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Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy

Other Names for this Disease
  • EJM
  • Janz syndrome
  • JME
  • Myoclonic epilepsy, juvenile, 1
  • Petit mal, impulsive
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  • I have juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Does the medication that I take help to cure the condition or just treat the symptoms? Will I need to take medication for the rest of my life? If I have children, will they be affected? Is it safe for me to exercise daily? Click here for answer