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Michele Bachmann Reportedly Suffers From Stress-Induced "Episodes"
Business Insider ^ | 07/19/2011 | Zeke Miller

Posted on 07/19/2011 7:39:33 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) suffers from incapacitating, stressed-induced migraines, The Daily Caller reports, questioning her fitness to be President.

The report cites multiple sources close to the GOP presidential candidate confirming the condition, and lists multiple hospital stays and trips to urgent care centers for treatment.

"She has terrible migraine headaches. And they put her out of commission for a day or more at a time. They come out of nowhere, and they’re unpredictable,” a Bachmann adviser involved in her 2010 congressional campaign told The Daily Caller.

A spokeswoman for Bachmann, Alice Stewart, confirmed ”she suffers from migraines and they’re under control with medicine,” but said the report that they were incapacitating is wrong.

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 112th; bachmann; bachmann2012; michelebachmann; migraines; potus; stress
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1 posted on 07/19/2011 7:39:35 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

READ THE FULL DAILY CALLER REPORT ON THIS LINK :

http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/18/stress-related-condition-incapacitates-bachmann-heavy-pill-use-alleged/


2 posted on 07/19/2011 7:40:14 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind

already posted

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2750541/posts


3 posted on 07/19/2011 7:41:43 AM PDT by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind

Migraines are evil. But to use the term “heavy pill use” to imply she’ a drug-user is downright despicable.

This may have a backlash. Millions of women (myself included) get his with migraines to some degree, and for the press to snidely imply we’re unfit to do anything because of “heavy pill use” is insulting.


4 posted on 07/19/2011 7:43:30 AM PDT by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: SeekAndFind

“She has terrible migraine headaches. And they put her out of commission for a day or more at a time. They come out of nowhere, and they’re unpredictable,”

Hmmm, change “she/her” to “he/him”, and change the wording slightly to something like”...wanders into meetings with no clue of what’s going on...and...escapes to the golf course out of nowhere at unpredictable times..,”

Sound familiar? Like a Cretin who’s our president?


5 posted on 07/19/2011 7:44:07 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

Wow! What an important revelation.

Any minute now, brocko’s medical records will become public; also his cocaine use, chapter and verse.

...crickets....))))))))


6 posted on 07/19/2011 7:44:48 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great... ...until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Da Coyote

Oh, and I forgot to mention in the above post...the drugs the Cretin-in-Chief has admitted to in his books (probably the only truth there) are probably (heh) a bit more destructive to the brain than those used for migraines - as has been aptly demonstrated by the loon’s laughable performance as chief executive.


7 posted on 07/19/2011 7:46:31 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: SeekAndFind

She suffers from migranes. The headlines all make it sound like she is a candidate for a straitjacket. The lowest form of character-assassinating slime yet. But hey, what do you expect from Liberals?


8 posted on 07/19/2011 7:47:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
Michele Bachmann The American people Reportedly Suffers From Stress-Induced "Episodes" known as "The Obama Administration"

fixed.

9 posted on 07/19/2011 7:47:14 AM PDT by NorCoGOP (Obama's approval ratings: so low that Kenyans now accuse him of being born in the USA)
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To: NorCoGOP

Great post!
well done


10 posted on 07/19/2011 7:48:30 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SeekAndFind

Thomas Jefferson suffered from the same affliction.

Next headline “Bachman Imitates Jefferson”.


11 posted on 07/19/2011 7:48:40 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Kieri

My mom was periodically KOed by these terrible attacks. It was about the only rest she got from raising seven sons.


12 posted on 07/19/2011 7:50:21 AM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Migraine headaches are the plague of high-achieving women.

All this says is she's a high-achiever.

13 posted on 07/19/2011 7:50:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: SeekAndFind

Politically damaging.


14 posted on 07/19/2011 7:52:51 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper ("Don't Call My Bluff")
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe she should smoke weed like our current President did....


15 posted on 07/19/2011 7:53:29 AM PDT by Blue Turtle
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To: SeekAndFind

I feel for her, mine can be horrendous.


16 posted on 07/19/2011 7:53:39 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: SeekAndFind
How is this not sexist?
If she was a woman of the left, this would be an excuse, not a cause of alarm.

17 posted on 07/19/2011 7:55:24 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SeekAndFind
they put her out of commission for a day or more at a time.

The MSM are sooooo concerned.

Shades of Thomas Eagleton, VP nominee of 1972, who was forced to withdraw due to prior treatment for depression.
18 posted on 07/19/2011 7:55:50 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama suffers from depression, fantasies of greatness, narcissism, and a near paranoiac need to blame others at all times.


19 posted on 07/19/2011 7:56:16 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Have you considered what is really at stake in the 2012 election? Clue: your republic.)
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To: Rapscallion

We had more MSM medical history reporting on Joe the plumber Wurzelbacher than we did on Baraq.


