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11/09/2013 at 05:46
I've never bothered to take my temp more than once at a time before today, but today the first temp I took was 36.31, just below my coverline. I did it again to make sure, and it was 36.64 which meant a big spike. To be on the safe side, I decided to do a "best of 3" and got 36.46. This was all within 2 or 3 minutes, same thermometer. I decided to use the last temp since it was the middle one, but it has got me questioning the reliability of every other temp I've done. Anyone else found similar?
11/09/2013 at 07:19
Did you move or get up etc between taking them? You are supposed to go with the first as that represents your true resting temp, where as the body has had a chance to wake up after a minute or 2
11/09/2013 at 08:30
11/09/2013 at 10:59
You should be using your first temp, before moving or anything.
11/09/2013 at 20:18
I get up as soon as the alarm goes and temp in the bathroom immediately. Thermometer beeps, and I don't want to wake OH when he doesn't have to get up for well over an hour after me. All 3 temps were within 2 minutes this morning.
11/09/2013 at 21:04
Technically Hun none of your temps are true readings then as it has to be done as soon as you open your eyes. By getting up and walking to the bathroom it doesn't count!
11/09/2013 at 21:06
By getting up you will already be affecting your temp. To get your true basal temp it should be before you sit up, speak, drink or smoke and also after a solid 4 hours of sleep mimimum. If you can't do that just be consistent & take the first reading.
11/09/2013 at 21:51
Ah well I'm screwed then LOL! I hardly ever get 4hrs uninterrupted and usually have to move before temping. Never mind,it's just one element of the big picture I suppose.
11/09/2013 at 22:56
Could you get a quiet thermometer, or put your finger over the area where the sound comes out? Ideally you should be half asleep when you take your temp, I regularly wake up with my thermometer in my mouth
14/09/2013 at 18:58
ahh this is so interesting - i've been getting different temps taking them straight away, didn't realise it was meant to be as soon as I woke up!
14/09/2013 at 21:12
I toss and turn for hours before my alarm goes off so not sure I'm going to get much of an accurate temperature either. Oh well, I'll give it a go regardless.
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