An American woman who faced intense migraines fell asleep and woke up with a British accent to leave her family members in awe.
Despite never going abroad, Michelle Myers, from Buckeye, Arizona now speaks with a London accent. She has been suffering from this medical case for the last two years.
The former beauty queen has picked up a rare medical condition diagnosed as 'Foreign Accent Syndrome' which is a condition usually associated with neurological damage.
The Foreign Accent Syndrome is a “a speech disorder that causes a sudden change to speech so that a native speaker is perceived to speak with a foreign accent and is most often caused by damage to the brain caused by a stroke or traumatic brain injury,” according to the University of Texas.
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This isn’t the first time the mum of seven has discovered a new accent. There have been three different instances where she has gone to sleep with a crippling headache only to find herself with a foreign accent.
However, this time the accent has advanced more than a week.
“They send in the psychiatrist at the hospital and make sure you’re not a loon,” Myers explained about her rare condition.
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Numerous hospital specialists have come to the conclusion that she suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome which they believe has led to her accented talk.
Myers just wants her normal voice back. She said, “I’m sad. I feel like a different person.” And Myers is tired of people not taking her seriously. “Some people think it’s physiological; others think it’s psychological. People like me - we don’t care which one it is. We just want to be taken seriously,” she said.
This article originally appeared on The Independent
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