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July 21, 2011


Bachmann Rolls Out Migraine Defense

It seems Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-MN) campaign team is taking Karl Rove's advice when it comes to responding to allegations that the presidential contender suffers from debilitating migraine headaches. Politico reports that Bachmann "released a letter from the attending physician to the Congress attesting to her 'overall ... good general health.'"

"Dr. Brian Monahan wrote he has extensively evaluated Bachmann, in consultation with a neurologist, and found that she is able to control it with as-needed doses of sumatriptan, which is used to treat migraine pain, and odansetron, an anti-nausea drug... Monahan described Bachmann's diagnosis as 'migraine headaches with aura,' a reference to the minority of migraine sufferers who experience perceptual disturbances, such as visual changes or strange smells, in advance of their attacks."

Meanwhile, the Des Moines Register runs the story on Bachmann's migraines on the front page for the second straight day.












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