Well, I took a clear blue test today as the name suggests..
I'll first start by saying I would have bought a first response BUT they were £9.95 for a single test @ Lloyds Pharmacy and I KNOW you can buy double tests cheaper than that - that and I only had £7.02 on my person at the time LOL so I went for the Clear Blue Easy AGAINST my better judgement..
I ABSOLUTE HATE HATE HATE blue dye tests and I think if you get a faint it's always really dubious because of how notorious they are for evaps and making the distinction between light blue and grey - whereas with pink dye, there's no doubt..
Aaaanyway, I digress.. I took the test and within the time frame I got what appeared to be a faint positive.. I think!!!
Here is a link to my test - it's out of the plastic casing.. I took this when the test was 25 minutes old, but it was there before the 10 minute mark..
I know CB have TERRIBLE reputations for false positives and coloured evap lines, but what do you all think? I also read that it was only the OLD CB tests that dont have the pink tip that are bad for evaps, but the new pink tipped ones are ok?
I do see a line, but was it on the left-hand edge of where the positive line should be? I had one like that a few times (and very thin - like a hair) and CB told me that they are not how positives should look. The line should be full thickness iirc (it was a while ago so there might have been some other reason why they thought it was a faulty test).
What does your gut tell you? That time I felt sure I was not pg, hence my very irate phone call to CB, but what do you feel?
FWIW, even if that test was faulty and does not look how CB think it should, you could still be pregnant...
Yep - I mean if you see it in person, a whole thick line is there, it's just really faint all over with that really fine noticeably blue line to the lefthand side of where it starts...
I'm not entirely sure what my instinct tells me - I was counting on the test to help me out a little bit and decide for sure...
Ah well, I'll just have to wait until Monday when I have some pink dye tests arriving which are by far easier to read - even a faint line is noticeably pink whereas a faint blue line is hard to distinguish from a grey evap - and then of course that obvious blue hair line..
Please call CB and complain. I find it astonishing that they are so unable to manufacture a decent non-digital test. But then maybe it is part of a sneaky plan to get us all to spring for digitals instead...
I definitely am going to call thema nd provide pictures of the result I recieved... Honestly, I'm so disappointed, really thought I'd get a BFP today - even though I was feigning disbelief it was a faint BFP in the first place.. Oh well - here's to next month!