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October 23rd, 2008

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08:40 am - Basal Body Temp
Good morning :)

So I was reading Taking Charge of Your Fertility last night (GREAT book, FWIW) and I decided to start temping this morning just so I could get into the habit even though I'm already at CD 23. Lo and behold, my temp this morning was 96.2!!! I'm no doctor, but even I know that's pretty freaking low compared to the "normal" range of 97.2+ I've seen on other charts and in the book. The chart doesn't even have a place to mark anything below 97.0!

So I did some more research, and it looks like I could have a symptom of hypothyroidism - I'm going to temp for a few more days to make absolutely sure (they recommend an average over 3 days to make sure it's not a random drop) and then go see my doctor. I've always had low temps - even during the day it can be as low as 96.8 - so I'm concerned. I have many of the symptoms of hypothyroidism (dry skin, headaches, irritability, low tolerance to cold) and the reading I've done suggests that the symptoms are more important than any testing that's done because there's a 30% error rate with the blood testing.

Have any of you lovely ladies had an issue with low waking temps? What steps did you take to rectify that?

Many thanks :) x-posted
Current Mood: curiouscurious

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Date:November 4th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Mine's been fairly low, but still in the 97 or just up to 98 range. No history of thyroid problems, but I'll be on the look-out!

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