Yesterday we had an appointment with Dr. I again. Overall, I feel it was a good appointment. I had hope to get him to agree to put me on Femara. That didn't happen though. He apparently won't use it now that the black box warning is there. (Which I find odd since he doesn't agree with the warning!)
Anyway, on cycle day 1, I am to call to find out which days he wants me to take the Clomid. I'll start it somewhere between days 3-5. Basically it will depend on days of the week. I'll take the Clomid for 5 days, just like last time. The Clomid will block Estrogen receptors which will make my body produce FSH which I need to ovulate.
On the same day I start Clomid, I will start Mucinex. I will take this 3 times a day up until my next appointment. This is to thin my cervical mucous in hopes of making a more sperm-friendly environment.
One week after I complete the round of Clomid I go in for an ultrasound and post-coital test. The ultrasound will check the number of follicles I have and their size. The post-coital test will look at how the sperm and cervical mucous are interacting. (i.e. Are Chris's sperm able to live in my CM and swim through it?)
After the appointment, if all looks good we'll trigger with HCG. From my understanding this will trigger the release of the egg.
Dr. I feels confident that we can safely to 5 cycles like this if need be. Personally, I'm hoping not to take that long. :)