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  1. Happygal

    pomelo / 5000 posts

    @Pui: no clue, and that's the kind of stuff that drives me crazy! I hope FF can help you figure it out. I like it when people switch their names over so I can easily check-in and see how everyone is doing.

  2. MrsCastro

    persimmon / 1491 posts

    Hi Ladies, sorry to crash in on the party...but i need some help...what kind of BBT do you use...i ordered one on amazon a month or two ago and apart from the fact that it took me forever to figure out, is LOUD, it beeps for everything..DH doesnt appreciate all th beeping when i wake up...

    is the Target store brand good? anything else that is easy to use and quiet?


  3. Shutterbug

    grapefruit / 4703 posts

    @MrsCastro: I have the pink one from amazon (nexcare?) It does beep super loud, but there's a little hole on the back and if you cover it with your thumb/finger, it muffles the sound. Try it! My DH doesn't wake up anymore. Maybe he's just used to it, haha.

  4. Mrs.Someone

    pomelo / 5228 posts

    @MrsCastro: I have the pink Nexcare one too, but even with muffling the beep its still too much for me (I don't like noises like that first thing in the morning!) Anyway, I got a glass thermometer. I let it sit in my mouth for 5mins, then I put it on the nightstand to read when I get out of bed.

  5. MrsCastro

    persimmon / 1491 posts

    @Shutterbug: i feel dumb, i cant get the stupid thing to work...

  6. ladybee

    grapefruit / 4079 posts

    @MrsCastro: I had the target one and it worked fine. It beeped but it wasn't bad.

  7. LindsayInNY

    bananas / 9229 posts

    @MrsCastro: I have one from CVS that beeps 3 or so times when the temperature registers. I use it under the covers (carefully so I don't fall back asleep!) and once it beeps, shove it further under the covers so it muffles the noise.

  8. LindsayInNY

    bananas / 9229 posts

    I just started charting last month (mid-cycle) but it was pretty accurate right away - pre-O temps were fairly consistent, and post-O were too. This cycle has been all over the place though! It's only CD9 but my temps are up, down, up, down. See: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/41e301 Some of my temps are at different times but usually just outside the preferred window - aka 6:30 instead of 5:30, not hours and hours later. Anyone else have something so all over the place like this?

  9. pui

    bananas / 9899 posts

    I just use the Life brand thermometer. Seems to work great and while it does beep, it's not so loud wakes up DH.

  10. pui

    bananas / 9899 posts

    @Happygal: Thanks it seems to be working now! I think it just needed time.

  11. Happygal

    pomelo / 5000 posts

    @Mrs.Castro: I like the pink Nexcare. I experiment with where to place my thumb, and when I find the right spot, you can barely hear it. I bought a CVS one that was fine, but it didn't light up. It was gave very different temps than the Nexcare, but I think that would be fine if you use the same one the entire time.

    @LindsayinNYC: Whew! That is some good jumping around. I think the most important thing is that you see a temp shift that is sustained post O. Whether you have flat line temps or jumping around, the shift is the most important thing.

  12. LindsayInNY

    bananas / 9229 posts

    @Happygal: I saw the shift last cycle even though I started temping in the middle since it was so long. I'm hoping the temps start to even out closer to O or something? I'm using an electric blanket on low but that didn't affect things last cycle so not sure why it would now.

  13. Mrs.Someone

    pomelo / 5228 posts

    @LindsayInNYC: Have you had your thyroid levels checked lately? When spending too much time searching around on FF, I noticed a lot of ladies with hypothyroidism (including myself) had wacky ups and downs that that pre-ov. It could also explain the lower temps.

  14. LindsayInNY

    bananas / 9229 posts

    @Mrs.Someone: It was checked last summer and all of my blood work was totally normal. The temps are normal for me albeit on the lower end (I guess?). And I didn't experience the up and down last cycle.

  15. Mrs.Someone

    pomelo / 5228 posts

    @LindsayInNYC: No clue then! As long as your TSH is between 1-2 then you're good there (some doctors use an old scale). It has been documented that temps below 97.2 I think could be a thyroid issue, but its not a hard and fast rule. TTC is nervewracking, huh?

  16. spaniellove

    honeydew / 7916 posts

    Bumping this thread b/c I know there are some charters around here!

  17. pui

    bananas / 9899 posts

    Forgot about this thread! I think I last saw it before I was property charting.

    I'm finding charting extremely helpful and extremely frustrating at the same time. Basically I am having really long cycles and I am fairly sure this cycle (I am on CD44) is going to be anovulatory.

    On the bright side I wouldn't know I am not ovulating if I was not temping. I am going to be visiting my doctor in the near future.

    My chart: http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/pui

  18. fussygal

    pomegranate / 3580 posts

    Ok, reviving this thread for some O date help!

    My chart is here: http://fertilityfriend.com/home/406d35
    I was just going to ride out this cycle and see what happened without looking into it much, but with yesterday's crazy dip and today's jump, I'm just too curious!!

    So, I usually O around CD16 and unfortunately I didn't take my temp that day on this cycle. I think everything would be clearer if I had. FF says O was on CD18 but, I'm bad at reading charts unless the dip is dramatic and obvious So my questions....do you think FF is correct about O and wtf is going on with that dip yesterday? I didn't think implantation dips went that low.

