US Woman With Terrible Headaches Wakes Up With British Accent

14 February, 2018, 19:58 | Author: Hope Soto
  • Michelle Myers

A former Texas beauty queen claims she woke up with a British accent despite never having traveled across the pond.

Once doctors ruled out the possibility that Myers was faking or mentally ill, she was diagnosed with the extremely rare condition Foreign Accent Syndrome.

The rare condition usually accompanies a stroke, neurological damage, or underlying health issue.

"They send in the psychiatrist at hospital and make sure you're not a loon", says Myers.

Myers also suffers from a condition known as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which could be linked with her transient accents.

Doctors believe the odd occurrence is linked to the severe headaches Myers was experiencing at the time, she told ABC affiliate KNXV.

Foreign Accent Syndrome was first documented in 1907 by Pierre Marie, a French neurologist.

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Myers can't pronounce her children's names the same, has been mistaken for a nanny and asked if she has a green card, The Sun reports. After the last incident, the mother of seven has been left sounding like a regular Brit for two years.

According to experts, she's not insane and not faking it. Yet, three times in the past seven years, she awoke speaking with different accents, including Australian and Irish, although those two only lasted for a week or so.

According to the Mayo Clinic, it's a disease that causes easy bruising, rupturing blood vessels and painful joints that are overly elastic to the point of easily dislocating. In 2010, a woman in Virginia reportedly spoke with a Russian accent after she fell down the stairs and hit her head, says The Washington Post.

"The person I am now has been through so much, compared to the person here".

The mom said she longs to return to her usual manner of speaking.

She's loves spending time with her seven kids, listening to them sing and play instruments. "I try to tell people, I'm still me". She also likes painting, writing, and motivating people.

"People would think it was a joke, saying things like, "You sound like a Spice Girl". We just really want to be taken seriously and if it is something that's going to hurt me, help me".

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