Re: Avoiding real connections with people
Date: October 19, 2009 04:42AM
My sister had major problems. When she was labeled a dissident, leaders started giving her medications. They said they were iron pills, that her problem was anemia. They increased or decreased the pills, using a Physician's Desk Reference as guide along with uncertified medical persons that belonged to the group. Only after her being physically ousted did she find out that the pills were lithium bicarbonate. She was so trusting that she took the pills for four years.
This is one example of control that groups use over its members. If they administered medications to you, in order to help you be a more productive member, that to me is highly suspicious activity. Fortunately, my sister is doing well. Another member that they drugged was not so lucky, having been on medications for almost ten years. When a new leader assumed control, the woman was dropped off on a corner and abandoned. Last I heard, she was still at Bellevue.
Please ask your doctors to consult with qualified exit counselors and other cult experts. If your group did give you drugs, that may help with the doctors' treatment courses (even if you don't know what the pills were). If not, then you can at least rule that out but they can explore other aspects that may help. Good luck.