So I guess I should start by saying that I have avoided joining for the longest time. I accepted that I was losing hair two years ago, but thought that joining a support group would mean becoming one of you. Lets face it, no one really wants to be a part of a group like this, and I thought it meant giving up on that last shred of hope I had. I would not even look at posts until today. I have spent the last 1/2 hour crying while reading. I am so tired of being told by my doctors that it just happens and maybe I am depressed/stressed. I told them the truth, that I was not depressed before this happenned, but I am now. I can't look at myself in the mirror without crying, I see a girl with thick hair and I want to smack her in the face! Why us? Why not the drug addicts or people who tease their hair endlessly? I am one of those people who can pick herself apart, but I have always loved my hair, and I take great care of it. And since when do regular doctors get to consider themselves psychologists? Last I heard you majored in medicine, not psychology moron!! I am sorry to go on and on, but it's been two years of pushing it down. The hardest part is that every few months I see new growth, and I get my hopes up, only to have them crushed when I start seeing the baby hairs in the sink. I'm sick of crying and most of all of no one thinking that it's anything to cry about. My boyfriend is very supportive, but has listened to this for so long, I've taken to crying in the bathroom after he falls asleep, just to give him a break. URG!!!!!!!