Skip to comments.Bachmann releases letter from House Attending Physician regarding migraines
Posted on 07/20/2011 2:49:37 PM PDT by Nachum
Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann released a letter Wednesday from the House Attending Physicians office, confirming that Bachmann suffers infrequently from migraines with aura, and that she can control them well with the use of sumatriptan and odansetron, two commonly used therapies to treat the chronic headaches.
The letters release comes after The Daily Caller reported late Monday that Bachmann has been hospitalized on at least three occasions due to the headaches. Three people who have worked closely with Bachmann told TheDC migraines regularly debilitate her for periods up to several days.
You have a well-established diagnosis of migraine headaches with aura for which you have had extensive evaluation by both my office and by a board certified consulting neurologist. Your evaluation has entailed detailed labwork and brain scans all of which are normal, the July 20 letter from Dr. Brian Monahan says.
You are overall in good general health, Monahan adds.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...
She turned me into a newt!
....... I got better
People are such as***.
Better this than the monumental headache that we have in the White House now. I’ll take her over the fraudulent pretender now occupying that position any day.
Most dimocrat's would most likely go to jail if they did.
Little birds tell me Romney’s smear machine is behind this hit piece.
Certainly smells like a typical Romney move.
OK, now waiting for Newt to get better...
Is this medication that she needs to take daily?
I get aura without migraines. It begins with a “hole” in my vision that lasts for 5 minutes, then the “hole” fradually moves across my line of vision until it transforms into zig zag lights that travels to the side of my vision. They last all of 20 minutes and except for the first 5 minutes when my central vision is impaired, I can still function. I’ve gotten them when I was driving, and was able to keep driving without any problem. There is no pain associated with them, yet the eye doctor diagnosed it as optical migraines. I have suffered with the painful types years ago, but they were never accompanied with the aura. The auras began when I was about 30 and I’m now 63.
Seems like a contradiction...
The haters will be here shortly!
shame she couldn’t have gotten a dig in there about obama not releasing jack concerning his medical records. or any records at all.
So she controls her migraines with Imitrex. It comes in an autoinjector. It is a vasoconstrictor. And then she has anti-nausea medicine. Nausea is a common side effect of a migraine.
And the reason she had to be hospitalized would have been to administer the same kind of drugs prior to getting them under control using the Imitrex.
Next subject, please.
Not really. That’s the way prophylaxis works.
I posted this on another thread. I’ll share it here too.
For me, this puts the issue to rest. She knows her migraine triggers. She takes meds to abort the migraines. She does not take preventative meds, which tells me, as a migraine sufferer, ... her migraines DO NOT seriously affect her ability to function.
If I was her, I wouldn’t have released anything until Obama released all his stuff (medical, educational, etc.).
She probably should have, but her message has been taken over by “New Tone” Rollins.
“... using a medication designed to treat a chronic condition for a condition tht is termed infrequent”
It really isn’t any different than someone using daily medication to control gout, high blood pressure, etc... The medicine tends to build up in one’s system and keeps it at bay or limited. A lot of medications have to build up in one’s system rather than taking it at the onset. Just a thought.
If she were liberal this would be played in the press as women should identify and sympathize with her since this is a common malady. It would be used to humanize her, show she isn’t some elitist witch.
No good treatment, but sending conservative candidates money and seeing them elected seems to have a palliative effect.
Nope. The first one she’ll take at the onset of the migrane to constrict the swollen blood vessels. The other she’ll take at the onset of nausea, if any, to control it.
Theses two meds are no big deal and are not cause for any concern at all. They’re the migraine equivalent of taking an aspirin for a headache and pepto for indigestion.
I’d take a schizophrenic epileptic with Tourette’s over Obama.
Excuse me, but you should use the more PC term, elitist WICCAN....
I have a prescription for a chronic condition which infrequently flares. People also take aspirin or a prescription substitute for chronic conditions such as arthritis, allergies and numerous other unpredictable chronic conditions. I know more than one person who has recurring migraines and standing prescriptions for dealing with them. Michelle B will not be brought down by this puny attempt at scandal.
I would like to see Hussein’s medical and school records. Is he drug free? When did he stop taking the drugs mentioned in his book?
