I don't know if I should even post this, as I don't want to jinx myself. Anyone that has endured severe TE and has a decrease in shedding probably knows what it feels like to get your hopes up too soon! I've had TE for 5 months now. Started in early July a month after taking trazodone, which was my trigger. Along with low ferritin of 24 that was raised to mid 40's in September. I had severe scalp pain, itching, along with bad SD, and scalp tenderness. It was so bad several months ago, that I often wanted to shave my head and be done with it! My hair loss is diffuse, but the crown was hit first, followed by my temples (which are awful right now!) For the past 2 weeks the scalp pain has lessened to where it was only slight tenderness on certain areas. This was giving me hope, but while washing my hair I would still pull out clumps of hair, along with more hair throughout the day. I was hoping the lessened scalp pain the last few weeks was leading me in a positive direction. 2 days ago I woke up and walked solemnly into the bathroom...knowing it was a hair wash day is always depressing. I lathered up my hair and as I always do, drag my hands along my hair waiting to pull out another clump of hair, only to find that I pulled out 3 strands of hair! I thought maybe I just missed tons of hair falling down the drain, and did it again...this time 1 hair pulled out. Then after the shower I checked to see if more would come out and another 2-3 strands fell out. Throughout the day 1-3 strands would fall out if I attempted to run my hands through my hair, or they just randomly fell out. I am not counting, but I'd guess my shed is now 70-100. I was shedding 150+ daily before, and probably 200+ on wash days. I hate even trying to guess what the shed is now, since I'm wondering if this is truly a decline in shedding. I truly hope this is a sign of TE recovery. Perhaps the 6 month mark will be it for this dreadful shed! Please cross your fingers (toes, eyes, ) for me! I'll keep you all updated as I don't see many recovery stories!