My RE had me on 50mg of clomid on cdays 3-7. I didn’t do any blood work or trigger shot, just called when I got my + OPK, and went in for IUI the next day. Afterwards I wasn’t on any meds, I just called them on 14dpiui to let them know if I had a positive or negative HPT. If it was positive, then they scheduled me for b/w, otherwise we started over with a new cycle.
When I went in for my 2nd IUI, it ended up being canceled b/c my DH had a kidney infection and my RE wouldn’t proceed with his sample b/c there was a large possiblity I would get an infection also, since the IUI puts the sperm into the uterus, bypassing the body’s normal defense system. I was upset, and had been reading on these boards how everyone else was getting u/s done and trigger shots, etc. So I asked my RE why I wasn’t. She basically told me that I could have the u/s and trigger shot done if I wanted to, it would give them useful information about how many follies, their sizes, etc., but it really wouldn’t increase my chances of conceiving, but the cost would increase considerably.
After she explained it to me, it did make me feel better. I actually ended up getting :preg: without the IUI that cycle, but I know that had I needed to keep going, she would be willing to try new things and add to my protocol, but at this point it simply wasn’t necessary. You might want to discuss this with your RE, b/c I know it definitely reassured me. It can be successful with the regime your RE has you on, otherwise they wouldn’t have you doing it! Good luck and I hope and you get your BFP so very soon!!:grouphug: