Post # 1
When in doubt…post it on the bee.
Okay, so I am charting my ridiculously long cycle.
I had a temp drop that lasted six days. I am usually in the 96.6-97.0 range on any given day.
For 6 days I had low (for me..I’ve never even had a 96.1) temps straight:
CD 62: 96.4
CD 63: 96.6 (on my lower end of normal)
CD 64: 96.4
CD 65: 96.4
CD 66: 96.1
CD 67: 96.4
And now I’m back at my “normal temps”:
CD 68: 96.8
CD 69: 96.8
CD 70: 97.0
So..TECHNICALLY I had a .2 increase from my last 6 temps. But these are just my normal temps? Should I just disregard those low days? Or should I consider that maybe I did ovulate? Obviously only time will tell but I’m just curious if this has ever happened to anyone. Thanks ladies!
Post # 3
How long have you been charting? Have you ever confirmed ovulation? I’m not really familiar with PCOS or super-long cycles, but my understanding is that for everyone, your temperature will be “low” from approximately the very beginning of your cycle; it doesn’t drop before ovulation, rather, it rises after ovulation.
Post # 4
@MissLunchbox: Have you tried to use fertility friend. It will be much easier to see in a form of chart. Here is my super long cycle and some bees have helped me confirm that I ovulated, just that I don’t know when.
Are you taking any medications? vitamins?
Post # 5
@candy11: +1 Fertility Friend is AMAZING for all the tracking.
I know you mentioned that your cycles are long, if you have an idea of what days you ovulate you could try using OPKs. Charting along with OPKs can be a huge help 🙂
But with regards to your tempertures I think the .2 temp increase is just a normal temp increase. Temp does increase after ovulation (until AF arrive) but from my experience when you’re PG the temp goes way up.
Post # 6
@red_rose: Yeah that was my understanding as well..I was just confused with the phrasing in Taking Charge of Your Fertility because it only mentions taking your last six temps..I’m not sure what made those so low..?
@candy11: Yep! I sure do…I just wasn’t sure how to link to my chart..not THAT tech savvy 🙂
Post # 7
@MissLunchbox: The way I do it, I go to the Home tab and then copy the link from the address bar and paste it here 🙂 Good luck!