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First Aid For Complex Partial Psychomotor Temporal Lobe 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
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
I had surgery on my right temporal lobe to remove effected area of seizures on 10/21/13. The right side of my face is tingly. Will it get better?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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