I'm 23 years old, and as everyone else here, experiencing hairloss. Have been lurking on this site for months, now decided to post and share my story. My hairloss began in late October 2016. I've been very sick in August, continued to feel like sh*t throughout fall. Had constant elevated body temperature, fatigue, no energy whatsoever. In october i got blood tests done, turns out i got mononucleosis in august, that's what kept my whole body in inflammation for 3 months. I was happy that i got answers, little did i know that the worst was yet to come. End of October my shedding began. Prior to that, i had little to no hairloss for 23 years. Maybe 1-2 strands a day. From one day to another, my hair started FALLING OUT. Arround 150 hairs daily. I know that a lot of you experienced much more than that, but my hair is fine and not that dense to begin with (that's why my "normal" daily loss was basically nonexistent), so that was huge for me. I was so so scared (still am). Quickly got the diagnosis of te, derm said it will taper off within 3 months, no worries. I also got a natural shampoo and ampulle that's supposed to be increasing blood circulation on the scalp. It was hella expensive, didn't work of course. As i read, this is a waiting game, today i'm in month 5 now, shedding is fluctuating but still going on, on better days 40-45 strands, on worse (particularly the morning after i wash my hair) 80-100. My derm saw me yesterday, took one glance at my scalp, said there's no definit test to see if hairloss is Androgenetic Alopecia related or just te, but the fact that it didn't stop by now indicates Androgenetic Alopecia. Told me to try rogaine and that's it. Although my hairloss IS more visible on my front, crown, temples, i feel like it's is totally diffuse. These areas appear thinner because they were thinner to begin with. I don't feel like my part is widening, i lost densitiy overall. Somehow this Androgenetic Alopecia diagnosis seems off for me. No tests conforming it, and i CLEARLY have an obvious trigger indicating TE. No family history of FPHL, however my dad has Androgenetic Alopecia. But don't basically all men have it by 60?!.... All blood tests are fine, my ferritin is high (normal range). Hairs that come out are all very long with the white bulb. I see moderate regrowth, don't feel like they're miniturized (who knows though...) I will continue to update here if anything changes, will definitely post a succes story if i have one! For now i won't start minoxidil, afraid of the dreadshed... Any ideas? CAN it be Androgenetic Alopecia? If so, would i help my hair more if i started rogaine? Heard that the earlier you begin the better not sure if it's true though... Forgot to mention that i was vegetarian for one and a half year. In january i started eating meat again, hoping it would help my hair, no changes for now (although blood test showed no b12/iron deficiencies). I eat multivitamin, biotin, omega3 daily. I appreciate all your answers, big hug to everyone!