A younger man who took painkillers after a go-karting accident firmly believes the medicine have made him homosexual.

Whereas some would say you possibly can’t flip homosexual, 23-year-old Scott Purdy disagrees. He claims he was a hot-blooded heterosexual who beloved nothing greater than relationship girls earlier than he began taking painkiller Pregabalin.

Scott began taking the drug, also called Lyrica, to deal with ache brought about after he broke his foot in a go-karting accident.

Nonetheless, Scott believes the painkiller did greater than numb his agony, he claims he shortly misplaced his sexual attraction to girls and broke up along with his girlfriend of six months when prescribed Lyrica earlier this 12 months.


In Scott’s personal phrases:

I seen my libido for ladies had gone and I used to be wanting male consideration.

I used to be with a girlfriend I had been with for round six months. I had by no means been focused on males. Once I was youthful I used to be a little bit bit curious however…

A few weeks after I began taking it I circled and stated I didn’t discover her bodily enticing anymore. She knew I used to be taking Pregabalin.

I stated to her, ‘I don’t actually know what’s occurring to me and I instructed her I like males and I simply can’t be with you.’

She was comparatively understanding, as understanding as you might probably be.

Whereas Pregabalin or Lyrica is primarily a medicine used to deal with epilepsy, ache related to the mind, and generalised anxiousness dysfunction it does have widespread side-effects, which embrace a lack of libido.


Scott, who isn’t significantly irritated at his swing in sexual orientation, merely needs to boost consciousness of the drug and its quite drastic unwanted side effects.

He continued:

I simply suppose folks ought to learn about this. If anybody will get prescribed this sooner or later, I believe they need to know what this treatment can do.

It took me some time to grasp what it was. I finished taking it for just a few weeks and that want for males simply left.

However I’m on it now; I’m very joyful. I wish to carry on taking it as a result of it makes me really feel joyful about my sexuality. It’s made me really feel very open. It’s liberating.

I had been taking it for just a few weeks and I’ve come to the realisation that after I take it I need males.

It did come as a shock to folks. I posted it on Fb. I didn’t inform them the explanation why however I simply stated to them, ‘I’m open; I’m homosexual.’

Not one for losing time, Scott’s even received a date with a man lined up within the close to future.

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He defined:

At present I’m speaking to this lad on Loads of Fish and in a few weeks I’m going as much as see him. He’s in London.

It’s actually what I’m craving proper now. I wish to be with him proper now.

I really feel if this has occurred to different folks and I’m not the one one I might be outraged however in a way not be as a result of if I had identified this was a facet impact earlier than I might not have taken them however now I’m joyful.

I’m not offended as a result of it’s made me who I’m.

Every to their very own Scott, every to their very own. As long as you’re joyful!

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