Anyone else w/consistently low BBTs?

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Registered: 09-03-2009
Anyone else w/consistently low BBTs?
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Tue, 09-22-2009 - 8:28am

I've been tracking my BBT most days (on CD9 today) and I've yet to break 97º. My temps have been as follows:

96.44
96.98
96.98 (yes, two days in a row, exact same)
96.44 (this morning)

I missed a few days in between. I generally have low blood pressure, too -- usually around 90/60 but no higher than 110/70.

Could it be that I just run a lower body temp? Now that I think about it, any time I've gone to the doc, my mid-day temp is high 97s to low 98s. Just curious because I notice that example BBT charts show temps in the high 97s pre-O.

~Melissa

42, soon to be 43 -- would love a BFP for my birthday in October!
TTC naturally, taking PNV, eating healthy, exercising and charting
Mother to a wonderful son, age 15 1/2

~Melissa

Just turned 43 on 10/2/09. Would love a BFP for my birthday in October!

TTC naturally, taking PNV, eating healthy, exercising and charting
Mother to a wonderful son, age 15 1/2

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Registered: 05-28-2008
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 1:54pm

Have you had your TSH tested?



 BabyFruit Ticker

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Registered: 12-26-2007
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 2:48pm

My temps have always been low - as low as 96.5.

Susan L.

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Registered: 07-10-2008
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 6:46pm

My temps are always in the 96 range before O and in the 97 range after O.

Jessica

Me - 44, DH-47     

 

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Registered: 09-03-2009
Tue, 09-22-2009 - 6:59pm

Thanks, everyone, for your replies. I am hypothyroid and am medicated for it (125 mcg Synthroid, 25 mcg Cytomel daily).

Maybe that's why I never got to goal weight (I've lost 130 lbs. over the past seven years via a 12-step program) but still have ~30 to go. No amount of exercise gets my weight any lower, and I'm grateful I'm no longer 56" around and look relatively normal in a size 12.

Well, I'll just chill (literally) and keep tracking.

I appreciate your support. 8-)

~Melissa

42, soon to be 43 -- would love a BFP for my birthday in October!
TTC naturally, taking PNV, eating healthy, exercising and charting
Mother to a wonderful son, age 15 1/2

~Melissa

Just turned 43 on 10/2/09. Would love a BFP for my birthday in October!

TTC naturally, taking PNV, eating healthy, exercising and charting
Mother to a wonderful son, age 15 1/2

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Registered: 01-03-2004
Wed, 09-23-2009 - 4:40pm

Melissa,

I usually run a little cooler too. And, even when I'm pregnant, my temp never soars like I see in a lot of BFP charts. My last BFP chart is the first one:

www.fertilityfriend.com/home/ee694

Now, I developed hypothyroidism at the onset of that pregnancy, but by the time I was halfway, it was rechecked and was normal - and normal again shortly after delivery.

Congrats to you on the weight loss - what an accomplishment. =)

GL!























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Registered: 07-07-2006
Wed, 09-23-2009 - 5:15pm

Melissa,

I too experience low BBTs. I did not have this problem when trying to conceive my first two DD9 and DS6. It showed up this time around, along with many other hormonal problems. I am getting better, but it was the result of a lot of research. I consulted with a natural path NP doc and she started me on many Shaklee vitamins back on November 1 08. This helped significantly. My hair stopped falling out. My nails started to grow. I started sleeping through the night. My cluster, menstrual migraines decreased significantly. However, I was still having low BBTs, which I think was definitely affecting my ovulation, or lack there of:( My thyroid was tested several different times. All my symptoms pointed to thyroid, but it was not clear.

I had a follow up consult and we finally tested hormone levels. It appears or appeared (testing again soon) that I was estrogen dominant. When this happens, it prohibits your body from producing progesterone, and it also affects your thyroids ability to work. So, sometimes it looks like a thyroid problem, but it comes under a much larger umbrella. I suggest you read, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause: The Breakthrough Book on Natural Progesterone" There is another one for Premenopause. They are both excellent books.

The bottom line, I started taking bio-identical progesterone cream. It has helped, but my temps are still not quite as high as they were a few years back. I hope this all makes sense, and am sorry it is so long.

I did just consult this past Monday with another NP. This one is local. She is going to do a few more test and I will let you guys know the outcome.

I definitely test your thyroid, but don't rule out hormones. Get a doctor who will order a female panel of blood work to test hormone levels.

Lena