Fertility meds giveaway!

I think I’m maybe somewhere around 5.5 weeks “pregnant” right now (sorry, I still can’t really believe this might be for real, and I continue to feel very glass-half-empty about it, so for now I’m putting that word in scare quotes). Anyway, regardless of whether or not this works out, I’m fairly confident in saying we won’t have to do another fresh round of IVF, what with 14 blastocysts chillin’ like a villain in the freezer. So with that in mind, I’m going to offer up the leftover meds I have, if any of you are preparing for IVF and would like them (for free). Unfortunately, I really don’t have that much, and I’m out of the expensive stuff like Gonal-f, but I figure I may as well pass this stuff on anyway:

– Estrace. 2 mg pills, 17 of them.
– Luveris. Two unopened boxes of 75 IU/1ml doses, with separate vials of water and accompanying syringes.
– I also have another whole lot of needles and syringes of varying sizes that would work for progesterone shots, Lupron injections — basically anything intramuscular or subcutaneous. I’ll send these with a bunch of alcohol swabs, too. Just promise you won’t use these to inject yourself with lethal substances, please.

Leave a comment below if you’re interested in anything! Hopefully I don’t get in trouble with Canada Post… but if I do, I’ll just start crying. No one can get mad at a crying pregnant lady who’s just trying to help other crying ladies get pregnant themselves, right?

17 thoughts on “Fertility meds giveaway!

  1. I hope you don’t mind me hopping onto your post, Vanessa, but I’d like to offer up my gonal F, if anyone is interested (recipient would just have to pay postage for next day air, since package has to remain cold). I’d really like to make sure they go to someone who does not have coverage for medications, since we did pay out of pocket for them (awfully high deductible insurance).
    I have 4 pens of 450 IU gonal F (and one with 32 IU used but probably not supposed to use opened pen, even though I swear I am disease free ;-) and 2 vials of cetrotide (single use). Please respond to my post with a means of contacting you if interested. I am in the Rochester, NY area.

  2. Actually this made me remember that I also have 2 vials of Luveris plus syringes, unopened from my first cancelled cycle. If you get any takers, let me know and maybe we can ship them together. I assume that if I end up doing IVF #3 I’ll be on yet another different protocol and I won’t need the Luveris. Great idea!

  3. OK, that’s annoying, why did that show up twice?
    How do we weed out the black market fertility Med sellers, and is there such a thing. And did I just lure them here by typing out black market fertility Med sellers?

    • Hahaha… I was thinking the same thing! I figure, if someone who wants the meds has a blog and is writing about her fertility struggles, I can probably trust her. Otherwise… well, I’ll just do some research. :)

  4. hi..am all new to this lol..but am going for ivf april 3 and i have no insurance on my meds ..so is this a place that i can buy some ??? am not sure how it works //:s just for 1 gonal-f 900 iu is 1100.00 can..:(

  5. I have no meds leftover, but I just want to applaud all the efforts by you gals to donate your extra meds and I hope they make it to go homes (and turn into babies!!!!) :)
    And congrats on 5 and a half weeks!!! Woohoo!!
    And p.s. I don’t think any of us could say the “p” word until much further along…you are in good company! :)

  6. Hi and good morning! I’m sure your meds are way gone by now but if not, COUNT ME IN! I don’t have a blog…yet but signed up to start one. All I can offer is forwarding the e-mail from my nurse with my orders and schedule. Also you can check out my FB and friend me?! Thanks!

  7. And CONGRATS!!! I start my first IVF priming in one week and stims next month! I hope to be joining the mom club soon!

    • Hi there! I do apologise but I donated my meds a couple of weeks ago. Not sure about Vanessa.
      You could try asking your RE to put you in touch with someone who might have leftover meds. I tried donating mine through my RE but they weren’t interested. I managed to find someone on resolve’s infertility forum and sent them to her.

  8. In need of FSH! Gonal F, Puregon or even Follistim will do!! I will need 900iu before I can start my next cycle.. Thanks.
    I can pay shipping cost :)

    • Hey there! I’m so sorry, I think the Gonal-f is probably expired by now because I’d already started using the pen and, even with refrigeration, you’ve got to finish it off within a month or two, I believe. Sadly don’t have any Puregon or Follistim, either. Any other meds you’re in need of, like estrogen or progesterone??

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