My TE is thought to have been triggered by iron deficiency. I suspect I was losing hair for almost a year before I ended up going to the GP. She put me on ferrous fumarate 3x a day and my ferritin level rose very quickly from 11 to 74 in three months. Now it's over 80 so the GP has reduced the dose but wants to ensure I stay over 80 and will retest after two months. I was nervous about dropping down to 1x a day and took 2x a day during my period. Have now dropped down to 1x a day and swear my shed rate has gone up. My logical mind says: hairs I shed today entered the telogen phase a couple of months ago so the reduced dose ought not to have an immediate impact. My paranoid mind says: arrrrrrgh! Is there a connection?? Any experiences of this? Thanks in advance!