20 posted on 07/19/2011 7:58:14 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Kieri
But to use the term “heavy pill use” to imply she’ a drug-user is downright despicable.

Obama on the other hand has been a drug user and remains a compulsive substance abuser. But I guess that is okay, right?

21 posted on 07/19/2011 7:59:13 AM PDT by Rapscallion (Have you considered what is really at stake in the 2012 election? Clue: your republic.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who keeps dumping this crap saying a woman is not capable of being the President of the United States? Is it the establishment GOOBERS or the liberal commie ‘RATS? IMHO, if a Kenyan can become president, ANYONE can.


22 posted on 07/19/2011 8:00:24 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have mixed feelings about this one.

On one hand, it is an obvious hit piece from the Lib Media, on the other hand, I would be concerned about having the president incapacitated by recurrent migraines.


23 posted on 07/19/2011 8:01:45 AM PDT by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is a nasty hit piece. It is the 9th paragraph before they even mention that her problem is migraine headaches, but “heavy pill use alleged” is in the disgusting title.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/migraine-headache/DS00120/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs

While there is quite a list of both preventative and pain relieving drugs for migraine, only as a last resort are people given opiates.

The intent is obviously to portray her as a pill popping junkie, who can’t deal with the stress of criticism, and is borderline to a nervous breakdown.

Not like the 29.5 million other Americans who get frequent migraines, and who treat them both for prevention and pain relief.


24 posted on 07/19/2011 8:04:52 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: SeekAndFind
Another hit job on her because of her momentum?
Sorry; I won't believe any of these stories. I don't trust any story about any conservative (female especially) candidate unless I hear it from them directly.

There have have been too many false hit jobs on Palin and Bachmann.

25 posted on 07/19/2011 8:05:46 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: All

The same media told us obama was a genius...


26 posted on 07/19/2011 8:08:09 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: SeekAndFind

“Heavy pill use.”

Aspirins?


27 posted on 07/19/2011 8:14:16 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: SeekAndFind

They are targeting her. “Oh, no! A President who gets headaches! We can’t have that.”

SO STUPID.

Stupid, actually, if we do not deafen our ears. The Marxists live to destroy.


28 posted on 07/19/2011 8:15:18 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: SeekAndFind

Those crazy lefties surprise me at every turn. In their minds it seems those suffering from migraines are ill-fitted for presidential service. Dual-citizens, however, raised in environments conducive to marxism, islam, and black liberation theology are A-OK. The only way their point of view can be comprehended is through the lens of mental illness.


29 posted on 07/19/2011 8:15:51 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: dangerdoc

I’m more worried about the President being incapacitated by cocaine abuse and hatred of country...


30 posted on 07/19/2011 8:17:42 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Da Coyote
At least it proves she has a brain which is more than we can say for Obama!

I used to have excruciating migraines. The best thing I found for it was Excedrin Migraine. Along with that I use a Nettie Pot or spray saline solution in my nostrils. I just use the saline solution now on occasion and I haven't had a migraine in 7 years!!

31 posted on 07/19/2011 8:23:03 AM PDT by almost done by half
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To: SeekAndFind

The real problem won’t be addressed until republicans actively criticize the media, and demand conservative journalists be hired. I was going to say hire “more” conservatives but there aren’t any.


32 posted on 07/19/2011 8:24:06 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Kieri

I demand to know her Midol intake! All female pols must calculate their Midol addictions. (Personally, it would disqualify me from running.)


33 posted on 07/19/2011 8:24:30 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Casey Anthony is guilty as hell)
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To: SeekAndFind

I’ll get worked up over these bogus reports after the State Controlled Media give us the complete medical records of JugEars, including illegal drug use and controlled substances used.

Also, I want them to explain the scar on the back of his head: was it to insert a chip so that Axelrod can feed information to JugEars telepathically when no teleprompter is available?


34 posted on 07/19/2011 8:28:24 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well Mr. Miller. I expect you to research any medication Barak Obama has taken in the same time period and how many times he has been incapacitated as President. Just to be fair and balanced.


35 posted on 07/19/2011 8:28:36 AM PDT by McGruff (Don't go wobbly on me now GOP leadership)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like she should see a chiropractor. Best money and time ever spent in the entire medical field.


36 posted on 07/19/2011 8:29:11 AM PDT by BrandtMichaels
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To: Da Coyote

They come out of nowhere and are unpredictable! Geez, can you believe the slimy innuendo in what is a classic symptom of migraines? You can also get auras - which will probably be portrayed as Bachmann hallucinations. God, I hate the press.


37 posted on 07/19/2011 8:29:49 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (Casey Anthony is guilty as hell)
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To: SeekAndFind
The love of my life has suffered from migraines for years. These last 6 months, likely due to considerable stress from both her job and dealing with her ailing elder mom, they have become more frequent, and worse. She's gone for 48 hours where she can barely get out of bed, and often has had to miss work. She's tried everything over the years..nothing has worked. Now, when she feels one coming on, she pops some extra strength Excedrin, and it sometimes helps.

