Most sensitive test? Never register before 8 weeks +

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  1. Damara

    Damara Member

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    Can any of you ladies tell me the most sensitive test to buy in North America (Canadian)?

    I've had 2 miscarriages since getting old - both around 7 weeks (one a bit before, one a couple days past) and never registered a BFP for either

    I'm 3 days late for my like-clock-work 25 day cycle AF. My last cycle was weird & very light/short. Also no intimacy until only a few days ago between. pretty sure I'm 7w 3d if the weird AF was breakthrough / implantation. Body doing 90% of the pregnancy things it should and has for last 6 weeks.

    I *NEED* to find a test that works for me. Need the ++ before I can hit up a doctor for blood test.

    Suggestions? Anyone else have a really late positive?

    Thanks in advance. Crazy train is moving at breakneck speeds here.
     
  2. Hoping4numbr3

    Hoping4numbr3 Pregnant w/my tie breaker

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    I am not in Canada or in the 35 plus group but First Response early result is the most sensitive test out there I believe. (SOMEONE can correct me if I am wrong). Did you get a blood test with the other two pregnancies to find out you were pregnant? Maybe the place you went to that confirmed those pregnancies would be willing to give you a blood test again? Doesn't hurt to ask right? Good luck and sorry about your previous losses!
     
  3. Damara

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    It was the m/c that confirmed what I already knew. There was no confusing them with a period. Lots of firm grey tissue, bled for nearly 2 weeks, saw my seedling each time, and it started with timeable contractions in the form of back labour (had with all 3 of my live births as well).

    First Response is what I used this time but still showing negative even though my body is screaming positive. Worried this means another m/c is on the way
     
  4. Hoping4numbr3

    Hoping4numbr3 Pregnant w/my tie breaker

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    Dang! Can you request a blood test from a doctor?
     
  5. Damara

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    I don't know. I'm in a new province and have no doctor here. I'm pretty old in the baby making years, but apparently my body disagrees and wants one more. Afraid that without a ++ urine test they won't even try a blood test due to my age.

    It's all so frustrating.

    I appreciate your responses, btw. Feeling pretty alone in this right now.
     
  6. Hoping4numbr3

    Hoping4numbr3 Pregnant w/my tie breaker

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    Sorry you are feeling lonely. I hope someone has better advice but it doesn't hurt to call and explain you would like a HCG quantitative test.
     
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  7. Damara

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    True. And thank you.
     
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    I actually found that the Walmart cheapies - first signal - aremore sensitive than FRER. I tested out a chemical pregnancy. The FRER went negative two days before the Walmart cheapies did.
     
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  9. Damara

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    Wow. I did not know that. I've been using the FRER ones because "stats" but they're so expensive. I'll definitely give the WallyWorld ones a try.

    Thanks!
     
  10. BelleNuit

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    I live in Canada and my doc wouldn't give me a blood test at 4 weeks along as he said urine should pick it up and it's less expensive for the health care system than a blood test. If you want a blood test go to the doc (I'm sure there are some walk in clinics in your area) and say you got a very faint positive and your like 9 dpo and want to confirm with blood.

    Good luck! Frer is the most sensitive test that I'm aware of
     
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  11. Damara

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    Yeah. Beginning to think lying is my next option. Sucks that has to be the way.

    Thanks for your response. Appreciate it. ☺
     
  12. Damara

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    Tested again. Still BFN.

    *headdeskthud*repeat*
     
  13. Damara

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    Feeling like I should give up. At some point I have to decide if I'm going to just go to a walk in clinic.

    Things aren't normal that's for damn sure.
    Today has been a day of nausea, heartburn (key indicator for me), mild cramps and twinges in my lower abdomen, perpetual backache, fog brain, breasts aching and repeated "let-down" sensations - and the constant lower back ache.

    If I'm not pregnant I'm sure playing one.

    Tired of testing negative. Tired of waiting for AF.
     
  14. BelleNuit

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    Make sure the clinic orders bloods for progesterone alongside HCG so they can be certain you did ovulate. Prolactin might also be good to check.
     
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  15. Damara

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    Time for me to get bossy I guess. Lol
     

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