Fertility Tip: Only buy the amount of medication you need.
In your refrigerator, you probably have some fruits, vegetables, maybe a lasagna and a bunch of leftover fertility medication. For the love of infertility, why did you buy so much extra medication? Now you have over $500 worth of medication that will expire before you will even need it again.
When you first start fertility treatments, you want to do everything right and be very prepared. 1. Make sure you have all the necessary prescriptions ahead of time (Check). 2. Purchase all fertility medication at least a few weeks before your next cycle (check). 3. Buy a little extra, just in case (check). “I’ll just buy a couple extra boxes of Puregon, just to be on the safe side. Puregon costs over $100 a box but better to be safe than sorry!” Your (godly expensive) cycle is now over and the extra meds are sitting quietly in your fridge between the butter and a container of cubed pineapple.
And you won’t use this medication again. By the time you have your next treatment, you’re worried that the medication has expired. You contact your local drug pharmacist and although she tells you that the meds are still fine, you would rather not risk it. Why pay all this money for fertility treatments if the medication might be expired? Now, the medication sits in your fridge, and you’re not quite sure what to do with it. Should you throw it out? But what if you need some emergency, back-up medication? Most likely, this medication will remain in your house until you get pregnant and give birth.
You’ve even called the pharmacist to see if you could return the medication. “Yes. Mrs. Drug Pharmacist. I would like to return these extra vaginal suppositories. I promise, they haven’t been used.” Word of advice- the pharmacist will not accept medication returns, even if you beg them. And the more you need to purchase fertility medication, the more efficient you become. First fertility treatment- medication is purchased weeks before your period is due. You want to make sure you have all the drugs available. After you’ve cycled a few failed times, you end up buying medication the day before or even on the day of your period. If only you had not purchased that excess medication. You could have spent all that money on alcohol.