Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Prometrium Drama

I have written before about the prometrium drama at CVS pharmacy. As a review.......the dr wrote on the script to take the pills vag and not oral. The pharmacist told me that I could not take them that way and yelled out the V word in front of everyone.......OMG.......so I started using mail order FFP and had no issues. Well I got tired of calling and waiting for the delivery etc and I decided to go back to CVS. I got a few filled there and it was great bc I could just refill onilne and then drive through to pick them up.

A few months back I got the generic for the first time. It was much cheaper so I gave it a try. OH NO it was not the same. It was much thinner and it leaked out while I was sleeping. It actually woke me up bc I thought I wet the bed. Also the generic has a brown tone to it and you can guess why that it annoying. Well I guess the people who made the generic figure that you will take it orally.

Last month, I had my Dr write DAW the next time I needed a script. The pharmacist at CVS gave me a hard time about why I HAD to have the name brand. I started to have flash backs. I told him that it was not the same and I was not going to tell him why. They filled it but it took awhile bc it was not in stock.

This month when I went to refill they were out of stock again. After a week of telling me they were going to order it, they told me tonight that the name brand has gone extinct. OMG I freaked out. I asked them if other stores had it and they said no CVS will have it. I asked about other pharmacies like Rite Aid etc, they told me nobody would have it. Then they said if I even wanted the generic I needed a NEW script. ERGH

I was so upset bc even if I am never going to TTC again, I still need my prometrium for my LPD which means I will take it for ever. That is another reason why I wanted to deal with CVS and not the fertility pharmacy anymore.

My DH could not understand my freak out. Before I was able to google it, I called Freedom FP and asked them. They transferred  me to a pharmacist right away who told me it was not true. In fact she offered to transfer my prescription to them and fill it asap. I told the female pharmacist about the whole ordeal and she was so nice about it.

I'm sure that this is some master plan by the insurance company to force people to use generics. It would have been nice if they just said use mail order instead of saying that it no longer existed. UGH


  1. That sounds SO frustrating! I don't like dealing with our CVS either they hate giving out the name brand of anything.

  2. Ugh is right. I wish people would just do their job and stay out of your business. Is there a specific reason that you do prometrium rather than hcg for LPD? My NaPro Dr has me on 3,000 injection HCG P+3,5,7,9. She says the HCG raises the p4. I much prefer a quick jab to stuff leaking in my panties. I HATED using those progesterone pessaries when I was doing IVF.

    1. Good question. I also have LUFS which means that most of the time my follicles do not pop. I took HCG post peak once before I knew I had LUFS and it made the follicles grow larger. I ended up in the ER bc I was so sick from two large cysts. One was 4cm and the other was 6cm on the same ovary.

  3. Oh man, I am sorry you've gone through all of that! How upsetting! ::stupid pharmacy grumble grumble::

  4. Can you ask your doctor if you can try taking crinone 4% instead? It's way better!

  5. OMG.. sounds like one of my doctor appointment visits !

  6. I think it's a Master Plan to further humiliate all IFers, everywhere.

    I was going to suggest compounded progesterone. I love the stuff. And my body DEFINITELY knows the difference.


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