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Bachmann: Yes, I experience migraines, but so do 30 million other Americans
hot air ^ | 7/19/11 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 07/19/2011 3:46:12 PM PDT by Nachum

GOP presidential hopeful and Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann today released the following statement to respond to reports that she experiences “incapacitating” migraines:

Like nearly 30 million other Americans, I experience migraines that are easily controlled with medication. I am a wife, a mother, a lawyer who worked her way through law school, a former state senator who achieved the repeal of a harmful piece of education policy in Minnesota, and a congresswoman who has worked tirelessly fighting against the expansion of government and wasteful spending.

“Since entering the campaign, I have maintained a full schedule between my duties as a congresswoman and as a presidential candidate traveling across the nation to meet with voters in the key, early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. I have prescription medication that I take whenever symptoms arise and they keep the migraines under control. Let me be abundantly clear – my ability to function effectively has never been impeded by migraines and will not affect my ability to serve as Commander in Chief.

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KEYWORDS: bachmann; experience; michelebachmann; migraines; yes
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1 posted on 07/19/2011 3:46:14 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

This argument is stupid. Migraines? I have one now watching the news


2 posted on 07/19/2011 3:47:36 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: Nachum

Bachmann has headaches. Obama CAUSES headaches.


3 posted on 07/19/2011 3:49:15 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (This grain is my grain . . .)
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To: Nachum
Yeah and the governor of her home state is on antidepressants and has been for years.

He's a dimocrat however so we won't bring that up about HIM.

4 posted on 07/19/2011 3:50:18 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Charles Henrickson
Obama CAUSES headaches.

Hemorrhoids can give one a headache?

5 posted on 07/19/2011 3:51:52 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Nachum

But is she a witch?

Witches get migraines.


6 posted on 07/19/2011 3:52:50 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Nachum
If the "news" media are interested in Michele Bachmann's migraines, then perhaps they might inquire as to Mister Obama's complete and unexpurgated medical history (this would be fair, n'est ce pas?).

And, with apologies for nudging the topic slightly, I also hope that MB releases her total and complete collegiate records (unedited, in the form of official transcripts), and challenges Mister Obama to do the same.

.

7 posted on 07/19/2011 3:53:16 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: humblegunner

She’s a witch!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g


8 posted on 07/19/2011 3:54:53 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: humblegunner

Does she waigh more than a rock?


9 posted on 07/19/2011 3:57:33 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: Nachum

I think I started getting migraines on 5 nov 08...hopefully they will clear up in 2013 some time in January, I think... LOL


10 posted on 07/19/2011 3:57:41 PM PDT by Nat Turner (I can see NOVEMBER 2012 from my house....)
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To: Nachum

I get migraines on rare occasions. Once you’ve had one or two, you quickly recognize the symptoms of an onset, usually allowing plenty of time to take preventative measures to either stop or weaken the migraine. This is a non-starter by an increasingly desperate Lamestream Media. Next they are going to be announcing the stunning news that water might be wet.


11 posted on 07/19/2011 3:59:33 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Nachum

I get migraines and they can be debilitating. However most migraine sufferers know how to manage them so that they do not reach that level of severity. I probably get two a year whereI just didn’t stop it in time, or misread it.


12 posted on 07/19/2011 4:01:55 PM PDT by riri
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To: rabidralph

There are tests for these things.


13 posted on 07/19/2011 4:03:54 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Nachum

I am a fellow sufferer. There is a lot she can do to fight these plagues — diet is huge. Taking in enough magnesium is huge. And carrying triptan meds 24/7 can catch one and kill it before it starts ( and triptans do not make you drowsy or affect your judgment.).

Anyone ever catch Bachman with a crack pipe for two days straight, like Larry Sinclair did Barack?


14 posted on 07/19/2011 4:04:21 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Nachum
I bet a lot of people that have run for President have had them, they just don't release their medical records or release the info. I have them, and they can be controlled and although it's not fun, I can still function with meds.

In other news Joe Biden has had 3 ANUERISMS!!! As I said in another post, if something had happened to Obama, and Biden’s head had exploded again, we would have had President PELOSI! Much more disturbing than a migraine! Oh, and they mentioned she'd visited the ER with the headaches a couple of times. For me, that is usually to get an injectable form of the med I take so it will work faster. It doesn't mean you're on the verge of death! As POTUS, she would have a doctor with her med available immediately, I'm sure.

15 posted on 07/19/2011 4:05:11 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Nachum
Yes, I experience migraines, but so do 30 million other Americans

Well, she's got the Migraine-American vote all sewn up, lol.

