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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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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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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 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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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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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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