Hi, I’m 35 years old and have experienced hair loss over the past 10 months. I keep hoping every week to see some improvements but it just keeps disimproving. I’ve always had such a good head of hair - it was the one thing I never needed to worry about. Now I think about it 24/7 - even dream about it at night when I manage to get myself to sleep. At the start of this year I suffered 3 separate periods of severe stress and anxiety. From January through to April. It was the end of April that I noticed my hair around my temples had gone sparse. I initially panicked , said it to my hairdresser who told me not to worry. But as the weeks progressed I saw no improvement and went to my GP who looked at me like I was going mad. I returned 2/3 times until I insisted they refer me to a dermatologist. The dermatologist also looked at me as if I was wasting her time. Even though she could clearly see the distressed state I was in. The shedding really picked up from Aug - Oct. and my front hair line became thinner and thinner. I could see through my hair like I never could before. Seen a Trichologists last week who confirmed TE with thinning around my hair line only. He done the telescopic analysis so I could see for myself. He said it’s genetic hair thinning even though none of my immediate family have suffered hair loss - can seemingly skip generations. He advised I used these trichological products, which include 2% minoxidil. I am so hesitant to start in case my hair loss worsens even further and I’m left with no hair line at all. Apologies for such a long post - but I just wanted to give a full background in case anyone else has suffered similar. Or if anyone could give me good advice on whether to try minoxidil or not. I am so depressed over this and fear that I will be bald considering the rate this has progressed at.