houston

May 3rd, 2012, 5:21 pm #2

This cycle was really weird. I started off really suppressed, then I developed one follicle that was 13 that shot to 18 by the next day. I had several more follicles, but they were all less than 10. So, b/c I only had one, I decided to just do an IUI, which I did today.

I am going to talk to Davis on Friday on the protocol he is going to try next. Obviously, this one did not work for me. Last EPP I had 9 follicles, 5 mature. So, to respond so poorly was a little bit of a shock.

The good news is my meds are now somehow miraculously being covered (even though they are excluded on my policy). I started working with BCBS specialty pharmacy and they filed everything under my major medical and so far, everything is paid. Thank goodnes, otherwise I would be out seriously about $15K in meds.

Davis plans on me starting the patch on Tuesday and starting back immediately. So, while I am kind of upset that I did not get to do a cycle, I am glad that I feel like I had the option to cancel since my meds are covered. Because of this, I can now afford to try again and find a protocol that works better for me before I spend all the money I have on my cycle.

How did your cycle go?
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Houston
Houston

May 3rd, 2012, 5:21 pm #3

Hi Houston- I'm not sure if I missed it, but I was just wondering how you were doing and if your cycle issues were worked out. I just got home last night but was w/o Internet connection for the last 2-3 days of our trip. Too bad we didn't get to meet up again! Hope you're well.
This cycle was really weird. I started off really suppressed, then I developed one follicle that was 13 that shot to 18 by the next day. I had several more follicles, but they were all less than 10. So, b/c I only had one, I decided to just do an IUI, which I did today.

I am going to talk to Davis on Friday on the protocol he is going to try next. Obviously, this one did not work for me. Last EPP I had 9 follicles, 5 mature. So, to respond so poorly was a little bit of a shock.

The good news is my meds are now somehow miraculously being covered (even though they are excluded on my policy). I started working with BCBS specialty pharmacy and they filed everything under my major medical and so far, everything is paid. Thank goodnes, otherwise I would be out seriously about $15K in meds.

Davis plans on me starting the patch on Tuesday and starting back immediately. So, while I am kind of upset that I did not get to do a cycle, I am glad that I feel like I had the option to cancel since my meds are covered. Because of this, I can now afford to try again and find a protocol that works better for me before I spend all the money I have on my cycle.

How did your cycle go?
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Erin
Erin

May 3rd, 2012, 8:44 pm #4

Sorry things didn't work out as planned this time. It sounds like the cycle was a little wonky from the start, but I'll send hopeful, good vibes for your IUI. It's great news that your meds are covered! What a relief that must be. Hoping you get a newer and better plan for the next time around If it's needed (which sounds like it would be asap which is great!).

As for me, it was a real rollercoaster of a trip but ultimately, it ended fairly well. I don't want to jinx anything so I think I'm going to avoid posting more details until beta time(silly, I know, but nothing has worked before so what can a little superstition hurt?). I'll take positive vibes though if you have some to spare! . Thinking of you and hoping for the best.
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Houston
Houston

May 3rd, 2012, 8:48 pm #5

I totally understand about the superstitious thing. I tend to be very superstitious also.
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Mrs. McIrish
Mrs. McIrish

May 3rd, 2012, 10:04 pm #6

Sorry things didn't work out as planned this time. It sounds like the cycle was a little wonky from the start, but I'll send hopeful, good vibes for your IUI. It's great news that your meds are covered! What a relief that must be. Hoping you get a newer and better plan for the next time around If it's needed (which sounds like it would be asap which is great!).

As for me, it was a real rollercoaster of a trip but ultimately, it ended fairly well. I don't want to jinx anything so I think I'm going to avoid posting more details until beta time(silly, I know, but nothing has worked before so what can a little superstition hurt?). I'll take positive vibes though if you have some to spare! . Thinking of you and hoping for the best.
Wishing good things for both of you! Erin, I have been wondering about you since you've been quiet. Hope you will post good news shortly:-)
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Mrs. McIrish
Mrs. McIrish

May 3rd, 2012, 10:05 pm #7

Sorry things didn't work out as planned this time. It sounds like the cycle was a little wonky from the start, but I'll send hopeful, good vibes for your IUI. It's great news that your meds are covered! What a relief that must be. Hoping you get a newer and better plan for the next time around If it's needed (which sounds like it would be asap which is great!).

As for me, it was a real rollercoaster of a trip but ultimately, it ended fairly well. I don't want to jinx anything so I think I'm going to avoid posting more details until beta time(silly, I know, but nothing has worked before so what can a little superstition hurt?). I'll take positive vibes though if you have some to spare! . Thinking of you and hoping for the best.
Wishing good things for both of you! Erin, I have been wondering about you since you've been quiet. Hope you will post good news shortly:-)
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Erin
Erin

May 4th, 2012, 8:19 pm #8

Thanks Mrs. McIrish! How are you doing and what are you up to? Hope you're well and thinking of you.
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Mrs. McIrish
Mrs. McIrish

May 5th, 2012, 2:53 pm #9

No update on me. I was going to cycle this month (today is Cd2) but my ER/ET would fall during C.ooper's lab being shut down. DH and I are taking a much needed vacation on Wednesday to Punta Cana and will just relax! Hoping to try one more IVF in June if I can schedule it with work issues. We'll see...
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Laura
Laura

May 5th, 2012, 2:56 pm #10

This cycle was really weird. I started off really suppressed, then I developed one follicle that was 13 that shot to 18 by the next day. I had several more follicles, but they were all less than 10. So, b/c I only had one, I decided to just do an IUI, which I did today.

I am going to talk to Davis on Friday on the protocol he is going to try next. Obviously, this one did not work for me. Last EPP I had 9 follicles, 5 mature. So, to respond so poorly was a little bit of a shock.

The good news is my meds are now somehow miraculously being covered (even though they are excluded on my policy). I started working with BCBS specialty pharmacy and they filed everything under my major medical and so far, everything is paid. Thank goodnes, otherwise I would be out seriously about $15K in meds.

Davis plans on me starting the patch on Tuesday and starting back immediately. So, while I am kind of upset that I did not get to do a cycle, I am glad that I feel like I had the option to cancel since my meds are covered. Because of this, I can now afford to try again and find a protocol that works better for me before I spend all the money I have on my cycle.

How did your cycle go?
Not to totally freak you out, but just letting you know that insurance companies are known to cover something "by accident" but then realize their mistake and then "readjust" their payment and then the office will give you a bill. I am going through this right now with my allergy clinic. My insurance covered a bunch of my allergy shots without applying my $30 specialist copay. I thought I misunderstood the policy and my copay didn't apply, but I was wrong. I am appealing the "adjustment" since it was their mistake to cover them in the first place, but it's looking unlikely that I will win (because it's "my responsibility" to know everything about my policy and "correct" their mistakes). So, even though you don't want them to rescind payment, it might be worth a strategic call; without referring to them as "fertility drugs" maybe just call them hormones to fix a hormonal imbalance (or something). In any case, I wouldn't spend the money you thought you'd budgeted for drugs on another cycle until you know for sure you're not going to get a huge bill later on.
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