I'm stunned no-one else has replied to this yet.
I'm still not quite sure how I got to this place. I'm fairly certain that it was partly because of taking the anti-depressant Sertraline (Zoloft in the US, I believe) which has various hair related side effects and well, the stress and depression that led me to take them. I didn't really notice what was happening at the time, I was a little more involved with the whole mental health situation . However, once I began to come off the drug and I was feeling better I was looking at old pictures and realised that my hair hadn't grown at all in a year. Then I noticed that my fairy tale ends, which I was quite fond of, had transformed into a bare, see through length which I had been ignoring and wrapping in a bun each day.
I'm not losing nearly as much hair, probably about a pinchful whenever it's manipulated, but I think it looks the worst it ever has now that it's finally recovering due to the stark difference from top to bottom. I have a nice handful of new hair coming in at my nape, at my shoulders and around boob length. I like to think of it as a natural mullet . Although I'm not shedding scary amounts, the hairs I am shedding are the longer ones where my new hair haven't reached yet. So I look wonky. But I'm just waiting and slowly trimming very small amounts to make up the difference.
I've been taking an approximate version of Bargello's vitamin regimen, which I think it really helping. I've also been making smoothies a lot, I've been trying to do it daily but... yunno doesn't always happen. I'm experimenting with miconazole and I occasionally use an essential oil preparation (I don't think the thread with the recipes and studies of them has been revived since the down time) with sulphur. I actually sometimes do that nail rubbing thing that there was a thread about aaages ago. The basic idea was that the nail beds were acupressure points for the scalp and by encouraging the circulation there by rubbing them together you'd also be stimulating your scalp. It's so easy to do when you're watching TV. There's so many more things that I'd like to try that I couldn't possibly list them all!
So roll up people, share your stories and your hair care methods and let's all have a group hug!