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Lack of sleep, feel Jerked in left hand and leg, with blinking in eye, taking Valparin. Is this curable?

hello doctor...i gt jerks sometimes whn thr is a lack of sleep....i got jerks mostly on my left hand and leg..n.tht time i sweats. n my eyes blink several times...nthng mre thn tht....i m having tablets frm past 13 years tht is valparin 200 mg.but bcoz of tht tablet i gt periods in 4 -5 month...rite nw i m 26 year old . n my parents are worried fr my cn ths type of epilipsy is curable ...
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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You have not mentioned what kind of seizure you suffered and the year of last episode of convulsion you experienced. You have been taking this medicine for quite many years .The jerks which you mentioned need to be be discussed with your docter because they could be the side effect or uncontrolled sezuire activity.If this is a side effcts the you need to get your investigation like EEG done again to see if the seizure activity persists if its not then there could be a possibilty of stopping the medication but only under strict supervision of your docter.
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Answered: Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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