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#1 jesscardin

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:55 PM

Did anyone use one? Do they even exist in Canada?

#2 mistiqueallie



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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:54 AM

odd timing - I actually saw these this past weekend when I was in the States (at the dollar store of all places...). Next to the Ovulation Predictor tests and the pregnancy tests, they had a "Menopause Test" - I literally LOL'ed and had to read the packaging to see what it was about. Seems that it tests FSH levels - I'm assuming that the FSH levels change at menopause and the test is supposed to detect the difference?

Since people can order "internet cheapie" pregnancy tests, I'm guessing that these can be ordered too if you know what to look for :)

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#3 Canagirl

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 10:21 PM

I saw these on ebay from multiple sellers. There is one place that I usually order my ovulation tests from (cheap) and they also had these.

I considered them, but when I read the write up, they work similar to ovulation tests. There might be two lines, but the test is only positive if both lines are the same colour (or if the second line is darker than the first). All the ones that I saw would be positive if your FSH was 25 or higher.

I do have high FSH, but fortunately it hasn't been THAT high (yet).

I think these are likely more useful to women making the transition into menopause and wanting a home test.
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