GOP presidential candidate Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on Tuesday refuted a news report that the migraine headaches she suffers are occasionally incapacitating.
“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 said in a statement.
Bachmann's statement came in response to claims that she suffers from stress-related headaches that "can 'incapacitate' her for days at time" and have several times led to hospitalization, The Daily Caller reports.
"She has terrible migraine headaches. And they put her out of commission for a day or more at a time," an adviser involved with Bachmann's 2010 congressional campaign told The Daily Caller. "They level her. They put her down. It’s actually sad. It’s very painful." Bachmann's headaches are "so bad and so intense" that she "has to take these pills wherever she goes.”
Bachmann said, "I have prescription medication that I take whenever symptoms arise and they keep the migraines under control."