A British man claimed on Monday that he turned gay after taking painkillers when he broke his foot in an accident, MailOnline reported
Scott Purdy, 23, said he was a hot-blooded heterosexual and enjoyed dating women before he started taking Pregabalin, also known as Lyrica.
However, he claimed he quickly lost his sexual attraction to women and broke up with his girlfriend when prescribed the drug earlier this year.
Purdy also said he soon realised that he had developed an attraction to men and had actually turned gay.
“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,” he added.
“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, ” he said.
Pregabalin or Lyrica is a medication used to treat epilepsy, pain associated with the brain, and generalised anxiety disorder.
“Currently I’m talking to this lad and in a couple of weeks I’m going up to see him,” said the 23-year-old, adding, “It’s really what I’m craving right now. I want to be with him right now.”
The article originally appeared on MailOnline