I think meds out of pocket were $2500, using international online pharmacies. I think there might be generic stims now, but not sure on that. For sure cash prices are cheaper than insurance prices.
For icsi, I think if you have male factor it's a good idea. If you are both unexplained, maybe see how many eggs you get. 2-5 I would do icsi, more than that I would take a chance without. I looked at mini ivf but decided that my best odds were with the regular ivf.
We did one round. I got 15 eggs, but only 5 were mature. We did icsi and assisted hatching, resulted in my ods.
Are you on any ivf boards? I remember there were some where women who were done with a cycle had extra meds to give away. I know it's a grey area.