Post # 1
Hi ladies, Question about my temps. I’m scratching my head over here. I’ve been charting for 6 cycles (mostly just to avoid/understand my body, we aren’t TTC yet) and overall I have really good-looking charts. My temps are consistently low (97.3-9.7) before ovulation, and then there is a nice, sustained temp rise after ovulation until I get my period (98.0-98.5).
This month, things are so weird. My temp never really dropped when I got my period, it zig-zagged all over from 97.3 to 98.0. I’m on CD 12 right now and I got hatched cross hairs today saying I ovulated at CD 9 which was only one day after I stopped spotting from AF’s visit. WTH? I don’t know that I believe that I really ovulated on CD 9. I never got EWCM or anything, which I always do. However, my temps are always more consistent and normal at this time.
Anyone have any thoughts? Advice? New thermometer maybe? I feel like so many of you guys are temping experts. I’ve definitely been stressed, but I have been in the past too and the only thing that ever happened was a longer cycle. Hmm…
Post # 3
First off, was your period normal flow? or was it lighter than normal? Secondly, do you have the book Taking Charge of Your Fertility? See if your graph looks like any of them on pgs 155-158 b/c that’s what it sounds like to me.
I can think of three reasons why this is happening:
1. You’re pregnant. If your period was lighter than normal or was spotty, it could be implantation bleeding. Additionally, prolonged high temperatures are an indication of pregnancy. Sometimes women continue charting their temperatures b/c a massive drop to pre-ovulatory temperatures indicates a miscarriage.
2. Before your period, you didn’t actually ovulate and are in a cycle of anovulation. A lot of women who do not ovulate will have cycles of varying temperatures.
3. Are you stressed out? Have you taken your temperature at the same time everyday before getting out of bed? Did you drink the night before the higher temperatures? Did you get normal amount of rest on the nights of the higher temperatures? Are you recovering from a cold? I ask these things b/c they can affect your temperature and/or ovulation.
Post # 4
Very strange, I replied to this but don’t see it posted. Anyway thanks so much for your help! I looked it up in TCOYF but didn’t really figure anything out… I think it might be due to stress. We’ll see. Thanks again!