About Bachmann’s Migraines…
I have refrained from commenting on this one because I really dislike the anonymously-sourced hit piece, especially from former aides, that are all too common in politics today, but it seems that Michele Bachmann has done the right thing that that should, if the media is reasonably responsible (ha ha), put this story to rest.
She’s released a letter from the Attending Physician of the US Congress, Dr. Brian P. Monahan, on his official letterhead. The text, if you don’t wanna click over there to read it, says:
Dear Congresswoman Bachmann –
The enclosed summary regarding your experience of migraine headaches is provided to you as per your request. You are overall in good general health.
You have a well-established diagnosis of migraine headaches with aura for which you have had an extensive evaluation by both my office and by a board certified consulting neurologist. Your evaluation has entailed detailed labwork and brain scans all of which were normal. Your migraines occur infrequently and have known trigger factors of which you are aware and know how to avoid. When you do have a migraine, you are able to control it well with as-needed sumatriptan and odansetron. It has not been necessary for you to take daily scheduled medications to manage this condition. You have not needed medical attention from me regarding your migraines with the use of the above-mentioned commonly used therapies.
Brian P. Monahan, MD, MACP
To be perfectly honest, if lefty icon FDR could serve as President when he was paralyzed from the waist down, I see absolutely no reason Michele Bachmann couldn’t serve as well with infrequent and well-controlled migraines.
Of course, the leftymedia will probably continue to flog this story, but what else do you expect from them?