Good afternoon ladies, Here's my story; any advice/suggestions/comments would be greatly appreciated. But first, I would like to thank everyone on this board for providing such a rich and informative platform. I have learned a lot. For example, at my first appointment with the dermatologist in March, I said that I wanted a full thyroid panel, not just TSH! So thanks ladies! I have to say I've been trolling this board since February, absorbing all the tips/information. I'm a 32 year old female. I have always had thick...really thick hair, to the point that hairdressers had to work super hard to make them look semi-presentable. But in October of 2017, I failed the July Bar exam by three points, and that sent me into a mild depression. I was stressed, and I could think only about how I had messed up. I also broke up with my boyfriend in November. In early November, for the first time in my life, I experienced acne. I have never had acne...not even when I was an adolescent! So this was odd, but I didn't make much out of it, as I was too preoccupied with my exam results and the break up. In December, I noticed my period had gotten a lot shorter and lighter. Instead of a 5-6 day menstruation, I only had my period for 2-4 days. I continued to ignore this. I had a rude awakening in February of 2018. In February, I began to shed quite heavily. I noticed this after doing my routine rosemary/mustardseed oil massage. this didn't really bother me, as I have always shed more than a normal daily shed is expected. But a few weeks in, and the shed continued. So I was getting a little worried. I upped my vitamins and drank lots and lots of water. Hair loss continued. These were long hairs with white bulbs, and they came out by the dozens, especially after showering. By March, it had gotten to the point that my hair was no longer waste length, and had become stragly. No problem, I thought, a nice haircut to the shoulder lengthe should fix the problem. It didn't. In mid March, the hair suddenly changed texture, and was still shedding. I panicked, and went to the dermatologist. The derm said it could be androgenic alopecia. But to experience hair loss this suddenly? Really? I had to practically beg her to actually examine my scalp...she did, and without any sympathy said well, it could be something systemic, or genetic...I am not sure...let's run some tests. So, she ran bloodwork, and the DHEA Sulfate came out to be 400, TSH at 2.09, vitamin D to be 40, and feritin was at 16. However, instead of focusing on that, she said that the ANA was 1/80...low positive, and pompously pronounced that, yes, it's lupus. But I told her I don't have a family history, no fatigue, no joint pain...but she said that ANA is 80% accurate in diagnosing lupus. Okay fine. I went to a rumatologist, who reran the test along with other auto-immune diseases. All these came back negative. The rumi did point out the high DHEA sulfate, and wondered aloud as to why the derm had not focused on the high DHEAs results. BACK TO SQUARE ONE. I have an appointment with her on Monday. In the mean time, my hair continues to thin out, and shed at the February rate. I feel like I have lost approx 60% of my hair density, but it's now merely owing to the shed, it's because the hair are thinning so rapidly...like disappearing overnight... Sorry, does that make sense? I feel like if the cause is not diagnosed soon, by September, I'll most likely go bald I always had a low hairline, and for the past 2 weeks, I have experienced recession there as well! My widow's peek, previously nice, long and pointy is almost gone. I feel like I was getting over one stresser, and this hair loss has sent me spiraling into another. It's gotten to the point that it has affected my self-confidence. I don't really socialize anymore. I cry every day, especially on wash days. My hair is my prettiest feature, and now it's jumping ship. I don't know if this is useful, but my body hair have also somewhat thinned out; of course I don't mind, it's the hair on my head I'm desperate to hang on to. I want to go to a real hair loss specialist for this problem. I live in NYC, and came across Dr. Michael Loren Reed. I suppose I will make an appointment with him. Although I don't have high expectations at this point. Is he any good? I so badly want to believe that it is possibly related to androgens, since I was quite stressed out. But would hair all over the body thin out this drastically, and continue to thin? Also, I feel like the hair all over my head has thinned out, continues to thin out, and disappear, especially around my hairline and nape area. Now, my shed hairs are week, and really fine. Some of these hairs have a tapered end... I just don't know what to do. Even if it is androgenic alopecia, I will dump my head into a nice big bucket of Rogaine, and that'll be that. But I want to find out the cause, so I can at least begin to address it. PS: I am currently massaging my hair with coconut, mustardseed, teatree, caster, and jajoba oil, and washing with Yarok salon shampoo and conditioner. I have never dyed my hair. What do you ladies think? I am so sorry for my long rambling post.