I've cried for months... Today is the tipping point. I'm snapping at everyone and I can no longer pretend this horrible journey is not happening. Was on Yasmin for 10 years. Still had acne and got breakthrough so switched to ortho tri cyclen for 2 more year with no break in between. Hair was perfect. Full foil would take close to 4 hours and everyone told me my hair was quite the impressive lot. Quit OTC in June 2013 to give me body a break. Acne went nuts and SUPER ELEVATED DHEAS and 17-OH so was put on 50mg Spironolactone. Hair seemed a little lighter but could have been imagination. Still an amazing head of hair. So thick, when purposely parting you still could not see scalp. Feb 2015: still on 50mg Spironolactone and didn't want to get preggers so start on ortho cyclen. 3 months later the shed started in a very diffuse pattern and here I am almost 2 years later and I'm worse than ever. This year in trying to fix it I went to a new GYN who told me to quit Spironolactone. So, being gullible, I quit it May 2016 and stayed on Ortho cyclen and by Aug 2016 I could clearly see scalp with major thinning behind front hairline and within weeks got spider web thin hair. (I thought this took years?!) I freaked, went on Rogaine 5% back on Spironolactone, quit ortho cyclen and have worked my way past my old 50mg dose and now currently taking 150mg. Desperate, I went to Redmond in NYC and he added Yaz. It has now been 4 months back on Spironolactone and 3 months since starting rogaine and I'm worse than ever. Now I'm questioning the Yaz I've been to derms, endos, fertility drs, naturopaths, blood drs and gynos. Everyone tells you something different. All labs came back in range (says nothing) but ferritin was at 37 and vit d okay at 47. Hormones were level and fert dr said my ovaries are quite young for my age. Biopsy said minimal miniaturization consistent with Androgenetic Alopecia but I really question everything now. Father is bald and mother is fine so only thing I can think of is Spironolactone + ortho cyclen kicked off Androgenetic Alopecia or something else. I'm devastated. My front is receding and my part is widening. You can see my scalp through the front really well. It's thinned everywhere too - sides, temples and top. I'm so confused. You read Spironolactone helps and for others it hinders. Drs tell you it can't be the pill to cause it (that's crap, I'm sorry). All I know is I've had at least 4 blood tests a month for the past 5 months and still no answers. Not Lyme or Lupus or PCOS or vit a toxicity (I was on retin a for a short time but have since quit that too). I take magnesium, iron, folic acid, MSM and vit d with no results. At the point where I don't want to leave the house. Can't function properly and feel like whatever I choose as treatment, it is wrong. Don't know who to believe and I don't sleep nights anymore. My scalp burns from time to time (it was the worst back in Sept) and is a constant reminder that I am turning ugly. Any feedback helps because I feel very alone and desperate for advice on what to try next.