I have always had a standard temp of 36.5C for as long as I can remember, as I have always had the luxury of not getting bitten as much by mosquitos when on holiday (they like their blood warmer, it seems). I have suspected hypothyroid for a long time, but never equated the basal temp with it.
However I have felt mush worse over the last 6 months, I thought mainly from the menopause (last period Jan 2013), but then I read about basal body temps I thought I would take readings.
During the last 2 weeks my morning temperature has not been above 36.00C! The highest it has risen during the day has been 36.3C apart from one reading of 36.8C the other afternoon. Yesterday morning it was 35.5C!!
The last thyroid tests I had were borderline, and when I went to the GP last week, I gave her a list of all the symptoms I am having, written down on a sheet of paper. I told her I have felt really bad over the last few months, and she thought it could have been the med I was taking, which I am in the process of changing.
I am due to see her in 3 weeks, to see if the new meds have made a difference (Duloxetine changed to fluoxetine).
Does anyone use the basal body temperature in their treatment program, and is it still considered useful? I have seen conflicting reports?