  19. doxielove

    persimmon / 1388 posts

    @fussygal: Lovin' that dip My vote goes to either CD17 or CD18. Do you take note of CM at all? That may help distinguish your O date

  20. fussygal

    pomegranate / 3580 posts

    @doxielove: thanks! I'm so bad at taking CM! I was trying around O time and it was really dry and sticky until like CD 17 and it was kinda watery. Maybe. I think? Lol. After that I had trouble figuring out what was happening!

  21. doxielove

    persimmon / 1388 posts

    @fussygal: I hear ya. Some days I just feel like I'm guessing at CM, haha!

  22. PEAPIE

    apricot / 344 posts

    @doxielove: @fussygal: Seriously, y'all. Is there a CM Field Guide or something? I'm guessing too!

  23. fussygal

    pomegranate / 3580 posts

    @PEAPIE: lol, seriously!!

  24. LindsayInNY

    bananas / 9229 posts

    @PEAPIE: @doxielove: @fussygal: Same here. I can notice dry (obviously, LOL!) and wet but whether it's creamy or EW is anyone's guess... I've googled it before and came across some images which slightly helped?

  25. LindsayInNY

    bananas / 9229 posts

    I don't know if it's the weather (90+ degrees almost all of July) but my temps have been a bit off this cycle. My pre-O temps seem normal (compared to past cycles) but I'm fairly certain I O'ed this past weekend. When I overlay my charts using a manual O date (since FF hasn't recognized it yet), my post-O temps are much lower than usual. They're usually 97.5 to low 98 but yesterday and today they were 97.2. It's higher than the previous two days, which were the lowest all cycle, but almost on par with my pre-O temps. Anyone ever experienced changes like this during the summer months? I'm hoping it doesn't prevent me from getting crosshairs on my chart...

  26. spaniellove

    honeydew / 7916 posts

    Bumping this thread because I know there are some charters around here and this is a great thread to share charts!

  27. marionberry

    pomelo / 5041 posts

    Thanks @spaniellove! I was just wondering if this thread had died. I liked getting to help others with charting questions after I spent a year analyzing my own.

  28. Tundra Daisy

    cherry / 150 posts

    Hi Guys!

    This is my first month charting and just figured out how to post my chart lol! I had a spike today 6DPO does anyone know if this is a good thing?



  29. Happygal

    pomelo / 5000 posts

    Yeah! I loved this thread, especially when I first started charting.

    @Tundra Daisy: temps going up is a good thing! It's hard to say though what it could mean for you b/c it's your first month charting. Hopefully you won't have to chart for long, but after a few months or so, you'll start to see patterns in your temperatures.

  30. LindsayInNY

    bananas / 9229 posts

    @Tundra Daisy: Ditto what @Happygal: said. A dip tends to be more of a sign post-O than a spike BUT if you have triphasic cycles, it could be another level of temps. It could also just be a random spike, for no apparent reason.

  31. Tundra Daisy

    cherry / 150 posts

    @LindsayInNY: Thanks!!! Well it's looking triphasic now
    What do you think? http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/46c821

  32. marionberry

    pomelo / 5041 posts

    @Tundra Daisy: It's still early to tell, but a stair step pattern is a really good sign. If your temp keeps going up, maybe drops a little , but then goes higher than your previous high, you may be in luck! My pregnancy chart did that.

  33. LindsayInNY

    bananas / 9229 posts

    @Tundra Daisy: It does look triphasic/stair step pattern! The 4 temps in a row are throwing me off. That's some precise temping!

  34. marionberry

    pomelo / 5041 posts

    @LindsayInNY: It could be early implantation...or nothing lol.

  35. Tundra Daisy

    cherry / 150 posts

    @marionberry: Owww I'm hoping this is what you mean by dips a little lol http://www.fertilityfriend.com/home/46c821 What do you think?

    @LindsayInNY: Hmm yeah those straight days are a bit weird - I was using a normal digital thermometer but I bought an ovulation one yesterday! Not sure which one to use now as they both say slightly different things when I temp

  36. Happygal

    pomelo / 5000 posts

    Being day 27, and with a Big dip like that, I would expect to stay my period. Don't mean to dash your hopes, but I do think that is the most likely scenario.

    Good news is that it's clear you ovulated and your cycle seems regulated!

  37. marionberry

    pomelo / 5041 posts

    @Tundra Daisy: Sadly, I agree with @happygal. It's likely your period will be here soon. Start the next cycle with your ovulation thermometer. It's more sensitive and will show you additional temp variations.

  38. babycanuck

    pomegranate / 3105 posts

    Too early to analyze?

  39. Happygal

    pomelo / 5000 posts

    Hi @BabyCanuck: it depends on your normal cycle. For me, with a cycle of 30-31 days, it would be too early to tell if I was pregnant. Your chart looks like you clearly ovulated! I would say your chart is looking good, but you'll need some more time in the TWW to guess anything.

  40. marionberry

    pomelo / 5041 posts

    @babycanuck: I agree with @happygal! Give it 2-3 days and we should be able to tell more.

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