Hi I'm a 21 year old female suffering with hair loss for 10 months now.. With no sign of improving. It began in June 2014 after I had a break up earlier in the year, began uni, placed under a lot of stress from my chronic depression and re-emerging bulimia. Honestly I had suffered with the depressed and eating disorders for years... And my hair has become thin and brittle but never fell out like this. I have also always been a very heavy exerciser in past years with no issues.. In more recent years it has gotten better but between June 2014 to early March this year it has been athlete level training. I'd also like to mention that I have suffered with bouts of amenorrhea and this into all hair loss coincided with a period after many months. So in June my beautiful long, blonde thick hair changed drastically and by August got so bad that I cut it short for the first time in years. I hoped that after the initial shed I had seen an end to it.. But I noticed by October that things has progressively gotten worse and saw a derm about it (had already seen several gps who just told me to go home and stop stressing out). This dermatologist told me that I have diffuse hair loss and that it must be telogen effluvium, assuring me that it would return to normal in some months. She also put me on rogaine.. So I went home very relieved with my rogaine and calmed down a little. About a month and a half later my hair began to shed rapidly, worse than ever. I finally looked further into the rogaine and discovered that it causes hair shedding. Freaked out, I immediately stopped using it and threw it out. That hair shedding stopped fairly soon after I stopped using the rogaine but my hair was left even thinner. I simply hoped it might grow back. So I hadn't noticed things getting hugely worse until late November/early December 2014. My hair was changing a lot. I new that I was still losing a lot of hair and began to freak out again. I had many attempts at stopping and reducing my bulimia but never managed to completely stop. However it was much much better than it had been mid 2014. I waited to see if things would improve until January when I realised the hair shedding had sped up even further. I decided to go back to my gp and got a round of bloods, got checked for PCOS (as my skin was riddled with acne and I hadn't had a period since that last June), had a pap, all hormones checked, iron, vitamins, coeliac, you name it. I had it done. All came back normal apart from iron which was slightly low. So I was put on iron. I also started taking vitamin d, biotin, hair skin and nails, magnesium, zinc, fish oil, multivitamin and ginkgo biloba. I started using Apple cider vinegar on my scalp, head massage. Reduced my exercise and tried again to stop my bukimia with some success. Nothing worked. Shedding continued and my hair got worse and worse. Also my eyebrows and eyelashes had thinned terribly. I then randomly got a period early feb and the shedding went NUTS. Then settled down for a bit. One month later again the shedding became insane with my period. I was so certain it was all related and still believe it may be somehow. So I went back to my derm who took a scalp biopsy. Though she said again that my hair loss is diffuse I notice more and more loss at my nape, above my ears, sides and bi temporal areas. My hair line seems to be receding. Anyway, she took 2 samples from my scalp, had a look through and a week later told me I have no miniaturisation, no inflammation or sign of scarring alopecia, so told me again that I have TE. When I asked her why there is so minimal hair regrowth, and why the tiny hair sprouts at my hairline are vellus, she said "I don't know. Use rogaine. I hope it's not a chronic issue for you". Well clearly it already is. So I'm now under the impression that I have chronic Te. In the past few weeks the sheddig hasn't been so bad.. Maybe 20-30 hairs in the shower.. 20 in my hair brush and a few that fall out with my hair tie.. But the issue is the no regrowth. I look at my part and lay it flat to see if there are any little hairs but there are so few. I even dyed my hair platinum blonde (I'm a brunette) so that I could more easily identify new hair growth. Well it appears the hair that I do have grows but the hair that I shed is not replaced. And still.. These whispy White blonde hairs at my hair line. My eyelashes are the worst they have ever been and it looks like I have none. They don't appear to be re growing. My eyebrows are growing thinner and thinner. My skin is still covered in pimple. ApparentLy though I can't blame my hormones for that. Also in the last week my binge-purge bukimia has become bad because I have been so depressed and just want to take my own life most of the time. I'm so lost and sad. I feel ugly beyond words and can't stand being inside this body anymore. No one undersrands how it feels. I don't even recognise myself anymore. So my questions are: If I have chronic Te, why won't my hair grow back normally? Why it is just like I am losing hair and it isn't being replaced? What does it mean if I am losing more hair at my nape/bi temporal areas? Why are my eyebrows and eyelashes thinning and not re growing as normal? Why do I shed SO much when I get my period? Please any advice is welcome. Help me. Please.