I am new here, but hope it is okay that I seek some opinions from you since I have secretly been stalking this board for a week or so Okay, so me and hub are not "trying" but I would of course be over the moon if I fell pregnant! We became blessed with a pregnancy that sadly ended in miscarriage in early May at 7 weeks. We decided "maybe it was God's plan" and I (somewhat grudgingly) agreed to go on birth control. I was only on it for 2 months, when in the beginning of this month (August) Hubby and I have both been working so hard that it slipped our minds to get the pill pack, once we remembered it was too late and just decided to use withdrawal method this month Since we are not trying, I am not 100% sure when my period is due, but I am almost positive it was due August 22nd. For the past couple of weeks I have been feeling downright sick. And I just "know" that something is going on down there. (With my first pregnancy I just "knew", and I was right!). I've been having headaches, been very tired, have a sore throat, slight fever some nights, sick to my stomach at times, had the pulling sensation in uterus which I actually didnt have with last pregnancy, hubs says my mouth tastes like metal, hes also been mentioning a lot lately that i am "very warm" even when i wear shorts on cold nights, been very irritable, and most importantly my breasts hurt like CRAZY, sometimes when I lightly poke them I almost cry. We went to Wal-Mart on the 19th and I got a 3 pack of Equate blue dye tests. I took one as soon as I got home (afternoonish/eveningish) and as soon as the urine hit the control box I saw the FAINTEST EVER little blue line..I had to squint and hold it up to the sun. Wasn't going to show hubby because I thought he would think I am crazy...but he insisted..and he of course thought I was crazy. I threw it away, confused. 3 - 5 hours later I got the urge to look in the trash bin, and line was no longer there when I squinted. I told hubs I was going to wait a couple of days to test but of course first thing next morning on the 20th I POAS again. SAME EXACT THING as the day before. Was this a ghost line? Was I going crazy? But the line (if you can even call it that!) WAS blue, and DID show up under 2 minutes, even though you could only see it in sunlight. Didnt show hubs this time, just told him it was the same as before and threw it away. I of course peeked a few hours later, and the "line" seemed to be gone The next day I didnt test because I told myself I was going to wait 5 days. But of course I only lasted one day and decided to test again in the morning on the 22nd (remember, AF should be here). Okay ladies well this was the weirdest testing of all. I peed on it, maybe a little over the 5 seconds that is instructed? because this time the whole control window changed a clear shade of blue??? with a SLIGHT line of darker blue in the middle...but with a vein-like other line of darker blue coming out the bottom of that "line"??! I was thinking "WHAT THE!!". Is there something wrong here..or..?? I didnt tell hubs about this test until later. He said maybe the tests were faulty. And we'll try again in a "few days". GRRR. I of course looked in the trash bin a few hours later. THIS TIME, the control window was no longer shaded blue, but instead I see a faint blue line right in the middle, with nothing strange coming out of it, and this time I dont really have to squint to see it!! What is going on here??!! lol. I should also mention a long with my other symptoms, I have had AF type cramps (but not as extreme) for the past 4 days, with absolutely no AF in sight, and I have pretty much no CM, or when I do it is very clear. Another thing I should mention is that 2 weeks AFTER my period, I had some slight slight slight bleeding that lasted about 2 days, with no cramps or breast pain, and it smelled like regular blood instead of period blood (TMI). I am sorry this is long, but any insight or comments will be helpful I am going crazy here!!