Question Again About Temps

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kerilynh - March 7

Ok for two days this has happened to me. My normal time to temp is 8AM. But the last two morning I have woken up at 7:30 after sleeping with my mouth open all night due to dry air and and open window. both mornings my 7:30 temps was 97.9. I stayed in bed and fell back to sleep til about 8 with my mouth closed and took it again and yesterday was 98.2 and today 98.5. Which ones should I use? I dind't move out of bed just rolled over and went back to sleep. and take what do you all think of my chart if you think I should use the 8am temps? home/kerilynh

 

VenusdiMilo - March 7

You ALWAYS record the first temp you take which is closest to your normal temp time. Or, unless you got up in the middle of the morning (like 5AM) and went back to sleep then that gives you a full 3 hours of sleep then you can record that temp. So I would record 97.9…That temp you took at 8 is most definitely altered by either anxiety and/or just simply moving around a little bit. Girl, you can’t cheat with the numbers because you won’t benefit anything from that…it’s kinda like an exam…if you have someone else do it for you then you didn’t learn anything. I normally don’t say this but you really need to take it easy lol! If you’re pregnant this cycle you’ll know either way in a few days…just relax.

 

kerilynh - March 7

I am relaxed I just had a question about my temping cause any other time everyone says record the one at your normal temp time, which is 8AM UNLESS you are up moving around, got a drink or did something, but as I said, I didn't even move, I move more through the night than I did during that time, the only thing I did do was sleep with my mouth Closed. I am really not trying to start anything but why is it whenever I ask a question all I get is RELAX? If I get many answers at all. I guess I just won't ask anymore questions. Like I said I am really not starting anything, I just don't get the feeling that I am welcome on this board since all you all seem to know eachother longer and have been TTC longer than I have. I really hope baby dust comes to you all and when it does you have a healthy and happy pregnancy. Good Luck! :-)

 

kerilynh - March 7

Look I am sorry If all that came out wrong, I am quite a bit irritable today for some reason. Rereading it it isn't sounding the way I intended it to be. So I apologize.

 

TASHARA - March 7

ill welcome you...well im new also and it does seem like everybody already have there friends and everything and i juss wanna feel welcomed also. but if i knew the answer to your question or had any advice i would help but i dont im just 17.

 

kerilynh - March 7

heard from FF guide and they said actually neither temp is accurate due to the circ_mstance of mouth open and window open (room cold and thermometer next to window). So they said to keep it the way it is and they will monitor and if they feel it should be adjusted then they will adjust it depending on what happens the next couple days of my cycle.

 

frozenfeet - March 7

that's good advice. That same thing happend to me too! I had a stuffy nose, slept with my mouth open and my temps dropped way down because of the open mouth! I was so mad..my mouth was so nasty and dry....and low temps...I was certain AF was coming...so I took a decongestant...and finally slept with my mouth closed...and boom...temps back up and bfp! Crazy crazy!! I didn't think that it'd make that much of a difference. I agree about the relax comment too because as I recall, last month someone told you Venus to relax...and it p__sed you off royally! Not trying to start anything but...if you don't want to hear that...you shouldn't say it to others.!

 

VenusdiMilo - March 7

You know what Kerilynh, I won’t take any offense to your little outburst. I personally don’t think that (.6 degrees) really make such a big difference. If conception DID occur this cycle only a HPT at the end will confirm that….it really isn’t your temp. There are women who have gotten BFP with low temps. But, my advice to you is, if you continue to knit pick every little thing you’ll eventually get worn out…trust me!! Good luck to you!!

 

VenusdiMilo - March 7

Frozenfeet, me telling Kerilynh to relax is COMPLETELY different from my reaction last month from someone saying “If you don't concentrate and stress on it so much and just enjoy each other that’s when it will happen” That comment got me peeved……No comparison at all….so please go back and read my post “I CAN’T STAND HYPOCRICY” and let me know if it’s the same. In any case, I only told Kerilynh to relax because she’s been posting for the past few days about her temp doing this and her temp doing that – which, in reality doesn’t make a difference what the temp does because if you’re pregnant you’re pregnant and that’s that. All that really matters at the end of your cycle you get a (+) HPT….Why drive your self crazy about your temp? Temping is just a guide just a guide so no need to take it so seriously. It’s not 100% accurate so there’s no need to put all that energy into whether or not your temp goes up or down, really! That’s just my opinion. It doesn’t really matter though; I’ll know what to do next time.

 

sososleepy - March 7

Hi kerilynh... I skimmed your answers and found a little pms going on? When that happens to me (the temps, not the other stressed ladies, and hey, I get testy too....) I write down both temps and what happened on my chart. I don't use any software, I just keep track. If you're not near your O the temps don't matter as much when you don't use the software. I think it looks for 3 days of temps elevated .4 deg F compared to the 6 previous days, so if you're not in that 9 day period you ought to be ok either way on the software too. I also leave the thermometer in a long time past the beep so it has lots of time to get a real temp even if I snored; I watch it for changing numbers (it's fuzzy.. hard to read in my mouth - too close to my eyes) and wait another minute or two after they seem to have stopped moving (basal digital, for example 98.23, so I can see tiny changes). I looked at your chart... I see.... well, check the temp tomorrow and the next day; if it's up you can always pg test ($T has those too) in a few days, or watch to see where your temps go as those will tell you fairly soon. Good luck!

 

stefkay - March 7

Basically what I've found is that no matter how you do it, do it the same every day of the month and don't switch in the middle of it or it throws the whole thing off and defeats the purpose of trying to mark ovulation. For example if you are taking temp in one part of your mouth and realize you are supposed to take it in the way back part, don't change until next cycle. I read somewhere to lie flat on your back, but I lay on my side every morning to temp, so I won't change that till next cycle (I tried it one morning and it made a big difference). And I keep it in the same place on my nightstand even though there may be a draft there because if it's always there that month then I'll detect a temp rise regardless. There's always next time to do it better OR you'll get a bfp and not have to temp!!! :-) yay! Good luck everyone!

 

kerilynh - March 7

Venus, if you read my last post about the tem thing it was right around o time and had open circles. My question was regarding if the open circles will affect the ovulation calculation on fertility friend. I was NOT concerned about the temps I was concerned about if I Ovulated when FF said so or it could have happened when it normally does. And in regards to telling me to relax, it just made me feel like I was asking bothering you ladies by asking a question. That's why I got offended,

 

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