Updated with question! Scalp burning & hair loss Update - I requested more lab work and it came back today. My ferritin level is 17 on a scale of 11-200 and my iron levels are at the low end of normal. My doctor's office called this morning and said that my labs were normal but I went and picked up a copy. White and red blood cell count is also low. I am so upset because I've been on immunosuppresants for over a year and now I'm sure that is what caused this, I've been told my labs were completely normal every month. I called the office back and asked about the ferritin. She said since it was pretty low, I could take iron but she's never heard of ferritin impacting hair loss. I guess she must not have internet access because it didn't take much for me to find a connection! I've stopped taking the meds at the advice of my derm and have no idea what that will do to my autoimmune condition, but hopefully the hair loss will resolve itself. Does anyone have any experience with low ferritin and regrowing hair? I'm afraid that if this is the cause, I'm going to lose so much more and it won't grow back. I'm 33 and have always had very thick, waist length hair. A few months ago I started to shed much more than is typical for me and a few weeks ago my scalp started constantly burning. It hurts to move my hair in some areas. I saw my derm who didn't find any problems with my scalp, said that my follicles were full (whatever that means) and gave me some topical steriods, which haven't helped at all. The constant pain and burning is making me feel like I'm losing my mind, I can't function. I've had a battery of blood work and was told everything is normal. My derm told me that it's unknown if the pain is related to hair loss, but it seems pretty obvious to me. I'm so scared right now, I'm shedding a lot every day and have been taking xanax to cope with the anxiety from the burning. I haven't been on birth control or had any recent illnesses or anything unusal. Has anyone experienced anything like this and have any advice?