I am currently in a situation were I am being coerced and possibly drugged by my mother in attempt to have me make statements to medical professionals in order to gain SSI. This situation has been ongoing for several month and resulted
in illness, medical expenses and undue suffering.
The events began during the fall semester 2014 with a sudden onset of unexplained symptoms that I believe have been caused by some form of drugging. The symptoms included contact dermatitis, unusual elasticity in the skin, water retention, oily sweat from pours, pustules, and mania. These symptoms first occurred at my apartment, which forced me to return to my
mothers home, however only a day later the same symptoms began to occur whenever I used certain items around the house such as bedding, the sofa, chairs, ect. In several instances symptoms have occurred while eating certain food products in the house. These symptoms have continued to occur in these situations for the past 10 months. Most recently I even began having issues with the air conditioning system in the house and car she owns.
Attempts to confront my mother about these symptoms has resulted in constant denials that anything is wrong, demands that I seek counseling and go on SSI, followed by demands that I continue to do things that cause the onset of symptoms. I am currently financially dependent on my mother for support. I have no assets, no vehicle, and no access to public transportation
. As such I am currently only able to live with my mother. Additionally she has made statements to the rest of my family attesting to my mental instability and none of them are willing to allow me to stay with them.
Currently she is demanding that I start scheduling appointments with mental health professionals and that I attempt to go on SSI. I have suggested numerous times that the medical history shows that the symptoms I'm dealing with are due to a physical cause and have requested numerous times that she have certain items in her home tested for any drugs that would be out of the ordinary. Instead she's now demanding that I begin seeing a counselor and making statements to them and investigating my ability to go on SSI or find a homeless shelter.
I am a recent graduate from college and have been attempting to find work, however this issue in combination with my lack of access to transportation, and any financial resources has placed me in a situation where I am compelled to give in to her demands or risk further physical and financial harm. Do I have a case for coercion
under these circumstances?