Is there a diff between reg and other (m

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Is there a diff between reg and other (m
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Tue, 04-08-2003 - 11:49pm
therms? I was at the pharmacy today and saw 3 kinds: regular, basal and ovulatory. As far as I could tell, the only real difference was the price! Am I wrong? Is one better than the other if I want to start temping?

TIA!!

-Lilmonkey
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 04-08-2003 - 11:54pm
regular fever therms won't work. They don't record a small enough difference for ovulation.

The other two should be the same. I just bought the digital BBT therm I saw. There was only one digital one in the store I was in.

-Lisa

-Lisa and Tavian 1/15/04
Frittata edd 6/4/05
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Registered: 04-09-2003
Wed, 04-09-2003 - 12:19am
Basically, they are the same. They just measure differently based on various chemicals. As far as i know.
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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 1:25am
thermometers just check your temp. It doesn't look at any chemicals in your body.

-Lisa

-Lisa and Tavian 1/15/04
Frittata edd 6/4/05
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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 3:39am
I think she meant chemicals in the thermometer. By the by, I use a regular fever thermometer and find it does an adequate job measuring my temp. I can always identify O. It may not be AS accurate as the others, but I've never wished mine were better. I'm content, and I didn't have to buy anything special that way.

HTH!

~Jolene

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Wed, 04-09-2003 - 1:50pm
Thanks, ladies, for all your input! I live in Canada, and the prices for the various therms here are $8Can for ovulatory, $13-$15 for reg, and $18 for bbt! I don't know how that would compare to prices in the U.S., but if there's not much of a difference between them, I'd rather get a less expensive one, esp since fdh and I are just starting out. :)

-Lilmonkey