I bought a digital infra-red thermometer this week and it's a whole degree celcius different from my under-arm digital thermometer! How confusing!! Which one do I believe?!! I've also found that my morning temperature is highest on waking than after I've got up for an hour or so when it'll then read lower (goes against the grain doesn't it?!!!!) I'm suspicious this is because I'm nicely toasty and warm after being under my duvet, 2 blankets, winter PJs with bedsock all night!!! (lol!) Does anyone else find this?
I also find that my pulse can fluctuate when taken on waking, depending on how I'm feeling. If I'm feeling typically hypo thyroid it'll be low but often when I am feeling particularly hypo it feels like my body then goes into a compensatory mode where it feels like my adrenals step in and I then feel 'wired' and my pulse reads higher! Do you find this?
What's your preferred way of taking your basal temperature?
Do you find your pulse readings an accurate indicator of thyroid function - do your's fluctuate?