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#1 of 16 Old 05-16-2005, 06:45 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I need some "Is this a line?" advice but can't get any decent picture of the faint faint line I see on the test. I didn't expect to see anything. I'm cd 40 (but my cycle just keeps getting longer) and took the test only as reassurance. And there's a faint faint line (not there at 1 or 2 minutes, but was there at 3 minutes). Test says to read at three. I've been taking 1-2 tests every month as my cycle gets longer, so its kind of a habit to take it on the cd I got my period last month but don't yet have it.

Last few months we've been having unprotected sex after Day 30 of my cycle.
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no advice, just curious as to how it turns out!!!!


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Well now there IS a line there, but its 20 minutes later and so its not reliable. The test has been sitting under my cupboard in an open box for about 6 weeks (pack of 2). Today would be 10 days from the first unprotected sex this month.

I KNOW the answer is to wait a few days and retest. And that's such great advice to give to OTHER people. But when its you, its like. "WAAA I wanna know NOW"

This would've been better news in about 6 months. Life happens though.
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I'm lurking around today and saw this post and I wanna know! Take another test!!!
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:LOL

Figures the day I'd run into you over here would be TODAY . You can bet your buns I'll be taking another test, but that was the 2nd of that pack of 2. And I am actually BOOKED SOLID tomorrow. Trip to lincoln right off the bat for ortho appt for oldest daughter, then bday shopping for my youngest daughter, then dog obedience class at 6 pm. ACK!.

Now the question becomes, do I tell the dh that I got what could possibly be interpreted as a positive preg test, or just wait until the second test? I'm not so hot at secrets.

Do I manufacture a reason to run out to the store tonight?
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I can't answer your question, but if you had a faint line today, and you ARE pregnant, you should have a clear line tomorrow. I vote for manufacturing a reason to go to the store. By the way, my friend got a test at the local dollar store. It was the pee in the cup then drip on the test kind, but it really was only $1. Good luck!!!
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I agree with Jayayenay. I wouldn't be able to keep it a secret either, so I definitely think a trip to the store is in order.

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Figures the day I'd run into you over here would be TODAY
:LOL I know...I have that sort of guilty, kind of like what it must feel like to be a stalker feeling going on.....I dunno, do stalkers feel guilty?

I can imagine your range of emotions, though. With my current whacked out cycles, I usually have a week of panic, followed by a moment of relief, and then a wave of disappointment. I can't imagine throwing a maybe test into that mix.
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I agree with Jayayenay. I wouldn't be able to keep it a secret either, so I definitely think a trip to the store is in order.



:LOL I know...I have that sort of guilty, kind of like what it must feel like to be a stalker feeling going on.....I dunno, do stalkers feel guilty?

I can imagine your range of emotions, though. With my current whacked out cycles, I usually have a week of panic, followed by a moment of relief, and then a wave of disappointment. I can't imagine throwing a maybe test into that mix.
That is EXACTLY what the last three cycles have been like for me.

And you aren't a stalker, you are an "interested party.". Just be glad you aren't an "individual of interest." :LOL

And I've already manufactured a reason why I must run to the store. My oldest daughter does actually need a few things for her cooking project.. ON THURSDAY.
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Well I have purchased another 2 pack and warned the DH that the period is "late". That gives him some warning/time to get used to it without making him panic (since he knows nothing about evaporation lines, days DPO, hcg and how much is measured, etc.) Basically, he's NORMAL :LOL

I shall test tomorrow morning before my daughters ortho appt and report (need a saluting smiley). Unless AF makes her appearance. I am really crampy.
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Well I can't say i feel more certain either way. Took another test, same brand, Equate 2 pack, and there is just the barest of the faintest lines. You can't see it from 2 feet away. At about 18 inches you can see just the faintest hint of a line, lighter than yesterday afternoon's test. Yesterday I poas. Today I piac and dipped the stick.

So I still don't really feel like I know. Always in the past when pregnant I've gotten a nice, unmistakeable line. However, in February and in April (the last two times I've gone through this silliness) I also used the Equate test and there was not even a hint of a line. Nothing. Nada. I examined with a piercing glare and there was no hint, no shadow.

I've decided, however, to not drink or take allergy meds, and to take a multivitamin, just in case. If I can stand to wait that long, I'll test Thursday. Knowing myself, it will be tomorrow morning.

Wish I felt more definitive, one way or another. Today is CD 41. And 11 days after unprotected sex.
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My line experience has been if it is a line, it's a line. I have peed on TONS of sticks (I have PCOS and am paranoid) and have NEVER gotten a line, smudge, faint or otherwise until this last time () I tested with a $1 test which needs a higher amount of HcG than than some of the fancy brands. That test was lightlightlight. I needed to take another one to reassure myself. Even if it is faint, I would suggest it is a line
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Gethane- I'd say quiet congrats are in order! I used Equate at 10 dpo this time and it also took about 3 minutes to come up with a faint line, and now 8 months later I still have the test and dh still debates on if it was actually a positive or not. I'd say the huge moving belly is a pretty good sign it was positive :LOL
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Thanks Emily and MT3G. I KNOW what you are saying is true. I've said the same thing in the past to others. But its just not real yet. I need a darker line

Before November, the only times I'd POAS, with one exception, I was pregnant. Now, with my periods getting longer every month (see another post here in Fertility) I've become a POAS queen, rivaling the best. :LOL
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After third faint, but visible line, I guess I'm going to have to try convincing myself that I am pregnant. I don't feel pregnant at all. But unless we had a condom failure, there's no way I can be more than 12 days since conception. (seriously though, for crying out loud, who ovulates on day 30? damn) I didn't find out with 2 of my kids til 5+ weeks, and the other 2 I found out at 4+ and with all of them I had already had a week of extreme fatigue (going to bed at 9 instead of midnight for example).

I so seriously don't feel pregnant. Maybe I'm in denial. Any month would've been a bit better than this one I think.

Maybe I need a different brand of pg test. I need something other than a faint line

Oh, hey, and check it out. I saved my 1000th post so this could be my 1000th . Now on to a senior title... Hmmm...
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1000 posts...what a nice number

I guess I will save my real congratulations until you really know / feel for sure. It sounds like you've just caught it earlier than any of your other pregnancies, thus the faint line and lack of feeling anything.
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