Since my pic that is shown here I have lost more hair. No bangs anymore and no hair that was on the very front left side, temples and on top. The balding is localized and happened 2 weeks ago very suddently after a VERY stressful incident, not overall shedding. So I thought it was Alopecia Areata becasue of how it happened and how it looks. So I saw 2 derms neither of which was a hair speicalist. The specialist I see next month. The 1st derm said said I did not have Alopecia Areata becasue my test would have showed it but then she never said which test that was and she was also the one who said that a feritin of 16 was fine! Had 2 other tests that were way low or way high but she claims they do not affect hair. What does an ANA test look like on my results so that I can recognzie it? I asked her but never found out. She didn't even do the other iron tests, no hormone tests etc... She did say that TE can lead to Alopecia Areata though... Saw another derm who told me no Alopecia Areata because when she pulled at the short little hairs in the bald spot they did not come out. But SOMEHOW at SOME POINT that hair IS coming out based on how I look. So what does that mean? I do not know. Also she said something about a bulb on the hair strand that Alopecia Areata people have and I do not. It seems like I have a little less on the right side too, not like the left but a little bit of thinning there but that could be the normal thinning you get at the temples and me going nuts. So I wont worry abou that and focus on the left side that just wont stop shedding. ugh. if I continue at this rate I am in trouble, a lot of shed in 2 weeks in that area, noticed it was nickel size, then quarter then half dollar. Any ideas? I am off to get a different iron supplement, one that is time release. I forgot to mention that the naturopath did a total iron test (not a TIBC though or the other one mentioned here) and it was super low too. ugh. Any ideas appreicated thanks!