my hair is in a growing stage right now. i had three strikes against me from 5 months ago - anaesthesia, mega doses of antibiotics and a sudden loss of estrogen. i was counting the strands in the sink every morning. i think biotin and iron supplements have helped, but basically my body healed. my body is programmed to heal ~ that is such an awesome God-given gift. medicines, medical procedures and good doctors are all wonderful, but even more amazing - i heal.