American woman with headaches wakes up with British accent

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Myers spends time with her seven kids wondering when the sound of her voice will ever change.

But a British accent has lingered for two years, the 45-year-old Arizona woman told ABC affiliate KNXV.

"It was a joke in my family that I'm awful at accents, so I think when they heard how good it was, they knew I wasn't kidding!" she said.

Meyers, a former Texas beauty queen living near Phoenix in Arizona, has never 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.

There's a medical reason for Meyers' problem - she's been diagnosed with a disorder called Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS).

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.

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She's not insane, she just suffers from a rare condition.

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.

The most prominent case of Foreign Accent Syndrome occurred in Oslo during World War II. While accent changes may not be as severe as the underlying damage from other illness or medical emergencies, they do have a noted effect on Myers' sense of self. The injury distorted the rhythm and melody of her speech, suggesting a foreign accent to those who heard her speak. It's not clear if this has any connection with her accent change.

The mom said she longs to return to her usual manner of speaking. "I'm sad [.], I feel like a different person". There have been cases where FAS has resolved on its own within a couple of months or years, but other cases have evolved and the condition can be permanent, as seems to be the case for Myers.

Meyers wants to make clear she's not faking it or insane. While the origins of her condition aren't now clear other than the connection to a chronic illness, she honestly doesn't care where the accent changes came from - only that she receives the help that she needs.

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

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

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