I'm looking for people who have had the experience of becoming very sick with chronic pain, an auto-immune disease, or some major health problem (Collitus, Diabetes, etc.) while being involved with Jehovah's Witnesses, who then had a complete reversal after leaving the Jehovah's Witnesses.
I am planning to write a book about my experience, and I'd like to get an idea of how many people out there have had a similar one. I was diagnosed with advanced Grave's disease (hyperthyroid), which is an auto-immune disease, and it amazingly "went away" shortly after I left the organization. I honestly didn't expect that to happen. I hoped, but didn't really think it could happen.....but it did!!! I am researching the effects of emotions on physical health. It's my opinion that the stress of being a Jehovah's Witness was so mentally/emotionally draining that it caused my body to have all kinds of pains and to even attack itself.
I ask that you reply to this topic only if you are willing to give me consent to use your information in my book. I will not publish anyones name or anything like that. I only want to be able to give some examples of what people have experienced. The reason I want to write this book, is to hopefully help those who are still in the organization and even many of those who have left, as well as the whole world, to understand the power of the emotional trauma that one experiences by being a Jehovah's Witness, and also the relief one has when they are freed from the control/manipulation. It is truly amazing.
Thank you so much,