How often do you discard a temperature?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
  • poll: How often do you discard a temperature?
    Never : (4 votes)
    33 %
    1 a month : (1 votes)
    8 %
    2 a month : (2 votes)
    17 %
    3 a month : (0 votes)
    4 a month : (0 votes)
    5-6 a month : (0 votes)
    Have a drink tonight! : (4 votes)
    33 %
    Don't have a drink tonight : (0 votes)
    Unicorns !!!! : (1 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    4509 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I only discard it when I have a bad night, like if I keep waking up, but if I have a couple of drinks, to me, it doesnt really matter. 

    Post # 4
    4511 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If anything, having a glass of wine should make it HIGHER, so I wouldnt worry about a lower temp. (many people also see a temp dip right before ovulation, so perhaps the temp dip and the wine cancelled each other out and that’s why you have the same temp!)

    Looking at your chart, I don’t see ANY temp increase until day 17, and you cant really confirm ovulation until you have 3 high temps. Don’t discard it. (I am not really familiar with how FF finds your crosshairs, does it usually give crosshairs before it has 3 high temps? I think if your temps stay high, then it could end up being day 16, but you can’t know you have ovulated until after the fact.)

    If you haven’t already, you should learn how to interpret your chart yourself; I recommend reading TCOYF. Sometimes your own eyes can see what a mathematical formula can’t. 

    Finally, I don’t think you should worry about drinking wine tonight. Your body will ovulate whether or not you drink wine, and if your calculation of when you ovulated is a day or two off … it does not matter.

    Post # 5
    1163 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I wouldn’t discard in that instance.  Alcohol usually raises your temp, so having it the same as the day before sounds like it didn’t have much of an affect on you.  I had two days/nights this cycle where I had some wine, one night more than the other, but my temp shot way up the mornings following, so once I could clearly see when I ovulated, I discarded those because it was very clear that it was the alcohol’s fault.  If it wasn’t so obvious, I would have just left them.

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