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sugar1110
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   Posted 10/21/2007 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Since I had my EEG a month or so ago, my fingers and arms sometimes twitch. I think this is what they call "myoclonic jerks"? Anyway, I'm wanting to know if these go away with the right medication/dose or if I'm stuck with them. Anybody have experience with this?
 
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djdaz_1985
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   Posted 10/22/2007 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there Sugar,

Myoclonic Jerks can be controlled by meds in most people once they find the right drug & dosage. I get the occasional (maybe once a month) jerk on the meds I am on (Carbamazipine 800mg x2) but I put up with it because it completely controls my Grand-Mal seizures. A lot of it depends on how disabling you find them. Some people live with them because they are not much trouble.

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sugar1110
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   Posted 10/22/2007 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I could put up with once a month - no problem. That's encouraging. Mine seem to be lessening in frequency and intensity as I go up on the Lamictal, so I am hopeful. Thanks. :-)

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   Posted 10/23/2007 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Your welcome. I hope things get better for you... Keep us posted!!!

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   Posted 10/24/2007 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
sugar1110,
 
We had talked in another thread about this. I am so glad the Lamictal seems to be working for you.  If it's working this quickly for you, I think you are going to have great results.  Please keep us posted.
 
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