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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...

Can one be diagnosed with epilepsy after one seizure in their sleep to later find out they had a wrong diagnosis even though 1 EEG was positive. 1 neg?

Common question. Epilepsy is a clinical condition of a risk for recurrent seizures. A single seizure is not epilepsy. Eeg does not diagnose epilepsy. It is a tool used by an experienced neurologist to help with clinical decision making. The diagnosis of epilepsy is a clinical decision based on thorough evaluation of many factors. Some use the concept of increased risk or low seizure threshold. Read more...
Maybe. Nocturnal convulsions occur frequently in epilepsy. Convulsions occur secondary to abnormal electrical firing of nerve cells. But epilepsy is a condition where these discharges are initiated spontaneously in the brain. Abnormal eegs reflect abnormal electrical function which may occur with non-epileptic conditions as well as epilepsy. Even known epileptics may have normal eegs. See neurologist. Read more...

Can you tell me if somebody has seizures during sleep, is it epilepsy or partial epilepsy?

Epilepsy. Partial epilepsy merely describes a focal onset event, and repetitive seizures of any type need to be treated. See a neurologist and get started. Read more...