Mom wakes up with British accent. She's never left the US

Michelle has now come to terms with her new voice

Michelle has now come to terms with her new voice

Three times in the past seven years, Myers has gone to sleep with blinding headaches only to wake up with a different accent.

She misses the way she used to pronounce her children's names, for instance.

But two years ago she went down with a crippling headache and woke up with a Cockney accent she's had ever since.

When Myers speaks, "everybody only sees or hears Mary Poppins", she told ABC news affiliate KNXV.

Myers is a former Texas beauty queen who has never even left the United States.

Myers, who said she also suffers from Ehlers-Danlos, a condition that makes skin elastic and joints flexible to the point of dislocation, is now seeking treatment for her rare condition, with the hope of being cured.

According to experts in the field, what she's suffering from is a very real thing and not fabricated in the least. The further added that Myers suffers from a rare condition called Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) - a condition usually associated with neurological damage. It is possible that this might have led to Myers's unusual change in accents.

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.

Myers suggests her diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which caused her chronic pain from childhood into adulthood, could have triggered her accent change.

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Since then, researchers have published more than 100 case studies of FAS. Little is known about Foreign Accent Syndrome other than its connection to neurological damage, and treatments for the illness aren't now clear.

Curiously, the woman, identified as Astrid L.in the journal, was able to hum well-known sounds in cadence, but it was her speech that showed discordant rhythm. Talking with foreign accents have had notable effects on her well-being, as a crucial part of her identity goes through a frequent flux.

Looking back at how she used to be is hard, Myers says.

"I'm sad", she said, watching an old video of her speaking normally.

Myers' chief concern is that she be taken seriously by those in her life.

Awareness is slowly rising regarding Foreign Accent syndrome, but Myers continues to struggle.

"Some people think it's physiological; others think it's psychological", she said.

"I feel like a different person", Myers said.

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