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Do FRER really work

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Pob13 Wed 31-Jan-18 22:33:36

As the title says. Do they actually work better than cheap ones. Can they really tell earlier?

8DaysAWeek Wed 31-Jan-18 23:03:38

I actually used the Internet cheapies first before testing with a frer (so that I wasn't spending loads on tests). Got my positive on the cheap one 9dpo then a clear positive on the FRER 10dpo. Always feels more concrete with a FRER though.

raraa Wed 31-Jan-18 23:51:57

I'll tell you tomorrow when I get my bloods back from the drs. I've done 7 frers and they've all got a suspected pink evap line whereas my ic are all coming out negative. I'm cd 41 and getting pregnancy symptoms and no sign of af

Rtmhwales Thu 01-Feb-18 06:51:28

I got a positive on one five days before period was due. Very clearly positive. But my HCG levels ended up being very high so I suspect it would’ve shown on any test early.

MonkeyToucher Thu 01-Feb-18 07:18:48

I got a very clear positive at 3 days before af was due, and internet cheapies (which were also supposedly super sensitive) were negative.

However, this time around I won’t be testing early with a frer or anything else. Knowing i was pregnant early was horrible - I was just even more panicked I’d have a chemical and it was really stressful. I wish I’d waited until af was late because then at least you have a bit more hope of it sticking..... that’s just me though smile

Hedgehog80 Thu 01-Feb-18 07:41:48

They worked for us at 11dpo
Went to gp as I’m high risk for ectopic and she did her own test which was negative so she didn’t want to refer to epau. Had to insist and they confirmed pregnancy that day (hcg was just 19) and ds3 was born 3 weeks ago
Frer are very sensitive

Hotpinkangel19 Thu 01-Feb-18 09:25:24

Best tests around imo

BifsWif Thu 01-Feb-18 09:47:17

I got a clear but faint line at 10dpo and very strong lines at 11 and 12dpo.

I wouldn’t use any other test personally.

Woodchuck9 Thu 01-Feb-18 14:25:44

I used FRER and never got a proper positive it was clear blue that did but different product work differently for different people

sazzle3 Thu 01-Feb-18 15:12:02

@woodchuck which clear blue did u use and were you late?? Xx

Woodchuck9 Thu 01-Feb-18 18:42:54

@sazzle3 I was 6 days late and I used just the normal clear blue that brought up a faint positive and I brought a digital that came up pregnant I'll link some photos

sazzle3 Thu 01-Feb-18 18:47:56

@woodchuck thanks hun I'm taking first response and they come up negative. I'm 10 days late today having a few signs of pregnancy. But negative first response. I have never been late ever xx

NimbleKnitter Thu 01-Feb-18 19:02:25

They are far more sensitive than cheap ones from the internet, but I had a positive at 9dpo on FRER and clear blue

Woodchuck9 Thu 01-Feb-18 22:45:41

Good luck @sazzle3 let us know how u get on

sazzle3 Thu 01-Feb-18 22:56:45

Will do xx

raraa Fri 02-Feb-18 01:22:58

Sadly I got this result today from a FRER, it's been the strongest line out of all 8 frers I used, the rest were questionable evaps. Sadly this is an evap too! I'm sticking with the poundshop cheapies!

cateydeanna Fri 02-Feb-18 02:43:52

raraa Evap lines can be pink?? I had the same thing! I thought they could only be greyish.

BifsWif Fri 02-Feb-18 06:55:49

Evap lines don’t have colour!

Pob13 Fri 02-Feb-18 08:23:51

I think that is a positive

TheCaptainsCat Fri 02-Feb-18 09:39:25

That looks positive. Evap lines are grey because they are just a mark on the test strip, a coloured line means a reaction, and the presence of hCG. Blue dye tests are tricky because light blue and light grey are hard to distinguish between.

GnTplease Fri 02-Feb-18 10:13:17

My internet cheapie was darker than my FRER at 11dpo...but there was no mistaking it at 14dpo!

Desmondo2016 Fri 02-Feb-18 12:20:12

@Raraa thats not an evap

raraa Mon 05-Feb-18 13:54:40

I had bloods done at my doctors and it came back negative. I took the last FRER on the same day my bloods were taken and tested. It's definitely an evap despite me not wanting it to be

gingertom11 Sun 11-Feb-18 08:39:54

First pic was my FRER at 10dpo, second pic on day AF due (16dpo) - control line much darker than test line! I've found them very good. Xx

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