Hi everyone, thanks for looking at my post. I've just found this site after trying to ignore what I think may be hair loss but I can't be sure! If you have time to read my post it would be very useful to see if anyone has had the same experience as myself. Let me give you some quick background info - I'm 24, I currently have long blonde hair (halfway down my back) that USED to be very thick, bouncy and wavy. I've been on the pill since I was 18 - Diane 35ED generic brand, and I'm still on it. I also have lightened my blonde hair since I was 15 - usually using home products such as L'Oreal but occasionally having it done professionally. Last year, I started noticing that my hair looked really flat. During this time, I was coming out of an extremely difficult financial situation that was putting a lot of stress on me, along with work and relationship problems. I also had been previously diagnosed with rosacea (skin redness condition) for which my doctor had me on low-dose antiobiotics for over 6 months. The antibiotics destroyed my gut - I had diarrhea everyday. The stress of having rosacea along with other things was leading me towards a near mental breakdown and I wasn't looking after myself. So; to make a long story short - I have been trying to resolve all of these issues and make myself healthy again. However, one of the things I noticed was my hair. Hairdressers have always commented on how thick my hair is and I used to try to straighten it because I thought it looked 'bouffant'. Now it is flat, seemingly thin, and I can definitely notice a lot LESS of it when I run my hands through. I've always had hair falling out all over the place, so I don't know if it's falling out more or if I'm being paranoid. The other thing is that I never used to brush my hair because it never got tangled. Now it is the complete opposite - I can brush it but an hour later there seems to be a rats nest growing in the back! During this time I went for a hair cut for the first time in 3-4 months (I literally hadn't been able to afford it) and told my hairdresser about it. She told me either it was stress, or that because I hadn't had my hair cut regularly I had developed split ends and hair breakage, which had cause the hairs to tear in half. She said this could be resolved by cutting it more frequently. She also said normal hair shedding was about 100 per day. I'm about 6 months on from this experience now; have been having my hair trimmed every 6-8 weeks, I haven't coloured it and was taking some vitamin supplements including zinc and fish oil which I have now stopped. However, I haven't noticed any improvement with my hair. Have I given it enough time or should I start to look into other possibilities or causes? I wonder if it's as simple as letting new healthy hair grow back now that I've removed these stressful aspects from my life, or that it has just brought out another problem? Thanks for reading my long-winded post.