O.k - so just give it to me straight.... Does taking birth control help with hairloss? Has anyone been sucessful with this or have you experienced more loss? I need to make a decision asap and I am getting discouraged by the lack of success stories. Any insight would be helpful. By the way - I'm 40. That may make a differnce. I have lost 60% of my hair this year. I am really at a loss of what to do.