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gina111183 posted:
Ok we have been ttc for atleast 5mths now with no luck my 1st day of my last period was FEB 21st ovulation days were Mar4-7 made sure it happened on a fertile day ... last weekend which would have been implantion i was cramping so symptoms as follows ... sore tender breasts,strong sense of smell,extreme fatiuge,terrible heartburn even without eating something,mood swings,hungry all the time the calendar says I can test tomorrow but i bought a cheap dollar tree test do you think it will still work??
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phoenixfire76 responded:
Yes a dollar store tests have the same chemicals and enzymes as a expensive name brand tests does. The only difference is the cost and name(s). All tests have to pass strict testing to be sold as pregnancy tests.

All tests should come with a instruction pamphlet that tells you everything you need to know about the test and how to use it. It should tell you how sensitive it is and how accurate it is for the day you are testing.

Like fore example those early pregnancy test that you can take up to 6 days before your expected period; if you actually read the instructions that come with it it will say that the accuracy of the test is only 40% when done that early. Not like the 99% accuracy you can have as early as the day after you miss your period.

So don't be to disappointed if you get a negative when you test; you could just be testing to early. Just wait until after you miss your period by a least 3 days and then try re-test with 1st morning urine.


Best of Luck.
 
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gina111183 replied to phoenixfire76's response:
Thank you Im gonna test tomorrow am with 1st morning urine and i got anyone one in case it says no to test if it doesnt start by the 23
 
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rrevels responded:
I have had a very similar experience. My 1st day of my last peiod was FEB 23 and ovulatin was March 3-8. I also had cramping on CD18 and CD20! I only have sore breasts (a little more than usual) and I am a little more tired but I work all the time and these symptoms are very similar to the symptoms I experience before my period. Please keep us informed about what you find out tomorrow morning. My period is due March 22....I hope it doesn't come! Good luck and many blessings to you!
 
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zulma87 replied to gina111183's response:
Im in the same situation and tomorrow is when im gonna test. Best of luck!!
 
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gina111183 replied to zulma87's response:
Well I took a test this morning and it was no but Im gonna buy one of those early response test b/c the test I took is for after u miss a period and mine is supposed to start on the 21st so... hopefully I will go out and get a 5days before test and maybe it will be a plus hopefully good luck girls let me know what happens when yall take yours
 
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rach818xx replied to gina111183's response:
sorry to hear about your test. let me know what your other test says. I took a dollar tree test as well, and it was a big negative (i took it 2 days before my period comes which was Weds). I figured i should buy a good test so i bought a clearblue digital test and took it the next day, another NEG , I was suppose to get my period today, but it didn't come. I think i'm going to test again around Tuesday IF i don't have my period yet. Best of luck to you, keep in touch!
 
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gina111183 replied to rach818xx's response:
well i just went out and bought a first response and took it this evening and it was a NEG so my period is supposed to start on sunday if it doesnt im gonna test prob monday this sucks cause it says 6 days before ur missed period but my friend was like dont worry maybe you dont have enough hormones yea yea so i hope you AF doesnt come rach and let me know if you decide to take urs early it would be my luck i would start tomorrow though
 
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rach818xx replied to gina111183's response:
I still haven't got my period. I so badly want to test tomorrow morning, but the thought of disappointment turns me away. I know we are all different and for some women the hcg levels can show 5 days before missed period and other girls it might be a month. I've just been so disappointed so many times, and i really think this time is THE TIME. If it's not, i will be soo upset!! Let me know if you get your friend tomorrow.
 
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gina111183 replied to rach818xx's response:
Ok I really thought I was gonna get it earlier I was like NOOOO but my husband found the test box in the garbage and seen the neg test and he has been all depressed today and we didnt talk about it he didnt bring it up nor did I cause I dont want to jinkes it I really do think this is it I am not gonna be able to sleep tonight ugh rach when are you gonna test?
 
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rach818xx replied to gina111183's response:
I don't know. Almost every part of me wants to do it now, but like i said every time before now was a negative and i don't want to feel depressed. My friends tell me to wait another week or two but i am so anxious. I kind of want to go get a blood test because those are never wrong, or so i've been told that. Still no period though. I felt cramping in my legs and lower back before i went to bed last night, but nothing at all this morning.
 
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gina111183 replied to rach818xx's response:
well i should start today and i still havent trying not to think about anything and i took a test and it came up neg so im gonna try to wait until friday if i dont start best of luck to you just hold off i knew i should have i even told myself this morning dont take the test wait a few more days ugh
 
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rach818xx replied to gina111183's response:
Yeah, all it does is discourage you. Your heart knows what's best for you, so listen to it. Mine is telling me not to test until Tuesday. Last time i tested was Thursday. If still negative, i'll test in another week. I wish you the absolute best. Sounds like we're in the exact same boat. I'm trying not to think about it for the last 2-3 days. The truth will come out somewhere, some time.
 
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bnt0330 responded:
We too were also trying to concieve our second baby. This may shine some encouragement on you!! I was to get my period on a Wed. On friday I still had not started. I took a test only to find it negitive. It wasnt unitl 4 days after my missed period (and 19 days after ovulation) we finally got a positive and we are now 7 weeks. This I found strange. I was so anxious with my first baby I took a test 5 days before my period and it was positive that early, so you can see why I was dissappionted taking this one 2 days after missed period. I have read though that your hcg hormones double with every day you are pregnant. Maybe your levels just arent high enough yet. Best of luck!!
 
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gina111183 replied to bnt0330's response:
Hmmm well that does give me some encouragement and I know if and when Rach reads this it will ease her mind as well for my first child which was 9 yrs ago I didnt even think of getting pregnant nor did I track days a friend of mine was like I think ur pregnant I said no she went and got a test and come to find out I was two mths preggo and with my son 8yrs ago I didnt know I was pregnant until I was 32wks yes 32wks I had no symptoms not weight gain no nothing I had a period the whole time went to the hospital for a bladder infection ended up being rushed to another hospital into their L&D dept and came out with a huge belly,so here I am 29yrs old couting days tracking my period and still no luck ugh I do think if I get my period Im not going to continue to go on with tryin just whatever I sound horrible and yes I do want a baby badly but It seems so out of reach


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