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  #1  
April 10th, 2013, 09:19 AM
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I really want to POAS. Not just an IC..which are now negative...I want to POA GOOD stick...like FRER or my CBE...I have to wait, right? I've never used a CBE in my life...but found a good deal on Amazon with a 2$ off coupon and free shipping....*sigh* I have terrible patience....

Okay - revising this post to put all my tests here haha...so no searching



Now that the test dried...I think it's darker (6dp3dt 1pm)



CBE from yesterday (6dp3dt)...now I think I see a line


FRER from 10pm last night (6dp3dt). TOTAL SQUINTER


(7dp3dt bottom) Yesterday and this am IC's. This AM's test is lighter, but my am tests always are.


Saturday Morning tests




Sunday Morning tests (9dp3dt) or 12dpo. Getting so excited now




10dp3dt....


11dp3dt is not any darker than 10dp, so I didn't take pics...trying not to freak out about that. IC's look a smidge darker...FRER is the same...

Betas at 10dp3dt was 55.2 and 12dp3dt 108.3. Dr is happy with them

Beta 108.3 today...



Okay! I think this is my last FRER...I actually had DH take a 3pack back to the store today. They don't get much nicer than this
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April 10th, 2013, 09:36 AM
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I am the same way I broke down and started using my FRERs at 10DPO. I am buying some more tonight, along with some Answers as well. I have two digitals I am not using till/if I have a blaring line....
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April 10th, 2013, 09:37 AM
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2 more days! wait at least two more days and you can use a good stick!
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April 10th, 2013, 09:39 AM
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I got a positive CBE digi with a beta of 12.4...you don't have to wait!!!!!!!!!!
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April 10th, 2013, 10:08 AM
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I say go for it! Let's get your POAS thread stared!!!
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April 10th, 2013, 05:07 PM
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Is there really a difference in these sticks you refer too? Not only do you ladies love poas but you love graduating to different sticks. What is weirder is it's all normal to all of you. I don't know if I will ever really understand.

How do I block on POAS people? WHAT, WAIT??? I wont have anyone to talk to then. I would miss you guys too. (total sappy sorry it's the meds)
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Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
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April 10th, 2013, 05:10 PM
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Huge diff in sticks! I'd explain it, but I know, my non-poas friend, you would not understand....lol.....don't block us!!! sniff, sniff.
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April 10th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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You're right I wouldn't. To me the only difference is the price. Can't you just use the $1.00 ones at the dollar store? Do more pricey sticks receive pee different? lol

I hope you get your positive back fast. What day past transfer are you now?
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Me (43) DH(33) 12 years together - ttc our first together-I have 14yr old DS
Cycles 1-6 = BFN
Cycle 7 SA results abnormal morphology 2%, 50 mg clomid = BFN
Cycle 8 sonogram normal 50 mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 9 SA results abnormal morphology and motility. Count 200 mill, 100mg clomid + trigger = BFN
Cycle 10 natural = BFN
Cycle 11 hsg tubes clear, natural + trigger+IUI = BFN
Cycle 12 repronex + trigger + 2 IUI = BFN
Cycle 13 natural ovaries to stimulated for more meds = BFN
Cycle 14-22 natural cycle with Acupuncture and planning ivf/icsi/DE = ALL BFN
Cycle 23 Clomid 50 mg & Progesterone = BFN
Cycle 24 Natural = BFN
Cycle 25 BCP, SA result 7% morphology = BFN
Cycle 26 BCP and Lupron preparing for IVF
Cycle 27 IVF Acupuncture, DE Retrieval April 7, Transfer April 12 =
7 eggs retrieved, 3 fertilized, 2 transferred - zero snow babies
BETA # 1 16DPO or 11dp5dt = 569
BETA # 2 19 DPO or 14dp5dt = 1078
BETA # 3 22DPO or 17dp5dt = 2414 TWINS!
BETA # 4 30DPO or 25dp5dt = 12,685 6weeks 3days 2 heartbeats! 114 & 116
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April 10th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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I don't know what the CBE sticks are.... I like the FRERS and the answer ones. They are the only ones I get anymore. I don't like the IC's, and I'm afraid of blue dye!!
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April 10th, 2013, 08:25 PM
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I cant w8 til u test! have u completely stopped using ic's since they neg now?
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April 10th, 2013, 09:00 PM
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Love IC's and FRER angers me now with their changes in formulation over the last 2 years

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April 10th, 2013, 09:03 PM
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I actually like the target brand blue dye ones. I know...weird..but I do. I prefer them over FRER now since FRER are not as good as they used to be. the amazon FRER are better than what you get in stores.
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April 10th, 2013, 09:29 PM
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I have a rule that I can't use the "good" ones until I get a line on a cheapie...even if its a super faint line. Otherwise it gets so **** expensive.
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April 10th, 2013, 10:00 PM
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It's so funny our love for different pee sticks... Poor Gretchen!
I have 2 digitals in my stash- FR that DH bought on accident and a CB one. I was so proud I didn't touch them last cycle I did however break out the FRER.

I hate all pregnancy tests. It's like crack. I don't wanna do it but I can't help myself.
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April 11th, 2013, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by stillwaiting View Post
Huge diff in sticks! I'd explain it, but I know, my non-poas friend, you would not understand....lol.....don't block us!!! sniff, sniff.
Please explain..;at least for me... I mean I'm not stupid, I know that some are more sensitive than others...but is there anything else I'm missing?

Seems like I was born without the POAS gene
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April 11th, 2013, 08:37 AM
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Some are more sensitive, but some are also more reliable. Like the blue sticks for some reason seem to cause color to show up even when you arent pregnant which makes you want to kick things.

Like a FRER is supposed to be sensitive, but they changed their sticks a few years ago, so some packages are more sensitive and you don't always know what you are getting off the shelf. They also seem to stay light lines for a long time which causes panic. However they rarely give evaps which is a positive

Digitals require much more hcg so when one Finally turns into a positive, it's usually good because it means that your numbers are doubling, however they are so expensive that it's not one you want to use to test within the beginning it's more of a "okay my numbers are going up" plus the fact that you can see the words instead of just lines

I'll quote Pee Stick Queen on the medical grade OSOM's
The queen recently discovered OSOM tests. What does OSOM stand for? Who
knows... but it should be pronounced "awesome". They are unique for their
black dye instead of the standard pink or blue. From the queen's experience
and feedback from Peestick Paradise citizens, evaps are extremely rare. In
fact, many have found that if a line shows up after the allotted time frame, it is
likely an early BFP.

This is a cassette card style HPT, meaning you get to feel like a scientist and
use a little pipette to drop the urine onto the test. It is, hands down, the most
sensitive test ever used by the queen. The package insert claims 100% of the
tests register positive at 20, and a shocking 60% of the tests register at 10. A
number of hardcore peestick users have found the test gave them a line when
blood tests confirmed levels of 6 and 7. In the queens experience, the OSOM
gave a line (after the time limit) at 7 DPO. Other tests didn't register true
positives until 9 DPO. See this chart for details on it's awesomeness.

Of course, many will argue this test is "too sensitive". Sadly, many early
pregnancies end in miscarriage and most women wouldn't be aware they were
ever pregnant without such early tests. So this test isn't for the faint of heart.
Also, certain women and certain medical conditions can cause a slightly
elevated non-pregnant level of hcG to always be present in the system, and
these tests could provide misleading results for such women.

OSOMs are sold through medical suppliers as they are intended for hospital and doctor's office use. While my review is about the "urine" test, there is also a
"combo" test that will allow you to test with your blood serum, if you are so
brave and impatient.

The Queen's Evaluation: A

Sensitivity: 10-20hcg

Answer Brand
Almost as early and reliable as FRER, but usually cheaper. The queen has
always had a soft spot for Answer tests, and rarely hears reports of evaps off
this brand. The body of the test is identical to FRER, but "pregnant" and "not
pregnant" is written out on the test in both English and Spanish (at least in the
queen's neck of the woods). Answer tests seem to suffer to same "too light of
a line" phenomenon as the FRERs, but they also enjoy a good reputation for rare evaps

It's hard to get too upset at evaps or other issues when the tests are only 50
cents a piece. ICs are a staple for most peestickaholics who want to start
testing at 5 DPO, and test with FMU...then SMU...then 3MU and 4MU.

Equate Pink (not blue dye)
A plus/minus test with pink dye - a novelty! The queen has gone through many
boxes of equates and never had an evap, despite the closest of scrutiny.
These are not marketed as early tests, but citizens of Peestick Paradise have
gotten BFP as early as 10 DPO with Equate. Their sensitivity is also rated at an
early-test level.

The Queen's Evaluation: A-

Sensitivity: 25

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Link for OSOM's and pee stick comparison


http://www.peestickparadise.com/peestick_reviews.html

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April 11th, 2013, 09:32 AM
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Have u tested today?
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April 11th, 2013, 10:05 AM
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Cannot wait to see your sticks Mine are not being nice to me right now
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April 11th, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Wow Lauren! Thanks for the insight!
Ok, do there is obviously a lot I don't know about pee sticks!
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April 11th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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Let the peeing commence!

I did a CBE this am which was clearly BFN...and then I did a wondfo IC...it had a VERRRRRY slight line. But it was a shadow of a there line....so I wanted until 1pm and got this...

This is a neg test from yesterday (top) and todays on the bottom.....getting optimistic I'm afraid to waste another CBE or FRER until I'm sure I'll get a pretty line to stare at....I'll POAS again later tonight...when I normally get my darkest tests

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