(Closed) Is my temperature too high?

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Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

How long have you been charting? Is your temperature that high in other months?

what is your normal temperature? 98.6 is the average of most people. I tend to run “cold” so normal for me is in the high 97’s. You could be a person who runs “hot”. 

The last 4-5 days on your chart are open circles which means something was off. Do you know what was off? Were you drinking? Slept late? Hotter room?

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It seems a little high, yes but I, like PP, run cold. So my midline was always around 97.5. if your dr is not concerned enough to do anything about it, I would assume you are fine. This is from WebMD:

What is normal body temperature?<br />Most people think of a “normal” body temperature as an oral temperature of 98.6 °F (37 °C). This is an average of normal body temperatures. Your temperature may actually be 1°F (0.6°C) or more above or below 98.6 °F (37 °C). Also, your normal body temperature changes by as much as 1°F (0.6°C) throughout the day, depending on how active you are and the time of day. Body temperature is very sensitive to hormone levels and may be higher or lower when a woman is ovulating or having her menstrual period.

It also mentions that temps taken internally (vaginally or rectally) will usually be higher then orally. So if you are temping vaginally, that could be a reason as well!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

What thermometer do you use? I tried two different ones when I was charting and they had a one degree difference. Also I would suggest using a temperature corrector on all the days with open circles. (I don’t remember the website I used but I found it through Google) I used it on my chart and it made it look much less rocky and seemingly more accurate. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Are you using a basal thermometer or a regular thermometer? A regular (fever) thermometer will often read higher than a basal one.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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juliette.eliza:  Are you using a bbt and taking your temps after 3-4 hours of uninterrupted sleep? I have to disagree with 
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AOriver:  (sorry!) because the “average” body temps of 98.6 are active, during the day. Your bbt is always lower, similar to your resting heart rate. A normal pre-o temp should range from 97.0-97.6 and a post o temp should be 97.8 and above. I would be concerned with your temps as they signify either an infection or hyperthyroidism. The only time I got a bbt of above 98.6 was when I was sick, and my chart temps are average according to ff (coverline around 97.3/97.4). Also, it’s hard to depict from your chart because you have so many open circles, but I don’t see a clear thermal shift until CD 26. How did your Dr confirm ovulation, an ultrasound or blood work?

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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juliette.eliza:  I’m going to bet your rocky temps are because of your insomnia.  I have a very rocky chart too, because I work shift and I don’t have an normal sleep cycle.  When I was off shift (recovering from surgery) my temps levelled out a bit.   So I took that to mean the sleep issue was causing my temps to be all over the place.  Do you have any idea what causes your insomnia?  Are you working on it as well?  I’m sure you know, but it affects so many parts of your life and health! 

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Try vaginal temping? That’s the only way that worked for me to get consistent data for charts. Also get a BBT if you haven’t, I don’t know what a pediatrics grade means  and I worked Peds for 6yrs..I used this one and got a BFP the first cycle using it. That was a MC on cycle 6 but got another BFP On cycle 10!

 http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000O6YCZY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1428149441&sr=8-1&keywords=basal+body+thermometer&dpPl=1&dpID=21fu551pcoL&ref=plSrch&pi=AC_SX200_QL40

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Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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BeverlyGeese:  great point I hadnt thought about that.(duh!) it’s been a while since I’ve temped!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

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AOriver:  Haha! Im glad I didn’t come across as rude or “know it all” but I thought to mention it since it does make a difference!! When I started temping I was shocked to get bbt as low as 96.8 – but then I found out it was normal and actually in the range that is best for pregnancy! How far along are you now? Is everything going well with the pregnancy? 

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juliette.eliza:  I bet the meds have something to do with your higher temps this time! Also, I noticed my temps are different depending on the weather and winter vs spring, so that might be part of it too. I had some major insomnia when I stopped taking the pill, and I found that taking extra magnesium, vitamin c+d and calcium really helped. Just a thought! I’m sorry you are suffering with no diagnosis, I can’t imagine how you feel 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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juliette.eliza:  I’m more than a little obsessed with sleep.  I know that I have to work on it to get good quality, restorative rest.  I am envious of people who just go to bed at night!  If it were only that easy! I’ve put a lot of work into figuring out what sets me up for the best rest.  It has made a big difference.  But when something throws my routine off, things go haywire.  The first trimester was lovely, for once I was sleeping like everyone else!  I would pass out when I laid down and stay that way.  That seems to be on it’s way out.  Over the last 2 weeks I’ve had some really rough nights.  It looks like I’ll have to go back to working on it.  It’s like I had to sleep train myself!   I’ve been the same, as a kid it would take hours and hours for me to fall asleep at night.  

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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BeverlyGeese:  I don’t want to thread jack so short and sweet..I’m 22 weeks. it’s going well! 🙂

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