(female) I was ill with fever of unknown origin (temp about 100.7 – 102) from Jan. 2004- Jul. 2007. It eventually went away by itself (after I was checked for everything under the sun numerous times) but left me with much, much thinner hair. It completely changed my hair texture from thick and very curly to thin and barely wavy. Most of the loss is on top of my head, but there is also some at the nape of the neck. Will it grow back? I’m even considering the transplant procedure. I just don’t know how long I should wait for this to resolve itself on its own. I have been using Minoxil and taking vitamins (biotin and vit B.)
The hair loss you describe sounds like it is diffuse, and as such, you would most likely NOT be a candidate for a hair transplant procedure. To have such a procedure, you need good hair from some plentiful source to move into the bald areas. It doesn’t sound like you have such a source.
Sadly, I really cannot say if your hair will grow back to its original state. You may try topical minoxidil (Rogaine), and it generally takes over a year to notice some growth with this medication.