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Doctor insights on: First Aid For Complex Partial Psychomotor Temporal Lobe Seizures

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Ive had fasiculations for 2 years, worsened by bright florescent lighting. I have a DVA in temporal lobe. Am i actually having simple partial seizures?

Ive had fasiculations for 2 years, worsened by bright florescent lighting. I have a DVA in temporal lobe. Am i actually having simple partial seizures?

Electroencephalogram: The best way to evaluate if you are having simple partial seizures is to consult a neurologist and have an EEG. It is essential that the EEG be done while you are having the twitching. If no twitching occurs during the routine EEG, then arrange for a prolonged study in the lab or an ambulatory EEG, which can record over a 24 hour period. ...Read more

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


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I have an extreme pulsating/tingling sensation in my right temple. Im a 33 y/o f with an arachnoid cyst at my skull base (benign) with partial seizures in my temporal lobe. I take 200 mg of topamax 2x daily. hope this helps. ?

I have an extreme pulsating/tingling sensation in my right temple. Im a 33 y/o f with an arachnoid cyst at my skull base (benign) with partial seizures in my temporal lobe. I take 200 mg of topamax 2x daily. hope this helps. ?

Go to the ER: I would imagine that you have been to the emergency room many times in the past. However, in a situation like this, I would not hesitate to order a CT scan of your head if you presented to my emergency room in order to make sure that you do not have hydrocephalus, which can be life-threatening. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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I have temporal lobe seizures. An MRI now showed brain atrophy. What could be the cause?

I have temporal lobe seizures. An MRI now showed brain atrophy. What could be the cause?

Vascular disease: Atrophy means the brain is shrinking or aging inappropriately. Get in a good physicians care for definitive diagnosis and treatment. Make sure you are on a well balanced diet. ...Read more

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I have temporal lobe epilepsy, and after a seizure I am exhausted for days. Normal?

I have temporal lobe epilepsy, and after a seizure I am exhausted for days. Normal?

Can be: Depends partly upon whether your seizures "generalize" (turn into a convulsion). If so, being tired for a day or two would be common. For a complex partial seizure, usually folks recover more swiftly, but occasionally i see a patient who takes longer than normal to recover. ...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 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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Olfactory hallucinations treated w AED. Could intense feeling of jamais vu followed by GI upset be another symptom of temporal lobe seizures?

Olfactory hallucinations treated w AED. Could intense feeling of jamais vu followed by GI upset be another symptom of temporal lobe seizures?

Yes: The seizure aura is different for different patients. A seizure can be followed by confusion, headache, nausea, etc. See a neurologist to undergo an EEG test as well as a full neurological evaluation. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/epilepsy.html ...Read more

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What to do for rage outbursts most probably stemed from temporal lobe epilepsy?Is controlling the seizure better with different medicine to reduce it?

What to do for rage outbursts most probably stemed from temporal lobe epilepsy?Is controlling the seizure better with different medicine to reduce it?

Change in treatment.: Hello and thanks for using healthtap. Psychological changes related to temporal lobe epilepsy, including rage, are related mostly to lymbic system involvement by seizures. These changes are known as interictal syndrome. Better control of seizures should minimize these behavioral changes too. If rage outbursts happen don't correspond with seizures activity, then Psychiatrist evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Does nocturnal temporal lobe epilepsy disappear? I have no seizures since 7 years. The seizures were 40 seconds long. I've always taken carbamazepine.

Does nocturnal temporal lobe epilepsy disappear? I have no seizures since 7 years.
The seizures were 40 seconds long. I've always taken carbamazepine.

Can: Most large studies of withdrawing seizure medicines were done at the 2 yr seizure-free mark. Evaluation by a neurologist can help evaluate the risk of tapering off. Eeg and MRI along with the history and exam help determine chances of success. If it's the genetic nocturnal tle, then recurrence would be likely off aeds. ...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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I believe I might have Temporal Lobe Seizures. ?

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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4 yr old has migrational abnormality in right temporal lobe of her brain that causes behavioral problems & seizures.Anything else it can cause?

Developmental delays: can occur. Right temporal lobe seizures can cause visual-spatial memory abnormalities. Depending on the structures involved, sensory processing difficulties may occur. This child qualifies for Early Childhood Special Education Services for " Other Health Impairment". Call your school district's Child Find Team for a developmental evaluation. A Chromosomal Microarray may reveal a genetic cause. ...Read more

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Malformation in temporal lobe bleeding into brain & seizures 25 y.O male. Diagnosed with blue rubber bleb nevous syndrome 15yr ago.

Likely Connected: .Patients had focal seizures or neurologic symptoms due to compression. Due to its rarity, it is unclear whether cerebral venous malformations lead to hemorrhage. More recently it has been recognized that the number of affected organs is larger and that brbns includes central nervous system vascular malformations. ...Read more

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