You will need a referral to the FS from a GP.
I had Nalini Gayer, was unexplained, she ordered a hycosy as well as other tests rather than a lap, a hycosy is slightly less invasive I believe as no anasthetic is required.
Not sure what other docs do.
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25-03-2011 14:20 #371Senior Member
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Last edited by lilbirdy; 25-03-2011 at 14:23.
25-03-2011 14:53 #372
lilbirdy, it DID make sense...I just have a simple mind
The only thing I THINK could be our problem is that I never ever EVER get EWCM...not even a little bit up near my cervix. For that I have tried cups and cups of Green Tea a day, Evening Primrose Oil and sooooo much water it makes me feel sick! With not even a HINT of an improvement. We use PreSeed aswell which obviously doesn't help either.
I'm sorry for seeming so stupid about all of this...I just want something to help us
26-03-2011 09:42 #373
Disney- if your not in the sydney area.... you make your FS appointment & ring WFC & explain your from out of town & need a appointment the same day or next day at the clinic to explain all the procedures/drugs etc.Then its all done & once you get your next period (if all tests are done & there ready for you start) you ring in & see if you make the list that month.Then if accepted that month they start you on the pill or whatever treatment cycle they decide for you & when its time coming up for the drugs you ring & pay over the phone for your cycle & they o/night post the drugs to you with your calendar of wat to do & when. It all is a little daunting at first but all falls into place.You only need a referral from your GP & take all the test results with you... including full bloods results for you & dh. Things can hinder the process like needing more tests or for instance my Rubella was NIL so i had to hold off & get that, in which they wouldnt start a cycle until 3 months after that.... so best to get everything ticked off & done.Funny enough i got the rubella needle waited the 3months to start then got re-tested for the level & again it was LOW.... so i dont keep any immuninty for that so didnt need to wait after all that but they wont put bubs at risk if you did happen to fall pregnant. The nurses are all lovely & very helpful but you do have to be patient in waiting for return phone calls etc... as they are very busy & they will get back to you just not right then when you want them to.
13-04-2011 19:24 #374
Hi again ladies!
I posted this in the Syndey IVF section, but realised I should have put it here instead...sorry!
I've been popping in and out of here a fair bit lately (mainly only stalking, but occassionaly posting), but I have a question about Westmead that I was hoping someone could answer.
I have my referral for Westmead, but I can't be seen until June/July (and that is with Dr Smith I assume as I don't have to pay, but that is why there is a long wait).
To my understanding, some of the Dr's you can pay to see earlier. I would appreciate it if anyone would be able to tell me how much you paid to see a certain doctor, and how long you had to wait.
The question didn't occur to me while I was making the appointment
The gyno I have been seeing is waiting for DH's new SA results and my 21 day progesterone results, but from what he has seen and heard so far, he is suggesting we do ICSI.
15-04-2011 18:26 #375
I see Dr Ashley Fong. I got an appointment with her in around 3 weeks from when I called but it cost $400. I got most of it back since I'd already reached the medicare threshold so not sure what the cost would be without that. I think she's one of the more expensive Drs but I'm really happy with her
17-04-2011 20:33 #376
Thanks for that
We get our results on Tues, so depending what the gyno says, I will call up and see what the wait is to pay and see a doctor. If we don't have to wait very long, then we will just pay the money to be seen sooner.
May I ask...what makes you reach the Medicare Threshold? I have looked at the website, but I couldn't seem to find the info? I've used my medicare card a fair few times the past 2 weeks, but I don't know if that counts
Nevermind, I found my info...
What services are covered?
The Medicare Safety Net covers a range of doctor visits and tests covered by the MBS that you receive out-of-hospital. Having surgery, seeing a doctor or having a test when you are in hospital, or medical services not included in the MBS, do not count towards the Medicare Safety Net.
Some examples of services where costs count towards the Medicare Safety Net are:
- GP and specialist consultations (have had recently)
- blood tests (have had recently)
- CT scans
- pap smears (have had recently)
- tissue biopsies
- ultrasounds (have had recently)
My question now is...if I don't have to initially pay for these services, does it still count? Also (if anyone knows) how much would what I have had recently count towards the safety net?
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18-04-2011 06:25 #377Senior Member
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Disney, I ended up going into the Medicare office to ask them if I had hit the threshold or not. You can probably ring them too. I didn't hit it until after my first cycle but I hadn't had many Medicare costs in the leadup to that. The threshold is somewhere around $1200.
I went to see Dr Nalini Gayer, took about 8 weeks to get in, was $250.
02-05-2011 11:58 #378
Hi Ladies, can I pick some brains, please?
So, my FET was a fail, and with only one frosty left, I'm thinking about going back for IVF#2. This time I think I'll try an antagonist, as last time I over-stimmed and I really don't want to do that again . Damn poly-cystic ovaries!
I know every clinic is different, so I thought I'd ask how WFC do an antagonist cycle. When you book in, do you have to wait for next AF or do you go straight to injections? How many days do you do FSH injections before starting the orgalutron injections? Do you trigger with Ovidrel or Lucrin?
Also, is an antagonist cycle more expensive than a down-reg cycle? How much are the orgalutron injections?
I hope to see Dr F in a couple of weeks, but a bit of research doesn't hurt. Thanks in advance for any advice.
02-05-2011 20:17 #379Senior Member
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Sorry to hear about your BFN.
I have done a couple of antagonists at WFC. My experience was:-
- Start injecting FSH (gonal f or puregon) on first day or so of AF
- same monitoring for u/sounds & BTs
- start orgalutran (to stop ovulating) about day 5-6
- trigger with ovidrel when follies are ripe (was about 11 days for me)
One thing with polycystic ovaries, I'm not sure whether an antagonist is the 'answer' but I'm sure your doc can tell you. I have PCO and have been close (not fully blown) to OHSS, but thankfully managed to avoid it. I got 30/22 follies for both my fresh cycles, and then 15/12 when I changed clinics.
I don't know about the difference in cost because I've never done a down-reg, but the out of pocket cost (just for the cycle) for the first one was $850, and then $350 second time round when I was over the threshold.
One thing to know - I have missed out on getting a place at WFC due to over-booking (this is one reason why I ended up leaving WFC). You never miss out two months in a row, but this is because the theatre gets overbooked. Antagonist ladies are at a disadvantage because the shorter cycle means there's less notice for the clinic to book you into theatre, whereas the long cycle ladies obviously know (roughly) further in advance.
03-05-2011 10:36 #380
Lilbirdy - Thanks for that, I really appreciate it.
I only had 17 eggs last time, but ended up with OHSS after the trigger, so I'm hoping to avoid a pregnyl trigger if I can. I've heard they can trigger with lucrin on an antagonist cycle.
So sorry to see you had a M/C . Ten times worse than all the BFNs put together - maybe a hundred times. I hope you're ok.
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