Bachmann says migraines don’t affect her ability to serve

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Michele Bachmann admitted she often takes medicine to treat migraines, but said that doesn’t mean she’s not fit to serve as president.

She made the comments in response to The Daily Caller‘s report Tuesday that the Republican candidate for president frequently suffers from stress-induced medical episodes. (Stress-related condition ‘incapacitates’ Bachmann; heavy pill use alleged)

“My ability to function effectively will not affect my ability to serve as Commander in Chief,” Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, said Tuesday while campaigning in South Carolina, according to ABC News.

Sources told TheDC that these episodes 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.

But Bachmann said the migraines haven’t stopped her from staying active, saying she’s “maintained a full schedule as a Congresswoman and a presidential candidate traveling across this nation.”

“I have prescribed medication I take on occasion whenever symptoms arise and keep my migraines under control,” she said.

“Like nearly 30 million other Americans, I experience migraines that are easily controlled with medication,” she said in a statement. “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.”

TheDC’s Jonathan Strong contributed to this report.

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