01-28-2013, 09:26 AM
So long story short, in mid-September of 2012 I was taking zinc to help out with my acne, (115 or so milligrams a day), and I took this amount for about a month or just short of a month. By mid-November I started to notice hair shedding, at first a little, and now a good amount (easily 30+ hairs on my pillow each morning). In mid-January I went and had a host of bloodwork done and the doctor said I had low vitamin d levels and low copper levels, and she said given the time frame from when I stopped taking the zinc, that I probably had induced a fairly moderate to lightly severe copper deficiency had it been measured around October. So my question is, is that seeing that I've lost a lot of body and mostly it all has thinned considerably, along with a slight bald patch under my chin, and above my lip, is it TE? Or in any way likely TE?