First Response Fertility Test

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Registered: 10-20-2008
First Response Fertility Test
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Thu, 12-29-2011 - 10:11am
Anybody ever use one of these? I got one free in a box of FRERs. You're supposed to use it on CD 3 to test if your FSH levels are elevated. Thought I'd try it out of curiosity, I'm not going to fully rely on it, but it came back darker than I expected. Just wondering if anybody else has used one or not?

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Registered: 06-21-2006
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 1:18pm
I used one out of curiosity a few months back. I don't remember how light or dark the lines were, just that it was normal. Yeah, I dont think it's the best test. I ended up getting my FSH done at the RE's last month & it was normal. You could always request a CD 3 blood test if you're concerned at all, but I'm sure it's fine.
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Registered: 03-01-2011
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 2:44pm
Yeah, they have mixed reviews regarding accuracy, so if you were concerned, cd 3 b/w is best. If a free one came in a box, I'd pee on it too, just for the sake of poas ;)
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Registered: 10-20-2008
Thu, 12-29-2011 - 2:52pm
Yeah, I basically did it to pee on something :)

I do wonder if anything on CD3 would help me figure anything out though? I mean, I've been able to get pregnant, I just haven't been able to stay pregnant. Today is CD 3, go figure. Part of me kind of wishes I could get a draw today (especially since I've met my deductible for the year) but part of me wonders if it would really be worth it when I think progesterone may really be the problem.

Shawn 
Mom to DS, July 2009
Expecting our little girl after three m/c - EDD 11/29/12

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Registered: 08-27-2011
Sun, 01-01-2012 - 7:26pm

I have been using the Answer opk. The gradual darkening of the test line has been very obvious up until today where the test line is as dark as the control line, and my temp bottomed out at 95.6.