My husband and I have been trying for almost 2 1/2 years. When I went in for my HSG, they found that I had several uterine polyps and a very thick lining. I had to have surgery (polyp removal and a D&C). Now, we're at the point where next cycle we can start taking Femara and Ovidrel to force ovulation, and schedule an IUI.
I had to call the doctor's office today to see if it had been long enough from my surgery to start taking my meds and I had a mini-breakdown. I called and left a message at 8:30 am and by lunchtime, no one had called me back so I began calling both locations of the office to speak with a nurse. I finally heard back from a nurse after 1pm, but I was ready to cry I was so upset. I have to wait another month to start the meds, which is fine, but it seems like every time I have a setback, I get really emotional.
Try to focus on the new testing you're going to have done. The sooner that you find out if there are any more issues, the sooner you can work to resolve those. We had my husband tested twice, because the first S/E was so low. After the second test, it was high enough to go for an IUI, instead of going straight to IVF, which I know we cant' afford.
I know how it feels to be frustrated and sad about this whole situation. I turn 35 next week, which means that now my fertility treatments go up in price because I'm in the 35-40 age group. Just keep going to the doctor and get all of your testing done so that you have the best chances of success. Good luck!View Thread
I live in a state where insurance isn't required to cover infertility treatments.
I have Blue Cross Blue Shield and this is what mine has covered:
Reproductive Endocrinologist office visits
blood work (STDs, insulin, cholesterol, etc)
pre-cancer/wellness screenings including HSG test, ultrasounds, etc
surgery: D&C in the hospital (they paid 80%), removal of 4 uterine polyps
They do NOT cover:
Procedures to get you pregnant, i.e. IUI, IVF
Medications such as Femara,($649 but free with the coupon my doctor gave me, and Ovidrel $100 from an online reproductive pharmacy)
I'm waiting to get my cycle back after being on continuous BC for 2 months. Then we're going to use Femara and Ovidrel to induce ovulation and have an IUI. My insurance will pay for anything that can be considered wellness or pre-cancerous, but not fertility treatments. If you live in a state where the insurance companies are required to pay for fertility treatments, then many of your expenses may be covered so you should research this.View Thread
1.How long have you been TTC? 2 years 2. What known issues have you encountered along the way? Husband's low numbers, 4 uterine polyps, , me not ovulating
3. What testing/appointments have you had/do you have scheduled? Ultrasound, 4 uterine polyps, 2 D&C (1 with failed cervical pain block, completed in hospital while sedated) , HSG
4. Any treatments in your future/currently? metformin , Femara, Ovidrel, IUI
5. What are you doing differently this cycle? preparing for IUI
6. What cycle day (CD) are you on? I don't know because my cycle hasn't started again after continuous birth control for 2 months. It's been 3 weeks since I stopped BC.
7. Overall, how are you feeling about TTC? I'm excited that my polyps weren't cancerous and that my D&C is over with. I'm excited to start the medication and have the IUI. I'm worried that nothing will work and I'm already 35.
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