By Kate McGowan
A story we’ve been following in Genesee County for weeks made national headlines a few days ago. Teen girls from LeRoy facing somewhat of a medical mystery. YNN’s Kate McGowan sat down to speak with one of the girls who rejects what doctors are telling her.
LE ROY, N.Y. — Every day is a challenge for 17-year-old Lydia Parker.
“It’s really annoying and hard not being able to do anything that a 17, or 18 year old girl should be able to do,” she said.
Lydia is one of the twelve girls in LeRoy suffering similar symptoms. Constantly, her body moves uncontrollably, causing her severe pain. She is now on eleven prescriptions to cope with it all.
“Even holding my legs, arms, body, head, even after that, something is thrashing around,” she told YNN.
Lydia said her medical nightmare began in October, after waking up from a nap. The first sign was severe stuttering, and a day later, turned into verbal outbursts.
Initially, doctors were puzzled.
“Both my arms, necks, legs…”
But she said doctors at Strong Hospital sent her home, saying she was just stressed.
Even now, her current neurologist from Dent Neurology Institute in Buffalo is saying that she, and ten others, have been diagnosed with “conversion disorder.” One has not. It’s something doctors classify as very rare.