I just joined this forum and this is my first posting, am hoping to get some answers from others to help with my situation. I am 38 never been pregnant. I was put on Clomid 3 years ago with IUI but it didn’t work. During that time I had to get a shot when I got a positive ovulation test, and the next day they did the IUI.
This time I went to a different doctor and they are not requiring a shot, but to take the Clomid for 5 days starting on the first day of my cycle followed by intercourse with my partner every other day. I’ve never been told I don’t ovulate and get positive ovulation tests and have been trying to conceive with the same partner for 2 years. Does Clomid work without the shot on ovulation day? I am to go back on day 19 of my cycle to get a blood test to check my progesterone levels (during the clomid cycle). my period should be starting any day so i am stressed out about all this. Also, my partner has a low volume of seminal fluid but the doctor said it’s normal. She didn’t review his results, i got a copy and his numbers in most categories are below average.
Another concern is that my job is going to provide me with employer paid health insurance in 3 months and in the past after I took Clomid, even though I ovulate and am in perfect health Blue Cross refused to cover me stating I have a “pre-existing” condition listing Clomid on their denial application. I don’t want to wait 3 months to buy Clomid (I pay for everything out of pocket now and my insurance wouldn’t cover fertility any way though I need it for other reasons) fearing approaching age 39 without getting pregnant. I had to wait 2 years to apply again which I did last year but stupidly dropped it recently after my boss said he would start covering it soon.
My cycles are 35-45 days apart and I get sharp pains but ultrasounds do not show I have anything. Am confused why I can’t get preg.
I know I’ve listed a lot of issues, will appreciate any answer. Thanks.