On three separate occasions since 2011, Myers suffered severe headaches and surprisingly woke up with a different accent each time. Each time the effects only lasted around two weeks before disappearing, but her British accent has now stuck around for two years, The Post reports.
"They send in the psychiatrist at hospital and make sure you're not a loon".
"I have been diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines - meaning my headaches are accompanied by temporary weakness on one side of the body and numbness", she told the United Kingdom outlet. 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.
Despite the diagnosis, Myers just wants her normal voice back.
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. She's been speaking the foreign accent since then. She's now trying to find treatment for the condition.
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The condition was first documented in 1907, when French neurologist Pierre Marie surveyed a Parisian man who suffered a stroke and suddenly spoke with an Alsatian accent, though he was not from the Germany-France border region where the language is spoken.
Meyers told ABC that she has had a busy medical history, with regular visits to the hospital and a stack of medical records stocked at home. In 2016, Lisa Alamia from Texas found her accent has changed to British after waking up from a jaw surgery. I feel like a different person.
Odd as it may be, Myers said she has come to terms with her speaking voice. While it may seem like some kind of joke or invention for publicity, Myers swears that the condition she suffers from is very serious.
The most prominent case of foreign accent syndrome occurred in Oslo during World War II. Meyers said, adding that more people should take the condition seriously.
She continued: "At first, they thought I was just joking around, because I am a amusing person".
Above all, she wants people to take her seriously saying: "Some people think it's physiological; others think it's psychological".