I am new to the site but no stranger to thinning hair. I am 39 and female and have been experiencing diffuse thinning and hair texture change for at least 4-5 years now. However, over the past 6 months to 1 year, it has worsened more quickly. I also have severe dry scalp and itch and flake. In the past, I have been to 3 dermatologists and 2 technologists, all of which said either just use rogaine and get over it or who diagnosed as psoriasis or scalp dermatitis. For a while, I tried birth control and spironolactone but didn't seem to do anything for any of my symptoms other than make me gain weight and made me even more irritable if that is possible. Lol. Recently, I went to a physician who specializes in hormones and she diagnosed me as hypothyroid even though countless other doctors have said my thyroid levels were normal. She also diagnosed me as low progestrogen androgenic alopecia and low ferritin of 32. She told me to take progesterone at night and melatonin since I don't sleep well from the stress of the crappy frog furr as my beautician even called my hair. She also recommended that I take pregnalone (sp?), dhea, selenium, multivitamin with iron, Isotorol, iodorol, and armour thyroid. Some of these worry me because wont they worsen the scalp DHT and hairloss?? And shouldn't I take some more iron than just a multi?