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Cheapie tests - not much dye or should i be worried??!

(25 Posts)
CL1982 Thu 11-May-17 16:10:36

Hi everyone,

First pregnancy after a MC and a CP so i'm a little (lot) nervous!!!

Here is my FRER progression with the last one this morning at the bottom. Now, i also stupidly did a B&M £1 for 3 strip test and it came out quite lightish (although i think comes out slightly darker than in the photo). I'm 18dpo or 4.4 weeks.

Should i be worried or is this just 'cheap tests strike again' syndrome. I know quite a few people have said they never got darker results from a cheapie.... Never the less I am still worried!

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Thu 11-May-17 16:13:49

Nothing at all wrong with those lines!!

CL1982 Thu 11-May-17 16:28:44

Ah thanks! What about my sad little cheapie though. he's the one i'm worried about sad

I basically need to stop testing as well. Just, stop totally actually!

GinnyBaker Thu 11-May-17 16:32:35

Don't let the cheapies throw you. I was still testing at 8 weeks blush and the cheapies never got dark. Congratulations!

CL1982 Thu 11-May-17 16:40:49

Oh really? So that is about normal for some people with cheapies? That is actually really helpful smile Thanks, I know i read a few people had the same thing. They haven't darkened but they haven't lightened either so i'm hoping that's a good thing. Or at least not a bad thing.

Jellybabie3 Thu 11-May-17 17:03:19

All my cheapies stayed pale until waaaaay down the line (i was using em up.... blush) so i really wouldnt worry! I am 21 weeks now grin congrats!!

MrsL2016 Thu 11-May-17 17:29:25

IC's aren't as sensitive as FRER either.

purplek1tty Thu 11-May-17 18:00:26

Don't worry about it. I had similar, even different strength of lines from separate cheapie tests, from the same wee! They aren't consistent, aren't sensitive at all and definitely shouldn't be used for progression (if you feel you have to keep testing!).

biginjapan Thu 11-May-17 18:10:26

My cheapies were imperceptible for aaaages. I'd go by the frer, which looks great smile

CL1982 Thu 11-May-17 18:28:08

I did think that. I'm 4.4 weeks though so shouldn't really matter by this point? I know FRERs are super sensitive...

CL1982 Thu 11-May-17 18:28:52

Thank you! I just keep worrying at my stage they should be getting dark! I think I get line envy from other posts and then Start worrying!

biginjapan Thu 11-May-17 18:38:02

This was my ic at 18dpo

Chamonix1 Thu 11-May-17 19:03:26

When I had frers like that my cheapie looked like that. I'm 10.3 weeks now smile

CL1982 Thu 11-May-17 19:18:03

Oh my gosh I love you 😍 thank you so much for sharing this!! That makes me feel a lot better!

CL1982 Thu 11-May-17 19:44:52

Thank you!!

PollytheDolly Thu 11-May-17 20:53:43

Congratulations! I love threads like this.

Notadacrefan Thu 11-May-17 20:56:56

My sad cheapie (Home Bargains cheapest) was equally pale. Not expecting to be pregnant I went to get some more expensive tests.
Pale line is now a toddler.

CL1982 Thu 11-May-17 21:03:43

Thanks everyone. So I can assume basically that I can't count HOW pregnant I am by the cheapies basically? I am relieved. It was really upsetting me how pale it was smile

DebsOctBaby Thu 11-May-17 21:53:36

Nope they give no indication. And also don't forget everyone's HCG level varies massively. All you got to accept is that you are pregnant :-) relax and enjoy and stop POAS as anxiety is so hard to control with pregnancy hormones strike!! I'm 17 weeks and still have wobbles but trying to enjoy it

CL1982 Thu 11-May-17 22:07:11

Thank you smile

itchi Fri 12-May-17 10:27:20

My cheapies took ages to darken, I did find, though, that they were often darker with second, rather than first urine of the day, and googling showed this is apparently true for a lot of people.
They darkened eventually, the test line never really being quite as strong as the control, and then started to fade again at about 8 weeks, which is apparently normal.

CL1982 Fri 12-May-17 12:48:00

Thanks all. My digi still said 1-2 weeks (damn it digi-i was hoping for 2-3 weeks) so I think I need to just put the tests down and accept it's going to go one way or another for me. I really appreciate the support smile

biginjapan Fri 12-May-17 12:58:31

I had the same thing - digis never on track for me. Just had a great 8 week scan. Maybe try and get an early reassurance scan?

CL1982 Fri 12-May-17 13:07:37

Oh really? I was worrying I should have at least 2-3 by now but I've read they can be a bit crap. I will admit I took it to get it out of the way and be rid of it!! I am a little concerned but I'm going to chill a little I think. I have a scan booked for next week (so will be just over 5 weeks) and then I have one at 7.

CL1982 Tue 06-Jun-17 16:02:50

For anyone wondering i went on to MC at 6 weeks. Thanks for all the support from people however.

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