(Closed) Slight temp drop 5dpo

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Temp drops around that time are totally normal! It’s caused by a shift in hormones. It’s likely it will be back up tomorrow. 

Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Is this your first cycle charting?  A temp drop around 5DPO is pretty normal.  This is called the corpus lutuem drop.  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

when I used to temp I would occasionally drop down even below the coverline and then the next day it would come back up. I tended to notice it seemed co-inside with when it was slightly colder in our bedroom too. Maybe last night was just colder in general.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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Sangria76:   I beleive, if you have a healthy cycle it happens every month.  A fertilized egg wouldn’t likely implant until 6-11 dpo, with the average being 8-9 dpo, so this drop has nothing to do with being pregnant or not, just, like another PP said, different hormones taking over.  When pregnant, I think your temp can still fluctuate a bit, but it usually stays higher.  

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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Sangria76:  I wouldn’t think twice about it. It’s still really early and completely normal for temps to fluxuate in the Luteal Phase. As long as they’re above the coverline I wouldn’t worry at all. Especially at on 5 dpo.

I’m 6 dpo and my temp went down a little too. We also had a large cold front move in over night so it could be that as well. Don’t stress over anything this early, it won’t help. Try to be peaceful.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

 

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Sangria76:  I mean this with the best intentions, so please don’t take offense.  I’ve seen you start upwards of 3 threads a day where you’re hyper-focused on that phase of the TTC cycle.  It seems like you need to take a step back and focus on other things. I know it’s hard, especially in the beginning of TTC where this is brand new and yes, many of us have become unofficial experts on the tiniest things.  But one thing I’ve seen repeatedly is that knowing the minute you ovulate does not equate to pregnancy, nor does a temp drop, a bit of spotting,  weird dreams, nausea before AF is due, being tired, etc.  Basically everything that COULD be pregnancy could also be pre-AF.  Analyzing and letting one sign get your hopes up can lead to very, very emotional and unbearable cycles.  Take a step back, allow yourself a little time each day to reflect on how you feel, and then move onto a totally different topic. Fx for you.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know it’s hard not to obsess over every little thing while TTC but stressing yourself out won’t help.  A temp drop at 5 DPO is completely normal and doesn’t necessarily mean you’re pregnant or you’re not pregnant.  Try and find a new hobby to keep yourself occupied or go to the gym and take an hour out of your day for yourself.  Good luck.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Did you by any chance have another account and make a new one when people told you to relax and not stress so much while TTC?  There was another woman a few weeks back who was starting several threads a week regarding TTC.  That account stopped posting around the time you started posting.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

 

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Miss Apricot:  oh gosh I was just thinking that it seems like every three weeks there’s a newbie that comes on and starts a thread on every twinge, random thing that could impact fertility, etc.  I thought it was just a coincidence, but now I look and I gave the same damn speech to someone named “firedancer76” a few weeks ago, and now to sangria76?  You’ve hit the nail on the head.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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Andthepupmakes3:  + 1,000

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Sangria76:  Trying to figure out your chances of conceiving this month based on either symptoms or your temperatures is like reading tea leaves: it’s easy to see whatever you want to see, and impossible to decipher any real information from them. Charting is really only good for determining whether/when you ovulate and how long your luteal phase is. Anything beyond that – little dips here and there, triphasic charts, etc – is just as likely to occur in a pregnancy chart as a non pregnant chart. 

Instead of starting three new threads every day, I’d suggest getting a couple of reliable books on trying to conceive and looking for your answers in there. The Impatient Woman’s Guide to Getting Pregnant is full of fantastic advice. So is Taking Charge of Your Fertility. Those will give you information that will hopefully help you relax and feel more in control of this process, but you must know that no one is really in complete control of their fertility, and definitely none of us know what’s going on in your uterus right now. You can’t crowd source a pregnancy test, you just have to wait it out and pee on a stick when it’s time. 

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Also, you are much more likely to get support when you give support. All but one of your recent posts has been in a thread you started. There are plenty of other threads for women who are TTC. Instead of starting a new thread every time you have a question or worry, perhaps you could try joining one of the existing threads and offering some support to other women who also TTC. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee

I  wasn’t aware that members of the bee were now being vilified for number of threads they start per day and week. The OP is not causing offence to anyone by posting harmless questions about her TTC journey and I’m sure if she were it would be the moderators of the site who would ask her to reduce her threads. Further, it is not mandatory for the OP to join other threads and offer her support. Each one us is aware of the dark turns the TTC journey takes and I am so grateful for this site and i Intend to post mundane, insane and self-involved questions if It gets me though the TWW, the five week mark, the 12 week scan and the next 18 years of my future child’s life!!! 

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