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« on: January 16, 2010, 08:07:46 PM »

As a Sang vampire, I feed from a close friend. But I had just fed for the first time in quite a while and feit very strange. The bond I experienced felt very different. It affected me so much more than my donor.

All she felt was fatigue. Me...I felt more intense hunger, I felt a sort of lightheadedness, like I was falling from reality. I got the chills and cold sweat, and still do. I went to sleep afterwords, but my was woken by the strangest thing. I started to have sharp, sharp pains in my heart to the point that I couldn't breathe right.

I discussed this with my donor and we concluded that maybe my reaction was due to my severe hunger, as if I needed so much more than she gave me, which is possible. My strange reaction kinda gave us a scare. We aren't too experienced with it yet, but getting better. If someone could tell us the reasons behind this, possibly point us in the right direction of what to do in case this happens again, that'd be great. I think rest would be a brilliant idea right now though...
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2010, 12:36:08 AM »

As a psi vamp, I've experienced sharp pains as a result of a defense mechanism from probing someone.  I've spoken to others who have actually used it as a weapon to deter psi vamps who feed without permission.  They describe it as sending a massive amount of energy at someone and "blowing a fuse" so to speak.  I felt exhausted and strangely emotionless afterwards.  Is it possible you overfed, somehow?
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 03:22:11 AM »

The sharp chest pain sounds like it's a stomach issue. However sweats sounds like a heart attack. Please go to your doctor to make sure everything is ok. I'm currently trying to heal my stomach, because I had ulcers in it. I'd feel sharp pain in my chest a few seconds then nothing and a few seconds later more sharp pain, that bit was heart burn. Still the sweats are more signs of a heart issue, I'd have it checked out to be on the safe side.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2010, 04:50:23 AM »

To help speed all healing processes, attempt to repair your astral body because the corporal body is actually a projection of your astral. Not the other way around.
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« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2010, 03:30:45 PM »

I would check with the doctor just to make sure. I'm not a vampire myself, but maybe in the act you got anxious in some way. But I would check with the doctor to be on the safe side. Maybe next time you feed take small amounts first to see if there's any effect.
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« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2010, 03:05:04 AM »

I would say heart trouble.  Doesn't sound good.  Don't think feeding (or not) has anything to do with the matter.  I work in 911 dispatch and 9 out 10 times that is a sign of severe heart trouble.
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« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2010, 07:46:52 PM »

Thanks for the advice. I'll see to getting that checked out. I was originally going to a cardiologist anyways because I had a severe panic attack not too long ago. Since then, I've felt an odd pressure on my chest...

     About this matter, could depression play into it somehow? I feel kind of embarrassed to say this, but I have been diagnosed with severe manic depression so when I feel depressed, I feel an actual physical pain around my heart area. Therefore I think that could be part or most of it. At the time, I thought I was having a heart attack though, but it went away after about 2 minutes or so...

I don't know. Whats your take? Could my depression be a cause?
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2010, 08:46:27 PM »

Being depressed can cause stress on the heart which could actually cause damage to the muscle as well.  Either way I would let a doctor run some stress test to put your worries to rest in that department.  Im sorry to hear about your diagnosis with manic depression.  Did your doctor say what the root of the problem might be or is it hormonal?
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« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2010, 09:52:35 PM »

XXXDameaXxXD,

The symptoms described in your first post sound very much like a panic (or anxiety) attack. Sufferers commonly experience nervousness, shortness of breath, and chills.

What you interpreted as "severe hunger" also sounds like the symptom of anxiousness. These feelings can be very similar.

The pressure in your chest and raging heartbeat are further symptoms panic attacks.

I'm not qualified to diagnose you. But the facts align nicely enough for you to talk to a doctor about it.

At the same time, I'd search inside yourself for (meditate on) the reason why you became so anxious around your donor. And I'd recommend not feeding again from her, until you figure it out. Especially if her friendship is important.




 
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2010, 10:13:37 PM »

Actually it appears you are already asking yourself "Why am I anxious around my donor?" in this post I found later:

http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com/forum/index.php?topic=1514.0

We also have a thread, from an 18 year old with abdominal pain, you might also find of interest.

http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com/forum/index.php?topic=315.0
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2010, 01:40:36 PM »

I read this thread with great interest,because,starting a year and a half ago,I began experiencing what I ASSUME are anxiety/panic episodes,that at first I feared were heart attacks.They did not include any chest pain or pressure but did and do include slight shortness of breath,and mild cold sweats, that ,I need to remind myself to breathe (is this crazy?).And,sometimes what would precipitate this would be,my getting angry at someone online...or maybe it was as rediculous as my critical fashion sense if I saw boring clothes on the internet.

    I drastically reduced my caffeine consumption from 1 or 2 POTS of joe a day to only 2 CUPS a morning,then no caffeine soft drinks.(I had heart palpitations late one night which scared me.)(I cut down on coffee on my moms advice-she said HER mom did the same after experiencing heart palpitations.)

    I even quit marijuana for 5 months,because often these "episodes" would happen 2 hours or 3 hours after I got stoned.

But I missed the 420 so to be honest,I baby stepped my way back to doing that and I found it wasn't the pot's fault.

 (But I am still clean and sober from everything else I used to do,its been over 5 years without alcohol and over 8 years without chemicals.)

    I do not get pain or pressure,nor the numb arm or what have you.A few times I was so scared I thought of calling the ambulance,but I was probably stoned and besides,it costs close to a thousand bucks.I don't have health insurance so I have not consulted a doctor.And I don't have photo ID so I cannot just go to a clinic like other poor folks.

When I can get back to California I shall get some tests done as I can get free health care there.But no angioplasty,as I read yesterday that theres a 1% chance that test may actually CAUSE a heart attack!


     I get REIKI sent to me sometimes,which seemed to help after a few sends.And I do E.F.T on myself sometimes.Thats the finger tapping technique that hits meridans.

Thanks for this thread,though now it scares me some...folks are getting heart attacks younger and younger...

I never stopped to think about how depleted my energy was when I had an episode....it never happened right after a feed,unless it was after a subconscious internet energy feed.I was too scared to analyze that.
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« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2010, 03:06:32 AM »

Thanks lots for the advice! Sorry for any possible confusion on this matter.
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« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2010, 07:50:55 PM »

As for the initial reaction, from what I have seen this is pretty common for sangs who have gone without feeding for a long time.  Their system shuts down as much as possible.  When they feed, all the dormant areas in their system light back up again, but there isn't enough energy to sustain it all--hence, they get even hungrier.

The only solution to this is to bear with it, and after a couple of months of regular feeding (at most) it should all stabilize.  It's entirely understandable why it would be alarming, though.
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2010, 12:28:02 PM »

Thank you for the info WingedWolf. So far, that's the most believable explanation as to what happened. Not to say that there is an endless stream of possibilities and all that replied could be right or wrong, though. Thank all of you for your support! I really appreciate it!  Wink

    (And thanks for all the links and info, SoulSplat!)

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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2010, 12:27:21 PM »

That could be love in a sense. With Rachel I often find myself needing much more than I get. I don't get it but it does hurt a lot. Maybe I need to find a new feeding source.
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