Man believes painkillers turned him gay; dumps his girlfriend

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  • Scott Purdy said he noticed his libido for women vanish on the drug
  • He started taking painkiller Pregabalin after he broke his foot when go-karting

A man claims he has dumped his girlfriend and is now gay after taking painkillers to ease the pain of a broken foot.

According to IB Times, Scott Purdy of Louth, Lincolnshire, suggested that a painkiller called Pregabalin, also known as Lyrica, has caused him to lose his sexual attraction to women and prompted him to dump his girlfriend because he realized he was attracted to men.

Purdy broke his foot after a go kart accident.

“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,” he said.

‘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.

He admits to telling that: “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”.

Pregabalin, marketed under the brand name Lyrica among others, is a medication used to treat epilepsy, neuropathic pain, fibromyalgia, and generalized anxiety disorder.

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