Hi everyone! I've got an appointment booked with Dr P next month (woo-hoo! It'll be great to see a proper thyroid doctor and be able to get some answers at last! ). Anyway, I've been trying to take my basal temperature as he wants that info on the form I need to complete. But I've noticed that my temperature first thing - when I'm all snuggled up in bed nice and warm - is probably the highest it is all day. For example, this morning it was 36.4, whereas an hour later it had gone down to 35.6. Last night before bed it was 34.8.
So, my question is this - is it correct to try to take my basal temperature while I'm still snuggled up under the duvet, or should I be sitting up on the edge of the bed before I take it (when, presumably, I'll be getting closer to my true temperature)? What I'm thinking of doing is providing Dr P with temperatures both first thing in the morning and at night - so that he can see the variation.