Post # 1
It’s my first month charting and I’m so confused! Granted I came off bc in June so maybe my cycle is still messed up, but for days 1-21 my temps made sense. They were all fairly low and consistent, not too much variation. Now, I’ve had signs of ovulation for literally a week, but my temps have been all over the place! They shoot up one day, then drop wayy low the next, back and forth and back and forth. It’s getting frustrating and I have no idea what it “means” – wondering if anyone has any thoughts???
Post # 3
It is possible that your body is producing enough hormone to cause a temperature spike, but not enough to actually ovulate. Sometimes your body can go through several rounds of trying to ovulate before it actually does.
I wouldn’t worry about it at all, just keep charting and eventually you will have enough data to make sense of what happened.
Post # 4
Definitly what PP said. I’ve had + OPKs one week and then another the next week when I really Oed. It’s hapened a couple of times.
Post # 5
It seems sometimes after people come off of birth control it takes some time for their body to get itself back on track so it may just be that.
Besides that, even as someone who was never on BC it took me some time to get used to how to take my temperature so it was consistent.Here are some things that may help you.
1. Make sure you are taking your temperature at the same time in the morning and try not to move around too much before taking it.
2. Make sure you get at least 3 hours of sleep before taking it.
3. This is going to sound a little anal, but it’s something that helped me. Think about where you are putting the thermometer in your mouth. Try to take it in the same place everytime. I use the same side of my mouth and the same place since it can read different temps in different parts of your mouth. (at least this was true for me)
I hope that helps!
Post # 6
It can take a few months for your chart to start being “predictable” or it makes much sense, particularly after coming off of BCP. Give it a few more months before you start getting concerned. As the PP said, try to be as consistent as possible in taking your temps at the same time each morning. Move around as little as possible. I woke up every morning at 5am for temping. That was before my usual internal alarm would wake me so I knew I wouldn’t be lying awake before I was supposed to temp.
Post # 7
Thanks so much, ladies. It’s hard not to be frustrated but I’m hoping it will become clearer soon enough. Thanks again!