Hello, This is my first time posting although I’ve been reading for awhile. So just some background: I have always had average hair, not thick or thin really. Around 2 years ago I went to a stylist who bleached it and cut it really choppy. It looked horrible, and I cried for weeks! I thought then that I would just have to wait a year or so and it would all be grown out. Well, about 3 months later it began to shed more than usual. I had my thyroid checked, which was good. It eventually stopped and I didn’t think much of it. It thickened back up and I didn’t worry any more about it. In July of this year, it started shedding a crazy amount (more than before). I did have a crazy amount of stress and anxiety over the last year. I also had a miscarriage and d&c in March. I have gone to 2 dermatologists. The first was in September, she was not at all thorough. Told me I had a mix of TE and Androgenetic Alopecia (because my temples were thin, but they’ve always been a little thin and the high shedding). I went to a different dermatologist in October who did a pull test, asked me about body hair (legs don’t have as much hair as before) and checked out my scalp pretty well (but not magnified). He said he was 99.9% sure it was not Androgenetic Alopecia and was TE. He said if not improved in 6 months he would do a biopsy. My ferritin is 39 and I’m on iron pills. Thyroid is still good. In the mean time, I am so stressed about my hair loss, mainly because I don’t know how/ if it is going to progress. It is still shedding like crazy. It has definitely gotten thinner over the last few months, my ponytail feels half as big as it was. I do not have any pattern to my hair loss. In fact it seems I’ve lost more in the back/underneath. I am definitely shedding from all over. My part is no wider. I have tons of hairs of all different lengths, which I’m not sure if it’s regrowth or what, but I’m going to add some pictures to this post. I never experienced TE before, even after the birth of my kids. I also don’t have any female hair loss issues in my family. I do have some male hair loss in my brother and 2 cousins, but my parents have full heads of hair and so did their parents. I also have many other cousins who do not have hair loss. My main questions are: How common is diffuse Androgenetic Alopecia? How progressive is it? I am 29 so I’m not sure if that is considered early onset, and if so, how bad is it going to get? Will the shedding ever stop? What options are there for covering up diffuse thinning? Can you see miniaturization in new hairs growing? I know no one can really answer some of these questions but I just wanted some opinions. Of course I’m still hoping it’s TE. But I’m doubtful. Some of the regrowth looks thin, although I’ve heard it can be thin at first and thicken as it grows. Any opinions on these pictures are appreciated. Thanks so much!