Friends, I should first clarify something from my last post. When I said I had four weeks left, I was technically referring to the fact that I will be considered full-term (37 weeks) then. I am now 3 weeks away from that day, but am still six weeks away from my actual due date of Oct 3. Make sense? So sorry for the confusion!
But now that I am getting so close to that October day, it’s time to start considering what I should do with my leftover fertility drugs. And I want your help.
I have a small handful of drugs that I have carefully stored, just in case Skittle didn’t make it and I needed them in the future. I still do not feel comfortable doing away with them until after she is here in my arms, safe and sound. But that day is quickly approaching and I need a game plan.
Here’s what I have:
- 15 Clomid pills, 50mg each (exp 1/12/2014)
- 10 Clomid pills, 50mg each (exp 11/2/2013)
- 20 Medroxypr pills (generic progesterone for period induction), 10mg each (exp 8/28/13)
- 1 trigger shot (Pregnyl, 10,000 units) (exp 11/8/2013)
- Follistim AQ 300IU, a total of $400 worth (exp 1/18/2014)
- 2 Follistim pens, each with 8 needles
Just a note…I think the expiration dates are only an estimate. It seems that the standard is for a pharmacy to list an expiration date for exactly one year after the prescription is filled, so I imagine many of these drugs will still be good beyond that date.
So the big question is, what do I do with all of this? I can’t sell them because that’s illegal. I asked the fertility clinic for their suggestions way back in February, hoping that they may accept the drugs and give them to a patient who can’t afford them, but they don’t do that. Behind closed doors, they do suggest that we give them to a friend who may need them. I don’t have any IRL friends who do, but I have you guys. Ideally, I’d like to do a giveaway after Skittle arrives to pass these drugs off to a bloggie friend in need. But is mailing them legal??? I have conflicting information and, while I really do not want all of this helpful fertility medication to go to waste, I’d really prefer not to spend Skittle’s first few months of life in the slammer. (Maybe I’m being paranoid, but it wouldn’t be the first time.) My other dilemma is that the Follistim needs to be refrigerated and I’m not sure how to go about mailing it and keeping it cool enough to maintain its quality.
So please help! Opinions, ideas, suggestions, pleas for these drugs to be donated to you or someone you know…I’m open to it all. At this point, I’m undecided what to do, but I’m impressionable and can easily be convinced! All I know is that, if I can help someone else on this journey, then perhaps I will finally have my answer as to why I’ve had to go through this in the first place. xo