>>>Little birds tell me Romneys smear machine is behind this hit piece.
You don’t need no lil’ birdies when Tokyo Karl Rove is all over TV about it - he’s an establishment guy, so is Willard...
"Go Mitt. Go Mitt. Go Mitt"
I guess he will have to try harder to find something on her...
Hey, Jonathon, why don’t you try getting Obama’s medical records and school transcripts. Good freaking luck.
I have the exact same aura. Very litle pain, sometimes a 10 minute nap is the cure. It started in my late teens but I didn’t know it was classified as a migrane until I was in my mid 40s.
Smear or no smear, this will do Bachmann in as a candidate. Dick Cheney didn’t get to pick his heart either.
“Id take a schizophrenic epileptic with Tourettes over Obama.”
Sure, but VP Biden is no prize.
“’Little birds tell me Romneys smear machine is behind this hit piece.’
You dont need no lil birdies when Tokyo Karl Rove is all over TV about it - hes an establishment guy, so is Willard...”
I hadn’t even though of Rove, but you are correct, of course.
Romney is simply disgusting.
Hey Michelle, try Zomeg it’s way better than immitrex and works every time. Then again everyone’s different with migraines. My like of her candidacy will rise in equal proportion to the false attacks she receives.
“Romney is simply disgusting.”
He is sneaky. We don’t need another sneaky slimy president. We’ve had more than our share of those.
Chronic Of long duration and slow progression. Illnesses that are chronic develop slowly over time, and do not end. Symptoms may be continual or intermittent, but the patient usually has the condition for life.
Good one Hoss.
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Good to know. Thanks.
We now know more about Bachmann's health than that of recent sitting presidents!
See the letter at 43
>>>Little birds tell me Romneys smear machine is behind this hit piece.
You dont need no lil birdies when Tokyo Karl Rove is all over TV about it - hes an establishment guy, so is Willard...
Youre right. The Republican establishment is scared that we will have a conservative president. Rove, Krauthammer, Romney, William Kristol, and that big government wing of the party fear conservatives more than they fear Democrats.
I think Perry is their fall back guy. If Romney isnt leading after South Carolina, they will have him suspend his campaign to help Perry knock out either Michelle or Sarah (which ever is leading then) and they will try to convince people that Perry is a conservative.
The MSM will help in this sales job because to them anyone to the right of Castro is a far right conservative.
I have no love for Romney, but, what makes you think the Dims aren’t behind this?
It’s just amazing to me how people who’ve had no experience with a chronic illness can become experts in a matter of nanoseconds.
I’m 67 years old. In 1978 I got sick with viral colitis. It’s genetic. My dad probably died from it in 1943. They thought it was appendicitis. In any case, many progeny on my dad’s side have it to one degree or another.
Since 1979 I’ve been taking half the normally prescribed daily dose of a sulfa—or sulfa synthetic—drug. I’ve not been ill from colitis since then. Does that make me a drug addict or somehow unfit for public office?
Millions of people have chronic illnesses, but they are manageable and do not materially affect their ability to function—and even excel—on a daily basis.
I have nothing but disgust for people who buy into these “no source” whispering campaigns. Bachmann has been functioning under significant stress for months. For God’s sake the demrats are even going after her foster children. There is no evidence she has had to disappear for days or even hours at a time dealing with migraines.
You would be better served being concerned about The Usurping Marxist Onada’s admitted drug use and what is in his medical records.
For the record, Bachmann is not my first choice for conservative presidential candidate. The Marxists and RINOs relentless and baseless attacks on Palin and her family achieved no significant hits. They’ve shot their bolt. Now they’re going after Bachmann.
Isn’t it the least bit interesting to some of you that Romney, and others in the conservative/GOP presidential candidate field, are not being treated to the same despicable attacks as Bachmann and Palin? Does it occur to you that these two women are who the Marxists fear most right now? And when it becomes clear that West and Cain are gaining significant traction, they will be the next targets. It’s called the politics of personal destruction.
Kiss my behind.
thow some creme in your coffee....you said the right things but not a damned thing as it relates to what bean counter questioned