Hi, everyone, I have some new information to report. I've been reading about thyroid issues, since hair loss is a common symptom of a thyroid problem. I've been absorbing so much information over the last few months, and so much of it is scientifically over my head that I haven't always known what to do with it, but things are starting to fall into a pattern for me so I thought I'd share in hopes that it can help any of you who have hairloss from an SSRI. I found a book called "The Thyroid Solution" by a Dr. Arem Ridha, a researcher and practicing endocrinologist. The book is a little dated (1999)when it comes to the discussion of SSRIs, but with the info I found in this book and a simple Google search I found some interesting info. It seems that Paxil accelerates your body's metabolism of the thyroid hormone that your body produces. (Found this online by Googling the words paxil and thyroid.) This would cause your body to become hypothyroid, meaning you have too little hormone for your body and mind to be at its best. Hair loss is a symptom of hypothyroidism. UPDATE: SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THYROID. I had my thyroid tested and it came back normal (need to get the numbers from my doctor b/c it's common to be borderline and have severe symptoms). UPDATE: After I was on Paxil, I had a blood work up that said my TSH was .99, which would indicate borderline HYPERthyroid. This is more in line with my anxiety problems so I shouldn't be suprised, but I thought I was HYPOthyroid, at least due to the increased metabolic factor of Paxil. A good lesson as to why it's good to get the labs so you have that info to work with. I'm going to get tested again in about a month to see where I am now. ALSO: My ferritin as 14!! She called that normal! Yikes. Should be 70-100. Anyway, I still suspect my throid is a problem. I suspect that since I am post-partum (20 mos) and have a history of both elation and depression and anxiety, and because of a family history, that I've had thryoid problems on and off for years. In fact, I probably never needed Paxil, but rather a thyroid treatment. I am also happy to report that my shed seems to be over! I don't have significant hair loss in the AM when I brush like I was having. I'm also on a lot of supplements and seeing an applied kinesiologist/chiropractor, but that may just mean that he did what we wanted and got my thyroid back on track. There is a lot of information in this book that talks about the mysterious relationships between sex hormones, seratonin, thyroid hormones, TSH and stress and anxiety. There were no conclusions, only what this doctor has found to be possible treatments. The bottom line, in his view, is you have to look at more than the lab numbers and treat the symptoms as they present. He also gives a lot of credence to the fact that these physical ailments create depression and axiety in our lives, our relationships especially, and says you have to treat that, too, in order for you to feel yourself again. I like this as it just makes sense. I'm happy to answer any questions. I'll also post my supplement regime in my sig when I get a chance.