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« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2009, 02:12:38 PM »

Our bodies (or is it our minds) tend to crave whatever they get used to.  I have noticed that with sugar.  The more often I eat it, the more I want it.  If I stay away from it, I want it less and less. 

I suppose anything can be addictive.  I knew someone many years ago who ate candles at birthday parties.  At first it was the attention she craved...the power of being shocking and oh-so-different (hmm....sounds familiar).  Then she started eating them even when no one was looking.  The wax was impacted in her colon, though, and she started having serious intestinal issues.  Fast forward three years, and finally a doctor asks enough questions to get at the root of the matter.  Long story short, she quit eating candles when it meant her intestinal troubles would go away.  A year after being candle-free, her impacted colon was fine, but she also realized that the original purpose (attention) had not been fulfilled with her candle addiction.  So, she pursued a new way to get attention.  The results of that one remain to be known by me as I don't see her around much anymore.
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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2009, 02:26:23 AM »

For myself I sit under a tree and take in the energy from the world.
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« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2009, 02:13:44 PM »

elemental energy helps me. if that doesn't work, I feed just a little from the two people that live with me, not directly but off of their excess energy
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« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2009, 12:27:00 AM »

The only thing that seems to really help me cope is to do yoga! It seems to balance me energetically & stave off both physical & meotional/energetic cravings, (althogh it's no substitute for really feeding, it does help!)
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2009, 12:02:07 PM »

If I can I'll do minimal psi feeding with a close friend but since I'm not entirely used to it, it's hard to do and doesn't always help.
I've found that my extreme sang cravings can be helped by chewing on things. Sometimes gum if fine, but beef jerky and other hard materials work better.
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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2009, 09:24:18 PM »

It is so hard to try to sasciate my hunger, but the only thing is to drink anything red, including soda and to eat hamburgers or steak. I love my steak and hamburger nice and rare. The cows blood doesnt give me energy but it does control the hunger rather well, as long as I do it on a very regular basis.
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« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2009, 10:14:30 PM »

I get weak and tired and get migraine headaches. I prefer to draw energy from nature, the woods, the moon, the sky. I used to go go on a lot of camp outs and would come back refreshed. I love looking at the night sky and even have several telescopes. Looking at celestial objects helps me. I find it difficult to feed from large crowds of people as sometimes I pick up negative energy.
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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2009, 08:30:50 PM »

Energy Tantric here..

Its always been a let the pain ride itself out.  I get a pretty nasty discontinuity between my physical form and my spiritual one.  If I can feed it takes the edge off a little but to really get back in sync I have to take much more than I like to with a regular partner.. so I just do the whole, suffer in silence thing.
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« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2009, 01:27:34 PM »

I don't know yet. I'm just now having to deal with not having a donor and I'm not liking it. I've had headaches and felt weak and depressed for the last 2 months since I moved. Some days I don't even want to get out of bed. So yes any recommendations would be much appreciated lol
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« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2009, 08:22:13 AM »

I try to not get to "vamp-out" stage.

There has been only one time where I have. And I'm very very thankful my friends were there to help me and to stop me from making an ass of myself/killing someone. They lead me to a dark cupboard and locked me in there the rest of the day. To cope before hand, I try and eat anything with alot of protine and potassium in it. Rare steak is the best.
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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2009, 04:29:00 AM »

Energy/elemental vampire here, and as with many things it's helped me with, I've found that doing Tai Chi seems to help me draw some energy from the earth itself. I'm usually careful not to let myself get to a "vamp out" stage, but sometimes, I just lose it a little and I have to get away from people so I can pull myself together.
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« Reply #26 on: December 07, 2009, 01:15:04 AM »

i try to not get to "vamp-out" stage, there has been only one time where i have and im very very thankful my friends were there to help me and to stop me from making an ass of myself/killing someone. the lead me to a dark cubord and locked me in there the rest of the day. to cope before hand i try and eat anything with alot of protine and potassium in it... rare steak is the best...

I know the feeling. I've been restrained before in a freak out. Mostly what is seen is me just pacing around, if I'm in a confined area. Something like a wolf patrolling a fence.

