I have been looking over old photos going back 15 years. I noticed that in some I have thinning in my part and others it is filled in. I did apparently have a small TE after having both my kids, I also apparently didn't notice! It also seems that I had it come and go depending on birth control pill use. I had a TE set off by a hormone balancing supplement and now it hasn't stopped and I have almost no regrowth after almost 3 years. But when I style my hair (it's a short cut) you can't tell. But if I were to part it in the middle or pull it back, I can see how thin it is. My temples are the worst followed by the front hairline. My moms hair had diffuse thinning after being thrown into menopause from a full hysterectomy. Did all of my TE's just start mine off substantially younger?? I am really struggling lately on if I should start Rogaine or not. I am so worried about a major shed from it and having bald spots. Does anyone have experience with this?