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Well I’m sad and glad to say I’m headed to Chicago for inpatient care at the diamond headache clinic. Happy because they should be able to get my month and a half constant 8-10 pain scale migraine under control. Sad because my husband and I had many plans this weekend. I’m trying to be grateful and mostly succeeding 🙂 have a great weekend everyone!!

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  • deborahvan-der-harst
    4 years ago

    Hi, I live in the Chicago area and was admitted to the Presence St. Joseph Hospital for 7 days by my doctor who works at the Diamond Headache Clinic.
    The first 3 days were brutal, and I developed a Deep Vein Thrombosis in my arm from a PICC line (no good veins left for an I.V. port), but I would go back in a heartbeat if I ever had intractable migraine pain again.

    I’d be interested in hearing about your experience when you have recovered. It took a few weeks for my energy to return after 6 days of DHE treatment.

    Best regards

  • Janet
    4 years ago

    I am originally from Chicago..moved to Las Vegas in in Atlanta for grandchildren for the last 2 years..possibly headed back.

    I spent 9 days inpatient at the diamond headache clinic from December 2-11. 2004… I left with a great plan. Feeling better without a doubt. Unfortunately I let my new neurologist in Las Vegas talk me out of the carefully planned out treatment for migraines because my new doc said the drugs I was given were old and archaic ..newer stuff and better. He was dead wrong… I feel you will get outstanding treatment. I would love to near how it goes for you. The doc I had left and went to Baylor in Texas….but should I ever decide to go back to diamond..Merle Diamond would be my doc of choice. It’s a fabulous,our program and you’ll meet so many just like you.

    Hope it goes great..will watch to see what you post.
    Janet Jones

  • Lauwah
    4 years ago

    Hi. Hope you are feeling better. Can you post how your appointment went? I’m in the Chicago suburbs and have wondered about that facility.


  • Janet
    4 years ago

    Don’t wonder Laurie..get on the wait won’t be sorry.
    Janet Jones
    I lived in the northwest suburbs of Chicago my entire life til moving to Las Vegas in 1992 for the. Enter ment of health for our children and myself.

  • Jenn Lebowitz
    4 years ago


    Thank you so much for sharing your story with us. We are thinking of you and hope the appointment went very well! Please do feel free to keep us posted!


    Jenn (Community Manager,

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