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Exploring the medical and scientific background of blood drinking
Investigation and Research Into Sanguinarians
Investigation and Research Into Sanguinarians
One of the common things I hear when I get e-mails from the curious and skeptical is "How do you know its not all just psychosomatic?" or "How do you know its not just an addiction?" The short answer is that 100%, I don't know... the long answer is I am pretty much 99% sure it's not... and here is why:

1) "Maybe it is just an addiction?" In addiction, signs are generally present after the inciting cause. Take an addiction to drugs for example. A person takes the drug, it causes certain feelings of euphoria and pleasure, the person likes that, thus, they want the drug so they can feel that again. If they don't get the drug, they feel edgy, twitchy, may vomit, etc. The important thing to note, is that the withdrawal symptoms happened AFTER the addiction had established. If blood-need is an addiction, it would be the first and only addiction in which the "withdrawal" symptoms occur BEFORE the "drug" had even been taken. Most sanguins experience the pain, nausea, headaches, etc BEFORE they taste blood. Drinking the blood then makes these problems go away: headaches clear, nausea dissipates, and pain goes away.

2) "Maybe you wanted to be "different" so badly your mind convinced your body?" IF this were the case, my mind convinced my body without asking first. I can think of a billion other ways to be "different" without involving something so repulsive as blood-need.

3) "You just wanted to be part of a group?" I started having related problems in 1992 (the headaches mostly, later nausea and the rest), I first tasted blood in 1994... problems cleared... I found the online sanguin groups in 1998. So I had all the signs and problems BEFORE knowing there were others who had almost exactly the same problems. Its really hard to believe that a large group of people could all exhibit the same signs and symptoms before talking to each other.

So where does this leave us? We don't know, but that is part of why I created these pages. Hopefully, to help others understand a bit more and bring some "great minds" to the table to help us answer some other questions.

These are the things that haunt my mind every time someone asks one of the questions at the top. I believe it's not, because there is too much, in my mind, to say it is.
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by Sarah Mediv 
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Psychosomatic? I think not!