Woman suffering from rare disease wakes with British accent

Woman suffering from rare disease wakes with British accent

An Arizona woman who has never left the USA went to bed one night and woke up speaking as though she's from the United Kingdom. She suffers from Foreign Accent Syndrome, which is a rare condition that is usually associated with a stroke, neurological damage or another underlying health issue.

FAS is extremely rare and usually appears as a effect of a stroke, brain damage, and in Meyers' case, underlying medical issues. She says that often people don't believe she isn't British nor do they realize there isn't actually that much amusing about the situation, at least not for Myers, who says she wants her condition to be taken very seriously.

Myers also has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition that causes bruising and painful joints - and it turned her accent British. There have only been about 100 cases of Foreign Accent Syndrome diagnosed over the last century.

It's not the first time that her accent changed overnight. She's spoken in Irish, Australian, Swedish, Polish, and other dialects since her condition started, and hasn't stopped since.

But she's not insane and she's not faking it, according to her doctors.

It turns out that Michelle Myers does have a medical history that would lend itself to Foreign Accent Syndrome and cause the voice changes after she fell asleep with a headache.

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"Everybody only sees or hears Mary Poppins", Myers told ABC affiliate KNXV. After the last incident, the mother of seven has been left sounding like a regular Brit for two years.

According to experts in the field, what she's suffering from is a very real thing and not fabricated in the least. I feel like myself, it's just it comes out differently. In 2016, Lisa Alamia from Texas found her accent has changed to British after waking up from a jaw surgery.

She said it's hard to watch old videos of herself speaking normally. "The person I am now has been through so much compared to this person". "People like me - we don't care which one it is", she explained.

Above all, she wants people to take her seriously saying: "Some people think it's physiological; others think it's psychological".

Myers told KNXV that she is trying to maintain a positive attitude and just wants to be taken seriously since she is aware of how her condition sounds to others.

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