Monday, April 16, 2018
A young man claims that he has become gay after taking pain-killers when he broke his foot in a go-karting accident. Unemployed Scott Purdy, 23, says he was a hot-blooded heterosexual and enjoyed dating women before he started taking Pregabalin, also known as Lyrica. But he claims he quickly lost his sexual attraction to women and broke up with his girlfriend of six months when prescribed the drug earlier this year. Scott, of Louth, Lincolnshire, says he soon realised that he had developed an attraction to men and had actually turned gay.
He said: 'I noticed my libido for women had gone and I was wanting male attention.
'I was with a girlfriend I had been with for around six months.
'I had never been interested in men. When I was younger I was a little bit curious, but a couple of weeks after I started taking it I turned around and said I didn't find her physically attractive anymore.
'She knew I was taking Pregabalin.
'I said to her, 'I don't really know what's happening to me and I told her I like men and I just can't be with you.
'She was relatively understanding, as understanding as you could possibly be.'
Pregabalin or Lyrica is a medication used to treat epilepsy, pain associated with the brain, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Its documented side effects include loss of libido and mood swings.
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