Hi everyone. I am 44 years old. I have noticed my hair has changed over the past couple of years. It no longer was as thick or had the body it once did. I have always had irregular periods and that also changed at the same time. I started being more regular with very heavy cycles. About 6 months ago I noticed more and more hair shedding when I washed my hair and especially when I blow it dry. It also seemed to slow down in growth. I have lost about 35 lbs. over about 5 months and I had a lot of stress during this time also. I am finally seeing new hairs now but they are so wispy and frizzy. I have frizzy hairs sticking up all over my head now. My part seems the same but when I look up through the front of my hairline (I don't have bangs) I see my skin and it wasn't like that before. I have just started going to a new holistic, integrative doctor. She has me taking an adrenal supplement (Adrenogen) Armour for thyroid, progesterone capsules and will be starting bio-identical progesterone creme last 2 weeks of my cycle, iron supplement, dhea 5 mg per day, vitamin D drops and Vitamin B12 injections. I also take biotin and Evening Primrose Oil. Hair loss is still bad but I am seeing what I think is new hair growth. Next week I have a regular checkup with my dermatologists (I see him every six months because of a Basel Cell I had removed a couple of years ago. I will be asking him about my hair also. Here are my test scores that the integrative doctor ran. Ferritin Serum - 28 (range 13-150) Iron Serum - 67 (range 35-155) TIBC - 336 (range 250-450) Iron Saturation - 20 (range 15-55) TSH - 2.180 (range 0.450-4.500) T4 Free - 0.89 (range 0.82-1.77) Reverse T3 - 216 (range 90-350) Triiodothyronine, Free, Serum 2.9 (range 2.0-4.4) Thyroid Peroxidase - 10 (range 0-34) Antithyroglobulin AB - <20 (range 0-40) DHEA - 36.0 (range 60.9 - 337.0) Testosterone, Serum - 22 (range 8 - 48) Free Testosterone - 0.6 (range 0.0-2.2) Tested on day 24 of my cycle which is the luteal phase so I'm posting ranges for that phase for the rest: LH - 30.8 (range 1.0 - 11.4) FSH - 11.3 (range 1.7 - 7.7) Progesterone - 0.5 (range 1.7-27.0) SHBG - 37.4 (range 26.1 - 110.0) Estradiol - 214.7 (range 43.8-211.0) Estrogens - 321 (range 156 - 350) Seems like I have a lot of symptoms besides hair loss. I have been very depressed about the hair loss so I wonder if that contributes to my trouble sleeping at night and fatigue during the day. In my research on hair loss I came across something interesting. I had a tubal ligation 6 or 7 years ago. There is something called Post Tubal Ligation Syndrome. I have 4 of the top 5 symptoms one of which is hair loss. The theory is the ligation compromises blood flow to the ovaries causing them to not work properly. But maybe I just have Androgenetic Alopecia. Or maybe I am just going through perimenopause although I feel too young to be going through menopause. Anyway, hope this wasn't to lengthy and I would appreciate anyone's comments.