Hey guys, I'm new to this forum. My main purpose of joining was because I promised myself, in those horrible times, that if I were to ever recover, I would definitely post my recovery story, since I know, having been in that situation, and experiencing it entirely, how desperate I was, for little glimpses of Hope, scouring the Internet daily, for recovery stories. So, my TE was onset because of quitting my medication of Accutane(drug for moderate-severe acne), something that takes quite a toll on one's body. I took about 40mg for six months. The end results were fine, I was happy with my decision of taking it. Little was I to know, of the hellish situation, that was soon to follow. Around 2 months later, while combing my hair, I casually glanced at the ground, and was shocked to see about 30 hairs on the ground (compared to my usual 5-10). I blamed my poor diet, and soon started following a better eating regime. I ate leafy greens, fruits, consumed milk etc.. (Vegetarian diet), still, even like a month later, my situation had grown worse. Hair easily came out when pulled and shampooing was a nightmare. So, I decided to consult my Dermatologist(who had recommended Accutane), to see if this was a side-effect of the medication, as I had read online. She vehemently refused. She insisted my blood count was low and gave me some iron and hair-growth pills. I consumed those, still maintaining a good diet, all in vain, for about 3 weeks, before deciding something else was up. I researched online properly, before accepting what I was facing was TE, unsure as to whethe it was acute or chronic, latter being the worse case. So, all I could do was wait, and see when the shedding (if it would) stop. I maintained a healthy diet, took some multivitamins, vitamind D (Accutane depletes its level in the body) etc.. Oh God, those months of waiting were truly horrible. Hair loss continued in full flow. I lost about 30% of my hair, nothing too visible, yet to the person who experiences it, the loss can seem substantial. Around 7 months later, so used to seeing piles of hair everywhere, I noticed the hair loss begin to slow. I was too skeptical to initially believe that anything good would ever happen to me(that's how your mental condition becomes by that time), but slowly, I noticed definite improvement. At the end of 8 months or so, my hair loss was back to normal. It was like the best thing that ever happened to me. Now, I was only hopeful for regrowth of my lost hair. It's been about 6 months since my hairfall stopped. There has been definite improvement, short hairs are visible near the crown, looking kinda awkward at the moment, but nevermind that. Thickness of hair has increased, even though I've shifted slowly back to my normal poor diet xD SO yes people, don't lose hope! Your hair will recover. However, I thankfully experienced 'acute' TE, chronic make go on for a couple of years before improvement, but don't lose hope, it's temporary! All the best to everyone out there Don't count your hairs, it'll just make you worry more. Be patient, and be hopeful.