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May 10th, 2012, 02:11 PM
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Once you hit a point in HCG a "hook effect" starts where the test line becomes light again. It happened to me last pregnany and I freaked out. Everything was fine... If you are bored, google it Kinda interesting!
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May 10th, 2012, 03:14 PM
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My doctor told me the same thing tuesday. She told me to quit peeing on sticks because eventually it gets lighter and will cause unneeded stress.
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May 10th, 2012, 03:15 PM
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Wow! That is interesting! I had never heard of that before! Thanks for sharing.

P.S. Just for the record, I am done testing with HPTs. I used up my stash and then some, but I'm feeling pretty convinced that I'm actually pregnant now!
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May 10th, 2012, 03:28 PM
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That happened to me last time. I test and it was lighter so added half water half urine and used the next test and it was tons darker
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May 10th, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Interesting! I'm not a POAS addict but it's good information regardless.
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May 10th, 2012, 04:17 PM
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That's so weird! I'm glad I stopped peeing! That would have freaked me out!! Thanks for sharing Bobbie!
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May 10th, 2012, 05:00 PM
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thank you for this. i thought it happened, but i wasnt sure.....i bought some tests tonight....my line is still dark....i think im going to have hubby hide the rest (he is 6'5 so he puts things up high so i can't reach) hahaha
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May 10th, 2012, 05:13 PM
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This happened to me...so glad someone is sharing the info, because it completely freaked me out. Here is my POAS thread if you are interested...the "hook effect" pics are the last ones in the first post.

http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f7...te-thread.html (My POAS Update thread)
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