Seriously, though, are they debilitating? See auras? Photosensitivity? Out of commission for any length of time?

That could be problematic for the leader of the free world, a world that doesn't stop while you're laid out in a dark room with a cold, damp cloth over your eyes.

16 posted on 07/19/2011 4:05:42 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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17 posted on 07/19/2011 4:05:42 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Nachum

Wow, this is all the dirt they can find on her?

She used to be a Lutheran and she has headaches?

LOL.


18 posted on 07/19/2011 4:05:54 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: GoCards

Consider the source. Establishment. Daily Caller. Calling all RINOS.


19 posted on 07/19/2011 4:06:27 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Nachum

Well at least she’s not impotent as is our current President.


20 posted on 07/19/2011 4:12:37 PM PDT by Lockbox (`)
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To: keats5
Wow, this is all the dirt they can find on her?

Next they will ask her if she still has her period and how regular are her bowel movements. Does she brush her teeth three times a day? Inquiring half wit minds want to know.

21 posted on 07/19/2011 4:17:14 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Graybeard58

Don’t forget “does she floss”


22 posted on 07/19/2011 4:17:58 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Nachum

Bachmann has some ?s on the resume.

Migranes isn’t a problem.


23 posted on 07/19/2011 4:23:02 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Nachum

Wow a whole new voting bloc.


24 posted on 07/19/2011 4:23:40 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("America will cease to be great when America ceases to be good." -- Welcome to deToqueville.)
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To: Nachum

After 23 foster children, who wouldn’t?


25 posted on 07/19/2011 4:35:31 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Nachum
Any reporter who asks her about it again simply needs to be told:

"I'd get back with you when you dig up the missing Obama records. He is after all ALREADY the POTUS, I'm just running for the office"

26 posted on 07/19/2011 4:40:29 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Nachum

Mrs Bachmann just kicked the MSM in the stones!!
Way to go.....


27 posted on 07/19/2011 4:42:13 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Nachum

Heck, at least she has a brain to hurt. Not so with “the won”.


28 posted on 07/19/2011 5:07:47 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Nachum
If true, this is bad for Bachmann.

If we are fortunate to elect a conservative president in 2012, he/she will have an extremely stressful, exhausting 8 years ahead of them to undo Obamunism. They must be completely fit to do the job.

"The most common triggers quoted are stress, hunger, and fatigue" - "lasting from 4 to 72 hours" - Wiki, & webmd confirms this.

Nothing against Bachmann, I like most of what she says. But if this is true, it disqualifies her, imo.

29 posted on 07/19/2011 5:08:21 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Nachum
Sources say Bachmann experiences these headaches about once a week, and that they've landed her in the hospital at least three different times. One person who worked as a close adviser during Bachmann's 2010 campaign said the headaches leave her unable to function.

"The migraines are so bad and so intense, she carries and takes all sorts of pills," the adviser said. "Prevention pills. Pills during the migraine. Pills after the migraine, to keep them under control. She has to take these pills wherever she goes." The Daily Caller's story has the Bachmann campaign on its heels, and at the worst possible time, with Bachmann taking the lead in a national poll released today.

The story recites a series of specific incidents in which those close to Bachmann watched her come apart at the seams due to migraines. After her communications director Dave Dziok left to start his own firm in July 2010, Bachmann experienced a headache that put her in a D.C.-area hospital and forced her to fly home and rest over the weekend.

These absolutely sound severe enough to be a show-stopper. 30 million Americans may suffer from them, but they aren't running for President.

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2011/07/michele_bachman_migraine_headaches_medical_records.php

Palin '12!!!

30 posted on 07/19/2011 5:32:06 PM PDT by PreciousLiberty
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To: Seaplaner

Methinks that if she does it, hers will then be out in the open and HIS will still never see the light of day......and the Kool Aid drinking democRATS and lapdog media will continue to run interference for Obluffer.


31 posted on 07/19/2011 5:33:31 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: GoCards

The original article says she had an appendicitis like it was a cold and then all of a sudden got migraines. Allergy sufferers get these headaches and don’t realize a mucinex D and excedrin migraine cures.


