Hello. At 39 I had zero hairloss. Long, thick, wavy black hair that I could barely contain to style. In August I noticed some shedding and thinning at the vertex and immediately saw a dermatologist. Her first diagnosis was Telogen Effluvium. I wasn't confident in a single diagnosis and saw three additional dermatologists along with a biopsy. All but one said it was a diffuse Telogen Effluvium and that I should be patient it would all return within a year. They were hair specialists in Chicago at the most reputable hospital in the city. I waited. The loss worsened as I waited for the promise of a return. I saw her again in December and was assured it was going improve. On my return four month visit the Doctor seems to be waver and is now directing me to Rogaine and propecia. I have lost so much hair. I started Rogaine May 1 and the shedding is crazy. I am so angry that I could have saved my hair if I had started treatment in August when it was full and thick. I feel like it was malpractice. Can anyone help me understand timing and the potential for regrowth under these conditions? I am healthy, marathoner in a strict pales diet. The loss has been very very diffuse. Only now am I starting to see thinning at the temple. Can I recover? Appreciate any real insight. It is so hard to get honest answers.