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I Have Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy

A Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy anonymous support group with information on diagnosis, treatment, symptoms, along with personal stories and experiences with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy. You're not alone. 29 People

    I'm 22 years of age and have had Juvenile

    Myoclonic Epilepsy since I was formally diagnosed when I was fourteen. Before that, I was just having Abscence seizure so they weren't officially sure what kind of epilepsy I had. Then when I was fourteen, I had a Myoclonic jerk in my grandma's kitchen and threw the cereal box...
    Kida07 Kida07 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2014

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    Jme

    I am in high school and I was just recently diagnosed with JME after having a seizure in class. When I went back to school a few days later I talked to a teacher and asked her for work I had missed and let her know that my doctors told me to avoid computers until they did me EEG...
    Ambrielle Ambrielle 18-21 2 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    My Jme Nightmare

    I was diagnosed with JME in seventh grade after having a seizure at school. I was put in the hospital and endured several days of humiliating tests and finally got a diagnosis that would change my life. That was seventeen years ago. Now I am thirty and the divorced mother of...
    kkoc1027 kkoc1027 26-30 1 Response Aug 13, 2012

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    I Was 11 When My Symptoms Began

    Puberty is such a weird time for most children. Our body are going to changes that come so rapidly. Well this was the time my twitches began. I thought my twitches were "normal" and that they happened to everyone. I would find that when i would wake up for school my arms would...
    sescoto sescoto 16-17 4 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    I'm 18. I had myoclonic jerks in the mornings

    throughout years of barely sleeping since I was 14. In early 2012 i had my first seizure at home getting ready for a school trip. I was so upset because I had been wanting to learn to drive for so long like all my friends and now I'd have to wait a whole year. I cleared up my...
    ssssmills ssssmills 18-21, F May 21, 2014

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