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I've just started charting and so far (a week into it) my temperatures aren't consistent. They've ranged from 97.2-97.8. Now that may not look like much, but when you go to line them up on the chart, I get a zig-zag line.
How am I supposed to be accurate with my charting if my temperatures differ? Will they eventually stabilize?

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It will vary and continue to be pretty zig-zaggy. You should see a pre- and post-ovulation trend after you graph it though. If you don't then you may be having inovulatory cycles or have a hormone imbalance. (My SIL ovulated but never had a temp rise because her body only produced about 25% of the progesterone it should have.)
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I wouldn't worry about it, those are not huge variations, and like pp said, chances are you'll still see a clear pattern with ovulation. Chances are that your post-ovulation temps will be something like 98.0-98.6, so you'll still be able to tell.

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Thanks guys!

I guess I got worried because in TCOYF the charts look so neat and constant. Most of them were no zig-zaggy.
I hope this charting thing goes right. I have a feeling I have a hormonal imbalance which could lead to some pretty confusing completed charts...

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After a couple of cycles, you'll pick up on your signals easily. I've never had the patience to take my temp but can always tell at least 7 days prior to ovulation and can pinpoint my ovulation within 6 hrs based on cervical fluid. My cycles are irregular--anywhere from 4 wks to 7 months--but I ALWAYS know exactly what day my period will start because it's ALWAYS 14 days after I ovulate. It's so nice to be that in tune with your body.

If you don't mind me asking, what hormone problems are you dealing with? I ask because I've obviously had hormone problems myself. I have adrenal fatigue which also affect estrogen/progesterone ratio and am hypothyroid. It seemed like my cycles were more reg just prior to preg when I was on a higher dose of thyroid so am hoping they will be reg after it returns.
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I've just started charting and so far (a week into it) my temperatures aren't consistent. They've ranged from 97.2-97.8. Now that may not look like much, but when you go to line them up on the chart, I get a zig-zag line.
How am I supposed to be accurate with my charting if my temperatures differ? Will they eventually stabilize?

Thanks
I had somewhat bouncy temps for a while when I first started charting temps. What helped was wearing an eye mask at night that blocked out all the light while sleeping. Sounds strange, but it works!

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