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Faint positive not getting any stronger, am going bit POAS mad!!

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vickypd83 Sat 01-Aug-15 13:58:01

Hi there,

I'm after a bit of advice please as I'm going a bit test crazy here!!!!!

We've been trying to conceive for about 8 months for our second child (first time round took us 1.5 years) and I was due my period yesterday or today. I think I ovulated about 13 days ago.

I took a test on an Internet cheapie on Thursday afternoon and got a really really faint line but you could see it (as could DH). Took a First Response ER test that evening and it came up with a definite (but still faint) line. Then yesterday morning with first morning wee I did another FRER and got the same faintness of a line which worried me as I had expected it to be much darker. Last night I took another internet cheapie and that came up with an even fainter line than very first test. Because I want this so much I sent DH out to buy some more tests from supermarket and did a Clearblue plus which seemed to come up with another faint but definite line.
As I'm desperately trying to put myself out of the agony of not knowing and not wanting to get too excited about this I popped to Boots this morning and bought a couple of their own brand ones - at lunchtime I took one of these but the line was so faint you couldn't really see it unless shining under a light and looking really closely! So I'm getting very stressed and concerned that my hcg levels seemingly aren't increasing and after fair amount of googling am worried it could be a chemical pregnancy or something.
I've still got one more Boots test and a Clearblue digital that I've been holding off using til prob tomorrow morning as they are expensive and have already bought so many now, eeek!

Does anyone have any experience of faint tests or chemical pregnancy who could give me their thoughts please?

I know I should just step away from the tests (and Google) and leave it a couple of days but I just can't stop thinking about this so I've come to seek refuge from mumsnet instead!!!

Vicky x

Purpleball Sat 01-Aug-15 14:02:26

A line is a line. I really wouldn't worry. And stop peeing on sticks. In the nicest possible way, it won't change the outcome.

waceystills Sat 01-Aug-15 14:04:41

Yep, atop peeing on sticks, a line is a line!

Congratulations smile

vickypd83 Sat 01-Aug-15 14:21:46

Thanks for your responses, I feel a little calmer after what you've said - I know I should stop worrying and stop testing but that doesn't seem to be able to make me change my ways ;)
I've just taken a pic of all the tests earliest one at top, bottom one that I did this lunchtime. I think the lines in the middle have got darker as time has gone on, they were fainter 10 mins after testing than they look now! Just want a really strong positive to allow myself to believe it I think!

afreshstartplease Sat 01-Aug-15 14:23:35

Those are quite clearly lines to me

Indomitable Sat 01-Aug-15 14:28:35

For <13DPO those aren't even that faint! They look just right to me! Congratulations!

BeautifulBatman Sat 01-Aug-15 14:31:35

They're not faint!!! Mine weren't that strong when I tested and I'm now nearly 30 weeks. Congrats on your bfp smile

BeautifulBatman Sat 01-Aug-15 14:32:09

And when I tested I was 6 days overdue AF!

Fairylea Sat 01-Aug-15 14:32:09

Those don't look faint at all to me! Congratulations!

MummyBex1985 Sat 01-Aug-15 14:33:45

Just to echo the above - they are most definitely not faint lines, they look strong to me. Very unlikely they will ever be as strong as the test line so don't let that throw you off.

Congratulations flowers

BeautifulBatman Sat 01-Aug-15 14:35:17

To add, when I tested I was 6 days overdue AF too!

BeautifulBatman Sat 01-Aug-15 14:35:51

Oops. Bloody double posting.

Mulligrubs Sat 01-Aug-15 14:36:32

Those lines are not faint, step away from the tests! They are very clear and strong!

FWIW with my son I got very dark lines from the beginning - no faint lines ever but with my current pregnancy they never got very dark at all, they were quite faint. I am 25 weeks along now and so far all looks good! So don't panic smile

Congratulations flowers

vickypd83 Sat 01-Aug-15 14:39:09

Thank you all, you've definitely put my mind to rest a little bit (can't guarantee there won't be another test taken tomorrow though, hehe!!)
I didn't realise that you wouldn't get a line as strong as control line MummyBex, think that was what was concerning me so that's really helpful. With our first pregnancy 3 years ago I had some implantation bleeding that I assumed was AF so didn't test til I was probably 6/7 weeks and so never had these am I / aren't I concerns then!
Really appreciate the replies.xx

vickypd83 Sat 01-Aug-15 14:40:48

Thanks Beautiful Batman and Mulligrubs, good to hear your stories, good luck with rest of pregnancies

JamAndClottedCream Sat 01-Aug-15 14:52:19

Oh my goodness you are as pregnant as can be grin

Liveinthepresent Sat 01-Aug-15 15:12:23

Hello OP -congratulations ! I got really excited looking at all those lovely lines!
I didn't ever use the Internet sticks but can assure you my very feint line (DC1) was much fainter than any of those and my tests (2) for DC2 were very similar to your early response. They came up quickly and I was completely convinced immediately! Gave never had a test come up like the control line even on my OPKs
I think as others have said its normal to worry but more and more tests won't change anything - you are pregnant.

Petridish Sat 01-Aug-15 17:16:46

Definitely pregnant - I was expecting to see a barely discernible line but all your tests have definite positives smile Congratulations smile

RooibosTeaAgain Sat 01-Aug-15 18:11:18

The FR are great lines! And it took a week for my internet cheapie ones to get anything other than a faint line!

gamerchick Sat 01-Aug-15 18:19:54

Good grief lass those are not faint lines grin

Congratulations!

Now stop testing.

Aufwiedersehenpetrarch Sat 01-Aug-15 18:30:51

Uhm "faint"? I don't think so. You're definitely upduffed. Stop wasting money on tests and put it aside for future tena pads! grin

youarekiddingme Sat 01-Aug-15 18:32:03

Stop peeing on stocks and enjoy your pregnancy wink grin

Congratulations flowers

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