Post # 1
So Darling Husband and I had a slip up about a month ago…and now I’m approximately 2 weeks laste for AF….Ive had none of my usual symptoms for AF…like none….i did have some really light spotting about a week ago…but thats it…no cramping at all….some breast tenderness…but whats weird is I’ve had nausea every morning from about 5am-10 or so in the morning….sometimes its a little worse but most days it improves some when I eat…..but its weird….no fevers…nothing else, no other symptoms that I could attribute to another illness….so i bought (we live in a small town) 3 dollar general baby pregnancy tests….2 of them resulted in no result and one resulted in a negative result….that was about 4 days ago…..I have not retested since….I wasthinking about re-testing again after Christmas….but idk if I want to continue using the $1 dollar general brand which has proven quite finicky…..or should i get a different type of test? or just go to the doctor and get a blood test….I dont want to go to the doctor with out at least 1 positive pregnancy test….
So anyone have any advice reviews on the dollar store tests….I have read mixed reviews on google, where alot of people dont have a problem but i am so unsure, since the morning nausea has actually gotten worse as it goes on….and i have no longer even had spotting….and im normally punctual to the day with AF….we have not used any other BC besides the withdrawl method since right before the wedding….
so any advice on what test to try next? The droppers with the dollar store brand are so finicky….Im not sure I want to keep going with that style of test….any reccomendations…..or thoughts on the reliability of them….
Post # 2
from what I’ve seen, a test cannot really give you a false positive.
Post # 3
I’ve heard they’re just as reliable, but tbh I’d scrounge up the $12 and get one from CVS or Walgreen. Especially if you’ve already taken 3 of them and aren’t comfortable with the results. Or doesn’t Planned Parenthood do them free? (Not sure, thought they did)
Post # 4
the dollar stores ones are just as accurate as the more expensive ones
Post # 5
I would suggest just buying the $10 test instead of wasting your money buying numerous $3 tests.
I also think pregnancy symptoms generally start around week 6 for most women.
Post # 6
After TTC for over two years, I had long since stopped buying the expensive tests. I never had a dollar store test malfunction, (if that’s what you mean by no result) or give an evap.
Actually, I just went to the Dollar General website and looked at their tests, and it looks like they are blue dye tests, (the tests I used were $1 pink dye tests from Dollar Tree, I just assumed they would be the same/similiar). Blue tests pretty much suck, so if that’s what you used, no I probaly wouldn’t trust the result. Go to the drug store and buy a PINK DYE test and test with that.
At almost two weeks late, you should be able to get a positive test by now if you ARE pregnant, but some women take a while to get a positive result on an HPT. Keep in mind, though, that there are other reasons for late periods besides pregnancy. Sometimes you will just have an annovulatory cycle for no particular reason. Stress or travel can delay things as well. Just things to keep in mind before you panic.
Post # 7
I’d just go buy a First Response Early Results (FRER).
Post # 8
I trust dollar store tests, but a first response early result will absolutely be accurate and cheaper than a blood test.
Post # 9
I had been trying to conceive for a while and at first began buyingthe expensive tests but after a while i began using the dollar store tests because i didn’t want to keep spending a fortune. A agree with another poster if it is a blue dye test i wouldn’t trust it.. i have actually gotten a false postive with an expensive blue dye test ( blue dye is known to bleed over or give evaporation lines) i would only test with pink dye or digital. When i finally got my bfp it was on a pink dye dollar store test and it was even 5 days before my missed period.
suprisingly when I went to the doctor after my bfp I was hesitant on if I really was pregnant or not because I used a cheap test but suprisingly my doctor said whenever you go to the doctors office or hospital to take a pregnancy test they use the same cheapo tests too so I’m going to say dollar brand tests work just as well. Considering the medical field uses them as well I feel comfortable with it. But again if it was blue dye just go back to the store and get a pink dye.
Post # 10
I trust dollar store tests and other cheapies. I have gotten a positive on a dollar store tests, along with other cheapies and more expensive ones. But if it’ll give you peace of mind, I would say go get a First Response Early Result.
Post # 11
- Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!
i have only used $1 tests and gotten positives (true) and negatives (true) on them.
Post # 12
Dollar store tests are the same dip sticks you’d find if you went to a clinic to get a test done, just without the bells and whistles (and by bells and whistles, I mean packaging 😉
Post # 13
the store bought test are the same as the ones done in your doctors office
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON
I definitely trust dollar store pregnancy tests. When I got my bfp it was with a dollar store test and later that day I took a more expensive Clear Blue digital test and it said “not pregnant” even though I was. I think that happened because I tested at night and it was before my period was even due, so I think dollar store tests can actually detect early pregnancy better than some other brand name tests.
Post # 15
Yes dollar store tests CAN give you false positives.
Believe me. I’ve had them. Multiple ones.
About 6m ago I was feeling..icky. I rarely track my a anymore I have an Iud. Well I went and bought a test just to ease my mind. There was a second light line. I took another..no line..I took another..light line. I took another, no line. I peed in a cup and dipped 2 in. One had no line another had two but one in the wrong place. I mean immediatly. I even had my son look. They were faint lines, not close to the control line but definitly there abd not squinters. I even posted them on doyouseealine and others saw it too. I showed Fi. He told me to take a better test. Took frer. .neg. took clearblue digital neg. Got af.
I took those tests apart and went crazy.
I’ll NEVER trust them again.
I should have had Fi pee on them..He was prob preg too.