I may be doing an IUI cycle with injectibles next cycle if I get a BFN from my IUI a week ago.
I thought it would be one drug, but it’s actually 4. I’m a little shocked since my initial googling lead me to believe that it would probably only be Gonal F (what my insurance covers), but it’s actually Gonal F, menopur, cetrocide and Leuprolide (although my insurance won’t cover it so I’ll have to find an alternative or just pay).
Does this sound about right? Haven’t talked to my dr yet but have an appointment Wednesday.
Post by EllenGriswold on Mar 25, 2019 14:40:55 GMT -5
That sounds right to me. I never did injectibles with my IUIs but those are the same drugs I used for IVF. The Gonal and menopur are used together to grow the follicles and the cetrotide is used to stop you from ovulating before you should. I’m not sure how your RE will use Lupron, it can be used for lots of different stuff in your cycle, but is very common.
Sorry about the lack of insurance for the meds, that’s the annoying part about IUI with injectibles, the med cost can be pretty awful
each RE is different. I used gonal, and menopur on my last injectible for IUI and we used ovidrel as trigger. Sadly it was still negative so we went to IVF. The injections are super easy and since it's a much smaller dose for IUI than IVF it's not nearly as expensive.
Post by thoseareradishes on Mar 25, 2019 20:57:03 GMT -5
I didn't use menopur for my injectable cycles, but did use follistim (basically the same as gonal-F) and ganirelix (does the same thing as centricide). I actually only used Ganirelix for one cycle (out of 3), because it wasn't covered by insurance. My trigger was Ovidrel.
I would ask them how many follicles is too many to move forward with the IUI. Have a plan so it's not something you have to decide the day of the IUI.
Once you have a plan, ask for your prescriptions and call around to different pharmacies. There are discount programs you can enroll in, and also ask about swapping meds if your insurance covers one but not another.