Dermatologist. I have been losing my hair at an alarming rate in the past few years. I started noticing it in the year or so after I had my hysterectomy and asked my GP about it and had my hormone levels checked. I figured maybe it was me going into menopause. Nope. Everything was okay. Then I figured maybe it was stress. Jamie was in the Marines and Cory was being a pain and mom was still alive then. I had stress galore. I figured it would settle down eventually. Nope. Then I just figured it must be a medication and I would acclimate to it and eventually it would quit. Well it seemed to get a bit better or I adjusted to it all. We just referred to me as the shedder. We prayed I would never be near a crime scene because I would leave extreme amounts of evidence behind! Well after the meningitis it got so much worse that I was having handfuls of hair come out any time I ran my hands through my hair or brushed may hair or even washed my hair. People were commenting on it when I got my hair cut. So I went to my doctor again and got the hormones and thyroid checked again. Everything came back normal again. So he decided to send me to a dermatologist. My appointment was today. Very interesting appointment. She said that she thinks I have this certain type of hair loss going on. I cant remember the exact name. It is not familial type baldness because I am not losing my hair at the top. She wants to check my thyroid more extensively going into the T3 and T4 which is what I asked my other doctor to do but he only would do the basic test. She is also checking all my hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) instead of just the estrogen like my other doctor. Sigh. She also gave me shots of cortisone in my scalp to start the treatments. Interesting. Felt like bees stinging me. I have now had shots in the most interesting places...lol. She also gave me some foam to rub into my scalp. I think we are onto something. She said with the look of my skin...dry...she really thinks its my thyroid. I do too. So maybe I will get the thyroid medications and feel better and get the hair going better too. And she was really nice...a perk!