A British woman has baffled doctors after she recovered from a migraine headache and found herself speaking with a Chinese accent.
Sarah Colwill, 35, who has never been to China or studied Chinese, said she was at first amused by her strange voice.
But now, she just wants it to go away.
"I have my ups and downs about this," Colwill told Britain's Daily Mail newspaper. "The first few weeks it was quite funny, but to think I am stuck with this. My voice has started to annoy me now. It is not my voice."
"I have had my friends hanging up on me because they think I'm a hoax caller," Colwill, an IT project coordinator, added.
Colwill said she has been battling migraines for about a decade. After a recent attack, she awoke to ambulance workers telling her she "definitely sounded Chinese."
Colwill is convinced she's suffering from foreign accent syndrome, a rare condition typically caused by damage to a part of the brain that controls speech.
"I just want my own voice back, but I don't know if I will get it back," she said.