(Closed) Fertility Friend app, temp tracking when sick

posted 5 years ago in TTC
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Sugar bee
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Kacie209:  I would include them and put a note in that you were sick. I’d also not really worry if you know you ovulated. Regardless of what you’re recording, it’s a funky month. 

But a minor illness won’t hurt your pregnancy chances, so I really wouldn’t stress.

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Kacie209:  Something that helped me (but without knowing you it may not work, so feel free to ignore it), is that the goal isn’t to get a perfect chart. The goal is to get knocked up. My charts were far from perfect (http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/Pollywog) because the temperature changed, I was on vacation, and waking up earlier. I am a scientist who likes perfection in my data, so it took a couple cycles to realize that I should spend less time focusing on making my chart pretty. If you go back through the April/May charting threads you can see that it was a very long learning curve for me :-).

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Kacie209:  That’s one of the things that really annoys me about Taking Charge of Your Fertility – that all their charts look pretty perfect.  Even the abnormal charts they show are very clear in what’s going on.  Otherwise, it’s a great book, I just wish she’d show a greater variety in charts.  I’m glad I’m not using charting to avoid pregnancy, because I don’t have a clear enough pattern that I could say for sure that I’m not fertile!

Anyway – yes, sick temps can totally throw off your chart and make FF think you ovulated when you didn’t (or didn’t ovulate when you did).  I would probably discard the 100 degree temp for sure, and just know that unfortulately this is going to be a wonky cycle, chart-wise.  I’m totally with

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Pollywog:  that it’s so hard to get away from wanting charts to look perfect (or at least just look clear!)  I found it helpful to go through the chart galleries on FF to remember that “normal” cycles all look pretty different.

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