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Lupron Cost. Are you kidding me! Lupron Cost. Are you kidding me!

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Unread 01-22-2010, 05:52 PM
Lupron Cost. Are you kidding me!

I am 4 1/2 post hysterectomy. About 4 days ago, I was diagnosed with a cystic mass related to my endo. I am devastated...

Saw my gyne Monday and she wants to put me back on agestin, and wants to start me back on Lupron injections ASAP to try to shrink the cyst. Otherwise, more surgery and this time a vertical scar since I have so much scarring from previous surgery and endo.

I have no problem with the Lupron injections, I have had them in the past and the side effects were minimal, if any at at. The BIG problem is that the cost of the shots is $2, 000 for each injection and she wants to keep me on them for a year. My cost after insurance would be $560 each injection. Not guaranteed they will even work. I really can't afford $2, 200 for these shots..The last time I had them, I only paid $40 per injection. My insurance sucks!!!

I don't know what to do. I feel more surgery is inevitabe no matter which choice I make.
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Unread 01-22-2010, 09:04 PM
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Wow, that stinks. I remember having to fight with insurance to get the Lupron Depot shots too, it took lots of letters from my specialists and then I never got fully reimbursed.

Can you shop around different pharmacies? I recently had to fill an unusual expensive prescription (for an injectable) I called numerous pharmacies & mail-order companies to compare prices and got several hundred dollars off the retail price. And since it's a drug used as chemotherapy for cancer treatments, I hope the manufacturer offers some kind of compassionate discount program to patients who need it. Good luck! Wish I had a coupon to pass along.
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Unread 03-18-2010, 12:16 PM
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I about dropped the phone when the pharmacy called and told me what my co-pay for the Lupron injections would be. I actually have what I consider very good insurance and my cost on each is $250. Thank goodness I only had to have 3. Hope you can find a more reasonable price.
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Unread 03-25-2010, 08:25 PM
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WOW!!! And I was complaining because my insurance co-pay was $65!!! My insurance didn't give my a hard time at all, what a blessing. I'll be careful what I complain about from now on.....geez!! I had to have 4 injections. Even if it would have been $250...I probably wouldn't have been able to do it!!! Crazy expensive!
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Unread 03-26-2010, 08:40 AM
Re: Lupron Cost. Are you kidding me!

when I had my lupron injections years ago. it cost my ins. $450 each shot. I was lucky at that time my ins paid for all of it. Good thing cause they did not work at all for me.
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Unread 04-23-2010, 12:50 PM
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Wow, I am shocked. I am taking my perscirption to be filled today for Lupron.

On a different note, since all you have taken Lupron, how where the side effects? I am hearing horror stories and really hesitant to do it.

My doc wants me to do it for 3 months. I had LAVH 3 weeks ago. I have alot of scarring she want to try and soften up with the Lupron since my cervix is adhered to my rectum with scar tissue. She had to leave my cervix because of this. And my left overy is adhered to the pelvic wall.

I appreciate any feedback on your expericance with the Lupron.

Thanks,
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Unread 04-23-2010, 01:06 PM
Re: Lupron Cost. Are you kidding me!

I found that the horror stories were worse than the actual side effects for me. I had some major mood swings, night sweat, but the worst was the insomnia! It seems everyone has a different reaction to it. I am very thankful mine were as minimal as they were after reading some other people's stories.

My Lupron had to be ordered from a specialty pharmacy and usually took 2 or 3 days to arrive at my doctor's office.
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Unread 04-23-2010, 06:57 PM
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I agree that the horror stories were worse than the actual side effects. I took lupron from November to March just before my surgery. I had a few "heat waves" as I call them, not bad...it was winter time so kind of a nice little benefit. I'm almost 48 so maybe already going through the change so maybe thats why symptoms weren't bad. The worse thing for me was anxiety at night and not being able to sleep. A little xanax took care of that and didn't have to keep taking it just a few times here and there.
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Unread 04-23-2010, 07:50 PM
Re: Lupron Cost. Are you kidding me!

Thanks for the input. I'll give a go for a month and see what happens. I have my ativan on hand as I am prone to anxiety anyways.

Thanks much
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Unread 04-26-2010, 03:26 PM
Re: Lupron Cost. Are you kidding me!

I did two series of lupron shots. I got all the side effects with none of the benefits. I am sure it works on some people, but unfortuantely I was not one of them. I hope it works for you!
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