Could I please have some assistance interpreting something?
I've been temping since day 1 of this cycle with a standard digital thermometer until today when I started using a basal thermometer (had to wait on the postman to deliver it).
This morning I used both just to make sure the temp was the same, but it wasn't even close.
The BT said 36.29 degrees celcius
And the standard T said 36.1 degrees celcius.
As this confused me I tested again 10 mins later and got:
The BT said 36.21 degrees celcius
And the standard T said 36.1 degrees celcius still.
Firstly, how could there be a .19 degrees celcius difference within the 2 thermometers. Should I continue using both all month to maintain the integrity of my chart?
Secondly, shouldn't the 2nd reading on the BT be higher than the 1st as the 1st is the basal temp?
So confused! I am also going to try monitoring CM & use OPKs to monitor my status this month so hopefully I won't miss anything...
Has anyone had anything similar?
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07-02-2013 06:32 #61
07-02-2013 06:38 #62
I'd continue using the digital for this month, only to maintain accuracy, then switch to the basal. BTs are much more precise and able to pick up tiny temp shifts.
Good luck! X
07-02-2013 06:38 #63
I'm not sure the difference between thermometers. But if it were me I'd continue with the original one and swap to the bbt next cycle.
However what CD are you on? I don't find my temp info much help until I have O'd. So you could well change to BBT for a more accurate reading for O.
you mentioned you took your temp 10 mins later? I believe it's your testing temp. Ie, taken as soon as you wake after 4-5hrs solid sleep.
07-02-2013 06:39 #64
Also, BBT shifts on my thermometer too. I find it easier to take it once only, and record that temp so I don't get confused by different readings
07-02-2013 06:51 #65
I swapped from using a mercury basal thermometer to a digital basal thermometer. I ended up buying mine online because I was struggling to find one in a chemist.
I found it easier than trying to see my temp after I had just woken up and it took the guess work out of it
07-02-2013 07:07 #66
Strawberry you're doing better than me. My foggy eyes sometimes can't make out the digital one! Thankfully I can turn it back on when my eyes adjust and the temp is still there.
07-02-2013 08:06 #67
Thank you for all your comments ladies!
Thank you for your comments ladies! I just want to make sure I don't miss the boat for this month (so to speak)
07-02-2013 09:15 #68
Temping will only tell you that you've O'd after you have, so it doesn't help you predict O. Don't stress too much about temps - it's more the general idea & the thermal shift that you look for.
07-02-2013 09:38 #69
07-02-2013 10:25 #70
Oh, and guess what Rainbow Road? Big spike this morning. FF confirmed O as Monday, which I already knew.
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