I have been trying to convince my primary care dr. to refer me to an endo. I feel certain that my hair loss is related to my discontinuation of birth control. So, finally I get a call from the endo......they do not treat alopecia!!!! They suggested I go to a derm (already 4 rounds of steriod injections), or a gyno (who by the way suggested ortho-tri cyclen lo for me). Basically, nobody gives a sh** if all the hair on my head falls off. Sure, the derm will shoot me up with steriods, but he obviously has more profitable fish to fry. I did my own research (alot of info coming from right here) and came to the conclusion that the ortho-tri cyclen lo is the WORST bcp I could possibly take. Aren't doctors supposed to value a standard of care?????? WHY is it that we are treated this way? Obviously hair loss is NOT a natural thing for a woman. There HAS TO BE some underlying issue, with hair loss being a symptom. Am I in denial?? Somebody please tell me if I just need to wake up and accept this. Mine started in Feb. 06. The derm said it was 'unlikely to go on forever'. WTF????