But two years ago she went down with a crippling headache and woke up with a Cockney accent she's had ever since. "I started noticing that when I tried to talk and say something, my tongue felt like it wasn't right", Myers said when she started speaking with an Irish accent in September 2011. 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.
What Myers experienced may be a case of a rare illness called Foreign Accent Syndrome, or FAS.
Myers told the Sun, a British tabloid, that she found her condition "really difficult to begin with. people would think it was a joke, saying things like, 'You sound like a Spice Girl.' It was hard, because I was really struggling". She has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome - a group of disorders that affect connective tissues supporting the skin, bones, blood vessels, and many other organs, and tissues. The disorder typically occurs after strokes or traumatic brain injuries damage the language center of a person's brain - to the degree that their native language sounds like it is tinged with a foreign accent, according to the Center for Communication Disorders at the University of Texas at Dallas. This alters the way the person speaks (the rhythm and tone, for example), causing their speech to sound like a foreign accent. It usually accompanies a stroke, neurological damage or other underlying medical issues.
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Myers told Fox News that doctors said her affliction was likely a side effect of a hemiplegic migraine, which produces symptoms that are similar to a stroke.
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.
While having an accent change may not seem like a big deal, Myers is saddened by the way her condition has affected her life. Her British accent shows no signs of going away, and she hadn't been able to break through it on her own. "I'm sad [.], I feel like a different person". She's now trying to find treatment for the condition.
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Unusual as it may be, Myers said she has come to terms with her speaking voice.
Myers' chief concern is that she be taken seriously by those in her life.
Fewer than 100 people have been diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome in the past 100 years, according a Mayo Clinic Health Systems' neurologist. "We just want to be taken seriously", she said.
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A United States woman woke up one morning with a British accent and has had it ever since due to a rare medical condition.