32 posted on 07/19/2011 5:34:49 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: humblegunner
you're incorrigible
33 posted on 07/19/2011 5:37:48 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: PreciousLiberty
Until Palin steps into the game and stops being just a commentator, would you mind not bashing a GOP candidate who actually wasn't afraid to declare her candidacy?
34 posted on 07/19/2011 5:44:56 PM PDT by Carling (At some point, those surrounding Obama have to realize that they are working for a psychopath)
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To: Mister Da
I hear your overall point. No one cares that Obama is nuts and appears on lithium. Palin bots will get excited and look for this to enable er super secret announcement after her patent,book and failed movie. My gut tells me this will push out Bachmann for Perry or Christie.
35 posted on 07/19/2011 5:44:57 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Mister Da

I rest my case see post 30.


36 posted on 07/19/2011 5:46:45 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: keats5

And as a Prostestant she has differences with Catholics...
she must be squeaky clean to be getting this treatment.


37 posted on 07/19/2011 5:48:47 PM PDT by des
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To: Carling

DITTO. and didn’t patent their name and make a failed movie and disappoint like a Kardashian diva?


38 posted on 07/19/2011 5:50:09 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Nachum

I experience migraines. Doesn’t stop me from Farmin’ Fartin’ or Freepin!


39 posted on 07/19/2011 5:56:29 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: riri

I get about two migraines a week.
It is a disruption to my life for sure, but I still
practice law and take care of my wife and kids.
Meds help if used properly.
Insurance companies hate the condition.


40 posted on 07/19/2011 5:59:28 PM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Nachum

The right answer would have been, “Of course I experience migraines. My job forces me to deal with democrats on a daily basis!”


41 posted on 07/19/2011 6:04:23 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: riri

Mine quit when I went through menopause. They could be horrid!


42 posted on 07/19/2011 6:05:50 PM PDT by KYGrandma (The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home......)
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To: Clump

Have you ever looked into whether allergies are the cause? I ended up in the ER and an IV drip that made morphine look like candy it barely put it behind an edge.I could feel the meds go through the back of my neck and get laughed at then found out it was a tooth and another time when the MOLD pollen count was SEVERE.


43 posted on 07/19/2011 6:09:07 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: Nachum

Another one of those MSM ‘Jesus Can’t Swim’ moments.


44 posted on 07/19/2011 6:36:59 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
I have tried everything known to man, medicine, prayer, and the only thing that works is an expensive triptan (Relpax and Zomig are the best).
Also have to lay down in a dark cold room for about 30 minutes to an hour.
Those are hard to come by these days with an average of 105 degrees outside. But my AC unit is trying its best.
45 posted on 07/19/2011 7:00:45 PM PDT by Clump (the tree of liberty is withering like a stricken fig tree)
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To: Nachum
Funny...I don't seem to remember anybody questioning Shrillery about her PMS or other “female” problems when she was running for Prez. If this is the best they can muster to discount Bachmann, I would say she has nothing to worry about. It's all a diversion from the REAL problems America is facing right now anyway.
46 posted on 07/19/2011 7:12:52 PM PDT by boatbums ( God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: Grunthor

This year I started eating fresh ham and roast beef and haven’t had a head-ache since, it would be moronic to hold it against anyone who was other-wise functioning normally.


47 posted on 07/19/2011 7:14:25 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: Mister Da
Nothing against Bachmann, I like most of what she says. But if this is true, it disqualifies her, imo.

Uh, you forgot the /sarc tag after your post.

However, if you are seriously serious that medically controlled headaches which MIGHT affect her ability to function as President of the United States is a "game changer" then I hope you'll be just as discriminating about EVERY other person on the ballot - including the current one. What ELSE meets the disqualifying tag???

48 posted on 07/19/2011 7:24:13 PM PDT by boatbums ( God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums
I stand by my statement.

Yes, if any other candidate has a debilitating condition that can & does incapacitate them for hours or days, I would say they are disqualified, too. The current One was disqualified from the beginning.

Surely you must realize the enormous load the next President will bear, especially a conservative one. We cannot afford a President with a debilitating medical condition that is triggered by stress, fatigue, & hunger.

I am sincere when I say I agree with MOST of what Bachmann says. I don't believe I agree with any candidate (or near candidate) on EVERYTHING they say. That doesn't mean I wouldn't support them if they were fit for the job.

AGAIN, if this is true, & it may very well be a false smear, but if true, Bachmann is medically unfit to be President. Just my opinion.

49 posted on 07/19/2011 8:22:57 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Mister Da

If a doctor releases a statement how then would you feel? All POTUS’ must be cleared as medically fit.I don’t think the media should call this when they can’t even report on Obama’s missing passport/college/medical records.


50 posted on 07/19/2011 8:41:41 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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