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Posted by illinoisray on September 14, 2005 at 17:30:36:

I have been taking Adderall for about two years. I have no history of sleep walking, but a few months ago I awoke in the middle of the night just as my forehead hit the edge of a desk. It took eight stitches to close the gash. It seems that I was walking in my sleep, tripped over something, fell and hit my head.

These postings are the first indication I have that sleepwalking may be related to Adderall.


Posted by Byron Quackenbush on April 25, 2000 at 13:10:56:
When I was 7 or 8 I used to sleep walk alot, then stopped..
I was diagnosed with ADD as a child, around 12 years old, and have been on various stimulant meds. over the years to help control this. About a year ago I was switch to Adderall, at which point I started Sleepwalking again, several times a week. I have since switched to Ritalin, and still sleepwalk once or twice a week. Has anyone else observed a problem with ADD/ADHD and Sleepwalking, and any possible connection to the meds used?
I don't get on here much, so please also send any replies to my e-mail , as well as here. Also, I wouldn't mind hearing from any 15-25 yr old sleepwalkers... Thanks

Posted by Candi on May 10, 2000 at 20:10:27:
In Reply to: ADD /Sleepwalking. posted by Bryon Quackenbush on April 25, 2000 at 13:10:56:
My daughter is also on Ritalin. She sleepwalks approx 2-3 times per week, often not making sense when talking. I had no idea that it was related to ADD. So far it has not been out of control. If you hear of any possible solutions I would be grateful to hear from you. I'm sorry I do not have any answers for you Bryon.
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Posted by Angi on April 27, 2000 at 08:09:44:
In Reply to: ADD /Sleepwalking posted by Bryon Quackenbush on April 25, 2000 at 13:10:56:
I want to ask you a few questions about your ADD.
Without medication, do you find yourself sleepy if you do not get moving (or change directions, etc)? If you are in a boring meeting, are you finding yourself constantly distracted, or are you distracting yourself to stay awake?
The reason I ask this question, is that my sleep Doctor said a lot of his patients that have sleep disorders were orginally diagnosed as ADD or ADHD. I have also noticed that quite a few people, with a Hypersomnia, have mentioned problems with sleepwalking.
Both disorders use many of the same medications. And many times the symptoms are similar. If this is the case a sleep specialist may be able to help with both symptoms.
Good Luck,

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