My hair is growing back! This is the first time I have posted on here but I have some information I thought might be helpful so I thought I would share. I have been losing hair for probably ten years now or close to it but I just thought that I had crappy genes in the hair dept. But about a year after giving birth to my first child my hair started coming out in handfuls. I didn't have much hair to start with. At first I thought postpartum shedding... but I had never stopped losing hair while pregnant. When my scalp started to really show I got worried and realized there was a real problem. I have hypothyroid. But its not as simple as you think. Which is why I am here. My tests say that my thyroid is fine. But my mother and grandmother both have hypothyroid that show up on tests. I have learned that the tests lie. But to get treated you need to find a dr that will treat based on symptoms not just a blood test. I found a Dr that will after much searching.. and on dessicated thyroid medicine my hair immediately stopped falling out AND I am seeing regrowth. Now I am learning that this is an epidemic. So many of you may benefit from this too. The Dr I see does not take insurance so I does cost a bit. For the initial visits its about $1200 and then it becomes much less for follow ups. But before you spend the money there is an easy way to find out if you might have hypothyroid problems. You need a thermometer that is mercury or one of the new shake down thermometers. Digital is not accurate enough. And you take your temp first thing in the morning before you ever get out of bed and record it. Here is a site with all the info including other symptoms and links to find Drs. that will treat you based on symptoms not lab work. :> And what your morning temp should be. Hope this is helpful!