05-20-2007, 09:10 AM
I was a little freaked out by my temp this morning. Took it at the exact same time as usual, and I got 96.34. It's never gone below 96.53, and I was already thinking that my temps were on the low side to begin with. I've never gone higher than 97.7, even in the LP. Does anyone know anything about low temps indicating a potential fertility problem? I will see my dr. this week, so I can ask her, but just wondered if anyone had any thoughts.
05-20-2007, 01:26 PM
Thank you both. My sleeping conditions haven't changed at all. JRBL, that eases my mind! I've heard of low temps indicating a possible thyroid problem, but I just had mine checked and the test came back normal. It seems that there's always someone who has a scary story about a particular symptom and what it means. I appreciate the reassurance.
05-20-2007, 01:51 PM
The thyroid was what I was going to say, but since you have had it checked I would say your most likely normal. I know my morning temps were always in the mid 96's. I just looked at my bfp chart, and even after becoming pregnant I was still only in the low 98's So I think that low numbers don't really mean much unless it is thyroid related...so I wouldn't stress out about it.
go to www.tcoyf.com and check out the differnt example charts. There can be a low temp/ high temp fertility issue. . .hypo/hyperthiriodism. However, my temps were about where yours are and I'm working on #2. It took two years to concieve this one but, I'd say ovulating only half the time (probably due to a large amount of family stress during that time) was more the cause then low temps. So, take heart, you're probably A-OK :D What cycle # are you on- just wondering? -ren
05-21-2007, 07:05 AM
Thanks for your help. I'm on cycle # 13 since going off BCP. Only my fourth one charting though. So far my charts show clear O patterns. We'll see what the Dr. says later this week.
05-24-2007, 02:15 AM
I think having low progesterone can make your temps go down. When I was pg with Noah I was on progesterone suppositories, and before I started them, the day I got my BFP, my temp dropped waaaaaaaaay low. I know that the release of progesterone is what makes your temp spike after you ovulate, and it's what makes you feel hot when you are pg.
My doc started me on one suppository in the evening, and by the morning, I would be freezing, so my doc had me take a supp. in the morning too, and that helped a lot!
I would ask about progesterone, it can cause fertility probs if you don't have enough!