(Same old deseace anon) It's okay you can take your time to answer this. Your health is much more important than this, after all! I'm having trouble picking a decease, actually... I've thought about it and I still can't find anything, and I thank you so much for taking your time to help me!! I really appreciate it!!
Hi again, love! I’m very sorry for the wait, but I think I’ve found something that will help you…
Coming Up with Illnesses for Your Characters
WebMD has a feature called the Symptom Checker, which is actually pretty awesome! You start by entering your character’s gender & age range (to increase accuracy) – then it gives you a full body model (I winked out a sensitive area), with body parts to click on and expand. Here’s an example:
Each symptom you click will add to the list in Section 2, which screens the WebMD database for compliant illnesses, diseases, disorders, etc. Some symptoms will prompt questions to get more information:
This gives you more of an idea of how the symptoms affect your character’s daily life. Once you’re finished, Section 3 will give you a list of possible conditions, listed by accuracy of the match. For example: I started the test with bruising and color change (they were at the top of the list) and added headaches, and I wound up with these results:
So. Give this a shot – start with the symptoms you want (I believe you mentioned headaches & general chronic pain?) and maybe add a few more, then see what you come up with. You’re probably going to need to be more specific for the engine – because a lot of diseases cause chronic pain and headaches, which made this question nigh impossible to answer. But hopefully, this is a better answer than I could’ve brainstormed!
Again, sorry for the wait! I wish you great luck with your story, love :)