According to this, an unemployed dude in the UK is claiming that he used to be the straightest dude in Straightsville until he broke his foot go-karting, and took Lyrica for pain, at which point he became a flaming gay.
23-year old Scott Purdy claims to have enjoyed dating women before taking the drug, also known as Pregabalin, but shortly after taking it, he broke things off with his girlfriend and starting checking out dudes.
‘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 (his girlfriend) 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.’
I don’t know about y’all, but this sounds like a reeeeeeally lame way to blame your gayness on something other than just your sheer gayness.
Lyrica is used for a variety of things, including epilepsy, pain, and anxiety, and it does include loss of libido and mood swings on its list of side effects. But gayness? No. If anything, Dr. Lawrence Wilson from Mexico (see sourcelink) says, it could potentially squelch homosexual desire.
Meanwhile, over in Gayville, Scott is just trying to raise awareness about his newfound gaiety.
‘I just think people should know about this. If anyone gets prescribed this in the future, I think they should know what this medication can do. It took me a while to realise what it was. I stopped taking it for a few weeks and that desire for men just left. But I’m on it now; I’m very happy. I want to keep on taking it because it makes me feel happy about my sexuality. It’s made me feel very open. It’s liberating. Pregabalin is also used to control paranoia and anxiety. It’s made me so open and not bothered what people think or say. I had been taking it for a few weeks and I have come to the realisation that when I take it I want males. It did come as a shock to people. I posted it on Facebook. I didn’t tell them the reason why but I just said to them, ‘I’m open; I’m gay.’ Currently I’m talking to this lad on Plenty of Fish and in a couple of weeks I’m going up to see him. He’s in London. It’s really what I’m craving right now. I want to be with him right now.’
Anyway, if you’re looking for a new epilepsy, pain or anxiety med, just know that if you choose Lyrica, you might turn gay. Like Scott.