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post #1 of 41
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I used the Equate brand || blue dyed test. (I thought I was buying the pink dyed +/- test ... but was in a hurry to get in and out of wal-mart quickly so I wasn't playing close attention to the box I grabbed). I got a line at about 2 minutes. It got darker as the test dried. It was fun to see a line, but to be honest I sort of knew it was an evap due to the reputation of this brand of blue dyed tests.

I thought some of you peestickaholics may like see it anyway. Here it is:

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y.../EquateBFE.jpg

And just to be clear, that is a BFN - it's an evap or error. I took an IC later in the day, and I got this (clearly a BFN):
http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...icks/ICBFN.jpg

Hopefully I'll get some real lines in a few days. I'm still only 7 or 8 DPO. (But I think my odds are really slim this month since we only DTD a few days before O and that was it.)
post #2 of 41
The Equate test looks like a bfp, so sorry it was an evap.
Lots of baby dust to you :
post #3 of 41

I say it's a + you don't know if it's a evap or not for sure yet.
Your only 7 or 8dpo and that could be a real + since it came up in the time limit and there is no guessing if it has color.

post #4 of 41
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Originally Posted by SoCaliMommy View Post

I say it's a + you don't know if it's a evap or not for sure yet.
Your only 7 or 8dpo and that could be a real + since it came up in the time limit and there is no guessing if it has color.

Unfortunately, it probably is an evap. Which isnt to say she isnt pregnant, but that brand is notorious for thin blue lines like that that arent BFPs
post #5 of 41
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post
I used the Equate brand || blue dyed test. (I thought I was buying the pink dyed +/- test ... but was in a hurry to get in and out of wal-mart quickly so I wasn't playing close attention to the box I grabbed). I got a line at about 2 minutes. It got darker as the test dried. It was fun to see a line, but to be honest I sort of knew it was an evap due to the reputation of this brand of blue dyed tests.

I thought some of you peestickaholics may like see it anyway. Here it is:

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y.../EquateBFE.jpg

And just to be clear, that is a BFN - it's an evap or error. I took an IC later in the day, and I got this (clearly a BFN):
http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...icks/ICBFN.jpg

Hopefully I'll get some real lines in a few days. I'm still only 7 or 8 DPO. (But I think my odds are really slim this month since we only DTD a few days before O and that was it.)
well I used an equate blue dye +/- with DS2 and it came up within a few minutes and wasn't an evap. The only blue dye evaps I have gotten were after they had dried past the time limit. That looks positive to me.

And maybe I am nuts but I thought I saw a hint of a line on the IC too.

Good luck!!
post #6 of 41
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Originally Posted by bublegirl1 View Post
well I used an equate blue dye +/- with DS2 and it came up within a few minutes and wasn't an evap. The only blue dye evaps I have gotten were after they had dried past the time limit. That looks positive to me.

And maybe I am nuts but I thought I saw a hint of a line on the IC too.

Good luck!!
Yeah, you probably are nuts... but I love your brand of crazy! LOL!

Thanks for all the positive thoughts, everyone... but I am totally sure this was an evap/error. I have just zero faith in these tests. A couple of years ago, when ttc #1, I bought a walgreens brand test that looked just like this equate brand test. I believe 2 of the 3 tests gave me evaps that looked just like this.

I sometimes wonder if different women's pee just reacts differently to different tests. For example, some woman say every single Dollar Tree test has given them an evap. Other women say they have never had a single evap on the same brand and they swear by them. So for me, and in my experience, this type of test gives frequent evaps. I am 99% confident that is what this line is.

No biggie. I got a drawer full of peesticks and a almost a week before AF is due. Given it took us over a year last time, I highly doubt we'll get pregnant the first cycle of trying this time (especially with our lousy timing!)
post #7 of 41
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post
Yeah, you probably are nuts... but I love your brand of crazy! LOL!

Thanks for all the positive thoughts, everyone... but I am totally sure this was an evap/error. I have just zero faith in these tests. A couple of years ago, when ttc #1, I bought a walgreens brand test that looked just like this equate brand test. I believe 2 of the 3 tests gave me evaps that looked just like this.

I sometimes wonder if different women's pee just reacts differently to different tests. For example, some woman say every single Dollar Tree test has given them an evap. Other women say they have never had a single evap on the same brand and they swear by them. So for me, and in my experience, this type of test gives frequent evaps. I am 99% confident that is what this line is.

No biggie. I got a drawer full of peesticks and a almost a week before AF is due. Given it took us over a year last time, I highly doubt we'll get pregnant the first cycle of trying this time (especially with our lousy timing!)
Well good luck anyway! I hope to see a clear BFP for you soon!

By the way, took me a full year TTC DS1 and then only 2 months with DS2, so you never know!
post #8 of 41
I thought evap lines were colorless/gray?
post #9 of 41
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post
I used the Equate brand || blue dyed test. (I thought I was buying the pink dyed +/- test ... but was in a hurry to get in and out of wal-mart quickly so I wasn't playing close attention to the box I grabbed). I got a line at about 2 minutes. It got darker as the test dried. It was fun to see a line, but to be honest I sort of knew it was an evap due to the reputation of this brand of blue dyed tests.