With that in context, I know that the MSM is going to attempt to slime Bachmann, it's what they do. I like her, I'd be comfortable supporting her, but given this, we just can't ignore it and pretend it's not a factpr.

We don't know how frequent, how debilitating these migraines are..I know some people who have suffered from them for years, and they describe them as unbearable.

It's not as if Bachmann is the ONLY candidate who represents conservative values. I think much more will have to be said about this by her. Just because the Dems have covered up medical records, from JFK to Slick to Zero, we should not follow the same path.

38 posted on 07/19/2011 8:30:52 AM PDT by ken5050 (Save the earth..it's the ONLY planet with CHOCOLATE!!!)
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To: dangerdoc

Daily Caller is supposed to be a center-right website.


39 posted on 07/19/2011 8:36:43 AM PDT by ejdrapes (Can we keep our attacks focused on the real enemy: Obama)
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To: SeekAndFind

Migraines are not caused by stress. They are more likely caused by allergies, but nonetheless can be readily and are, medically, differentiated from “stress headaches. Migraines are well controlled by current nonaddictive medication today. This article is reaching.


40 posted on 07/19/2011 8:38:38 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dangerdoc

That is silly


41 posted on 07/19/2011 8:40:31 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: dangerdoc
it is an obvious hit piece from the Lib Media

It may well be a hit piece, but it ain't from the Lib Media. It's from the "Daily Caller".

42 posted on 07/19/2011 8:46:43 AM PDT by BfloGuy (Keynes said, "In the long run, we are all dead." It was the only thing he ever got right.)
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To: almost done by half
Thanks for the saline tip solution tip. I used to suffer from horrible headaches quite often, but have learned that most were due to certain foods. I will get a headache with the cheaper chocolate that has additives and is not real chocolate, inexpensive perfumes (they have chemicals instead of natural fragrances.), and too much sugar the night before. Certain smells will trigger. Stress can do it, too.

The # 1 culprit in recent times, is EQUAL aka ASPARTAME!!!!! It is poison, and if it is in a diet drink, I am doomed for a headache so bad I can't move my head. I have to check all labels for this. I drink Diet Rite soda now.....no aspartame, no sodium and no calories. It also tastes better than any diet soda out there, to me anyway.

For anyone reading this who suffers from terrible headaches, please watch out for aspartame in your food or drinks. If you must use artificial sweeteners, use Truvia or Splenda....NOT EQUAL!

43 posted on 07/19/2011 8:51:11 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: almost done by half
Thanks for the saline tip solution tip. I used to suffer from horrible headaches quite often, but have learned that most were due to certain foods. I will get a headache with the cheaper chocolate that has additives and is not real chocolate, inexpensive perfumes (they have chemicals instead of natural fragrances.), and too much sugar the night before. Certain smells will trigger. Stress can do it, too.

The # 1 culprit in recent times, is EQUAL aka ASPARTAME!!!!! It is poison, and if it is in a diet drink, I am doomed for a headache so bad I can't move my head. I have to check all labels for this. I drink Diet Rite soda now.....no aspartame, no sodium and no calories. It also tastes better than any diet soda out there, to me anyway.

For anyone reading this who suffers from terrible headaches, please watch out for aspartame in your food or drinks. If you must use artificial sweeteners, use Truvia or Splenda....NOT EQUAL! Sinutab tablets often help to relieve the headaches for me. Not much else does.

44 posted on 07/19/2011 8:53:14 AM PDT by Swede Girl
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To: BitWielder1

Even more importantly a Marxist with a migrain would be a heroic victim.


45 posted on 07/19/2011 9:04:28 AM PDT by dools0007world (uestion)
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To: Free Vulcan

I got rid of all mine when they did a c-3 to c-5 laminectomy!!!!!!!!! What a difference it made!


46 posted on 07/19/2011 9:04:39 AM PDT by sig229 (The loonie left "FLUNKED" human nature 101)
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To: sig229

Awesome. Anything to kill that pain.

Overbite tends to cause them too. That’s how Bristol Palin cured hers. There are a number of causes.


47 posted on 07/19/2011 9:09:57 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: SeekAndFind

JUST TELL HER TO LAY OFF THE COFFEE

She is probably drinking too much during this campaign


48 posted on 07/19/2011 9:11:39 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: Kieri
If the smear campaign has already started, the Dems must be worried.

I skimmed a hit piece on her in Rolling Stone, too.

She might be an interesting candidate.

49 posted on 07/19/2011 9:12:00 AM PDT by wbill
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To: SeekAndFind

Obama suffers from arrogance-induced delusions.


50 posted on 07/19/2011 9:15:27 AM PDT by Ironfocus
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