I wish I had a FRER to pee on

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I wish I had a FRER to pee on

Is it weird that I wish I had a FRER to pee on just so that I could see how dark the line is? Not that I'm doubting that it would be super dark - I know it would be. Just that I think it would be fun to see it. Does that prove that I'm a total POAS-aholic or what? I'm thinking about peeing on a OPK just for a fix....

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Umm, weird? no! Normal? Yep!

But resist!!! I had a 3 pack and saved 1 for 8 weeks. Dumb idea! Thought it would be totally dark, especially after my 22dpo test. Nope! Not nearly as dark as I thought.

Of course, now it makes me wonder and fret...and then I chant that all tests are different, dye lots different, etc, etc. DH even asked how dark I expected...well...a lot darker than that! I mean, it's probably a bit darker than the control and the test line is wider but still. Yeah...resist!

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I had an extra test and I gave it to a girlfriend of mine that's TTC just so I wouldn't waste it. LOL! Believe me, I would! I just had to get it out of my house and give it to someone who would put it to good use.

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what is FRER?

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Christina - Good to know - who knows, maybe they don't even get that dark. I don't know what I was picturing, but I doubt any test could live up to it IRL. LOL

Jessica - Good for you for resisting and giving the test to someone who will actually use it. That's way smarter than peeing on it just because you can.

AFM - I won't go and buy a FRER because they are too expensive. But I am seriously eying this giant stack of OPKs I still have. Biggrin I think I'll wait and hit it with my FMU, just for that extra oomph. LOL

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"lesleynka" wrote:

what is FRER?

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I was actually thinking today how I'd love to POAS again, I kind of miss it lol!

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Lesley - I call them the Rolls Royce of pee sticks. IMO, you're not truly pregnant (or not pregnant) until a FRER says so. I'd trust a FRER over my OBGYN.*

*(Totally joking! Okay, mostly joking :lol:)

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Lesley - I call them the Rolls Royce of pee sticks. IMO, you're not truly pregnant (or not pregnant) until a FRER says so. I'd trust a FRER over my OBGYN.*

*(Totally joking! Okay, mostly joking :lol:)

ROFL

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*cough*itestedtoday*cough*

LOL but at least it was with an IC... I bought a pack of 25 before this cycle and have been peeing on the religiously. Since Saturday I've tested twice... can anyone say addicted?! I have a FRER that I've been contemplating using but have managed to talk myself out of it. My test this morning was FINALLY as dark as the control line... FINALLY.

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hmmm, i didnt know that it made any difference. I can't remember what kind i used. lol.

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Is it weird that I wish I had a FRER to pee on just so that I could see how dark the line is? Not that I'm doubting that it would be super dark - I know it would be. Just that I think it would be fun to see it. Does that prove that I'm a total POAS-aholic or what? I'm thinking about peeing on a OPK just for a fix....

Ha - I have been thinking the same thing. First chance I get to run by the $ store its ON! I am dying to test. If I had OPKs they would all be gone by now - in fact, they are. Did you see all 15 of my tests?! LOL

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LOL!! I had to resist buying more tests everytime I went to the store! LOL

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yay!!! so happy to see you on this board Smile

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"Alissa_Sal" wrote:

Christina - Good to know - who knows, maybe they don't even get that dark. I don't know what I was picturing, but I doubt any test could live up to it IRL. LOL

Yeah, I think I was expecting one of those where there was no control line because the test line was so dark. Nope. Bummer, too. I saved that stupid thing just for that!

In the beginning it was awesome. The test line was there as soon as the urine wicked through, and no sign of the control. Then it started to dry...and that damn control line got darker, and then darker...grrr. Yes, I did yell at it to try to stop it but it didn't listen.

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I have a few OPKs left that I pee on occasionally. The line is black almost!!! OPKs are great substitutes.

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Heeheeheee.

I like that the test line came up before the control line, and got rapidly darker until I lost patience and decided that was good enough at about the 4 minute mark.

Opks ARE a good fix. Not a FRER, but still a good fix.

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hahahahahaha!!!!! it is definitely fun to test. you could always buy up a stockpile at the dollar store....keep a stash on hand for those days that you need a fix.