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12/08/2013 at 17:19
Just wanted to know a couple of things... I'm no ready to start charting temps daily yet, maybe next cycle, we'll see. But why are tympanic (in the ear) thermometers no good? If I have to buy a special one, where do I get it? Secondly, where do you all buy the cheapie test sticks online (ovulation and pg test)?
B (currently in estimated 2ww according to cycle, but who knows?!)
12/08/2013 at 17:24
I think it's because the ear one is not as accurate as oral thermometer's.. I think that's the only reason.. or from what I can find online..
I got my thermometer from : www.sme-fertility.co.uk Really reasonable and postage was reasonable too, I paid for next day delivery and it did arrive the next day, they also provide the cheapie test sticks too :)!
12/08/2013 at 17:27
Wonderful, thanks cupcake. Interesting about the thermometers - we used to use oral disposable ones at work (paramedic) but switched to tympanic for better reliability and accuracy! Ah well... will wait until AF arrives and then go shopping!
12/08/2013 at 17:29
Indeed, I am a nurse and we switched from Oral to Ear one's too!, I am really not too sure but can't really find a reliable answer when I google, But have an oral thermometer make sure when you do buy one it's a 2dp thermometer so you don't get too many dramatic highs and lows :) so you have 36.34 instead of 36.4 :)
12/08/2013 at 17:33
I got my thermometer from Amazon it was somewhere around a fiver I think, and my cheapy opks I ordered there too. You can also get the cheap pregnancy tests there too. I would buy everything from Amazon if I could as I love one click ordering!!
12/08/2013 at 17:48
I looked at amazon when I got my new one, and found that a lot of them added like £6 postage too the very cheap thermometer's so it put me off, the site I liked have some money off their's at the moment and only added £1 for next day delivery!
12/08/2013 at 17:59
I'd probably clicked past the delivery in the excitement of getting it!
Because its the core body temperature you need on waking up and the mouth is more reliable than tympanic
12/08/2013 at 18:01
I don't temp so can't really help too much but provide a link - I know quite a few girls that use this thermometer from Amazon:
I use OPKs every cycle and I really like them as they tell me ahead of time when I should be having sex. I buy my OPKs from Amazon and I use these ic ones all the time:
Then I back up a line for confirmation with these so only use 1 or 2 per cycle:
This cycle I'm using these (just started this morning):
Watch the prices on the digital tests though. They are still cheaper than buying in the shops but I bought both of the above Clearblue Digital OPKs when they were £20 each.
12/08/2013 at 21:02
I've used IC pregnancy tests, I bought them from amazon. I think they're called "one step" or something like that. Then when you think you've got a line, back it up with a CBD or a fr.
12/08/2013 at 21:23
Barefoot, apologies for derailing your thread, but please can I ask a question to choc-apple?
I'm a complete newbie to this, been trying since May and trying to get my head around it all.
Choc-Apple - the OPKs you use, apologies for a stupid question, but how do you know when to use them? Is it just getting to know your cycle? I get very, um, evident egg-whites, so I would just use it around that time?
13/08/2013 at 08:57
Hi CJ. Yes, it's just been a case of getting to know my cycle. I don't really get EWCM but I do get ov pains plus I've been tracking my cycles on my phone app so I have an idea when ov might be although it can range from CD17-24 for me which is quite a big range.
if you get EWCM then that would be the time to use them although that CM on its own would be a good indicator of ov without using OPKs.
Hope that helps xx
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