Monday, February 25, 2013

Vampires and headaches...

I'm sitting in the lobby of the U of M Reproductive Medicine Clinic for the last time (hopefully). I got an HCG and Progesterone level checked. I have to say I'm going to miss the lab tech; such a nice vampire :)!

The reason I have a headache is because of what happened after. It was my understanding that they would be prescribing Provera and Clomid today after my non ovulation was confirmed. Even though I'm not wanting to use Clomid at this point, I would like to have the script just in case. Provera is an easy one, but the Clomid I would have to shop around for. Because of this, I asked for a paper script. To get those scripts, I asked to wait until they got the levels confirmed so I didn't have to come back.

Apparently, this is something they have never heard of. "We don't usually have patients wait in the lobby," the snooty nurse told me. This is AFTER I hear her talking to another nurse in their office. Knowing full well I was standing in the hallway, she told her I went into a "long annoying story" about needing a paper script. Apparently, they are only going to prescribe Provera today anyways. Not what I heard, but ok.

Good riddance! On to Diamond Women's Center on Wednesday!


  1. Boo! I don't understand what you mean about needing to shop around for Clomid. I got mine (and most other prescriptions) from Target pharmacy, because they can easily transfer from one store to another. I think Clomid is the cheapest of any of the drugs I've taken, if that's what you're worried about.

    I was just at Diamond today for my u/s, and the nurse who took my blood was awesome, as was the u/s tech. Everybody is so nice! There have been a few instances (usually when seeing the doctor instead of the nurses -- three times in the last year) that I've had to wait quite a long time, but that's the only thing I could complain about. I'm sooo hoping you have the same positive experience!

  2. I took your advice and made some calls. I think I found out that Wal-Mart may be the way to go, but I'll check Target as well. For political reasons, I don't like giving Wally World my money unless I absolutely have to (yep I'm one of those ;). I'm just stressing about every cent I'm spending at this point.

    I'm excited for tomorrow though. Turns out Diamond is in network with my insurance as well, not just covered under the open-access clause. Wish I'd known that from the get-go... From what you say, it sounds like they are a little more generous with how they code visits to maybe get SOME services covered. I hate to say it, but I'm hoping for a PCOS diagnosis at this point. It would actually make this easier.