Hi Mr Joseph,
Thank you for posting your query.
Epilepsy is a chronic disease and needs life-long treatment.
JME is a type of generalized epilepsy, where the sufferer may have jerks of limbs, mostly on awakening and after sleep deprivation
It is well treatable with medications. Sodium valproate
is the drug of choice, however, in women, we tend to avoid it, as it may adversely affect the pregnancy
is a safe and effective drug, with no significant adverse effects. The dose she is taking is adequate.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad