US Woman With Terrible Headaches Wakes Up With British Accent

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An Arizona woman speaks with a British accent despite never having left the United States.

The situation may seem nearly laughable, but as ABC affiliate KNXV reports, Myers suffers from a rare medical condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) in which patients develop a foreign accent without needing to ever spend time overseas.

According to the Washington Post, the condition was first recorded in 1907 when French neurologist Pierre Marie observed a man in Paris speaking in a local German dialect after suffering a stroke.

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

But, supported by family and friends, Michelle has now come to terms with sounding English and realises it is just her voice and not her personality, or achievements, that has changed.

Over the past seven years, Myers has spoken in various accents.

FAS is an extremely rare speech disorder that affects speech patterns in such a way that listeners may think the patient has changed accents.

She told ABC 15 she's gone to sleep three times with throbbing headaches only to wake up with a different accent.

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Because this is such a rare condition, treatments are also lacking. They all started with an extreme headache and ended in a weird change in speech - first Irish, then Australian and now British, the station reports.

She says it is difficult to listen back to how she used to be is hard adding that she really misses the way she used to say her kids' names.

With such a rare disease, there aren't many resources dedicated to research. "The person I am now has been through so much compared to this person".

She continued: "I have some fantastic family and friends, who've helped me to realise I'm still the same person - I just sound different".

And above all, she wants people to take her seriously.

Michelle Myers' story follows a case in 2016 when a Californian woman developed a Scottish accent through foreign accent syndrome. "People like me - we don't care which one it is", she explained.

"People would think it was a joke, saying things like, 'You sound like a Spice Girl, ' " she told the Sun, a British tabloid.

"I believe everything happens for a reason, so, maybe this happened because it helps me to break the ice with people", she said.