Hi everyone. I'm trying to be strong through this whole IVF process but it's really starting to take it's toll. We had our first IVF with a BFN in January/February and we paid $13K out of pocket for treatment and the meds. I really wish that we had insurance coverage but it's not mandated in Arizona. I've even thought of getting a part time job at FedEx Kinkos just to have most of the IVF costs covered but they require 32 hours/week and 3 months time prior to receiving coverage. I can't imagine working 72 hours each week and my husband said that he just doesn't think that it's feasible. We're still paying off the credit card from the first IVF and hoping to try again in Aug/Sept. I just don't know how everyone goes through this process with BFN's b/c I try to be strong but I'm just crushed. To be honest, if we had insurance it would be so much less stressful b/c then we would just pick up and try again. We just can't seem to manage the financial aspect of this and that's why my husband keeps delaying the IVF further out (also in hopes of getting pregnant naturally - this whole process has been a major bruise to his ego since it's a male factor issue). My husband won't even look at pics of my little niece or talk about kids anymore b/c it's too hard for him. Anyway, how did everyone manage the financial impact of IVF? We have heard about some RE offices having donated meds from insured patients that had leftovers but our RE said that he no longer does this. Any ideas on how we could possibly save money on the meds aspect at least? My RE unfortunately doesn't even give us full paying customers a discount or break on the IVF cost so the meds is the only place that I can think to cut. Is there anywhere that we can find cheaper meds that you know of? Maybe someone has leftover meds that they would be willing to sell us cheaply? I appreciate any help. I am just struggling to make it through the days at this point and really want to do IVF sooner rather than later. Best of luck to all and many thanks for any responses. Hugs, Kim
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