Hi Ladies. This is my first time posting in any epilepsy forum. I have JME and have been using Lamicatal and Clonazepam for several years now. Clonazepam has been the only medication that has successfully stopped my myoclonic jerks. Unfortunately due to this I've also lived with the side affects of the medication. In December I tried going off the medication with the guidance of my neurologist. It was a nightmare despite slowly tapering off of the medication. Once completely off I still felt horrible and the myoclonic jerks came back. My husband and I are hoping to have kids in the near future and to my knowledge it is ill advised to be taking clonazepam while pregnant. Basically in short, have any of you had success with a clonazepam substitute and withdrawing from the medication in order to have a safe pregnancy and be able to nurse? I would love to hear your insights, feedback, and thoughts. Thanks!