I mean, not so long ago, if you thought you were pregnant, you waited til you missed your period, then went and bought a test. (not so long before that, you got a chemist to do the test for you)
Now, you can test 6days before your period is due . So I have just wasted £5 doing a test that told me exactly what I knew (not pg), when I could just wait a few days and have Mother Nature tell me herself!
All because I felt nauseous on Tuesday, and wishful thinking got the better of me.
And I know that no one forced me to do the test, I could have not bought it, but if it's there, it's so tempting, isn't it? Like having chocolate cake in the house..... cope fine when it's not there, but once I know there's cake, it has to be eaten
I totally agree, think I spent near to £40 last month os tupid tests only for them to tell me it was all in my head. Have vowed this month am gonna wait till im late, but when ur cycle length is never the same, how do u know when ur late.
Knowing me i'll end up buckeling. Might have to have a look at ebay for cheapies
The six days before rule would only work for some people, eg if you had a long luteal phase.
They would never work for me as I have a shortish LP, usually 11 or 12 days. If I tested 6 days before my period was due it would only be 5 or 6 days past ovulation, when the egg has not even implanted yet. So no hope for a BFP.
So yes, IMHO a complete con and I do wonder how many women like me have wasted money on those tests month after month when they were never going to work that early.
I've also been one of those gullable women who have mild symptoms and in the past have went out and bought a FRER and end up getting a negative result. Have now decided to just wait it out, it is just too expensive to do that regularly...