So, today, I started my monthly spotting and feel exactly like I do every other month when the spotting leads to the period. You all know exactly how much fun this portion of the cycle is.
I have a question for those of you who are here visiting from ICLW. Would you go ahead and do another medically stimulated cycle? This cycle was pretty perfect — 3 follicles, all big ones on the right side, good timing for intercourse, relaxed, etc… My progesterone came back fine, and my E2 levels were normal. So it all “looks” good, but yet… still with the spotting (no, haven’t tested yet, and there doesn’t seem to be much point now).
My reason for thinking of doing something different is that I have a lifetime max on my insurance. I can only do $15,000 worth of infertility treatment. After I run out of that, then DH has to add me to his insurance (extra $3000 or so a year), and then he has some money that can cover me, but that wouldn’t be until next year (Jan 2012) after open enrollment.
Am I just wrong for thinking that if medical stimulation was all I needed, then this would be the cycle that would have worked? Would you do one more, like the RE recommended, or just take a break, or just move on to IVF?
My schedule this summer is perfect for IVF since I can set my own hours.
Any advice at all is appreciated.