Okay, so I just got off the phone with my doctor, and she said that we are not “counting” this cycle as ovulatory. She said the goal with Clomid is three ovulatory cycles. Since the progesterone level was so low this time, we are throwing this one out (I could still be pregnant, oddly enough, but it’s doubtful I think). This gives us two more chances with Clomid instead of just one, which helps me to not freak out quite so much about going to an RE. I am going to be increasing my dosage of Clomid from 50mg once a day, to 50mg twice a day (total of 100mg). Hopefully, this will be a better solution for me and my crazy ovaries.
Also, I asked her about monitoring Clomid cycles, and they usually don’t do that just because of cost/ logistics issues. However, she thinks it will help me in regards to being so stressed out, so she is going to be monitoring me via ultrasound before ovulation during cycle 3. Yay! I feel really good about that decision and it does make me feel better. She is a very caring doctor and really tries to make her patients comfortable/ happy.
She said there is no such thing as a strong or weak ovulation: you ovulate or you don’t. A higher progesterone level is just more indicative that an o took place. I will be getting the progesterone level checked again in Cycle 3 (hopefully there won’t be another “Do-it-yourself Blood draw” this time around!).
If, by random miracle, I am KTFU, I am to call her immediately so I can be started on progesterone supplements. That’s pretty much what’s going on. It sucks, but I feel better after talking to her, so at least there’s that.