Objective: We analysed the recovery function of somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) in juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) patients. We hypothesized that there may be disinhibition in the recovery of SEPs at 20-100 ms intervals in JME patients. Methods: We recorded SEPs and SEP recovery in 19 consecutive patients with JME admitted for a routine follow-up examination, and in a control group composed of 13 healthy subjects who were similar to the patient group regarding age and sex. The recovery function of SEPs was examined using paired stimuli at 30, 40, 60, and 100 ms intervals. Results: The amplitudes of N20-P25 and P25-N33 components were higher in patients with JME. Ten patients had high-amplitude SEPs. By paired stimulation, there was inhibition of SEPs in both groups. The mean recovery percentages of N20-P25 and P25-N33 components at 30, 40, 60, and 100 ms were not different between healthy subjects and patients with JME. Conclusions: The recovery function of SEP is normal in JME even in the presence of high-amplitude SEPs.