Hello everyone! I'm so happy I found this website. I've been so confused about my hair for years and I'm hoping someone can give me some advice on the type of hair I have. Here's a bit of a back story; I'm currently twenty years old and I have very thin hair. My hair fell out in clumps when I hit puberty at twelve and my mother took me to a dermatologist who did a biopsy on me. Everything turned out normal and my derm. assured me that it was just my hormones freaking out. I didn't give my hair a second thought after that, but I took biotin and a multivitamin religiously, just to be safe. My hair stress began again when I hit 12th grade when a couple of my friends mentioned that I have "like, no hair." I never noticed until then, and I began obsessing and doing research. I went to the doctor and had my hormones checked. I remember her saying everything was at 40, which is healthy. But my hair is still thin. Some days are better than others, some days I have nervous break downs. What confuses me is that I have these little sprouts all over my head. Some are very thin, and some are very thick. I lose about twenty hairs when I shower or style my hair, and I notice a couple inch long hairs in my hands when I shower; some thin, some thick. I'm not sure if this may contribute to my hair issue, but I'm a chronic worrier. I'm stressed out all the time, especially about this. My family says my hair has always been very thin, and I often question my sanity since, when I look at pictures of myself years before, my hair looks the same. I've read about hair thinning caused by extreme stress; chronic telogen effluvium, and how it can mimic androgenic alopecia. I'm confused if I have AGA or not, as there are no balding women in my family. However, my three great grandfathers were bald, and my dad is sort of bald. Not horribly, though. These thoughts run through my head every day and I just want a break. I felt amazing for a month, but it's a cycle and I know I will be pulled into obsession once again and I just want to live my life. Thank you for reading.