...a mix of AGA & TE. I just about broke into tears when he told me AGA was involved, most likely triggered by the start of my BC (which he said was most likely the reason for the TE). I'm a little bit depressed, but at the same time relieved. I don't know if anyone else felt this way, but I'm just glad to know that I haven't been imagining it. He told me to start Rogaine as soon as I can, discontinue the BC asap, and get my blood drawn for iron levels. According to him, I shouldn't lose anymore which is a little hard to believe since he's no psychic & this whole thing kinda started out of the blue. I'm not shedding an abnormal amount, & that actually freaks me out...makes me anxious for if & when I start to shed a lot. He wants my ferritin checked since I bleed a little heavy & my periods last a whole week. I for once want a simple health condition like low iron levels, so I know there's a concrete reason for my thinning that can be helped. I just stopped taking my OTC lo since my cycle was up; it was causing undesireable side effects other than TE. Hopefully that will help too, & not make it worse. I've only taken it for 2 cycles, so I hope that's not long enough to see more loss after discontinuing it. He also said I need to watch myself since it seems as if I have a body-dismorphic (sp?) condition that causes me to obsess about the thinning to the point where I may be seeing things that aren't there. I told him I check EVERYTHING reflective to see how obvious the loss is, & he said that was a symptom of the disorder. Anyway, thank you guys for reading my posts & replying. I feel like I'm alone in this, & its comforting even if in the slightest to know I'm not the only one feeling how I do. Not to mention, I get a ton of information from looking around on the site & the forum. And PS - I'm nervous but eager to start the Rogaine, but I'm terrified. I've heard stories where either it didn't help, it made things worse, or it only worked until the person quit applying it & then the hair went right back to shedding. Does anyone have any stories or information on using Rogaine? Thank you beautiful women in advance!