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How often do juvenile myoclonic epilepsy seizures happen?

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Seizures often happen within 30 minutes to an hour of waking up in the morning or after a nap. A cluster of myoclonic jerks may be a warning sign that a tonic-clonic seizure is coming.

From: What Is Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Epilepsy Foundation: “Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy,” “Absence Seizures,” “Tonic-Clonic Seizures.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Electroencephalogram (EEG).”

NIH Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center: “Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.”

Medscape: “Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Workup.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Epilepsy Foundation: “Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy,” “Absence Seizures,” “Tonic-Clonic Seizures.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Electroencephalogram (EEG).”

NIH Genetic and Rare Disease Information Center: “Juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.”

Medscape: “Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy Workup.”

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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