temporal lobe epilepsy

  1. M

    New here - possible temporal lobe simple partial seizures

    Hey everyone, I've been lurking on this site reading stories and getting some information over the last 4 months or so after starting symptoms which sounded so incredibly like many others. I'm currently waiting for a referral to go through so I am able to get a EEG to see if they can find...
  2. S

    Mother won't accept my seizure diagnosis??

    This is probably going to sound absolutely insane (which it is), but my mother doesn't want to acknowledge that I really am having temporal lobe seizures. The reason for her denial seems to be that over the past 2 years of her own health issues, she's gotten sucked a little too far into the...
  3. Howll

    Epilepsy & anxiety/OCD disorders

    So, bit of background. I'm 25, had my first ever seizure out of the blue at the age of 15. Had two more between the ages of 15-19, then nothing for almost 6 years until August 2015 where I had another grand mal tonic clonic. Needless to say, the latest one was a big shock. They had always...
  4. L

    Concentration issues after TLE seizure.

    Hello everyone! I'm Laura. I'm 29 years old, from Boise, Idaho, and have been having issues with temporal lobe epilepsy since I was 17. Yesterday morning I had a simple partial seizure followed an hour later by a complex partial seizure. Both seizures presented normally for me --the simple...
  5. P

    Best Med for Left Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    I'm looking for advice. I had been taking Keppra for about 8 years. The last couple years, I started to have strange feelings, which last year became often and even more strange. Towards the end of the year I found that they were "Partial Seizures" even though at the time I hadn't even known...
  6. S

    I'm a Epileptic

    I am currently at college studying Media L2 and i didn't have epilepsy since i was 4 and i just got it back late december. My parents didn't really talk about it as it was gone for years. This year and last year at college i have been trying to find more information on what causes the seizures...
  7. mylo

    temporal lobe epilepsy symptom?

    im bawling as i write this, i'm aware this is just a forum but i need some help... if i need to, i won't hesitate to call the crisis hotline. my question is, has anyone ever had anxiety and felt like they're losing their love for someone or something to the point that they become numb to it? a...
  8. I

    Had my first appointment with an epileptologist and...

    Hi, this is my first time posting here, but I've been watching the forum for a while. :) So after a year and a half of seeing my neuropsych, we went for a second opinion with an epileptologist. It went pretty well, and she's decided on bloodwork, an MRI, and also a prolonged video EEG (as long...
  9. CBernieBlack

    Chiari and Seizures

    Does anyone here have any Chiari malformations? Do you think they might be tied to your Epilepsy issues? Chiari malformations are abnormalities in teh back of the head where the brain and spinal cord connect. Many different types, but they basically all relate to issues during birth or early...
  10. B

    Stroke vs. Todds Paralysis

    I am new to this forum as i need some sort of support system. I was diagnosed with left sided tempotal epilepsy when i was 23. I am now 25. Since then i have been hospitalised several times for "status epilepticus". More recently i had something very scary happen. I was trying to go to sleep...
  11. D

    Could this be partial seizures or non-epileptic events

    Hi. About year ago I was diagnosed with pseudoseizures when one afternoon I started convulsing and hallucinating after taking a few hits of cannabis. Nothing was wrong with the weed itself, as I smoked more of it the next day without any negative side effects. What was strange about the...
  12. RunningGirl85

    Link between high heart rate and epilepsy?

    Okay, so this is something I had been wondering about for awhile (well, sort of).... For the past few years, my resting heart rate has been fairly high for someone who runs (there are many times it will be between 70-90 beats per minute)... It USED to run BELOW 60 beats per minute on a regular...
  13. K

    how likely is it that my brother could also have epilepsy?

    So I've heard that Epilepsy could be hereditary, and the more I read here about people's own experiences with seizures, especially temporal lobe, the more I wonder if my brother may have temporal lobe epilepsy. As far as we know, no one else in our family has ever had epilepsy, so would it be...
  14. J

    Could it be? Need advice about Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

    Hi everyone, I'm new here and am interested to know a bit more about Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. I am actually feeling quite dumbfounded at the moment as I'd never heard of it before, until recently. I have never been diagnosed with temporal lobe epilepsy but I relate to a lot of the symptoms. I...
  15. B

    Epilepsy Surgery: A Success Story

    When I was 22, I was in a state of near-constant seizing. It was terrifying, but I opted for surgery to control my seizures. I wrote an article for MTV about it - I encourage you to check it out. :) It's called "Leap Into The Unknown" on the MTV Voices UK website (though I am Canadian and had...
  16. L

    Temporal epilepsy info required

    Hi everybody, I'm new here and I'm new to the whole epilepsy thing too! I was told I have abnormal activity in the left temporal lobe region last week by a psychiatrist after I had an EEG (I initially went to him as I thought I was going crazy). However, the psychiatrist appears to be IGNORING...
  17. D

    Newly Diagnosed, Already Exhausted

    Hello. Beyond greetings, I'm really not sure where to begin, how much to include, or even what to say regarding my convoluted history with epilepsy. I'm not yet sure what to feel. I spent fourteen years (exactly half of my life) coping with bizarre episodes I now know were seizures. I was...
  18. M

    New Diagnosis, scared!

    My neurologist just called to let me know my EEG on tuesday was abnormal. Temporal Lobe? He wants me to start taking Lamictal right away for it. I have a MRI scheduled for Tuesday, and I meet with the neurologist on the 3rd. In the meantime, anyone have any advice, or anything for me to help...
  19. B

    Student life after brain surgery

    Hi everybody I'm a 23 year old student from South Africa. I've just created a blog to share how epilepsy and brain surgery has effected my student life. I see I can't post the link here yet, so I better get chatting. I had a the tip of left temporal lobe removed. I've learned so much about my...
  20. T

    Another Newbie

    Hi Everyone My partner suggested blogs and forums as a great way to find other people in my situation. I'm mid 20's just been diagnosed and had my life turned upside down. I have TLE. No Grand-Mal yet. Just Complex Partial so far. I'm getting to grips with the lingo. my partner and I have...
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