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House physician: Bachmann is able to control migraines

The physician in the House of Representatives, Brian Monahan, MD, has released a letter concerning Michele Bachmann's migraines.

Monahan states that Bachmann's migraines are under control and infrequent, adding that she does not take daily medication.

Dear Congresswoman Bachmann:

The enclosed summary regarding your experience of migraines is provided to you as per your request. You are in overall good general health.

You have a well established diagnosis of migraines with aura for which you have had extensive evaluation by both my office and a consulting neurologist. Your evaluation has entailed detailed lab work 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 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