Plz...need help with thermometer

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Registered: 07-11-2007
Plz...need help with thermometer
Sun, 04-11-2010 - 3:59pm

Hi all, This is my first month charting using TCOYF and my first month off birth control pills. I've been charting all three signs and my CP and CF seem to coincide, but my temps are all over the place. I haven't had more than two high temps in a row all month. I really think it is the thermometer. I was initially using a Vick's Rapid Digital which seemed to mark them high. Then it got broken so I used another digital from Wal-Mart. They were always really low (in the 96 degree range). The memory recall didn't work so I bought a different Vick's. Now they are reading high one time, but if I take it two minutes later, it's almost 2 degrees lower! Not 2/10, 2 whole degrees! So obviously its accuracy isn't for sure, either.

I know that I may have an annovulatory cycle since it's my first month off BCPs, but I've never had that problem in the past. What thermometer should I get? Do any of you use glass thermometers?

Thanks in advance!

Baby #3 due March 23, 2011
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Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 04-14-2010 - 9:50am
What you need is a BBT thermometer.