Hi I am new here. I am 18 and I just recently started experiencing hair loss. During the month of February I was a lot more stressed than usual I had a lot of deadlines that I had to meet, I was applying to college. The next month I started noticing that my hair was thinning. It started out as just being a little more than usual. I didn't think anything of it but when it got to the point that I was experiencing 5-7 hairs coming out at one time just by touching my hair I started to get worried. I tried to talk to my mom but she wouldn't listen so I had to just hope that it would eventually stop. It continued into April and I got even more worried when I noticed that I could see large portions of my scalp on the back of my head. I went to my doctor and he drew blood but he told me that everything was normal, I didn't have anemia or anything like that. He pretty much told me to deal with it, but not in those words. It has gotten to the point where I can't even have my hair down when I am around anyone because I am so self-conscious. I am still hoping that it will eventually go away and that I will wake up from this nightmare.