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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 10:36 AM   1
kmr1763
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How are the new old FRER?


Back on the forum after I don't even know how long. So, let's see. I am on CD 32. My cycle length has been varying and shortening each cycle since I got my period back after my third baby. Last one was 36 days. Now, hubby and I are usually pretty careful with relations. But we had unprotected shower sex last week where he pulled out (I know, I know). Today I'm 8 days post sex. The day before yesterday and today I had the scantest bit of pink and slightly brown spotting. At first I was like, YAY period, because I'm going on vacation this weekend and I didn't want it to hit me while on vacay. But the scant spotting (when I say scant I mean nothing ever reached undies, only on paper when wiping) hasn't turned into anything, and I haven't had the scant spotting since yesterday. So I'm naturally FREAKING THE FREAK OUT. I don't want a 4th kid. I've been requesting hubs to get snip, he's not convinced we are done.

So, off to Walmart I go, hoping to get some 88 centers, but they are out so I wind up with five FRER, the straight stick thank goodness. Get home, and even though I know I'm only 8 days post sex, I pee on one with very diluted pee. This produced the faintest of faint lines, not enough to convince me, but enough to definitely not be negative.

So I come to you experts. Are the new straight sticks as reliable as the old straight sticks? Used to be any faint line was positive, but we live in a world where tests produce faint lines even when negative

I don't believe will catch on camera. But my phone died so I can't try yet. HELP! I'm FREAKING!



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 10:45 AM   2
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Frer can have indent lines but I have always found them reliable even the new ones



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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 10:46 AM   3
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I’m in the UK but I think generally frer are considered the best brand in terms of reliability and seem to be pretty accurate :/ I think a line is a line and as you’re at the earliest 8dpo if it is a positive (although I think you should have ovulated about cd 16-18 instead) a faint line sounds about right. Sometimes they do have an indent which can catch the light, so maybe it’s just that. I hope it works out for you! Good luck.



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 10:48 AM   4
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Pretty sure not visible on here. Iím trying to calm down. Iíve had crappy lines on the curved tests. Maybe this is just one of those.



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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 10:59 AM   5
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Welcome back and good luck!



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 12:07 PM   6
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I haven't used the new ones. But on your picture I'm not seeing anything.



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 12:19 PM   7
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I'm not seeing anything on that test. But my first BFP with this pregnancy was very faint on the new straight FRER. Like almost non existent. I doubted it at first but it got darker each day so definitely wasn't an indent.



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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 12:30 PM   8
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My opinion: they are not as good as the original & better than the curved. I think they are not as sensitive as ics. Their progression is inconsistent.

ETA: I can’t see a line on your test in that pic. My first bfp @ 9dpo was super almost not there.



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 17:44 PM   9
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I really don't like then anymore I don't think they're as good as they were but my first line I could see but couldn't pick it up on camera and that was my fmu but by that afternoon about 9 hours later it was visibly a pink line on camera good luck honey!



 
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Old Feb 12th, 2018, 17:58 PM   10
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I can see that and it could be a really good indent, but I would do another one with fmu to be sure



 
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