First, let me say that I am so glad I found this forum! I wish I'd known about it for the past year that my partner and I have been TTC.
I am wondering if anyone here ever had success with a Clomid cycle after doing injectables + IUI. I'm 33, with no diagnosed fertility problems, and we've been TTC for about a year using frozen donor sperm. We started off working with a doctor because I couldn't pinpoint ovulation using OPKs. I had a lot of testing done and everything came back normal. My doctors have said that OPKs just don't work for some women.
So, we've had to go the ultrasound/trigger shot route from the beginning. In 2010 we did 5 IUIs, the first 4 with Clomid and the last one with injectables. I had two extremely long injectable cycles last summer that got cancelled because I made so many eggs. Had a chemical pregnancy last March, but other than that all BFNs. Every IUI was done at the doctor's office 36 hours after an hCG trigger shot.
After realizing that my body goes too crazy on injectables, and not being financially able to do IVF, we've decided to get back to basics and do some inseminations at home. I feel like it's kind of crazy that we never tried that to begin with.
My plan now is to start Clomid on my next cycle, have just a little bit of ultrasound monitoring around Days 16-18 (I tend to ovulate a little late), do a trigger shot and then do two ICIs at home and one IUI at the doctor's. Does this sound like a good plan? What timing would you guys use for the ICIs, considering that the IUI will definitely be done at the office 36 hours after the hCG shot?
Thanks in advance! Good luck to everyone and thank you so much for sharing your stories.