Post # 1
Ok, so on 5/31 I got a smiley face OPK and had really nicely timed BD-ing around then. This past Sunday I’m assuming I would have only been 7 or 8dpo so I was very surprised to get a faint BFP on a FRER. I’ve tested every day since and the line is not getting any darker…..but it’s not getting lighter either. I used a clear blue digital also today and it came up negative. I think I am 10 or 11 DPO today. Last time I was pregnant the lines got progressively darker each day, but I found out that was a twin pregnancy. So what’s going on? Am I having a chemical miscarriage? Wouldn’t the line get lighter if so? I’m having my blood drawn tomorrow but I would appreciate any opinions in the meantime since I won’t be able to think about anything else for the next 24 hours lol.
Post # 2
TigerLily13: from what I gather Clear blues are notorious for false negatives…..your still very early even at 11dpo so I wouldnt worry yet… I havent heard of anyone getting lines at 7dpo so you may not have enough hormones in your system yet…. I would test again with a pink lines test and then wait a few days until your 14 or so DPO. One person had super faint lines today BFP and shes 14 DPO!!
Post # 3
TigerLily13: I got a faint line at 9DPO and it stayed faint for almost a week before AF arrived. I knew at this point that it was a CP though. HaviNg said that, it’s still pretty early so the libe could still be that faint at 10/11 dpo. Best of luck x
Post # 4
I had faint lines that didn’t get darker for a few days, then AF came a day or 2 late. It’s still early so I wouldn’t give up hope just yet, good luck.
Post # 5
I’d be cautiously optimistic at this point. You’re still pretty early for the digital test to come out positive – it seems like many people get negatives until after their missed period on digitals. The darkness of the line is also not a perfect indicator of how much hcg is in your system – you might have been more or less hydrated, held your pee for shorter or longer… or maybe two embryos implanted but only one is continuting to develop… lots of things can affect the darkness of the line even in a perfectly viable pregnancy. Try to stay positive and hopefully the beta results will give you good news!
Post # 6
Everyone else pretty much covered what I was going to say, but one other thing is to make sure you are testing with the same brand, at the same time of day. Lines on a FRER will be different than a Wondfo, etc. Also, the digitals pick up HCG levels somewhere between 25 and 50 (maybe someone else knows the specific number) while FRERs start around 15, I think. So it may just be too early.
One more last thing – when you get your bloodwork done, ask if it’s a quantitative hcg or a qualitative. The former will tell you what the actual number is; the latter will simply say whether you are not pregnant, indeterminate, or pregnant. I had both done with two different doctors for two different reasons, and having the quantitative number was helpful because I knew that yes, I had definitely been pregnant. The qualitative test just said indeterminate since my hcg was below 25. That’s not to freak you out – I was about 17 or 18 dpo by then so if it was a healthy pregnancy it would have been waaaaaaay higher.
I hope you get good news and have a sticky baby in there! Try to enjoy the fact that you are pregnant now, and not worry. If the worst happens, though, feel free to come vent about it here. The bees are very understanding and a lot of us have been down that road already and get how it feels. Let us know what happens – fx!
Post # 7
Thanks everyone for your thoughts on this. I had to reschedule my appointment and can’t go til Friday now. I plan on testing again tomorrow of course. I’m preparing mentally for the worst but hoping for the best. It’s funny, I was thinking how if i hadn’t have tested until today then I would just be happy seeing two lines and I’d have nothing to compare them to! I’d like to say I’ll stop being an early POASer but I know I won’t lol.
Post # 8
TigerLily13: If it makes you feel any better, it took about 2 weeks for my FRER line to get darker. And it took a while for the digital to say pregnant as well.
Post # 9
I got my first BFP at 8DPO and it didn’t really get darker until I had missed my period. I also didn’t get a positive on a digital until I had missed my period. Good luck!
Post # 10
Digital tests take a lot more HCG to show a positive. So don’t be overly concerned about the negative no that, since you tested quite early.
With the FRER’s, I would also not get too worried. You are SO early that it isn’t likely you’d have a super dark test yet. Not to mention that they all have differing dye amounts which could also affect the darkness.
Hopefully your doctors appointment will confirm numbers and you will be able to relax 🙂 Don’t count yourself out! Congrats!
Post # 11
Sounds very promising – keep us posted!