So I went to my gynecologist today, and she prescribed me yasmin for birth control, and to help with pelvic pain and occasional acne breakouts. My dermatologist also said it will help with the hair loss, BUT, she also doesn't think I have Androgenetic Alopecia. I have been worried about it because since about age 18 or 19 I started getting dark hair on my abdomen, and occasional acne breakouts, which I had never had before. Then around age 20 or 21 I started finding a couple dark hairs on my chin and upper lip. I have lasered them now but when the hair loss started at 22 ( 2.5 years ago) I started worrying about pcos. I am not overweight, no insulin resistance, and when I had my testosterone tested it was in normal range and so was my shbg. (Though testosterone was higher end of normal) and DHEAS were okay. I also do have a monthly period, but with a 33-36 day cycle. My endo, gyno, and derm all say no pcos. The one thing that did come back as abnormal was my thyroid antibodies were elevated. My sister has Hashimoto's (and my hair loss has been and looks very similar to hers, and we have all the same issues and symptoms) and my mom, aunt, and cousin all have autoimmune conditions. I also have mostly all of the symptoms of thyroid disorder, but since my tsh came back at 3.5, they said I do not have it. My dermatologist is going to check my thyroid again in two months, but she thinks I just had TE the lasted a while and is taking a long time to recover. My loss is completely diffuse all over. The back is as bad as the top and the sides are worst (but I think they were a bit thinner to begin with). I guess my question after that long story is, is it possible for the yasmin to help my hair even if it is not due to Androgenetic Alopecia or pcos? I mean everything I have read says testosterone- bad for hair, estrogen- good for hair. So, I don't know where to go from here. Can the yasmin still help even of its not due to Androgenetic Alopecia? Will it further mess with my thyroid? I'm just worried and I am supposed to start taking it in the next few days when my period comes. Any input from anyone with info or experience would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks! I should also mention that now that my sister is finally being treated for her thyroid, her hair is growing back and no longer falling out. And she has had hair loss for about 5 years.