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Bachmann’s Migraines: ‘Incapacitating’ Or ‘Bogus’?

July 20, 2011 by  

Bachmann’s Migraines: ‘Incapacitating’ Or ‘Bogus’?

Every migraine sufferer knows that the intense headaches can ruin your day, make working difficult or even send you to the emergency room for treatment. However, a recent article alleges that Representative Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) migraines may be severe enough to prevent her from performing Presidential duties when stressed.

“The Minnesota Republican frequently suffers from stress-induced medical episodes that she has characterized as severe headaches. These episodes, say witnesses, occur once a week on average and can ‘incapacitate’ her for days at time. On at least three occasions, Bachmann has landed in the hospital as a result,” read an article for The Daily Caller.

The news site claimed that “(t)wo sources independently provided detailed accounts of Bachmann’s condition. A third source confirmed that Bachmann frequently suffers from debilitating headache episodes,” but the sources declined to be named “because they were providing information only a select group of people could know, at great professional risk.”

“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,” one source, an adviser to Bachmann on her 2010 congressional campaign, said. “They level her. They put her down. It’s actually sad. It’s very painful.”

The article alleged that stress was a contributor to the migraines, and that Bachmann takes multiple prescriptions to manage them.

However, Alice Stewart, a Bachmann spokeswoman, denied the “incapacitating” nature of the migraines in quotes to The Daily Caller, and later reiterated her disagreement to POLITICO: “Stewart later added that the claims from the ex-aides are ‘bogus’ and said she has never seen anything resembling what was described in the story from Bachmann, for whom she’s been working since the beginning of June. She added that Bachmann maintains among the most ‘grueling’ and ‘intense’ schedules of any of the candidates, and has been doing it in high heat over the past week, and hasn’t missed an event.”

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