(Image source: BBC) BY LOGAN TITTLE A British woman who went to sleep with a migraine
woke up feeling like a completely different person. Thirty-eight-year-old Sarah Colwill was rushed
to the hospital in 2010 because of severe episodic migraines. During her recovery, she
woke up with a Chinese accent. (Via The Huffington Post) “She literally woke up, opened her mouth,
and it was not her voice that came out.” “Fifty-five, sweet and sour chicken Hong Kong-style
… It’s just been such a horrible thing to go through.” (Via BBC) She was diagnosed with foreign accent syndrome
— a rare, neurological condition with no clear cause. The Inquisitr reports others who have suffered
from the same change in voice had severe migraines. Only 61 cases have been identified since 1941.
One explanation for the new tongue is that her migraines, which she experiences as many
as 10 times or more per month, are leaving her with neurological damage. (Via Daily Mail) The condition usually follows traumatic brain
injury or a stroke. Those with FAS also experience loss of vocabulary. But Colwill is not alone
in her struggle. Fifty-two-year-old Kay Russell, pictured here
talking to Colwill, woke up with a French accent after suffering a migraine as well.
(Via International Business Times) And singer George Michael says he woke up
from a coma with a temporary West Country accent in 2012. (Via CBS) Some cases have been known to clear up over
time. Colwill says she is still looking for a cure, but for now, voice therapy is the
only treatment available.