Autosomal dominant nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy?

Seizures at night. A genetic form of epilepsy with onset in childhood, associated with clusters of seizures most nights, during sleep. Seizures are from the frontal lobe and often involve wild movements of the arms and legs. Need to try prevent injury from seizures. Treatable condition with antiseizure medications, but often difficult to control completely. Sometimes improves in adulthood.

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Autosomal dominant risk for nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy?

Nocturnal seizures. Adfle is an epileptic disorder that causes frequent, violent seizures during sleep. These seizures often involve complex motor movements. Vocalizations such as shouting, moaning or crying are also common. Adfle is often diagnosed as nightmares. Attacks often occur in clusters and typically begin in childhood. Read more...

My doctor thinks I have nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy, so I'm going to have an EEG. Nobody in my family has this though. Why would I have this?

Epilepsy. Epilepsy may be inherited , however in some forms of epilepsy, there is no apparent underlying cause. This kind of epilepsy is called idiopathic epilepsy. Continue to see the neurologist and get evaluated. Best wishes. Read more...
Frontal lobe. epilepsy is the most common type (after temporal lobe) featuring partial seizures. While it can run in families other causes include birth defects of brain tissue/dysplasia, abnormal blood vessels, old trauma, scars from prior infections. In about half of cases, though, no cause is determined. Treatment is quite effective with appropriate medications. Though scary, if diagnosed, you can manage it. Read more...

Frontal lobe epilepsy deja vu?

Distorted memory. Deja vu is a false feeling of familiarity. It occurs when one feels that a situation or location is familiar even though it hasn't been previously experienced. It can be thought of as a brief malfunction of the memory system where the timing of the event gets assigned as if it occurred in the past making it seem like an old memory. It occurs more commonly in temporal lobe epilepsy. Read more...

Frontal lobe epilepsy like deja vu?

Distorted memory. Deja vu is a false feeling of familiarity. It occurs when one feels that a situation or location is familiar even though it hasn't been previously experienced. It can be thought of as a brief malfunction of the memory system where the timing of the event gets assigned as if it occurred in the past making it seem like an old memory. It occurs more commonly in temporal lobe epilepsy. Read more...

Might frontal lobe epilepsy be related to asperger's syndrome?

Don't Think So. I am not aware of an increased incidence of seizures among people with asperger's syndrome. Read more...
Aspergers. You have lots of good questions by the way. But no, it is very unlikely they are related. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds. Read more...

Is numbness in left site of body in a few seconds related to frontal lobe epilepsy?

Could be sensory sz. But other causes exist, and your doctor's exam can point the way. An EEG might display to activity, and anti-seizure meds, if appropriate, could prevent future spells. Read more...

What is frontal lobe epilepsy?

Frontal lobe seizure. Frontal lobe epilepsy (fle) refers to epilepsy where the seizure focus is located in the frontal lobes. Because the frontal lobes are involved in so many functions the symptoms of fle can be very varied and can include motor, emotional and cognitive symptoms. Fle can also be difficult to diagnose. See http://www.Epilepsy.Com/epilepsy/epilepsy_frontallobe for more information. Read more...

Can I drive if frontal lobe epilepsy?

Depends. It depends on both the nature of the seizures and the local driving regulations. Seizures that don't affect awareness, consciousness or muscle control may not impact driving. See the following link for state-by-state regulations and you should speak with your doctor. http://www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/rights_driving. Read more...