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False negatives on Internet cheapies?

(10 Posts)
Jammingmarg Sat 02-Dec-17 20:37:30

Slowly driving myself mad.
I am around 7-9days late for af, been testing daily with Internet cheapies but all bfn's. I've used them with confidence in the past. These tests are from a new batch bought since last af so starting to wonder could it be a bad batch.

I've litterally spent hundreds of pounds on tests in 2 years and developed a poas addiction hence the cheapies.

So I'm wondering before I get dirty looks for buying more tests from boots has anyone had experiences or at least heard of IC giving wrong negative results?


McTufty Sat 02-Dec-17 20:39:50

When I was getting a pretty strong line on FRER it was barely visible on the IC. I think they don’t show up that well. If you’re that late, worth a FRER I think.

Jammingmarg Sat 02-Dec-17 20:54:25

Thanks for replying. How early/late were you at this point?

I know once I buy frer it's a slippery slope for keep doing them until af appears

SoozC Sun 03-Dec-17 08:23:50

I got bfp on a CB digital but negative on ic on the same day. Frer confirmed bfp next day. Af was anywhere between 1 and 4 days late. I've now got a stash of frers as I'm not going to use the rest of those cheapies I have!
Good luck.

McTufty Sun 03-Dec-17 08:27:40

Not as late as you (AF was due I think) but everyone has different levels of HCG! I know FRERs are expensive though. They’re a bit cheaper on amazon I think.

Anatidae Sun 03-Dec-17 08:34:47

When I’ve been pregnant I’ve found frer comes up first, then clear blue, then the cheapies even though they are supposed to detect the same concentration of hormone.

I also know someone who for one pregnancy had almost undetectable hcg in urine to the point she never got a positive urine test.

Jammingmarg Sun 03-Dec-17 22:08:26

Im going out shopping tomorrow so might pick up a frer. i think deep down i know im not pregnant, thinking im clutching at straws. Altho i do wonder where the heck my af went??

BusterBluth21 Mon 11-Dec-17 21:26:34

What happened in the end @Jammingmarg ?
I'm currently 7 days late and all the IC's I've tried have been negative! Did you have any luck with a FRER?

Gettingwed Mon 11-Dec-17 21:45:49

AF eventually came around 13days late. i avoided buying the frer purely because i didnt want to waste money. i bought tesco test tho and that was bfn (that was around 11days late) so i just waited it out.
hope you either get bfp or if its not to be then af soon. it was torture waiting on af to arrive!!

dingdongdigeridoo Mon 11-Dec-17 21:51:08

I have heard mixed reviews about internet cheapies. There are lots of Amazon reviews saying they’ve given false negatives. Be interesting to see if Jam comes back to confirm.

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