Post # 1
I had a couple glasses of wine with dinner Monday night (CD15) – temp was “lower” the next day, CD16 (it was the same as te previous day which never happens to me). If I discard the temp from CD16, FF gives me crosshairs on CD14. If I keep that temp in and my temp stays up the next two days, I get crosshairs at CD16. What should I do – discard the temp at CD16 or keep it?
ETA: if it helps, the last two cycles I O’ed on CD18 and CD17 respectively
Also I’m going out for a fancy meal tonight with friends. I will want a drink or two but don’t know how much this will mess with my temps and screw up getting my crosshairs. Ugh.
Post # 3
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
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
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.