I just got back from the dermatologist, waited 24 weeks for that (DIS)appointment and he kept changing his story, and contradicting himself. If TE is caused by stress I will lose shedloads after today! I need to vent a little if I don't I will just end up crying and getting more upset. First he looks at my hair, very briefly, no pull test, just a little look and declares I have female pattern baldness and nothing can be done about that, it's hereditary and there is nothing I can do. Then I mentioned my low ferritin levels I've been struggling to increase, he says oh yes, that can cause hair loss, if you get your levels back up, then hopefully your hair will grow back, it's telogen effluvium. I said I had a little less shedding and some baby hairs growing, that I'd also been taking hair supplements. He said the supplements won't help at all, because my problem is hormonal, and he is sure that my diet is fine. But I could of course try monoxidil, but hey, I don't really want to try that. It's not a solution that appeals to me. Oh so what are you going to do. Hmmm leave, that's what I will do, just leave here How can I get a diagnosis of female pattern baldness and TE? I am so angry, I will just keep doing what I do and keep trying to increase my ferritin levels. And breathe!