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Man claims Parkinson drugs turned him gay. Also into a liar.

gambling addict

gambling addictLegal drugs are designed to make you feel better. Rarely do they actually cure your ailment, rather, most drugs can induce feelings of euphoria, block sensory receptors and in many instances be used to reduce or alleviate painful symptoms of a physical ailment. Those are the legal drugs.

The illegal drugs are a much different story. Though some may have similar affects as the legal ones, the illegal drugs are
a whole new ballgame. Coke, Mary J, Heroin, those bad boys can make you do things, things you may not necessarily be proud of later, and users sign up for that going in to it, so there’s no surprises.

But what happens when a legal drug that is supposed to be used for treating Parkinson’s disease doesn’t do it’s job? Didier Jambart, a 51 year old married man and father of two from Nantes, France, is suing the pharmaceutical company responsible for making a drug that he claims has turned him into a gay, gambling and sex addict.

Didn’t he read the warning labels?

Warning: Do not enter gay bar as you ma feel an extreme hunger for cock

Warning: Do not attempt to opperate a vagina

Side Effects include: Desire to go to the gym, trance music and young Greek boys

My first reaction to this is that it sounds like a load of fresh b.s. But let’s delve further into this. There’s well documented instances of Parkinson’s patients reporting dopamine-agonist medication turned them into “relentless” gambling addicts. Additionally, just last year a Texas man filed a lawsuit against Boehringer Ingelheim, Pfizer, Pharmacia Corp. The man claimed Mirapex, the drug he was taking caused compulsive gambling and sex addiction. Mirapex is prescribed to treat Restless Legs Syndrom and Mirapex is prescribed for treatment of the signs and symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.

We don’t really know exactly what they are putting in these powerful prescription drugs and what the side effects really are. But I’m willing to put money on this: Drugs can’t make you gay. You can’t tell me there’s a drug out there on the market that can change your sexual preference. I’ll venture to consider that a drug can make a person more impulsive, and if that person already has an affinity towards gambling, then of course it will be magnified.

But, a drug, making a person gamble all night before wanting to take it up the two slot? I’m not buying it.

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