I have had telogen effluvium before but never has it lasted beyond 3-4 months but this time its tiring, irritatingly long and just not ending. Its been more than 17 months now from what started as gradual hairfall turned excessive 9 months back and is still as bad. Everyday is a drag now, I hate to see myself in the mirror, get dressed up, go out or meet anyone. My hair used to be my crowning glory about a year back â€“ thick, waist long and silky and today all I see is them thinning and looking horrible. I have tried all that I could, met up with doctors, specialists, got tested and have been taking medications but nothings working. Doctors have not been able to find anything wrong with me except a low iron and vitamin D. I have been on supplements since months but the nightmare is just not ending. Its scary to imagine how will I look a few months from now. No one seems to understand the trauma Iâ€™m going through. I canâ€™t eat, canâ€™t sleep and hate this horrible mental game. There are times I feel like ending this all and just shaving my head off. But its damn tough to do that for any women. All my doctors tell me this will pass but no one has put a time window to it.