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ADHD medications and Crohn's Disease

I'm a 18 year old male with a somewhat mild case of Crohn's Disease. I haven't been tested for ADHD, but I don't think I'm right in the head. I have mood swings and I've been feeling so tired and unmotivated to do anything. I have been feeling this way ever since I can remember but it's been extremely worse as of late... The thing that confuses me is that I've been in remission for a while. These symptoms I have can't be from my Crohn's. They are just too unbearable... So the other day a friend of mine gave me a 50mg vyvanse pill. I took it before school and my friend told me that I would be tweaking as if I was on cocaine or something. I don't abuse drugs I was just curious because of the mental health issues I have been dealing with. I wanted to see how I would feel on a stimulant so I tried it. All I can say was that day I had never felt so normal in my entire life. I was motivated and focused. I wasn't freaking out like my friend said I would.

So my question is if I were to get prescribed some sort of stimulant, would doctors prescribe me even though I have Crohn's??????
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replied May 10th, 2014
Thank you for asking!
Stimulants use without ADHD is a lethal bomb and worsening issue for crohns as stimulants lake crohn's more troublesome. You feeling hyperexcited is because that is the drug medicine. Please stop doing that, Every drug is a poison unless it is prescribed and considered in the best interest of the patient by his doctor.
Get to a psychiatrist and let them sort it out for you the mood swings and make it better for you. Drugs are not the option. Lifestyle modifications and therapy sessions is.
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