Topic: Looking for a medical condition/disease for a story
I'm writing a story where one of my characters (a female character) has a non-fatal degenerate disease, but lacking medical knowledge since I haven't seen House since the last season ended not sure which ones to look up, I'm thinking severe tuberculosis the symptoms I'm looking for are:
-severe near-paralyzing cough or a "wracking"(?proper adjective?) cough. -chronic fatigue. -short endurance though this could be a side effect of lack of energetic activity due to the above. -frequent fevers can be coupled with hallucinations at their "worst". -lack of/suppressed appetite. -if there's anything that can increase metabolism so whatever food consumed doesn't really help sustain her. -maybe throw in asthma?
Or some close combination thereof that keeps the character bedridden but allows for lucid periods where the character can be and is capable of intense thought, critical thinking and studying. My main concern is having the above and have it non-fatal but persistent as to not be "easily" curable with modern medicine but maybe with medicine make it more tolerable.