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Coughing attacks and acid reflex

My close friend was diagnosed with cavernous angioma last year. He has friend tegtretol, diatlin, and now he is on keppra. He started with 1000mgs per day but still was having lots seizures. So he then took 2000mgs. Since then 4 hrs after taking his meds he get acid reflex and then goes into major coughing attacks and sometimes seizures where he has numbness on his right side of his body. His first yearly MRI  is coming up but we still feel like we have no clue  treatments or meds he's on, how to go thru day to day life or even information on it at all. Please help
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Hi there. Cavernous angioma is a vascular disorder of the central nervous system that may appear either suddenly or follow a autosomal dominant pattern. Your friend has epilepsy as the major symptom from it and hence is on anticonvulsants. The last change of drug is keppra, or levetiracetam, whose known side effects are pins and needles sensations in the extremities, anxiety and depression, headache and nausea. You could take vitamin B6 supplement to ease off the psychiatric symptoms. The acid reflux, coughing attacks and seizures occurring at the same time is highly dangerous, as your friend can aspirate pulmonary contents leading to a fatal complication with full stomach and semiconscious state called as pulmonary aspiration. Consult your neurologist for these and a change of drug if keppra is causing this. Take care.
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