I became a regular pee-stickaholic, too…and I can verify that the $1 tests from Dollar Tree work. They even worked 2 days before I was supposed to start, but were VERY, VERY faint.
I had previously taken sooo many negative tests that I honestly didn’t believe it when I finally got a positive one in June. In fact, after 10 positives I still called the nurse to tell her I was doubtful. She laughed at me and told me I could come in for a blood test, but she felt really safe to say I was pregnant. I went and had blood drawn anyway (twice), and the rest is history.
What I’ve taken a really long way to say is that most of us have the same problem with pee-sticks (in varing degrees). It can really zap your self-esteem to continually be let down - even if you weren’t exactly looking for a positive. Don’t be so hard on yourself or think you are not normal. Because if you aren’t normal, then what the hell am I???