I have been in a TE for 11 months now. started after surgery and hasnt stopped. it has slowed down but now is up again. ive had many tes from various things, but always got better. i went on rogaine in 2001 and shed for four months, then things were fine for a year and a half. i had always from every single doctor and three biopsys been told te...but i went on rogaine to try to get my cycles back in order. at 1 1/2 years i wasnt taking care of myself etc and started a te again...i thought well if rogaine isnt helping i might as well ween off. so i did over a nine month period. while i was weening off and after i was totally off rogaine i was fine. then i had surgery and three months later started a te. but for those three months after stopping rogaine i didnt shed at all!!! now i went to a dr today who said te and Androgenetic Alopecia...that thought im thinning all over, he sees my temples are thin and that indicates Androgenetic Alopecia...and that he can see miniturization in my hair that is growing back. its not as thick as the rest. the hairs that fall are all the same thickness. but its not growing back much at all and falling again..do you see a wider center part always with Androgenetic Alopecia? i dont have that, but have thin, thin temples and bangs and all over thinning. please ive been reading everything but now dont know what to do. he said i could wait out the te..and maybe i wont thin till much later. or i could use rogaine and see what happens. im 43.