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I was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy. Are seizures more likely to happen at night or in the afternoon?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
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In brief: Myoclonic seizures

are most likely to occur around the time of awakening.
Other seizure types associated with JME can occur in sleep more than when awake (focal seizures, GTC, secondarily generalized GTC) Absence seizures tend to be brought out by hyperventilation if they occur at all. No two cases, to me, are identical making diagnosis a bit tricky. Best of luck. (Treat with Depakote, Keppra (levetiracetam) or Lamictal)

In brief: Myoclonic seizures

are most likely to occur around the time of awakening.
Other seizure types associated with JME can occur in sleep more than when awake (focal seizures, GTC, secondarily generalized GTC) Absence seizures tend to be brought out by hyperventilation if they occur at all. No two cases, to me, are identical making diagnosis a bit tricky. Best of luck. (Treat with Depakote, Keppra (levetiracetam) or Lamictal)
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