Its hard not to know whats happening with your hair - for me, i think its easier to accept my hairloss if i know for sure whats going on. Where i live (Sweden) they dont do much to treat Alopecia Areata (diffuse or areata) - sometimes they treat it with topical cortisone (steroids) and perhaps injections, but thats it. I asked my doctor why they dont treat it with oral medications (like Prednisone ore something) - well, my doctor says the sideeffects are way to dangerous. I am still waiting for a proper diagnose - i did, as ive written earlier, have a biopsy done to the one small spot i have - and it shows that its an old scar with no signs of inflammation at all. I have no signs of Alopecia Areata (diffuse Alopecia Areata) according to my doctor (no exclamation hairs, no broken hairs, no smooth hairless spots - all my follicles are visible like small dark spots) - so they think its TE, and that the TE probably triggered Androgenetic Alopecia (tests show that my hormonelevels are OK - and so far i have no sign of Androgenetic Alopecia, like miniturization or something like that - so i will have to see). But since ive had some hairloss in my eyebrows and lashes (that, thank god, is getting much better by the day) - they say it MIGHT be diffuse Alopecia Areata - but its more probable to be a severe and acute form of TE. My hair loss has been going on for nearly six months now. For me the hardest part is really not knowing for sure. I would really appriciate if you, Gina, and you, Merry, could please share some information regarding youre hairloss with me: how long has it been going on? Do you have spots, or just diffuse hairloss? Do you get any regrowht? Is the hairloss consistent (meaning, do you loose the same amount all the time, or do you loose more in periods and less in other periods?) Do you have hairloss on other parts then your scalp (like eyebrows/lashes)? Do you have a ny pain in your scalp that started he same time as the hair loss? Do you have any parts on your scalp that have moore hairloss than other parts (i have a spot in the back of my head thats really thin, not like a hairloss spot, but the hair is really, really thin in this part). I am sorry for all the questions, i dont mean to be nosy, but since my hairloss is either TE or diffuse Alopecia Areata i am trying to understand as much as i can about both types of hairloss.... All the best to all of you!