Hi, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I really don't know where to go from here. I’ve been seeing a trichologist for 2 and a half years now and I am not sure that I am really any better position than I was when I first started going. I’m early 40’s and have always had fine hair, however about 8 years ago I noticed my hair becoming even thinner. At the time I was caring for my gran and I put all my worries about my hair to the back of mind. After she passed away I started to become more and more conscious of my thin hair, so I started to see a trichologist. She started by looking at the following: Scalp Health – new shampoo Stop using heat styling Blood test – increase iron, (ferritin supplement 3 times a day, zinc supplement) There was nothing else that raised concern in my blood results Anyway after about 6 months there was no change and my hair kept shedding. She diagnosed me with telogen effluvium and a small amount of female pattern baldness. My hair got so thin, it was depressing and then she suggested regain, which I’ve been using for a year and a half now. I originally didn’t want to use this, however after my hair thinned so much I could see my scalp and went to my appointment in tears, I agreed to try it. I had a massive shed which went on for months and was a bad time and then I started to see new hairs emerging where I was applying the regain. The new hair filled in the thinness on top and started to grow down and it made things bearable. I was very excited when it started growing back on top. In the meantime after more blood tests and advice from my trichologist, I came off the contraceptive pill (which I had been on for 24 years), as she thought my hormones could be affected. This was a year ago and I don’t think that this has made any difference unfortunately. I was vegetarian from my early 20’s and Vegan in the last year. My Trichologist is now saying that my hair loss is probably all down to me going vegan. I understand that diet can have a big impact and I am very careful to have a good diet with high protein. My husband thinks it is because I am a big worrier and get stressed easily. At the moment my hair seems to be shedding more than ever, the bottom (my natural hair) where the regain is not applied is so thin, wispy and frizzy and I really hate it. The top where the regain is applied is ok, but not perfect (but at least I can’t see my scalp at the moment) I feel now though that using the Regain is just a mask and I still have no idea what the real issue is. I find it soo frustrating as I am told not to use heat, however my hair looks horrible without any styling. I’m sorry that this is such a long post, I didn’t realise it would be when I started writing, but I’d really appreciate any advice or to share similar stories.