My ex-husband has had epilepsy from the age of 20 and is now approaching 58. During this time his seizures have been for the most part well controlled with phenytoin. He only had an occasional seizure whilst asleep, or occasional petit mal seizures whilst falling to or waking from sleep.
In 2012 he underwent HIFU treatment for prostate cancer, which was not totally successful and now faces further more aggressive treatment. In addition to this he is now suffering with dizziness and balance problems which would make a passerby think he was drunk. He also has spasms in his limbs which he describes as feeling like an electric shock travelling through his limbs.
My question is: Could this balance/spasm issue be a long term effect of his epilepsy – or could it be another neurological condition? He has also lost a lot of weight – should his medication be adjusted due to this weight loss. I have asked /told him to see his GP – but with everything that is going on he seems reluctant and seems to be burying his head in the sand.