Mr. Dr. Grumpy Mister, M.D. aka the Twelfth Doctor (kwanboa) wrote in little_details,
Mr. Dr. Grumpy Mister, M.D. aka the Twelfth Doctor

Harmful drugs to keep a person ill, but not necessarily kill

I've been a member for a long time, but cut back on my comm-watching a long time ago, so forgive me if I mess up the format. I don't ask often...

Time: Present (about two years ago now, actually)
Place: Alias (TV show) canon-world, Great Britain

Googling things gives me plenty of reports from Falun Dafa prisoners that had similar things done to them, but of course there are no name specifics. Looking through the comm tags doesn't reveal anything, but maybe I didn't hit all the tags I needed to. The FAQ has only death in mind and I'm not finding what I really need there.

Either way, I need a drug, or combination of drugs, that may cause death in large enough doses but otherwise mimics tuberculosis/chronic pain symptoms. The character is being kept in a crippled state through pills they tell her will help her. Current symptoms are wracking cough, intense internal pain, extreme fatigue, and difficulty walking, but can change if necessary.

The drug/s in question do not have to be street-legal or FDA-approved, either...I just don't want anything with severe physical addiction qualities as the character stops the medication when she takes it to someone for analysis (see why I need names?) and confirms her suspicions that they ARE keeping her sick. Since it's Alias, I can stretch the truth a little bit, as well. If push comes to shove, we can leave the "it could kill you" part out...the continual illness is the important part. Don't worry about recovery, because Rambaldi's helping her...only Alias watchers will get that (and it might explain why I'd like the drugs to be fatal in some way), but yeah, lol.

Any ideas?

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