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I have temporal lobe epilepsy. And a few other disorders such as idiopathic hypersomulence, restless leg syndrome. Now have diagnosis of brain atrophy?

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Dr. Christopher Wilson
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Maybe due to meds

Some of the anticonvulsants may cause atrophy in certain locations.
Or perhaps you had a scan on a higher strength MRI that gave a better picture of your temporal lobe and the atrophy has been there all along and is really sclerosis (scar).

In brief: Maybe due to meds

Some of the anticonvulsants may cause atrophy in certain locations.
Or perhaps you had a scan on a higher strength MRI that gave a better picture of your temporal lobe and the atrophy has been there all along and is really sclerosis (scar).
Dr. Christopher Wilson
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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
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In brief: Depends!!

Some mild degree of atrophy occurs in seizure disorders and may not be symptomatic with the combination you mentioned a visit to a neurologist is in order.Restless leg syndrome may or may not be relevant ?!

In brief: Depends!!

Some mild degree of atrophy occurs in seizure disorders and may not be symptomatic with the combination you mentioned a visit to a neurologist is in order.Restless leg syndrome may or may not be relevant ?!
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