Bachmann suffers from high heel migraines?

19 Jul

Reportedly Republican Tea Party (GOTP) presidential hopeful, Michele (Krazy) Bachmann suffers from migraine headaches so intense she at times has sought emergency medical treatment? But of course she denies that the blinding headaches, which have sent her to the hospital emergency room, would not prevent her from serving as president if elected, because “like” they’ve never stopped her from achieving anything else in her life.

“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,” Bachmann (Krazy) said in a statement. She described the headaches as “easily controlled with medication.”

Wait a minute, you’ve been forced to go to the emergency room because the migraines were so intense, but they don’t impede your judgment because of the meds?

Apparently some of her staffers disagree with the Congresswoman’s opinion, including one who said Krazy (Bachmann) “carries and takes all sorts of pills” for the headaches, and that the condition at times rendered her “incapacitated”.

Another staffer said, “When she gets them, frankly, she can’t function at all. It’s not like a little thing with a couple Advils. It’s bad.”

Of course, Bachmann’s (Krazy’s) campaign and family members have strongly disputed everything.

“She would not in any respect meet the definition for not having capacity in one of these episodes,” Krazy’s (Bachmann’s) son, Dr. Lucas Bachmann, a medical resident at the University of Connecticut who is pursuing a specialty in psychiatry, said in a telephone interview. “She is probably not going to run a mile, but in terms of being able to engage, she can comprehend and assess information — without a doubt.”

OK, wait a minute; let me clean up the soda I just sprayed all over my key board when I read Krazy’s son is studying psychiatry … there that’s better. But, wait another minute; her son – the med student – says she’s OK, so, that clearly means there’s no problem?

Dr. Bachmann, who reportedly does not treat his mother, said she had suffered from migraines — a chronic disorder characterized by moderate to severe headaches and often nausea — for about 15 years. She takes “standard migraine treatment medications,” he said.

The reported drugs included one intended to reduce pressure inside the cranium, and an anti-nausea drug to reduce vomiting that is sometimes a side effect of migraine headaches. Krazy has also been prescribed prophylactic medication to prevent the episodes; on occasion, when they are particularly severe, she has sought emergency medical treatment in urgent care centers, where her son said she had received non-narcotic injections and been monitored by doctors. Of course if she can’t find any of these meds she can always ask Rush to help her out.

The Daily Caller reported Krazy has blamed the headaches on uncomfortable high-heeled shoes, which the newspaper said was an implausible explanation. But Dr. Bachmann said that his mother had, in fact, noticed “a correlation” between the headaches and days when she wears heels.

“The truth is she wears high heels all the time and she doesn’t get migraines,” he said. “But she has found a correlation, though a correlation does not necessarily equal causation. It’s an unknown cause.”

So, Krazy suffers from very debilitating migraine headaches she claims are caused by wearing high heel shoes which she continues to wear any way while taking medication and none of this should – in any way – affect her ability to be president? I’m not sure which is more troubling; that she suffers from debilitating migraines and says they won’t affect her ability to make decisions of life and death, peace and war, or that she believes wearing high heels causes them and then continues to wear high heels?

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Posted by on July 19, 2011 in 2012 Election


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One response to “Bachmann suffers from high heel migraines?

  1. glv

    July 19, 2011 at 18:23

    OK. When i first saw the headlines, without reading further, I had a little sympathy for her as a fellow migraine sufferer. And it’s not a fun disease even if I have only gone to the emergency room once some years ago when the four advil I took while waiting did the trick before I got treated. Anyway, it’s also somewhat embarrassing as a male because, while there are a lot of male sufferers, it is more common in women. This is important because I now understand the reason is that we just don’t wear high heels as often. So, I’ve sworn off high heels and hopefully I’ll get better.


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