That said, yes, a rare steak is wonderful. Its kinda funny, but i got to a near red state at the dorms. I walked about 2 miles to a Chilli's and as soon as I said "rare steak", she made a joke about me being a vampire. I looked up at the waitress with a expression that got that steak out rather quickly I must say. Afterward, when she was more comfortable knowing I wasnt ravenous, we got along fine tho. Don't think i should go back there tho. My eyes betrayed me too easy to her.

Damn. I'm getting hungry just talking about it.
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« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2010, 05:40:40 PM »

Yeah, Im the same. I was at a resteraunt with the best steaks for a christmas party (so i was a little drunk). And at that stage, I was using survival methods of feeding (I hadn't fed in around 5 years) and I had just patched up a beautiful lovely sliced hand at work. So that sent me on edge. I asked for my steak rare and I got it well done (char grilled). Anyway, I was almost livid and my workmates and boss's were looking at me strange when i asked nicely (through gritted teeth) about taking and redoing my steak.

Was very very close at that stage... Anyway my boss said, "Are you ok? I thought you were gonna rip that lady apart". I couldnt help but thinking: "Ya know if i had a few more long island iced teas i probably would have!" Now thats desperation.
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« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2010, 12:56:43 PM »

Hybrid here.

I know I allow myself to starve too much.Part of what would help sustain me was living in a place with a backyard,and I had an organic garden.It helped me,sitting on the ground,or hugging the tree.I was right at the edge of the island so I had benefit of waves crashing less than 1/4 block away,and I always felt energised to a point at desolate parts of the beach so long as sun exposures not a detriment (I've always been boaderline allergic to it with sun poisoning frequently in my youth,I was born a redhead.)

Now I've moved to a less remote area with no backyard,and I often tend to be hermit-like,so that means I need to get out there and ambient feed.I wish there were more suitable clubs here,but theres no rock scene.Casinos are smokey and I cannot handle tobacco smoke.I cannot and will not go in clubs which permit tobaco smoke indoors.

I find,since I resonate with the water element,I'm the one who loves to go walking during the blizzards.It occurred to me part of the appeal must be the energy draw (although paradoxically,I hate the cold.I hate having to dress for it in those fattening Eskimo layers).But driving stinging snow blowing in my eyes has Natures power which I get off on.

Discrete feeding of ambient energies from,say on top of an escalator above a crowd waiting to attend a concert,helps.Tho last time I did that the show was at a casino and the smoke made me feel lung-sick,like poisonous cotton in me.

I feel that,when I dare try the "tendril technique" over head of unsuspecting strangers,sometimes they turn around to look in my direction.I don't really like to do that.Maybe if I were selective to use those I found attactive?But then is  that ethical?And what if they knew what I was up to,as if I found them attractive theres more of a chance they might be kindred and then not kewl about it.(Which might mean,doing this at a Goth or Rock club to be a bit "dangerous").

I don't know many locals so I do not have set donors to even do an energy exchange.

I live with family but would rather not skim offa them.And until a bit over a year ago,"family" included my father,who was sick and I was caring after him.....he died.....also my previous cat died the year prior...I knew he was sick...I was not about to take a chance on endangering them so it did not occur to me to feed.....not from them,nor from the energies of my drunken neighbor (who certainly had plenty of excess energy but it was distasteful to me and he left my room with chaotic energies I had to "purify"!)

Maybe I confuse empathy of emotions with the actual FEEL and taste of energy.I know its not the same thing.

I will ambient fee on a bus.Thats convenient and its a contained capsule and generally folks are too concerned with watching for their stop to notice I'm doing anything.

Oh yeah I noticed that when I am really depleted I get angry and I'm more likely to jump on someone on online forums when I see a wrong...like for instance reading someone lets their unfixed pets outside...I pick fights.....and think about about it  later and realise I would have been less harsh if I were not depleted.

I still wrestle with the ethics of feeding.Sometimes I try to ignore it.Sometimes I get energy from the internet but it does not feel the same.

I have not tried the food route.I am afraid of overeating.I do not want obesity that runs in the female side of my family.And also paradoxicaly,I am eating less animal foods.I chose to not eat anything that must be killed by heat or fire for ethical reasons.....I guess beheading cattle is not so bad....

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« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2010, 01:01:49 PM »

I mostly get my energy from the elements. But it does definitely help to be drawn to one, as to have a better time trying to get the energy. Fire though, is like my "weakness". I used to like it. Now I kinda feel drained when I'm around it. But thats probably because I associate more with water and wind.
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