So, after a 3 month wait today I had my derm appointment. It was pretty much what I expected â€“ an unsympathetic doctor who rushed me through as fast as she could. She took the full history of my hair loss, then looked at my hair under a bright light. Despite the fact Iâ€™ve had some regrowth recently, she immediately acknowledged the problem, but said it wasnâ€™t possible to diagnose from sight as aside from Alopecia Areata, a lot of different hair loss conditions look the same. To my absolute infuriation she went on to suggest it was probably due to low iron! NO IT ISNâ€™T! Yes, I had low iron last year, but Iâ€™ve been supplementing for a year now and my iron is now very high. Maybe it contributed to my initial TE but it definitely is not the whole problem. Still she took all my blood work again to make sure but I know it will come back normal! The only saving grace is that sheâ€™s booked me in for a scalp biopsy in 2 weeks and Iâ€™m praying this gives me real answers. To those who have had one: 1) Did it hurt?! 2) Did you get answers from it? What did they tell you? She told me if itâ€™s Androgenetic Alopecia (which in her opinion is unlikely as all my hormone levels are fine?!) then my only real option is minoxidil. And if its diffuse Alopecia Areata then a topical steroid might work. Iâ€™m going to post separately about my minoxidil vs. supplemental hair dilemma!