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#1 of 8 Old 02-21-2003, 11:37 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hi All,

I am new here and have been TTC #2 (my ds is 2). I just had a "feeling", so I bought a 2-pack of the generic EPT tests this morning. I did both of them and both showed a pale blue line after 5 mins. or so.

My date of my LMP was Jan. 8 and I have 35 day cycles so I seem to be around 10 days late.

For some reason, I am having a hard time believing the tests! Can someone tell me whether or not false positives are common? Or could I be "doing" something that could make it a false positive? I have been sick with a lingering cold for the past 3 weeks....could that have anything to do with it??? I am still breastfeeding my ds...could that have anything to do with it????

I guess I am still in a bit of shock for some reason. I want someone to tell me that "yes, dear you are probably pregnant"!

What do you all think???

Thanks in advance,
Don't know why I am being so goofy over this!
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I think congratulations are in order. I took three tests just to *make sure* with ds#1. Maybe you just need time to let it sink in that you are PREGNANT.
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Hi! I totally trust e.p.t. brand and Confirm One Step but not Equate. I got a false positive with Equate when I was not preggo.

I hope you are preggo!
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Wow, I have never heard of a false positive. I am sure you wouldn't get two in a row though!! Congratulations!!

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Thanks you guys! I sure hope it is true!! Think it might just take a bit to sink in
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Wow, I have never heard of a false positive. I am sure you wouldn't get two in a row though!! Congratulations!!
Yup, and another mom here at mothering got false positives with Equate and she isn't preggo. Not worth the $$ savings IMO.

Anyway, congrats!
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Yup, and another mom here at mothering got false positives with Equate and she isn't preggo. Not worth the $$ savings IMO.
That's me. Positive on the Equate but negaitve on the EPT. Go down to your doc and get a blood HCG to wase your mind. You could also try one of the name brand tests. I know they are more expensive but I have learned my lesson about trying to be cheap on HPTs.
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Thanks for the advice about the "generic" tests...I bought them at Safeway. They were Safeway brand and supposed to be the same as EPT test (wand like with the dipstick to get urine on...you get a red line if you did the test right and a blue line if it is positive).

I will probably be getting the blood test next week but would like to think that my home tests were accurate:

Thanks again for sharing your experiences
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