Monday, April 29, 2013

Blew right out of the works-


That's the kind of day I've been having. Baseline was clear, and we were all set to do 10mg Letrozole. Awesome, right? But then after an hour I found out that the first pharmacy was out of stock. Second pharmacy had me wait 25 minutes to tell me that my insurance denied the claim and wanted authorization and to talk to my doctor. Say what now? I checked online and it's a covered medication, not only that it didn't have a limit, and it didn't require authorization. I am pissed. Basically the way it's worded on the script sent up flags and they won't cover such a high daily dose. Go figure. Out of pocket it would be at least $300.

So, there went that plan! Instead, we're still doing 200mg Clomid ($32). We'll be adding estrogen during the follicular phase to combat my lining issues, but who knows how that'll work out. So, estradiol today until trigger (maybe beyond). Dexamethasone as well. And 5 days of 200mg Clomid, of course.


I did make great follicles the last two cycles, it's just my lining was crap... which is, you know, kind of important. I was counting on Letrozole this cycle, so I feel a bit let down. I'm angry. I'm annoyed. It's been a long day and I've been up since 6am. Ugh.

I'm supposed to go back on CD11 for monitoring, but that was assuming we were doing Letrozole... I'll have to call and try to reschedule for CD12.

6 comments: said...

what a pain! I'm sorry. Maybe this rocky start will lead to a better ending?

An Aspiring Mom-To-Be said...

I'm so sorry that you had such a crappy day. Your insurance is absolutely ridiculous.

Rebecca said...

Insurance companies make me very angry. So what form are you doing the estrogen in? patch, pill or injection?

AnotherDreamer said...

Rebecca, yes they are so frustrating! I'm just on 1mg estradiol pills this cycle. That's what they had me on the TWW last cycle.

AAMtB, yes they are. I can't believe how much I miss my old insurance!

And Melissa, I hope so!

Stinky said...

what a faff-around. Do people in US as a standard have higher blood pressure than any other country. Mine would be through the roof if that sort of crap was the norm for dealing with insuranceystuff! Isn't it up to your doctor to determine dosage - that shouldn't even be under question by anyone who is not directly involved in your HEALTH matters.

Is it the letrozole that aids lining?

AnotherDreamer said...

Stinky, Letrozole is a different type of ovulation induction medication, and it's usually better on the lining and CM than Clomid. And yeah, this is ridiculous. My old insurance gave me some issues, but never like this! I called them again today and everything is still pending with the old claims from FEBRUARY. They told me it could take 30 days to finish reviewing them, and it's been 37 now.