Leroy High School Student appears on 'The Doctors.'

First Leroy Teen Who Reported Symptoms Speaks

February 9, 2012 Updated Feb 9, 2012 at 7:47 PM EDT

By WKBW News
By Kendra Eaglin

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February 9, 2012 Updated Feb 9, 2012 at 7:47 PM EDT

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(WKBW)

It's a show that tackles America's health problems. 'The Doctors' television show featured a puzzling medical condition making people sick in Leroy, New York.

Sixteen year old Alicia Nicholson, the LeRoy High School student with the first documented case of sudden tics appeared on the show Thursday.

Nicholson went through a litany of tests with the chair of the neurology department at the UCLA Medical Center. All the results including strep tests and even a 3-d brain scan were negative.

Nicholson talked about the day when her body first started to change. It was last May while she was pitching in a softball game. She felt sick, passed out and began having a seizure.

Over the next nine months she lost nearly 20 pounds, had trouble breathing, experienced headaches and started ticking.

"Not knowing what's happening to me is really hard. It's kind of like not knowing yourself. I just want it to be over with and I want to be healthy again and get my life back really bad," said Nicholson in tears.

The Doctors will continue following Alicia's case but stopped short of giving her an official diagnosis.
They say they are waiting for environmental testing to be completed near the school.

Wednesday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the contents of 80 barrels being stored near where that chemical spill happened in 1970 were safe but there are still hundreds left to test.

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