Try to videotape him on your phone or camera when these occur. I'm a nurse and you'll get the doctors attention much better if he or she sees what you do. If he's completely aware of these episodes when they happen, they're most likely not a seizure. But one can have seizures with normal EEGs. Thy taping these. They will be much more attentive.
I think meditation therapy, deep breathing exercises or Yoga are quite helpful, in addition to an understanding friend or partner, with whom one can share his feelings and words whatever.
In most cases these spasms are caused by simple potasium deficiency. Ocasionally by calcium, D3 or magnesium deficiency. What causes potassium deficiency? There are many possibilities. A benign tumor on the pancreas can stimulate insulin production, for example. High insulin levels deplete potassium. But that is only one scenario. Eating a banana before going to sleep and drinking a glass of milk will help. Alternatively get a potassium supplement from the pharmacy (Lugol's solution, for example). Potassium solutions can be HIGHLY TOXIC and cause cardiac irregularities. With Lugal's, a drop (Yup - one drop) in a liter of fluid is often enough.
He has been eating multiple bananas a day and it has not stopped or even made fewer "episodes". :/ he's also been taking magnesium tablets.
We had a 24hrs video EEG and they said they are not seizures. They think it's just stress. He is on anxiety meds(has been for months). There has to be something to stop this?...he is not able to work much less leave the house. He's 31.....so we're desperate for a solution to get him back to work and life.
I was thinking magnesium deficiency also. Having deficiencies could suggest an absorptive disease like Celiac, although also alcoholics don't eat right and can have deficiencies like that. Just some thoughts without a complete history.