Ex-beauty queen with rare condition wakes up with British accent

Michelle and her children

Michelle and her children

Michelle Myers, a former Texas beauty queen who's never left the US, sounds like she's from jolly old England. After suffering headaches throughout her life, in the past she has woken up speaking with Irish and Australian accents. She was taken to the emergency room, where she woke up with a British accent that has been with her ever since.

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.

In Myers's case, doctors noted her case was likely caused by a side effect of a hemiplegic migraine, which produces symptoms that are similar to a stroke, reported Fox News.

The syndrome is a rare condition that usually accompanies a stroke, neurological damage or underlying health issues.

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"When I was a little girl I used to always go to my mom and say, 'my bones hurt", she said.

Myers also suffers from a condition known as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which could be linked with her transient accents, according to Daily News.

Myers has seven children.

Despite sounding a bit unusual, FAS makes more sense when you think about the minute changes that characterize what we perceive to be an accent. The disorder typically occurs after strokes or traumatic brain injuries damage the language centre 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. Her condition is called Foreign Accent Syndrome.

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When someone suffers from EDS, their joints can bruise easily or even dislocate, but it's just the tip of the iceberg.

People considered her a lunatic at first. In the past century, there have only been around a hundred diagnosed cases of Foreign Accent Syndrome. "Rare diseases are very emotional".

FAS cases had been documented around the world, with patients speaking changing accents from Japanese to Korean, British English to French, American English to British English, and Spanish to Hungarian. "We just really want to be taken seriously and if it is something that's going to hurt me, help me", declares Myers. "The person I am now has been through so much compared to this person".

And one particular person seems to come to mind when she speaks.

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