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Hello Everyone,

I would like to start tracking my BBT....I have no clue on how this can benefit me or if this will even work...I do know that I must get a really good thermometer and make sure that I record my BBT every morning right after waking up...What would be a good thermometer to use for this method? What can affect my BBT? Would my record keeping be affected if I miss a day?

Any advice regarding this topic will be greatly appreciated...Thank you all in advance!


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hi, i have been tracking for 9 months now not counting the days on clomid.  when you track your bbt you will see a trend, normally your temp dips the day of ovulation and then spikes the next day, it stays up until af or hpt.  i have not ovulated yet, but i have had two false ovulations (according to bbt). one cycle i got an sinus infection my temp spiked the day i started feeling sick and dropped the day after i started antibiotics.  the other cycle it looked like i ovulated but i did not.  doc says my lh was high enough to cause a thermal shift but not ovulation.  i bought mine at walgreens it was actually labeled body basal thermometer.  progesterone can affect your temp too, so i don't test during clomid or prometrium.  i missed a few days, if you miss "o" day you won't be able to tell when you ovulated but there will be a thermal shift after you start charting again.  i use the ovulation tracker on here to keep track.  anyother questions i can answer let me know.. oh and you have to make sure you have at least 4 hours of uninterupted sleep before testing. if you had a restless night you temps could be falsely high.
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Thank you very much for your feeback...I will be doing my best to track my BBT with all the advice given to me....

Do you know if medication can have any effects on a woman's BBT?
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i know progesterone can but i'm not sure about clomid, i just don't temp while i'm on it because i know i can't be ovulating.  it takes a little while to get a routine down, but now when i get to my medication days i forget to stop and i still temp sometimes but i don't write them down.  mine have kind of been all over the place because i wake up at 445am on the days i work and 10am on my off days.  i started setting my alarm taking my temp then going back to bed, kind of s*cks but it will be worth it.    
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Thank you so much for your feedback. I'll look into this also with my GNY.
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