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My son has epilepsy and usually has complex partial seizures.

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My son has epilepsy and usually has complex partial seizures. He may jump up and down for a fewbseconds. Today he bagan having eye twitching seizures maybe up to 30 lasting 1 minute. What could be causing this.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

Dr. David :

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I am sorry about your son

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is he on seizure medications?

Dr. David :

he should get his blood tested to check for low potassium and low magnesium levels

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low potassium or low magnesium levels can cause muscle spasms and twitching as well potentially

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JACUSTOMER-1ckafp7q- :

My son is on alot of medications as he has 3 cavernomas in his brain causing his epilepsy. He is on 1250mgs of epilim chrono twice daily. 1250mgs keppra twice daily 10mgs frisim twice daily and 4mgs of fycompa once a day.

Dr. David :

his epilium chrono is valproate sodium

Dr. David :

and it can cause nystagmus and eye twitching as a side effect.

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you should talk to his doctor about his as a possible side effect

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and also have his potassium and magnesium levels checked.

JACUSTOMER-1ckafp7q- :

Thankyou I will do that

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