Skip to comments.Bachmann: Yes, I experience migraines, but so do 30 million other Americans
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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This argument is stupid. Migraines? I have one now watching the news
Bachmann has headaches. Obama CAUSES headaches.
He's a dimocrat however so we won't bring that up about HIM.
Hemorrhoids can give one a headache?
But is she a witch?
Witches get migraines.
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.
She’s a witch!
Does she waigh more than a rock?
I think I started getting migraines on 5 nov 08...hopefully they will clear up in 2013 some time in January, I think... LOL
I get migraines on rare occasions. Once youve 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.
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.
There are tests for these things.
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?
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.
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.
Wow, this is all the dirt they can find on her?
She used to be a Lutheran and she has headaches?
Consider the source. Establishment. Daily Caller. Calling all RINOS.
Well at least she’s not impotent as is our current President.
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.
Don’t forget “does she floss”
Bachmann has some ?s on the resume.
Migranes isn’t a problem.
Wow a whole new voting bloc.
After 23 foster children, who wouldn’t?
"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"
Mrs Bachmann just kicked the MSM in the stones!!
Way to go.....
Heck, at least she has a brain to hurt. Not so with “the won”.
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.
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.These absolutely sound severe enough to be a show-stopper. 30 million Americans may suffer from them, but they aren't running for President.
"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.
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.
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.
I rest my case see post 30.
And as a Prostestant she has differences with Catholics...
she must be squeaky clean to be getting this treatment.
DITTO. and didn’t patent their name and make a failed movie and disappoint like a Kardashian diva?
I experience migraines. Doesn’t stop me from Farmin’ Fartin’ or Freepin!
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.
The right answer would have been, “Of course I experience migraines. My job forces me to deal with democrats on a daily basis!”
Mine quit when I went through menopause. They could be horrid!
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.
Another one of those MSM ‘Jesus Can’t Swim’ moments.
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.
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???
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.
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.