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If the doctor finds temporal lobe seizures, can i drive? What are the legal/medical issues? I have never had an accident from this.

If the doctor finds temporal lobe seizures, can i drive? What are the legal/medical issues? I have never had an accident from this.

Depends on state law: Each state has different laws regarding driving privileges for patients with seizures. See a neurologist to review your diagnosis and its implications for driving. http://www.nhtsa.gov/People/injury/olddrive/Seizures%20Web/index.html ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Seizures (Uncontrollable Jerking Of Limbs) (Definition)

A seizure is a symptom in which a person has a convulsion or epileptic attack, usually involving jerking movements of the head, limbs, and rest of the body. It represents abnormal brain function, and can be caused by fever (mainly in young children), by brain infections or tumors, by drug abuse or overdoses, by chemical imbalances, sleep deprivation, etc. ...Read more


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What can be done for temporal lobe seizures?

What can be done for temporal lobe seizures?

It depends: Temporal lobe epilepsy is an old term for a partial seizure that seems to come from a temporal lobe region of the brain. It can be simple, complex, or can secondarily generalize. Initially a good quality eeg and MRI will help to localize and characterize the process. Initial trial of medication is appropriate, and consideration of epilepsy surgery is appropriate. Some cases are very difficult. ...Read more

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Is the absence seizures coming from the temporal lobe?

Is the absence seizures coming from the temporal lobe?

Complex partial szs.: These previously were termed "temporal lobe epilepsy", and the temporal lobe is involved, especially in case of congenital or acquired, "mesial temporal sclerosis". So, in part, your seizures emanate there, and this could be a site of surgical intervention in some cases. We also are aware of more widespread provocation over the circuitry called the limbic area, so it may not be so anatomic. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of EEG for a temporal lobe seizure?

What is the purpose of EEG for a temporal lobe seizure?

Locate focus: Eeg- electroencephalography is utilized in temporal lobe seizures and other seizure disorders to localize the focus of the seizure. Sometimes when the focus is found, there may be a surgical solution for the seizure and the focus can be removed. ...Read more

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Can pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause temporal lobe seizures?

Can pristiq (desvenlafaxine) cause temporal lobe seizures?

Pristiq (desvenlafaxine): There were some cases of pre-marketing seizures in clinical studies. Some people have developed seizures when discontinuing pristiq (desvenlafaxine). However, i haven't read any literature reporting temporal lobe seizures. ...Read more

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What happens to the brain during a temporal lobe seizure?

What happens to the brain during a temporal lobe seizure?

Electric storm: The brain is controlled by electrical impulses. These are usually well regulated and are very nicely controlled by brain circuits. When these impulses get out of control, then the brain reacts by producing dramatic behavioral events that are seen as seizures. If the region of irritation is from the temporal lobe, then the behavior may be very complex and difficult to manage. ...Read more

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I believe I might have Temporal Lobe Seizures. ?

I believe I might have Temporal Lobe Seizures.
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Advice: If you have episodes of altered consciousness, this needs to be fully explored and diagnosed. You will need a neurologist to work with. Schedule an appointment. In meantime, do not drive, operate power equipment, do activities at heights. ...Read more

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Are there common triggers for temporal lobe seizures?

Are there common triggers for temporal lobe seizures?

Temporal lobe sz.: Intense emotions, medications/illicit substances/medical conditions, changes in intensity of perceptions such as sound/light/temperature, are few examples. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a seizure while the neurosurgeons are working on my temporal lobe?

What happens if I have a seizure while the neurosurgeons are working on my temporal lobe?

Depends on severity: Seizures during brain surgery are rare due to the presence of anesthesia but if a seizure did occur during a surgery, the brain pressures could increase and hence be life threatening. Most neurosurgeons are properly trained to deal with the situation but a very large seizure during surgery could be life threatening. As your physician for more details. ...Read more

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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Convulsion (Definition)

Convulsions are rhythmic contractions of all muscles in the body, which create a violent rhythmic motion. A common type of convulsion is ...Read more