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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
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
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
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
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?
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
Olfactory hallucinations treated w AED. Could intense feeling of jamais vu followed by GI upset be another symptom of temporal lobe seizures?
I am on keppra (levetiracetam) for temporal lobe seizures but it makes me angry and emotionally numb. Any medicine with fewerpsychological symptoms?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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