Hi Skyler, I would be wary of going for a higher dose of clomid since you are ovulating already (have you had a day 21 progesterone level taken to make sure?) I cried for half an hour in my car after finding out my tubes were partially blocked and I am scared I could have an ectopic pregnancy right now. Still, it is true that the HSG can actually clear crud out of your tubes and help! As far as AF, I thought she was coming around day 23 because I had a little beige spotting (the usual sign). But then I just kept spotting (only on wiping, it was that weak) until day 28 when I finally POAS and got a BFP. I think it was implantation bleeding and it stopped a while ago. Believe me, I was surprised-I'd resigned myself to trying one last time without any help and then going straight to IVF.
RE and fertility specialists are great. On our first visit to the Weill clinic in NYC, we both had blood drawn (lots for me, just a couple for him because they were checking both of us for infectious disease like hepB, C, and HIV-very standard and certainly worth knowing!) Then they looked at my uterus and my antral follicles to make sure there was activity. They were also unhappy that my previous doc didn't check both FSH and estrogen at day 3 (she only checked FSH and AMH-FSH was normal, AMH was very low). So they were going to repeat all that and also my DH's sperm analysis. They also answered all my questions in depth and talked me down from the ledge about the low AMH. This is anti-Mullerian hormone and it is a measure of ovarian reserve. The doc said it had absolutely nothing to do with when I would enter menopause (I had practically signed up for AARP) and that there were plenty of women walking around with low AMH who ovulated normally and got pregnant with no trouble. It was actually just useful for determining what kind of stimulating regimen to use for me during IVF-I would probably need a higher dose of hormones and might not produce as many eggs, but they would be high quality. It made me feel much better. They also tested for certain genetic diseases-for me since I am Caucasian, they looked for cystic fibrosis, spino-muscular atrophy, and fragile X. Thank goodness I'm not Ashkenazic Jewish like DH because they look for like 10 things and those tests are expensive! (Our insurance doesn't pay for it). They were also very cognizant that we were paying out of pocket, so they waived some fees and got as much done in one visit as they could. Still expensive, but I appreciated that.
As far as feeling depressed goes, we've all been there. Infertility sucks. It's such a personal thing, the ability to get pregnant and all of us women ought to be able to do it! I found regular exercise helped me, as well as good food. And I baked a lot-big, fancy, European desserts (incredibly relaxing for me and my lab was very appreciative).