I have 2 digital thermometers so I can double check. Also I noticed they seemed to read low orally so I took one in to the hospital and had it calibrated (the nurse took my ear reading while I took an oral reading to compare) and my thermometers read a whole degree lower than the ear thermometer, which is accurate!
She then said that the most accurate way to read your thermometer at home is rectally, so I now keep one of them for that if my temp fluctuates orally. Be sure to invest in sterile wipes though!
Low temp is a sign of neutropenia, so check hourly if it happens and ring the emergency line if it stays below 36. Also never forget that you should not have paracetamol in your system when taking your temperature x
Hi Mariecay- before I started chemo my onc recommended I take my temp for a few days to find out my "normal" normal temp. Having never used a digital thermometer before this was quite a revelation and how I discovered I have a low normal core temp. (35.8-36.5). Maybe try taking yours in your week 3 if you experience no se's then?