Okay this is my fault for being paranoid.
I invested in some dollar tree tests so I could just feel better as I draw closer to my ultrasound on the 30th.
It was supposed to be tomorrow but my boss didn't allow it, so now I have to wait.
Okay so this morning I freaked myself out - and I totally blame every paranoid part of me for doing this.
Three days ago I POAS'd with FMU - this is a Dollar Tree test from the SAME LOT (I checked) as the one from this morning with FMU.
I had serious cramps yesterday (no blood) so I decided to test this morning just to make myself feel better.
Well it didn't make it any better The test from three days ago showed up darker than the control line before the control line even showed.
This morning's took 20 seconds - and it ended up much lighter.
I know, I know. I smacked myself for even allowing myself to grow even more paranoid but seriously - humor me and look at this.
Test from three days ago FMU, same lot:
Test from this morning, FMU:
Why is my boss so mean? I would love to go in tomorrow and talk to my doctor, get a Beta, and an ultrasound, and stop all this paranoia and despite all the morning sickness - be able to enjoy the pregnancy.
But with all the support here - tell me there's nothing to be freaked out about. My husband thinks I'm nuts and says it's a dye thing. But ugh. Bad Jenn. Bad. Or maybe it's my eyes?
It could very likely be a dye thing. When I was six months pregnant with my son, I POAS on a $ Tree test and my test line wasn't as dark as the control. Pee sticks are qualitative, not quantitative!
What is your boss's deal? Sounds like an a-hole.
My boss is just what you said Holly LOL!
It apparently goes by their schedule not mine lol.
So hubby in all his love for me decided he thought Dollar Tree tests were stupid and he didn't like seeing me upset. He ran up and got me an Answer.
Still light but ... oh well. I'm trying to let it go. I realize that these tests aren't testing based on how much but just that it's there.
Still. At 8 weeks pregnant I'd expect to break the test. I think I have high expectations. And I'm mad at my boss that I can't go tomorrow.
You know that is exactly why I didn't buy any tests after my first beta because I would have flipped if it were lighter! I wouldn't worry about it. I'm sure it's nothing, and you shouldn't stress yourself out for something that is obviously still positive anyway!
I've been poas since the first bfp about every other day. And most days my test line is darker than the control, but I've had like 2 that were like yours...dark but not darker than the control. Freaked me out, but the next day it was darker again. So its probably just the test...or your urine was more dilute or something.
So.. with my first two pregnancies, I think I kept First Response and EPT in business. I was poas like 5 times a day. This pregnancy.. I found out I was pregnant with a cheapie from work, bought some Clear Blue Easy's and took all of them, within two days. I haven't poas since BECAUSE, I know that I never have the same line and it really irk's me! If one test says PREGNANT with a really dark dark line, they should all say that.
I don't think you have anything to worry about. I took my Clear Blue Easy's all in the middle of the day, none of them had FMU... and I was already late on my period...and I had three different lines. Then one went and disappeared on me like an hour later. So, NO STRESSING! You're still pregnant
I've heard that after 6 weeks, the tests are actually less reliable, and you can even get a BFN later in pregnancy when you are obviously pregnant and everything is fine. Something to do with different forms of HCG - hpts aren't meant to be used later in pregnancy, so they look specifically for the form of HCG that is typical to early pregnancy, but later your body starts making more and more of the other kind and less and less of the early kind.
Anyway....stop testing. I think you're fine.
ETA: I posted this article on March in answer to a similar concern. The last reason listed is what I was referring to.
Last edited by Alissa_Sal; 08-26-2012 at 11:16 AM.
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