Hi All! I’m new here and am looking for any words of wisdom or advice. In April 2018 I notice my hair had gotten extremely thin and I lost most of my density. It feels like it almost happened overnight. I had gone through a lot of emotional stress the summer before and that’s also when I decided to go back on birth control (not knowing it was high androgen). For the first few months my hair and skin seemed great and I never got a period which took some getting used to but then it was fine. Around the holidays I think I was shedding more but didn’t take too much notice since I had a lot of hair and it still looked nice. Then one day in April 2018 it was like bam! I was styling my hair and it’s just seemed gone. Panic set in and I went to any dermatologist that would see me and started looking into birth control and hair loss. It was the only medication I was taking so I figured there had to be a connection. I immediately stopped taking the pill. The same month I had started the pill back in July 2017 was when my Mom had a bad accident so I didn’t know if the stress from that was also a trigger.... Anyway, it is now about 15 months later and I have no answers. I am getting married next year and so afraid of what my hair is going to look like. I have been to two dermatologists who both said TE and one hair specialist/trichologist who says CTE. Lately though I feel like my part may be starting to widen and my scalp has a weird almost mildewy smell even though I wash everyday. I am going to an endocrinologist in about a month and also a follow up with the trichologist the end of July. My front hairline and temples look so sparse and I feel like I’m balding the way a man would. The back/crown of my head is okay as of now. I have had tons of blood work and everything is “normal”. Also, since I stopped the pill my periods have been completely regular so I don’t know if it’s hormonal or not. If anyone could share some insight or experience (good or bad) it would mean the world to me. I hate feeling like a shell of my former self...Thanks for listening!