Before I get to my findings I want to talk about kindness and generosity. Two of my blog followers reached out to me with open arms to help me. Both of them brought tears to my eyes and warmness to my heart. This journey through infertility is not an easy one so having other people going through the same thing supporting you feels pretty darn great. Thank you to both of you (you know who you are). You guys are my two favorite people at the moment.
I made my calls to get the prescriptions priced today and there is a substantial difference in the two pharmacies that I called. One pharmacy was given to me by one of the fore mentioned angels above, and the other pharmacy is the one I currently go to for my medications. HUGE DIFFERENCE
CVS = $4,724.53
Bravelle - $125.99/each x 20 = $2,519.80
Menopur - $132.99/each x 10 = $1,329.90
Lupron - 2 week kit = $337.99
Ovidrel - 1 syringe = $128.99
Crinone - $27.19/each x 15 = $407.85
Strohecker - $2,691.30 http://www.stroheckersrx.com/fertility.php
Bravelle - $57.95/vile x 20 = $1,159
Menopur - $79.95/vile x 10 = $799.50
Lupron - 2 week kit = $149.95
Ovidrel - 1 syringe = $119.95
Crinone - $19.86/each x 15 = $297.90
Overnight shipping: $165
CVS is $2,033.23 more! Really??? That is a huge difference and obviously you know what choice we are going to make. I about lost it when I added everything up. Plus the people at Strohecker's also send a Large sharps container, alcohol swabs, all necessary needles and syringes and Q-caps. They also give you a card with the phone number of a pharmacist who is available 24/7 for all questions or concerns. CVS on the other hand was a mess. They couldn't tell me how many viles were in a package or how many Crinone came for the price they quoted. When I asked if they could find out they told me that they would have to order it first then they would let me know. Um, no thanks CVS.
I am currently on cloud nine with my findings. Yes, we are still paying a crap ton of money for a 50% chance of a take home baby. But we are spending 2k less than we would have and I will take it!!