I recently wrote out my whole background on a post in the general section, so I won't repeat it again. Ill just say that I've had almost sudden hair thinning within months of starting Ortho Tricyclen Lo, and I'm convinced that has something to do with it since this hasn't been gradual HL. I remember recently about how this past Jan I was slightly concerned w HL, making a run for the Rogaine that I never followed through with. For whatever reason, I quit concerning myself with the thinning then, but I've since been worried that that time was a beginning to HL. It wasn't until today that I thought about a new connection: I've suffered from anorexia since I was about 14 until I was 20. I've done pretty well keeping myself at a healthy weight until about a year ago. In January is when I was at most likely my lowest weight, & this is when I was initially concerned about thinning. In late Feb/early Mar I began my BCP which made me gain a lot of weight very quickly. My 3rd mos on BC is to start next week, and since Jan or Feb of this year, after I started BC, I've gone up 10-15 lbs. I then weighed between 119 & 122...I'm at 136 today. One 'side-effect' of an eating disorder is hair loss & thinning, which could explain the HL at that period of time. But I've now begun to think that such an amount of weight gain on a small, frail, and unhealthy body could send my system into a kind of shock, including my hair. Does this sound plausible to anyone else, or do I seem as if I'm being far-fetched? Thanks girls!