I have been trying to get pregnant for nearly 2 years. I have Luteal Defect Disorder, which causes my body not to create progesterone, a hormone necessary for becoming pregnant. I have had three miscarriages this year, and have been on many different medications to get my progesterone level up. It isn’t fun, let me tell you.
I have been going to Long Island IVF to try to correct my disorder. No, I’m not getting In-vetero Fertilization… We’re just trying to correct the disorder with progesterone, clomid and other drugs. I am monitored very closely by the doctors and nurses there. So, when my Lh surged, my husband and I were told to “try naturally” because we didn’t want the IUI (insemenation) of IVF.
SO, we did. Two weeks later, I purchased the new Confirm Clearly test at Wal*Mart, because I couldn’t handle the wait any longer. The digital pregnancy test came with two test strips. I went home and tested my urine. I was SO happy when the test came up positive that I started crying like an idiot. I wanted to show my husband, who was at work, so I took the test, grabbed my purse, locked the door behind me and went outside.
Then, I realized that I locked my keys in the house. I called my mother, still crying, but couldn’t get in touch with her. I left her a message to call me. So, I called my in-laws, who also have a key to the house, and still crying. When my mother-in-law asked me what was wrong, I couldn’t help but blurt out “I’m pregnant!” So, she starts crying on the phone, too. She knows everything that we have been through. At this moment, my own mother beeps in. I get off of the phone with my Mother-in-law, and tell my mother that I locked myself out of the house. She asks me what is wrong, and I tell her that I’m pregnant. She, too, starts crying. She rushes over to get me inside.
Since the pregnancy test is only supposed to stay lit for 2 hours, I was worried that it would disappear before I got to Craig. So, mom got there and let me inside, and I took another test. And, once again, the test came back positive. I jumped in the car and drove to my husband. I showed him the stick, and he was overjoyed. I went home, then my neighbor came over. I told her what was going on, since she was one of the people that rushed me to the hospital over the summer when I miscarried.
she suggested that we go back to Wal*Mart and purchase another test. So, we went together, and I bought all sorts of tests: Answer, EPT, the store brand, and even two more test strips for Confirm Clearly. I spent at least $50 in pregnancy tests.
I went home and took one of the other tests. I was shocked when it came out negative. So, a couple of hours later, I took another. This, too, was negative. Right before bed, I took the Confirm Clearly. Guess what? POSITIVE.
I woke up in the morning and went to the doctor for a blood test. When I got home, I took some more tests. The Confirm Clearly showed a negative result this time, as did all of the other home pregnancy tests. I was crushed, but wanted to wait until my doctor called.
Well, the nurse called and told me that I wasn’t pregnant. My HCG level was below a 5, so I couldn’t even have had another miscarriage or chemical pregnancy. I was absolutely devastated. Back to the drawing board once again.
Confirm Clearly is easy to use. Just plug the test cartridge in, pee on the stick and wait for the results to show. If you aren’t pregnant, you should get a yellow minus (-) symbol. If you are pregnant you should get a blue plus (+) symbol. I have read so many reviews of this item about it giving a false positive, that it isn’t even funny. False positives are supposed to be rare. Three out of the four Confirm Clearly tests I took had false positives. That is a 75% ratio for me.
As you can imagine, it was a very bad day in the life of Candice. Needless to say, I simply cannot recommend this item. As a matter of fact, I feel that it should be recalled. Avoid it at all costs.