Digi positive but FRER barely there line

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Registered: 02-04-2008
Digi positive but FRER barely there line
Tue, 05-10-2011 - 1:20pm
is that normal, i thought FRER were more sensitive than CBE digitals, it seems thelines are getting darker but still super faint. i did get a a line right away on the internet cheapie right away along with the digi. seeing the peri today for bw i guess. I'm praying for a sticky been and just terrified to have to go throught another loss.
Me -- 33 DH -- 42 DS1 01/13/01~ after almost 2 years TTC, 5 losses, and a diagnosis of MTHFR = DS2 01/19/10 ~
meds while pregnant : Lovenox 40mg 1x day ~ 5 mg folic acid ~ 100 mg each of B6 & B12 and of course progesterone inserts 200mg 1x a day
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Registered: 06-02-2010
Wed, 05-11-2011 - 2:03am
Congrats! I know some of the POAS addicts will chime in with all their knowledge of the lines.

I say, digital says, than yay! Keep us posted with your numbers. :)
Lilypie Pregnancy tickers
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Registered: 09-01-2008
Wed, 05-11-2011 - 2:24am
with my experience the new FRER's are not that sensitive. I allways get a positive digi before a real noticable line on a FRER. I have never gon wrong with a Digi except that it can detect alot earlier so you have more time to worry....lots of sticky vibes for you and congratulations!!!


Me-31 DH 35

DS-Daniel 04/06/2005

DS-Michael (My Birthday Present!)06/16/2007

DS- Samuel 12/13/2009

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Registered: 12-05-2000
Wed, 05-11-2011 - 7:39am
I'm not positive, but I think that the CBE digi have the same sensitivity as the FRER... the CBE digi only works off the presence of hcg, so if it's there--- you're preggo... doesn't matter the intensity of color. As for FRER, a line is a line :) intensity shouldn't stress you, especially this early on. Many factors contribute to the color--- which urine you used and also how quickly your body metabolizes. If you are uncomfortable or uneasy, go have a blood draw--- it's much more accurate and takes the guesswork and stress out of it.

congratulations on your +.

karen lynn
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Registered: 06-01-2004
Thu, 05-12-2011 - 1:16pm
Congratulations :) I would say that the digital is usually more sensitive then the regular ones so go with that and be thrilled! Good luck and great hopes for a sticky bean in there! Let us know how your appointment goes.