I've been dealing with hair loss for about 3 months now. I was so convinced that it was TE caused by a migraine medication (Topiramate) that I was taking, and the dermatologist who I saw two weeks ago agreed that it was a likely culprit. A bunch of blood panels and a biopsy later and I've just found out that it's actually Androgenetic Alopecia. My father has male pattern baldness and I think my mother's father might have had it too, but none of the women in our family have hair loss issues. I feel a little betrayed by my body. I'm only 25 for goodness sake! I thought that this was something that affected women around menopause, not their twenties. Well, now I know that it isn't the case, and that it can affect anyone who is post-pubescent. My OB/GYN changed my OBC from Desogen, on the highest androgen BC pills available, to Orth Try Cylcin Lo which he says is androgen binding and should help. I go to see my derm again next week. I have a feeling he's going to prescribe rogaine and Spironolactone. I'm scared to rely on a medication that I won't be able to take when my soon to be husband and I want to have kids. Because as far as I can tell none of the Androgenetic Alopecia treatments are safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding. I guess I had prepared myself mentally for the worst, because now that I have the news I just feel numb to it all.