Whacked out temps

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Whacked out temps
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Fri, 10-16-2009 - 2:06pm

I'm attaching two charts:

1) The beginning of this month's cycle and
2) Last month's cycle

My temps this month are completely whacked out. I have no idea where I am in my cycle or what it means.

Any ideas? I know I have very little previous data to go on because we just started TTC. Hope you have some input.

TIA,

~Melissa



Just turned 43 on 10/2/09.


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!

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Fri, 10-16-2009 - 3:27pm

I have really only been charting consistently about the last 5 months, so I am sure there are others out there with a lot more expertise on all of this. Your first one doesn't look that bad to me, not very consistent, but enough that you had a coverline to work with. This month does seem to be a little odd, but you are only just starting out, give it some more time. A couple things that can affect the results are if you are coming down with something, temping at different times each day, lack of sleep, or if your thermometer needs a new battery (presuming it is digital). To be really accurate, your temp should be at exactly the same time each day, immediately upon waking. I am not good with that part, but they are usually fairly consistent anyway so I haven't worried too much about it, although I maybe should. Temps that bounce all over and have no real pattern whatsoever are often indicative of no ovulation happening at all. When I temped years ago they looked like mountain ranges! I knew I was not ovulating back then, and the temp chart just confirmed it. My doctor didn't bother to have me keep temping since it was obvious that we would have to go on fertility meds to get pregnant. I am ovulating now though, so even though my new doctor wasn't concerned about me temping, I have done it anyway just so I know what is going on.

Sorry, got off on a tangent there! Oops! Anyway, I would give it just a little more time and then, if it is still jumping all over I would suggest calling your doctor to find out what is going on for sure. I know you don't want any intervention, but some testing might be good so that you know what you are dealing with.

Michelle


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Michelle


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Fri, 10-16-2009 - 4:06pm

I see that there are big jumps this month (last month shows some consistency).


Do you temp at the same time every day?

Susan L.

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Fri, 10-16-2009 - 5:21pm
I don't think I'd worry too much about temps this early in your cycle.
 


 


Susan V

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Fri, 10-16-2009 - 5:29pm

Thank you for the responses. Today is CD8. I'm hoping things will level out now. I wasn't feeling too hot a few days ago, so maybe that's why my temp was higher. Who knows? I do take my temp every day at the same time without getting out of bed, and I'm using a brand new BBT thermometer for charting.

FF says tomorrow starts my predicted days of fertility from Oct 17-19 with predicted O on Oct 20 so we gonna be gi'in bizzy over the next five days. 8-)

~Melissa



Just turned 43 on 10/2/09.


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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Fri, 10-16-2009 - 5:51pm

Same here, Susan. I have thyroid disease and, while I'm on medication for it, it doesn't change my low body temps. I get up to 98 degrees around 8 pm each day. It rarely gets higher unless I'm sick.

I might be falling asleep while the thermometer is in my mouth. I do the same thing: Grab the thermometer with lights out, wait for the three beeps and then record it after I'm awake with glasses on. 8-)

I'll try to make sure I'm not falling asleep over the next few days and see how that goes.

I really appreciate your support.

Yours in solidarity,

~Melissa



Just turned 43 on 10/2/09.


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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Sat, 10-17-2009 - 3:27pm
I've noticed that where I put the thermometer in my mouth has a huge impact on the temp. So, FF does suggest that vaginal temping is a more reliable method. Might try it next month as I'm skeptical of some of my data this month.