I thought some of you peestickaholics may like see it anyway. Here it is:

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y.../EquateBFE.jpg

And just to be clear, that is a BFN - it's an evap or error. I took an IC later in the day, and I got this (clearly a BFN):
http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...icks/ICBFN.jpg

Hopefully I'll get some real lines in a few days. I'm still only 7 or 8 DPO. (But I think my odds are really slim this month since we only DTD a few days before O and that was it.)
OMG, i freakin' HATE that stupid test. it took me a whole box of them to realize i wasn't pregnant, it was just a bad test (or 3). i get evaps/errors with the accu-clear brand also.
post #10 of 41
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Originally Posted by baileyann3 View Post
I thought evap lines were colorless/gray?
either that, or with color but come up after the time limit.

i think what the OP is talking about isn't really an evap, more of just an error. i got the same thing, as i said, with this brand. i will NEVER buy any blue dye test again, ever ever ever!
post #11 of 41
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Yea, I think this may fall into the category of error rather than evap due to the fact that it came up before the time limit expired and it has color.

Readytobedone - That's funny because I've gotten an evap/error on every single accuclear too! We must have similar urine. LOL! We're like pee sisters!

And, bublegirl1, thanks for your optimism! I love it! I hope I get lucky like you did with conceiving DC #2 quickly. That would be awesome!

I took an FRER this morning, and I think it is just my own craziness, but I thought I saw a little something. It doesn't look pink, really, though... so I am probably staring too hard and seeing the reagent strip!

I am either 8 or 9 DPO today. With DS, I got BFPs at 9 DPO (BFN with FMU, BFP with SMU)... so I'd better test again with SMU. Heh. I'll keep you guys posted.
post #12 of 41
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post
Yea, I think this may fall into the category of error rather than evap due to the fact that it came up before the time limit expired and it has color.

Readytobedone - That's funny because I've gotten an evap/error on every single accuclear too! We must have similar urine. LOL! We're like pee sisters!

And, bublegirl1, thanks for your optimism! I love it! I hope I get lucky like you did with conceiving DC #2 quickly. That would be awesome!

I took an FRER this morning, and I think it is just my own craziness, but I thought I saw a little something. It doesn't look pink, really, though... so I am probably staring too hard and seeing the reagent strip!

I am either 8 or 9 DPO today. With DS, I got BFPs at 9 DPO (BFN with FMU, BFP with SMU)... so I'd better test again with SMU. Heh. I'll keep you guys posted.
I hope you get lucky soon too!!! I'm not having as good of luck this time around, but I'm only heading into month #3! So here's to BFP's for us soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #13 of 41
I thought the blue dye tests were only reputed to suck if they were also +/- ?

FWIW a Walmart purple || is the only test I have ever had an evap on.

I would not use an IC to confirm that the test is neg. though. Stop wasting money on tests that are known to have issues!!! I say Answer is the best test you can get. It's cheap and very sensitive. I have gotten a positive on an Answer test with a beta of 6.
post #14 of 41
I had an evap line (actually two) JUST like that within the time limit on a blue dye test. I was definitely not pregnant, and definitely not having a chemical pregnancy or anything, I was waiting for my first pp af, and I took it for the heck of it. It freaked me out, so I bought an expensive one and used it with fmu the next day, and stark white, and I was definitely NOT pregnant. Those blue dye tests are awful.
post #15 of 41
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post

Readytobedone - That's funny because I've gotten an evap/error on every single accuclear too! We must have similar urine. LOL! We're like pee sisters!
LMAO at "pee sisters!" :
post #16 of 41
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So I took an FRER later in the day and got a BFN. I mean, with super crazy peestick goggles, I can almost believe I see a line... but, a real BFP isn't that hard to see. Soooooo... yeah, it's a BFN.

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...ks/FRERBFN.jpg

I am so so so nauseous today. I don't think it is necessarily a pregnancy sign. But, I feel like I am still learning what the deal is with my post-pregnancy body. I've only had one PPAF, afterall...

I'll let you all know if any future peeing adventures yield good news.
post #17 of 41
Im rooting for you, really...

and I want to say I see a line, I really do, because I SWEAR I do see one but no matter how much I adjust it I cant make it obvious....

but Im very optimistic that you will be getting a BFP soon
post #18 of 41
I swear I can see the faintest of lines there. Try again in a couple days or so...crossing my fingers for you!
post #19 of 41
It looks exactly like my BFP at 8 DPO with equate.
post #20 of 41
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Originally Posted by MyZymurgy View Post
So I took an FRER later in the day and got a BFN. I mean, with super crazy peestick goggles, I can almost believe I see a line... but, a real BFP isn't that hard to see. Soooooo... yeah, it's a BFN.

http://i800.photobucket.com/albums/y...ks/FRERBFN.jpg

I am so so so nauseous today. I don't think it is necessarily a pregnancy sign. But, I feel like I am still learning what the deal is with my post-pregnancy body. I've only had one PPAF, afterall...

I'll let you all know if any future peeing adventures yield good news.
Maybe I'm wearing crazy peestick goggles too.. but I swear I can see a very faint line in this pic.
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