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You know, I never think to take my temperature when I am sick or getting sick. I usualy get bad head colds and rarely have a fever. I temp daily for FAM TTA (for now) so next time I am sick I will be curious to see if my temps go up abnormally because of it. I know when I am sick my sleep is disrupted a lot, wake up, blow nose, cough... so that would change temps too.
I monitor my temperature when ever I feel warm to the touch. I've had fevers of 105F+ in the past, and as the doctor at the hospital told me, "if your normal is low 97's, this is medically almost 1.5 degrees higher than for a normal person."
And yes, I temp.
TTC #1 together since December 2011
ttc naturally until end of year
May 6th- bfp @ 10dpo ended in a Chemical Pregnancy May 15th @5w1d
Me: Hashi's, PCOS,Multiple miscarriages
Him: MFI low count, low morphology, low motility Vitamins started August 2nd.
Have you taken your temperature because you thought you were sick ever in 2011? No.
Do you take your temperature for FAM/NFP right now? I'm pregnant, but I'm still taking my temperature since I'm still early on and haven't had my first appt (to hear the heartbeat) yet. I sometimes wish I would put the dang thermometer down though... as any slight "dip" I start to worry. I've been at a steady 98.5-98.8 for weeks, and today I got 98.2.
Before pregnancy though, yes temping is a major part of my charting.