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Michelle Myers, a mum of seven who lives in Buckeye, Arizona and has never left the United States.

Myers has gone to sleep with blinding headaches and then woke up with different accents - Irish, Australian, and British.

After a night in Mercy Medical Center, Redding, California, Michelle woke up and found that most of her cognitive function had returned - but she was speaking with an English accent. 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.

It was proven that Myers is not insane nor is she faking her changing accents. It's an extremely rare condition that usually accompanies a stroke, neurological damage or other underlying medical issues.

"Everybody only sees or hears Mary Poppins", Myers told ABC affiliate KNXV.

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.

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

According to the University of Texas at Dallas, FAS has been documented in hundreds of cases globally, including accent changes from Japanese to Korean, British English to French, American English to British, and Spanish to Hungarian. Though it's unclear exactly why she developed the speech disorder, her doctors think it's a side effect of a hemiplegic migraine, which produces symptoms that are similar to a stroke, The Post reports.

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FAS is extremely rare and usually appears as a outcome of a stroke, brain damage, and in Meyers' case, underlying medical issues. In this instance, Time says, the British accent stuck.

When someone suffers from EDS, their joints can bruise easily or even dislocate, but it's just the tip of the iceberg. She felt like a different person and it took her some time to define her identity.

On an unlucky day in 1941, at the height of World War II, a piece of shrapnel pierced the brain of a Norwegian woman known as Astrid L. The injury occurred during a raid in her German-occupied country, and when she regained consciousness, she spoke with the accent of the enemy.

In 2016, Lisa Alamia, a Rosenberg woman started sounding British after waking up from jaw surgery.

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.

Fewer than 100 people have been diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome in the past 100 years, according a Mayo Clinic Health Systems' neurologist.

"The person I am now has been through so much, compared to the person here".


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