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How many tests did you do before you believed the result?

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#1 LumpySpacePrincess

Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:25 PM

Ive done more than a dozen tests since friday and all bar 1 has been positive. Most of the IC have been very faint but the decent brands have been quite dark and a digi with conception indicator said 'PREGNANT 1-2'. I still dont think i believe the results as before this month my cycles were only 2wks long so i wasnt ovulating. I hav a doc appt tomoro for a blood test, and to book in a scan as im heaps paranoid after my loss in july that if i am i'll lose this one too. Did anyone need more than 1 or 2 positive to believe they were pregnant?

#2 blueynat

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:36 AM

ummmmm I'm a stupid person to answer this as I still dont believe the tests I have done and I have been testing since 18th Nov(think 11dpo) all with +ves. Digital tests all coming up pregnant and watching the conception part go from 1-2, 2-3 and now 3+ and I'm nearly 6 weeks  roll2.gif  I dont think I will believe them til I have my ultrasound this week. My DP would die if he knew how many I have done  rolleyes.gif

Like you I'm paranoid after having multiple m/c over the yrs. Best to get a BT and get it checked over the next few days to see if the levels are rising.

Good luck and I can assure you that you aint the only one that dont believe the results original.gif

ETA: I have just counted all of the tests I have done so far and the total is 20(that I can find) plus still have a digital hidden in the drawer laughing2.gif

Edited by blueynat, 04 December 2012 - 11:14 AM.

#3 dreamingofcats

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:41 AM

I did a digital test and it came up 2-3 weeks and I still didnt believe it. I believe there will even be a post in my history asking if anyone has ever had a false digital test laughing2.gif

Goodluck for tomorrow biggrin.gif

#4 deejie

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:44 AM

I just did the one. False positives are exceptionally rare-- one was enough for me! original.gif

#5 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:45 AM

I tested multiple times a day from when I got my first bfp at 12 DPO. I stopped testing at 6 weeks. I tested mainly because I have so many bloody tests. I still have heaps left!

#6 fionah

Posted 04 December 2012 - 10:46 AM

My sister and I are chalk and cheese on this matter.
I test once on my period due date, believe the result, throw the test in the bin, then go to the Dr for a blood test.
Racheal (she is an EB member too) tests half a dozen times starting days before her period is due, watching the line get darker & darker, keeps them all, then goes to the Dr.
I haven't had a loss before, but unfortunately, she has had many. I wonder if that makes the difference?


#7 bettinae

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:07 PM

I am 39years old and I have suffered infertility since I got married when I was 19 and I am now 14 weeks preg and I tested and tested and I will make you laugh I can feel my bub moveing and I was in the supermarket yest and I wanted to get another test....I think that its just your mind for me not letting me believe it so I dont get hurt......

CONGRATS on your  BFP.gif  xxxx lots luck and hugs for u xxxx ddance.gif  bbighug.gif  bbabyflip.gif

#8 ~Peaches~

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

I test multiples times, from at least 10dpo even though I've never got a postivite before 12dpo, and even when it's positive I test over and over, I can't help it happy.gif I love seeing the line getting darker and I just like a little reminder that yep I really am pregnant!
DD2 was such a surprise I kept testing to make sure it really was real laughing2.gif

QUOTE (fionah @ 04/12/2012, 11:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
My sister and I are chalk and cheese on this matter.
I test once on my period due date, believe the result, throw the test in the bin, then go to the Dr for a blood test.
Racheal (she is an EB member too) tests half a dozen times starting days before her period is due, watching the line get darker & darker, keeps them all, then goes to the Dr.
I haven't had a loss before, but unfortunately, she has had many. I wonder if that makes the difference?


I think this could have something to do with it too. I had a miscarriage with my first pregnancy, and it's always made me frightened and paranoid with any pregnancy after that, I can't help but test and test until the line is darker than the control line (not that it makes a difference to changing the outcome either way!), and I constantly worry untill I see that heartbeat and get past at least 12 weeks. Where as friends of mine who have never had a loss are happy to just do one test and that's it, they don't stress about anything after that original.gif

#9 toomuchmess

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

With DS1, we had been trying for almost 5 years and for the last 8-9months had just given up and  gotten on with life. When I realised I was almost 2 weeks late I bought a 2 pack of tests and did one that night when I got home from work, it was positive. I was so shocked I was sick. Tested again in the morning, positive. Still not convinced I bought another two pack on my lunch break, tested that night and following morning, positives. Then when I went to the Dr the next day she did 2 more, 1 was positive, 1 was positive but odd looking so she did another for 'best out of 3' LOL. So that was 7 in total. I kept one of each different brand ph34r.gif . I know I'm weird but it meant so much to me, I'd waited so long.

Then with DS2, I only tested twice cause thats all the tests I have and we live in a tiny town where I didn't want to go buy anymore because everyone would know before the wee had hit the stick and wasnt going to the nearest big town for a couple of weeks.

#10 Bluenomi

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

1 was enough for me. DH needed 2 a week apart since they were only 99% accurate  rolleyes.gif

#11 jill1972

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

I'd suffered infertility & used so many of those things I thought I'd never make one go positive.  So when I was pg  I tested for weeks, I just loved seeing those double lines coming up.  It was my guilty please  biggrin.gif


#12 ~buzz~

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

4 and even then I still didn't believe it lol

#13 ChilliDog

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

I think I did about 10 all up including the digital ones so I could see the progression of 1-2, 2-3 & 3+. Took photos of them all on my phone as well lol. DH thought I was pretty nutty!!

Congrats on your BFP ... really hope it's a lovely sticky one xx

#14 livvie7586

Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:59 PM

1 each with my first 2 (first response each time)

This time it took 3, 2 IC's and a FR (it was only once the FR was positive i believed the results)

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