Hello, all - After/during two very stressful years, I started losing my hair. By the handful. I have very thick hair, but did lose at least a quarter of it. Maybe even a third. Because my hair is/was so thick, nobody takes me seriously (I've seen two doctors). So far only my hairdresser will listen and confirm that I'm not crazy (bless her soul). I think this stress-related shed was exacerbated by two things: 1. Taking Glucosamine with Chondroitin for about a year after some joint injuries. Chondroitin, which is also in some arthritis medications, is linked to hair loss in dogs, and perhaps also in people. 2. Taking Plan B once this winter. I had bloodwork done. The findings: 1. Though I am a lifelong vegetarian, my vitamin and mineral levels were all fine. My ferratin levels were smack in the middle of the healthy ranges. Vitamin D was in the high normal ranges. 2. My estrogen and androgen levels were normal, though my LH levels were very high. The blood was taken during the time I was probably ovulating, so perhaps that's why? I don't know, but I've not read anything anywhere that links high LH to hair loss, only about high androgen levels or low estrogen levels having that impact. 3. My thyroid is fine. At least according to the bloodwork and urine tests. In the past six months or so I've stopped taking any and all supplements and have been forcing myself to relax as much as possible. I've noticed quite a bit of regrowth at my temples (which were previously almost bald), though almost all the new growth is grey. Does anyone have experience with that, with the regrowth being grey? What bothers me still is: 1. I'm still having quite a bit of fall. Now instead of losing the four-inch long fairly unhealthy hairs I had been losing by the bucketful, I'm losing many long strands. Some a foot or more in length. 2. That spot right at the front and almost center of my hairline seems to be getting worse, even though there is some obvious new growth coming in around it. 3. I'm still not convinced it's NOT hormone related. I do have high LH, for instance. I also have quite a bit of facial hair for a lady, and heavy periods. I'd love to hear advice, and to hear from folks who've had these experiences. I feel very stressed out by this and very alone.