DH and I scheduled an appointment with our RE to come up with a new plan, since after 4 IUIs we have had no success. I respond well to Clomid, with 3-4 good follicles most months, and DH has a great sperm count. We had a long list of things to discuss with the doctor, primarily the possibility of doing progesterone and femara. I was really expecting the doctor to suggest injectibles and IUI, but was wondering how that would work as I do O well on Clomid. Well - I did not hear at all what I expected to. Doc basically said that after 4 failed IUIs with a good egg response, he did not think it was worth trying injects as it would only increase the risk of higher-order multiples since I am O'ing well. Didn't feel it would be any more likely to be successful than the Clomid alone. He said I have three options - IVF, adoption, or trying without meds and hoping for a miracle on our own. Was NOT expecting to be told that at this point in my journey.
I was pretty much rendered speechless, but DH had his notes and asked about femara, which the doctor said he was happy to prescribe for us to take while trying on our own (no more IUIs). After the appt, DH and I had a long talk about progesterone and he put a call in to ask about getting progesterone as well. All the doctor said on the subject was that if/when we do IVF, he would give me a ton of progesterone so there was no point in testing me as I would get it anyway.
So that was my crappy day.
One good thing - I got an email from a staff member at work at another site who had heard through the grapevine that I was interested in finding a cat (my kitty love of 13 years was put to sleep this spring after a skin disorder which led to steroid injections and then heart failure). I have a co-worker who fosters cats and let her know I was interested. The woman who emailed me is looking for a good home for her daughter's cat as her daughter is moving overseas and can't take kitty. So I agreed to take her so long as she is able to cope with my dogs. So I am most likely getting a new kitty - slight positive for the day.