Thank you for posting your query.
Jerks in your son could be related to the myoclonic epilepsy
, and is well treatable with medications.
The drug of choice for this condition is sodium valproate
(epilim), which your son is already taking. However, it may be required for a long time, at least 3-5 years.
The pain near elbow is unrelated, and may be related to local injury or sprain. If needed, analgesics such as ibuprofen
may be given.
Tremors of hands could be related to anxiety
or weakness. In rare cases, epilim can also cause tremors as a side effect. Please discuss this with his neurologist
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad