Maybe Early Testing Isn T That Great

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Lily - November 3

Well .. I ovulated a couple of weeks ago and had s_x then (with contraception). After a few days I had several pregnancy symptoms - as well as the things I picked up through charting, I went off alcohol (highly unusual!!). I got paranoid so used a very early test that I had hanging around in the cupboard. This tests checks at 10 miU ( from www.earlypregnancy.co.uk) and it came out positive just 6 days after s_x.. Well I thought I'd wait till my period was due (today) before testing with Clearblue or First Reponse but two or three days ago my pregnancy symptoms went away. I tested today with another 10 miU test and it was negative so no need. I guess that I was pregnant and it didn't 'take' which is pretty common. Not sure now whether I'd known or not. it would have been a shock and very unplanned but I got used to the idea so I'm a bit sad now.

 

m - November 3

Lily, sorry to hear this. However, I must say that even though you regret early testing, I think it's a good thing. The earlier a woman finds out, the earlier she can begin taking care of herself (if she isn't already). And early testing can also prevent women from becoming stressed and anxious over having to wait. Again, sorry for your situation. And thanks for the website. I'm in the US, and I have only been able to find tests that measure minimum of 20 mIU.

 

Lily - November 3

Thanks M. And you're right, early testing is a good thing especialy when people arent planning on getting pregnant and therefore not already taking folic acid etc.. I certainly started knocking it back last week! And at least it confirmed my instincts. Hope the website address is useful to other people too.. they are much cheaper than getting tests at chemist and much more sensitive. They deliver within a couple of days in the UK and I guess it would take less than a week to get to the US.

 

m - November 3

I don't know what this monetary symbol means. What is this called? Ours are US dollars, so I need to be able to convert so I will know how much I'm spending, however I don't know what your currency is called. Thanks.

 

m - November 3

ok, I think I got it. I proceeded to checkout, then when I specified USA, I eventually saw where it went from "pounds sterling ??" to US dollars. I guess I feel silly for not putting it together.. British pounds...duh to me. Blonde moment I guess. :o)

 

Lily - November 3

Our currency is Pounds Sterling also known internationally somtimes as British Pounds or United Kingdom pounds. It's normally 1.5 US dollars to the pound, but I just checked and right now it's 1.8 US dollars ..wonder if it is linked to the elections... If it stays that way I think I might have to go to NY for a shopping trip!! That sites uses Worldpay so maybe it will give you option to pay in dollars (if the merchant has set it up that way)

 

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