(CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann responded Tuesday to a report that the presidential candidate frequently suffers from severe headaches that have at least three times landed her in the hospital.
At a campaign stop in South Carolina, Bachmann said she treats her migraines with medicine as needed and emphasized the rigorous pace of her campaign schedule since she entered the 2012 race.
"I'm prescribed medication that I take on occasion whenever symptoms arise and they keep my migraines under control, but I'd like to be abundantly clear, my ability to function effectively … will not affect my ability to serve as commander in chief," Bachmann said.
Campaign press secretary Alice Stewart addressed an earlier report Tuesday from the Daily Caller that said Bachmann "suffers from stress-induced medical episodes that she has characterized as severe headaches."
"Like millions of Americans, Congresswoman Bachmann suffers with migraines and they are under control when treated with medication," campaign press secretary Alice Stewart told CNN.
Former Bachmann staffers spoke anonymously to the Daily Caller regarding Bachmann's episodes and whether they could impact her bid for the White House. Some former Bachmann staffers have left the congresswoman's office on anything but good terms, and it's not clear if those speaking anonymously to the Daily Caller have an agenda in speaking out against her.
I really appreciate the comment at the end about not knowing if they've got a grudge against her or not. It's sort of a warning to listen at your own risk.
But if she does have issues with migraines that is a problem. We do not need a president that randomly has to hide in a dark room or take pain killers that will effect her judgement.
It is nice to know that she suffers the same thing she gives most people, a headache.
She doesn't HAVE migraines - SHE GIVES MIGRAINES.
This is not a scandal unless there is something about the medication, which is really none of our business.
Awwwwww - poor pitiful me.
How often would she be incapacitated and have to hand over governance to the VP? What if that red phone rings and she has a migraine? Does this just give her an excuse to duck and dodge when the going gets tuff??
Cut, Cap, Balance =
If a family signs a pledge to take on more and more kids to raise, but never get an increase in pay they must do it by cutting utilities, housing, clothes, food, etc. ALL CUTS WITH NO INCREASES - FOREVER.
Oh Michelle thats just the holy spirit taking over your body that allows you to speak in tongues, because you make absalutely no sense with the words that come out of your mouth.
That must explain her foot in mouth syndrome.
Do migraines cause delusions of grandeur?
"suffers from severe headaches that have at least three times landed her in the hospital."
That does explain her thought processes, next time she starts babbling incoherently, we will assume she is off her meds.
Wow...the sympathy card without even a claim of being victimized by something. I don't think I've seen that from a GOPer in years. Perhaps she should stop trying to play wih the big dogs and overtazing her atrophied little squirrel brain.
They can be controlled by medication and yet she has been in the hospital 3 times for them. Either the campaign lied or Bachman isn't a very good manager.Most likely -both
This just keeps getting better and better!!!!!
Are they trying to explain a way her nonsensical rambling?
She`s officially done. Mark your calendars folks. Today was the day that the wheels came off her wagon.
We had heard she was tempermental and has run through an inordinate number of staffers now we know why.
She plays fast & loose with the truth and is tempermental.
Don`t think we want this woman anywhere near the heavy machinery – – the button.
The spin from the campaign isn`t going to work. Millions of Americans ARE NOT hospitalized, MULTIPLE times over voices in their heads.
Doesn't sound like she handles stress very well.
Those aren't migraines. They're the voices in her head.
Is that the reason for her stupidity??
The lady gives me the head ache. Please Michele Bachmann go away.
Sooo! Why is this news? Millions of people get them. Waste of print space.
have em..dont wish that on anyone..
severe migraines in campaign talk means my early excuse why I have to bow out now.
It couldn't be the hypocrasy of the government handouts you've been speaking out so loudly while still taking?
It couldn't be the racial overtones you've been hinting out all while being "gansta" yourself?
It oouldn't be the blatant misleading statements and outright lies you've been spouting?
It couldn't be the closeted "reformed" husband you married?
I guess it will be the chronic migraines your being blessed with for your transgressions? If God can tell you that you should run, or marry Marcus, I'm sure he can add a little pain to your brain for your bearing false witness...........The lord works in mysterious ways America, perfect example of that here.
well, what is going to happen if she has a migraine when the phone rings at 2 o clock in the morning???
When your head is so full of delusions.....
What poetic justice because she sure gives the rest of us migraines.