I am new to this site, and to this problem of hair loss. I've been researching and reading, trying to find doctors and solve my situation for about 6 months and this site has been a mainstay. On the one hand, it's incredibly comforting to know there are lots of us out there and I'm not alone. On the other, I'll be honest, I have often found myself getting incredibly upset while on this site, because doing so is immersing me further into a world that frankly scares the hell out of me and there seem to be a lot of stories about the specifics of each person's individual problem, yet not as much about that individual's treatment and whether it's working or not. What I find, and I'm sure I'm not the only one, most useful is hearing about what's working for people, what doctors they've had success with (and which ones they'd never recommend), and how they are managing to "keep their chin up" as my mother would say. I realize this is a very individual problem. On the other hand, it's only by talking and sharing our trials, tribulations, successes and experiences that we'll gain a critical mass of knowledge that will begin to help us all sort through this. I know, of course, the tendency is to post and become immersed in something when it's a problem and that many of the folks who have found successful treatment are out living their lives and not posting on the Net. However, it would be great to get the full story (or as far as it is for you), given how unknown this problem is in the medical community and how obvious it is that there is a big gap in understanding, studies, and research out there.