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Old Aug 12th, 2017, 03:45 AM   11
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I keep doing the same with my husband and he hadn't a clue at first what I was talking about but he's learning lol



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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 11:16 AM   12
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I have had 4 pregnancies, 1 miscarriage and 3 births. With all my testing I always waited until I missed my period/the day AF was due. I used different brands... Clearblue, FRER, etc and always got very dark positives. I never had any issue with any of the brands although I've never tried any internet cheapies because I've never tested early. I just never thought to and it wasn't hard to get pregnant so I never tracked anything until this time around because my cycles changed since I had my daughter a few years ago.



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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 12:19 PM   13
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The thing is, FRER is supposed to be able to catch a good positive before the other brands, and it just doesn't. My Wondfos, and even my knockoff Wondfos, consistently catch pregnancies sooner than FRERs, and without nasty indents or evap lines. The indents on FRERs are the absolute worst!

But anyway, what I'm getting at, is sure it works fine if you don't test early, but early testing is the whole point of the FRER (vs. just FR).



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 13:02 PM   14
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The thing is, FRER is supposed to be able to catch a good positive before the other brands, and it just doesn't. My Wondfos, and even my knockoff Wondfos, consistently catch pregnancies sooner than FRERs, and without nasty indents or evap lines. The indents on FRERs are the absolute worst!

But anyway, what I'm getting at, is sure it works fine if you don't test early, but early testing is the whole point of the FRER (vs. just FR).
That makes sense, I tested early last month and in June but obviously wasn't pregnant and got an evap line with a Clearblue but not with any of the others and I used multiple different tests. FRER, CB, Generic knock offs of those and even walmart cheapies and dollar tree tests. Testing early stresses me out as does OPKs and charting so after this month I'm not doing any of it since I know I'm regular etc. Plus my charts LOOK good but are disappointing... so yeah... don't have any BFP experience with testing early... wouldn't know unfortunately.



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 13:11 PM   15
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Blue dye tests are the only things worse than FRERs and Answer tests, imo.

Early testing is definitely stressful. I'm just a POAS addict and get so obsessive over whether or not I might be pregnant that I can't resist it. It's a problem, to the point where I buy my Wondfos in 50-packs and went through several of those packs last time. So I feel you, and I applaud your restraint! Hubby tried to tell me I wasn't allowed to test early anymore because I kept picking up chemical pregnancies that I would have otherwise been blissfully unaware of. But... I can't resist, like I said. I've had 8 pregnancies, but only 1 rainbow baby. I wish I could resist early testing this time, because I'm sure we'll have a few more losses, but I just have to know! I'm so bad.

I love the temping and OPKs, for me, it keeps me from spending the whole month stressing about it. But if it's stressful for you, it sounds like quitting is going to be a good decision. Especially if you're regular! I'm not, especially not in the last year or so. Getting old, maybe.

Fingers crossed for lots of sticky babydust for you!



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 14:47 PM   16
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Dill- exactly! The entire point of a FRER is that it is supposed to be so much more sensitive than other tests and can pick up a pregnancy much sooner. This just doesn't seem to be the case because they appear to be equally as sensitive as my Wondfos that are so much cheaper. Why spend $15 on 2 FRERs when I can spend $20 and get 50 ovulation tests and 20 pregnancy tests?

I, too, am a POAS addict so I start testing around 10 dpo. I try to hold out but it never works. Unfortunately that addiction showed me a chemical last cycle but I just don't possess the ability to hold out on testing until AF is due.



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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 14:57 PM   17
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I'm so sorry for your loss, JWC13! That really is the worst part about early testing -- you know about the chemicals.

I like to buy the $19 pack of 50 Wondfo hcg tests, and the $13 pack of 50 Babi OPKs. Sadly, I go through more pregnancy tests each month than OPKs.



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 15:39 PM   18
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Sometimes I wish I never discovered OPKs or knew about early testing lol being blind to it justant I had to wait to know haha was much more easy tp distract myself that way. Guess we'll just have to step it up a bit in the DTD department LOL that way without testing/temping I'll be sure to cover my fertile window.

My charts attached are from this month(first pic) and last month (second pic)...

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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 15:40 PM   19
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P.s. how did you get your ticker on your signature? I have one with fertility friend I wanted to use but can't figure it out lol



 
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Old Aug 16th, 2017, 15:46 PM   20
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For the ticker, you have to use BBCode instead of HTML.

Your charts look great! This month's looks picture-perfect, though I think your chances would be a little higher if you DTD the day before ovulation. Still, you've got the day before that, and the day of, so you've got a solid chance! Last month's didn't look quite as good, though those extra high temps right before the end-of-cycle drop looked so promising. Do you have a thread of your own going? I would love to stick with you while you TTC, I want to see how this cycle ends for you with such a great chart!



 
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