Michele Bachmann: Migraines ‘Will Not Affect My Ability To Serve’ As President

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann did not waste any time responding to yesterday’s report claiming she suffered from “incapacitating” stress-induced migraine headaches. Bachmann stressed “I would like to be abundantly clear, my ability to function effectively will not affect my ability to serve as Commander-in-Chief.”

In a report on The Today Show, Kelly O’Donnell spoke with a doctor who confirmed that migraines are treatable, but are often a sign from the body that one’s stress level needs to be reduced or that they need more sleep. Bachmann insists she has maintained a full schedule on the campaign trail, and does admit “I have prescribed medication I take on occasion whenever symptoms arise and keep my migraines under control.”

O’Donnell remembered that former Republican nominee for president John McCain was consistently asked about his health and asked to produce medical records. Yet O’Donnell was still surprised that questions regarding Bachmann’s health were arising this early in the campaign.

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