Why are my temps so low after ovulation?

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Heatherwants5 Posted: Fri, Apr 22 2011 9:38 AM

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Heatherwants5 replied on Fri, Apr 22 2011 9:39 AM

Is it normal to have temps this low after ovulation?  I just had a dip to 97.7 today, which leaves me a bit worried.  We are ttc.

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tmonee replied on Fri, Apr 22 2011 12:09 PM

You'll need to give us permission to view the chart as it's currently showing "The chart owner has not granted you permission to view this chart."  To do that click on My Fertility at the top of the page to load your calendar.  From the calendar page click Chart Layout on the left side menu.  About halfway down the screen you should see "Share with" and to the right is a drop down menu.  Click on that menu and select "All registered members" and then click save at the top before navigating away from the page.


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Heatherwants5 replied on Sat, Apr 23 2011 8:04 AM

tmonee, thanks for the explanation!  It should be viewable now.  A funny thing happened this morning, though, and my temp went up a bit, but it was a strange morning, so I don't know if it really counts or if I should have used the rule of thumb.  I woke up an hour earlier than normal (seems like that should make it lower, though).  I was a little stressed upon awakening, though, trying to get my boy someplace that he was supposed to go to, so maybe the stress first thing when I woke up caused a higher temp, or maybe my temp was simply higher.


I am hypothyroid, but taking synthroid too.  I actually didn't take it for the 2 days prior, because we were so busy, I kept forgetting to get to the pharmacy, then I took it yesterday, so maybe that made my temps go up?  I wouldn't think it would happen so suddenly, though.

I'm confused, but I guess time will tell.


It seems like the temps in the book are all higher than mine, but maybe I'm worrying about nothing.

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lbm436 replied on Sat, Apr 23 2011 8:35 AM

Your temps look fine to me. They are above the coverline and that's what matters. ROT won't apply after ovulation. You should worry if your temps are consistently at or below the coverline, but you are fineFlowers

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mayflower replied on Sat, Apr 23 2011 2:18 PM

Well, you definitely ovulated, so if you're TTC, then you are set!

As for how low they are, you may just have low temps.  Are they usually like this for most cycles?  (97.7 is still well above the coverline, though, so you clearly ovulated.)  Btw, I've found that different thermometer brands are calibrated differently  - one brand I used consistently gave me lower temps than another.  Both showed a clear temp pattern, so they both worked for FAM; it's just that one kind might be set a few tenths of a degree lower than another.

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Heatherwants5 replied on Mon, Apr 25 2011 8:22 AM

Thanks for the replies!  For the past couple of days my temps have been a bit lower, strange, but they are still above the coverline.


I guess I'll see what happens this week.

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