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Lifelong Sleepwalker, Vomiting Without Waking

by Emma
(Darwin NT Australia)

I've slept walked all my life. I'm now 34. Worst case was when I was 8 we went camping. I woke to go to the toilet and I guess I fell asleep on the way because next thing I knew I was in the middle of nowhere.

It was pitch black and I was on a road with empty paddocks either side of me. I was busting but terrified. I did a 180 and could see a light far far away. I guessed it was the caravan park so I started walking back.

It felt like an eternity when the light came into better view. It was a bloody corner store. Closed. Keep going. I wet myself because I was too scared to go anywhere.

What felt like yet another eternity I eventually got back to the park.I jumped into the van stripped my pants off, collapsed into bed and didn't even wake my parents. Worst night ever.

More recently I vomited all over my room without waking. Is that something to be concerned about? Most of my sleep walking is just going and creepily watching what awake people are doing lol or dancing about in my bed. My daughter says I thrash around a lot. I also have very vivid dreams. I'm bipolar so anti psychotics don't help but this started many years before that. I worry I'll spew and choke and die like a rock star but far less glamorous and without even getting drunk or something first...

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