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Can you really get phantom symptoms without being pregnant?

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Dustpan Tue 16-Aug-16 20:54:17

Hi all, have been lurking & reading threads for past week.

Can you honestly get heavy nausea & dizziness which seems totally genuine, but it be wishful thinking rather than pregnancy?

This is first month of TTC for 2nd baby. I came off pill in early July & had a period straight away. Have always had a regular 28 day cycle prior having DS. Had EW mucus on day 13, then positive OPK on day 14, so DTD on both days.

On day 24 I had a dizzy spell & cramping that I wondered could be implantation. Then nausea & dizzy for a spell every day up til now (day 29, period due today). Did internet cheapy test every day but all negative. Did 2 superdrug early tests, seems to be a v faint line on one but really wouldn't stake much on it.

My question is - could the nausea really be caused by wishful thinking - and if so, how does the body do that? I find it hard to accept, but I don't have a positive test to say otherwise!

Thanks in advance for thoughts

Alibaba2 Tue 16-Aug-16 21:23:07

A faint line is still a line!

Do you want to post a pic?

Dustpan Tue 16-Aug-16 22:03:32

Thanks alibaba! Picture attached of this morning test. I should stress the line was barely visible this morning & has got darker after several hours. What do you think?

Alibaba2 Tue 16-Aug-16 22:18:22

It looks like a line to me.

And you are having pg symptoms.

When did you do the other superdrug early test? Was that negative?

user1468173727 Tue 16-Aug-16 22:20:28

Looks like a line to me

Dustpan Tue 16-Aug-16 22:34:35

Thanks guys. I did the other superdrug test yesterday afternoon & the test now looks like it has a line, but didn't after the 3min timeframe on the box.

Why would the Internet cheapie tests all come up completely negative though?

physicskate Tue 16-Aug-16 22:39:00

The ICs may not be very sensitive to hcg. That is not a faint line at all.

Dustpan Tue 16-Aug-16 22:47:05

Really?!? But the line only got that dark after several hours - I thought that didn't count??

The ICs are all 10miu strength which is the same as superdrug ones ...

So helpful to have thoughts, thank you

Dustpan Tue 16-Aug-16 23:02:08

Going to try to go to sleep.

Will pee on an IC in morning and post if there is any line. Night all

user1468173727 Tue 16-Aug-16 23:03:04

Personally I'd use a first response. Good luck but definitely a line to me

McBaby Wed 17-Aug-16 06:44:51

ICs are defiantly not at sensitive as they suggest. Some tests will develop lines of you read then after a few hours. Test with a first response and read it within a few minutes.

Dustpan Wed 17-Aug-16 07:45:05

Morning. Tested with an IC this morn - no line. Pic attached.

Have saved urine & will try to get DH to bring me home a First Response to dip into it. Is that ok or does it have to be fresh urine?!

Thanks for all suggestions

Alibaba2 Wed 17-Aug-16 12:23:05

I'm not sure Dustpan. Do the FRER ones have to be FMU? What did you use on the Superdrug ones?

I have heard of people getting negative on the ICs and positive on the FRER.

Beautifulstorm Wed 17-Aug-16 15:20:38

That cheapie has a line too doesn't it?! I can see it clear as day

Dustpan Wed 17-Aug-16 16:18:43

Yes but that's the control line on the IC! smile

Ok I saved a mini bonne mammon jam jar of my fmu (lovely!) and DH is bringing FR test home tonight. Will post a pic then.

Anyone know if it's OK to test on fmu that's been in a jam jar for about 8hrs? (Serious question!!)

Dustpan Wed 17-Aug-16 16:22:00

Ps forgot to say - nausea seems to have vanished other than a mild quesy feeling at lunch, but nothing like the last few days.

Also got back ache and period cramps today, thought I may see AF when went to loo but so far nothing.

Will update after doing the FR.

Alibaba2 Wed 17-Aug-16 17:35:26

Good luck Dustpan!

Dustpan Wed 17-Aug-16 19:21:24

It's positive!!!!!!

Hurray I love FR!! Totally worth the £8.49!!!!!

We have a little bean!!!!!

Dustpan Wed 17-Aug-16 19:23:08

And btw I used fresh wee from this eve, not the jam jar!! DH thought it wouldn't be any good as I hadn't kept it in the fridgeconfused

Goingquietlyinsane Wed 17-Aug-16 19:25:46

Congratulations- brilliant news x

Goingquietlyinsane Wed 17-Aug-16 19:26:48

Lolling at the bonne maman conserve de urine!

Dustpan Wed 17-Aug-16 19:50:21

Thank you!

Yes, a real delicacy!

Alibaba2 Wed 17-Aug-16 19:53:39

Yay congratulations!!!

haveacupoftea Wed 17-Aug-16 20:00:52

Yay good for you

Dustpan Wed 17-Aug-16 20:03:16

Just because I'm feeling elated ..... here is a pic of the jar!! grin

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