Arizona woman wakes up with British accent

Michelle and her children

Michelle and her children

The further added that Myers suffers from a rare condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) - a condition usually associated with neurological damage.

She has been to the hospital more times than she can count and the stack of medical records she keeps in the house says she has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

FAS is known to cause a person to speak with foreign intonation while still speaking their native language.

Myers said the accent lasted about a week, but about three years later the same thing happened again and she woke with an Australian accent, which also lasted about a week.

Myers says she has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which causes easy bruising and painful joints. Talking with foreign accents have had notable effects on her well-being, as a crucial part of her identity goes through a frequent flux.

According to The Sun, 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 injury caused her brain to truncate pronunciations for "this" and "that", resulting in foreign-sounding "dis" and "dat".

Myers's situation is especially peculiar since her accent doesn't sound like a speech disruption-on the contrary, it comes across as quite refined.

"Who would do this for attention?" She told reporters at ABC affiliate KNXV, everyone only "hears Mary Poppins". She felt like a different person and it took her some time to define her identity.

A United States woman woke up one morning with a British accent and has had it ever since due to a rare medical condition.

With such a rare condition, many people are quick to judge and label her as "crazy" or "faking" the fact that her speaking mannerisms changed so drastically after she fell asleep with a headache. Her medical condition is real and rare.

FAS was first documented in 1907, when French neurologist Pierre Marie surveyed a Parisian man who suffered a stroke and suddenly spoke with an Alsatian accent, although he was not from the French-German border region where the language is spoken.

"In the cases of psychosis, the new accent persists throughout the entire episode and may disappear after the psychotic episode subsides", the authors of a 2015 case report identifying a 34-year-old woman who had symptoms of FAS and schizophrenia wrote. In one case, an American started to sound Russian. In 2016, Lisa Alamia from Texas found her accent has changed to British after waking up from a jaw surgery.

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