(Closed) basal thermometer help

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Girl that is why I gave up! I stopped charting, temping, opk and planning and letting nature take its course. It became too stressful and so not fun and really not enjoyable the way it should be.

Anyway, are you using OPK as well? I can tell, Too Much Information alert, with my CM alone when I am ovualting, its gross and I feel like I wet my panties, but the opk will definetly help you with time frame. But yes I know what you mean about CM and after sex!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Definetly try them. I will say that for these the cheapo ones work just as fine. I used them for the last 3 mths and it always has been positive on day 12 so I feel like I am ovualting correctly, roughly 14 day range. I know it is harder when your period is whacky which I know you dealt with. Are they getting better?

Yea, I just could not do it anymore. I was putting too much pressure on myself and it was putting a strain on my life. We will see though!

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

If you haven’t had a temperature shift yet it could just mean that you haven’t ovulated yet and you will ovulate late(r) this cycle. So keep doing it! My ovulation day change a lot – the first month I charted it was day 15. Then day 16. The past two cycles it has been day 12. I also have been taking a vitamin with a higher level of B6 than my old one, and have seen an increase in my Luteal Phase length. I wonder if I could attribute both to the vitamin? If so, I would suggest getting some more B6!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

You should have a consistent and prolonged rise, if it went down then you may not have ovulated.  Fertilization would cause a 20 day prolonged rise.  Make sure you take your temperature the same time everyday, right when you wake up.  Maybe you had a slight fever? Also, what kind of thermometer are you using?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

Did you recently stop taking birth control pills? I had that same issue when I was trying to temp but I just gave up. My cycles have been averaging about 65 days, which is no good. I had hoped they were going to be normal now, but it doesn’t look like it so I’ll have to make an appointment with my dr soon. Good luck! Sorry I can’t be more help.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

I have to second what beekiss2 said… I knew I was pregnant (just tracking basal body temp) when my temperature did NOT go down after I ovulated.  It remained high for the rest of my cycle and then some.  That’s a telltale sign of pregnancy.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

have you tried not doing any of it and just having sex often? i.e. everyday/every other day? I know that sounds like duh?!?! but maybe it’ll lessen the anxiety a bit?

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

If your temperature hasn’t gone up and stayed up for at least 3 days, you haven’t ovulated yet. From your cycle length history it sounds like you’re probably just about to ovulate any day now.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

*sorry… I misspoke a bit.  I agree that you probably haven’t ovulated yet, because once you do, your basal body temp stays high until your period, or continues to remain high even after your period should have arrived, if you are pregnant. 

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