Bachmann responds to migraine story

WASHINGTON – Responding to a story that alleges she’s a heavy user of prescription drugs, Rep. Michele Bachmann confirmed today that she suffers from migraines and takes prescription medication to treat them. But the GOP presidential candidate said the drugs would not affect her ability to serve as president, if elected.

The report published by the conservative Daily Caller said Bachmann suffered from “debilitating” migraines brought on by stress that required “all sorts of pills” to control. The Daily Caller’s story relied on three unnamed sources who were granted anonymity due to the “great professional risk” of sharing the information.

In a statement to reporters, Bachmann, who currently represents Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, said she suffered from migraines, “like nearly 30 million other Americans.”

“I have prescription medication that I take whenever symptoms arise and they keep the migraines under control,” Bachmann said. “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.”