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Hey guys, I'm wondering if you can help me out with a little thing I have regarding my basal body temperature.

I had been charting my BBTs regularly up until about May or so in 2010, when my boyfriend and I took a break. However, I recently started taking my BBTs again (mid-Nov) due to my boyfriend and I becoming sexually active again. Unfortunately, the old thermometer I had used had run out of batteries and as a result, I had to purchase a new one. I noticed that my temperatures with the new thermometer were a bit higher on average, despite me taking them at the same I previously would have.

As is usually the case, there was the rise in temperature around the time I ovulated, and my period eventually made it too. However, I know that once a period arrives, your BBT is supposed to drop back down, but mine hasn't yet (and it's been about four or five days after the end of my period). Today I had an unusual spike in temperature as well. I know for a fact I'm not pregnant (two negative tests, plus my period), so could it just be that the thermometer is still adjusting to my body?

Another thing to note is that I occasionally get sniffles in the morning due to dust, the fact that I have the fan on (it's Summer over here in Australia) or the evening air or something. I've read that being sick can throw your BBTs out a bit, but I'm not really sick per se.

Any ideas why my BBTs could be all wonky? =|

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Yes, being sick can impact your BBT readings. Also, sometimes it's possible just to throw odd readings for no apparent reason. You could be getting sick. Maybe your sleeping pattern has shifted a bit. It could be something odd with the thermometer...but I'd probably just write this off as a fluke. If you know you're not pregnant, I probably wouldn't worry about the temp at this point. Just keep charting and see what happens during your next cycle and go from there.

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Thanks for the reply! I'll give it another cycle of charting. I think it is just the thermometer.
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