Post # 1
My cycle started Nov. 13. My daily temperatures were in the mid 96* range (like they generally are) until Dec. 2nd when a noticeable thermal shift occurred. I had three days of mid 97* temps, cervical mucus dried up, and everything is normal.
The problem is after 3 days of elevated temps, yesterday I was back down to 96.0 and today 96.5. Does this mean I didn’t ovulate? I thought temps in the luteal phase were all elevated.
Post # 3
Unfortunately I think it sounds like you might not have O’d. Is this your first month charting? Has this happened before? Are you newly off BCP?
I don’t know if you use fertility friend or a site to chart, did they take away your crosshairs?
Post # 4
@blayne7: temps in the mid 96’s are relatively low. Could you have PCOS or something else related to your thyroid?
Post # 5
I have temps in the mid 96’s too and I’ve O’d each month so it might not necessarily be that, but I’d be more concerned that it’s dropping so quickly.
Post # 6
I would wait and see what happens, was your bedroom a lot cooler than before? I know something like that can sometimes influence temps.
Post # 7
My temps are typically in the mid 96s, too…so I wouldn’t be concerned about that. However, it sounds like your body tried to O, but didn’t since the temps dropped back down. I’d keep BDing, just in case, if I were you! Also, definitely keep tracking your temps daily.
Post # 8
Thanks everybody. To answer some of your questions, this is my second cycle charting. My chart last month could have been in a textbook–it was perfect with a normal thermal shift. I am not trying to get pregnant; I just want to get a handle on charting before I get married and start having sex. We’d rather not have a baby right now.
I thought the first low temp was just a fluke… maybe I wasn’t careful about thermometer placement or something, but the second low temp confused me this morning. I do remember being cold both days when I woke up, but not freezing! I guess I’ll see what happens for the next few days.
Post # 9
@blayne7: When it’s really cold out it seems to affect my temp 2-3 tenths…just fyi. I shouldn’t change things a whole ton.
Post # 10
For me, it took 3 months to fully understand my chart. After you’ve charted a few months you can start comparing the temperatures to understand what is a normal fluctuation of temperatures and what means that you’ve O’d.