Tried clomid 50 mg for the 1st time 2 cycles ago (for suspected luteal defect - luteal phase of 10 days). Sure enough I had a 14 day luteal phase....but then a period that only lasted 3 days and was lighter than usual (mine have been much longer - more like 5-6 days on average). Came back with very high progesterone 7 dpo (64?) and OB figured I ovulated more than one egg. Did not have ultrasound to measure lining (not an option here without visiting an infertility clinic 7 hrs drive away - and we don't have any RE's here either). I'm guessing my lining was too thin to support implantation. DH has normal SA (but on the low end of normal for most aspects).
So the next cycle I thought, "why not just chop the 50 mg pills in half and try 25 mg?"...thinking maybe I could get the benefit of the egg boost but maybe with less impact on the lining. Well - I had much less midcycle pain, still ovulated....but my luteal phase was only 12 days and my period lasted basically 2 days (3rd and 4th day just a bit of spotting).
This makes me think that moving to IUI would be a waste of time with only about a 5% success rate per cycle (and it's close to out of our budget too). There's no way we could afford IVF. But at nearly 39 time is running out...
What next? Any suggestions? I feel like I'm driving this boat (doing my own research and coming to her with questions/suggestions) with the OB/GYN but really have no other option living in a rural area and not being able to afford to travel to an infertility clinic.
Thanks wise ladies :)