Not sure if I'm in the right place yet as I haven't tested for pregnancy but I have a ton of symptoms I think could be attributed...My breasts are huge and tender..I have been cramping very slightly in the abdomen and have twinges in my lower back on each side... 5 days ago I blew up emotionally at my DH and am still emotional and crabby...could I be pregnant?
#4 Could it Be??
My understanding is that the Dollar Store tests have a higher hCG threshold than some other tests (that is, it depends on how "early" you tested). I don't remember when my last cycle began - I think about June 1st. I took a Dollar Store test on the 29th of June and had a VERY faint line (with first morning urine). The next day I took another Dollar Store test and the line was darker (the first one you almost had to hold up to the window to see the line). For kicks, and since I obviously won't need it for another year and I had another Dollar Store test on hand, I took one 6 days after the first and it was a very dark line. All of that to say that the tests measure hCG and the further along you are, the more of it there is to measure. It's very possible that the Dollar Store test wasn't sensitive enough to detect a letter amount of hCG.
Here's a link to a chart with hCG thresholds for the various tests:
Good luck Mama!
I just know something is off..nothing computes though. On the 3rd of July I had an emotional breakdown, the kind that I usually have a day or so before I start my period. When I didn't, I started thinking, hmmm. Seems I should have either started or had a BFP by now. It's nice to come here and be able to talk it out with you all!