I stalked this website for months when I was going through birth control induced telogen effluvium. I know how desperate, scared, and depressed I felt. I promised myself to post once I recovered. TE started in December 2013, after I stopped taking Ocella (I had been on for 10 years) and got the Mirena IUD-one month later all hell broke loose and my hair was coming out like crazy. I have always had naturally thin and fine hair, I was devastated and in a total panic. After having the IUD for 1 month I got it removed and jumped right back on Ocella. My shedding continued... By June my hair loss slowed but was still falling out more than normal, I knew that I wanted to go off Ocella and never touch hormonal birth control again. I have been off the pill for almost 6 months, after going off the pill I never had the intense shed like I initially did back when I first got the IUD and this whole thing started. I did continue to have some hair loss and scalp sensitivity into the fall but I could tell it was slowing down, by December 2014 it finally stopped completely. I now have a lot of regrowth, I’m synthetic-hormone free, and couldn’t be happier. It is a slow process, I know it’s hard but obsessing only made me more depressed, keep calm and carry on because this too shall pass!