Post # 1
I’m hoping to get some advice from you experts :). I posted a while back with some symptoms. Welli finally saw the specialist yesterday and ultrasound confirmed PCOS. I was on CD 34 and we discussed provera to start period and then right into clomid. She took a blood test and I got the call today that I had actually ovulated so I can wait until I get my period before starting clomid. My question is, do I need clomid if I am ovulating?? I have been temping and it looks like I probably ovulated around CD 26. is she suggesting clomid because I ovulated late?
also, for those that had monitored clomid cycles. Do you mind sharing the cost? I was shocked when it was $600 per cycle. Or including the medication. Does that sound expensive? thanks for your help!
Post # 3
Clomid can help speed up ovulation but it can also give a boost to women who already ovulate. Did you have the ultrasound yesterday? It may not matter, but my RE did my ultrasound to determine PCOS on CD 3, before I ovulated.
I just started my fourth, and probably final, clomid cycle. I think cost really depends on if your clinic offers a package and what your insurance covers (if any). I’ll give you info on what mine have cost though. I have an HMO through BCBS, that thankfully has some infertility coverage, with a $40 copay and my clinic does not offer cycles in packages (other than IVF) so I pay per visit. For 1.5 cycles, I had to pay a separate copay for ultrasound and half of the bloodwork. The other 2.5 cycles, I’ve only had to pay my copay and beta ($14). Depending on how many visits I had that cycle, the cost has varied from $95 (2 visits- 1 CD3 no bloodwork and 1 monitoring+blood work) to $370(4 visits-1 CD3 no bw and 3 monitoring+bw) without medication. So I’ve both been close and nowhere near $600 on a cycle. Without insurance, my clinic would bill anywhere from $295-495 a visit.
My meds used to cost about $180/cycle as well [clomid ($4), ovidrel ($85ish), and progesterone capsules($85ish)] my insurance now has better coverage for the progesterone so it brings cost down to $100. No coverage for ovidrel though, so the pharmacy uses a coupon.
Hopefully I didn’t confuse you. Good luck!