Has anyone had experience with deja vu seizures? I am going in for testing soon to find out if this is what's going on with me. I have had consecutive episodes numbering 15 at a time and afterward I feel altered, I don't want to talk etc etc. I will be going in for an EEG. Any input is appreciated.
Temporal lobe seizures are due to abnormal electrical activity in the temporal lobe. Sometimes these seizures are caused by an abnormality in the temporal lobe, such as a tiny scar or tumor, but often no identifiable cause is found.
Temporal lobe seizures frequently are preceded by an aura, which is caused by an electrical discharge. Auras can consist of a sudden sense of unprovoked fear, a deja vu experience. The aura is actually a small seizure itself.
These seizures are characterized by one- to two-minute episodes of loss of awareness or contact with your surroundings. During the seizure, you may smack your lips, swallow repeatedly or pick at things with your fingers(automatisms).
You may be confused for a few minutes and may have difficulty speaking. You may not be able to recall the events that occurred during their temporal lobe seizure.
This may appear to be deliberate to others who may not know that you are experiencing this.
I have had deja vu episodes for about 25 years. The most annoying thing about it is the wierd feeling afterwoods, just kind of out of it feeling. The deja vu is like a warning & if left untreated can lead to a grand mal, which is a fit & this can be dangerous.However- treated with the right medication one can lead a normal life. I am on Tegretol which is very suitable for me,I believe you need to try a few to find the right medication for you as I tried Dilantin & it made me very incoherrant. I don't have to worry about it at all anymore & just pop a pill morning & night to take care of it. I have had 2 boys & niether of them have had epilepsy. I have had a number of cat scans etc' & never found any scar or damage to the brain so it is still a mystery as to why I have it. I do however have a sleeping problem & put that down to getting that from my mother as she also had trouble sleeping well. I would suggest trying to get good sleep & even a nap during the day can help, try not to stress over things & find the right med's for it. Try not to find the whole epilepsy thing worrying,it can be very easy to deal with if you keep in mind that everyone is different, I have kidney stones & that is far more of a worry for me, lol I hope this helps & Good luck!
Thank you for your response - I don't know quite yet if its seizures or not but I do have a tumor and aneurysm so they could be the cause and I was knocked unconscious a while back when I fell and hit the back of my head. The doc did discuss medication with me and if that is what is going on it may be a easy answer to all my other symptoms. That would be wonderful.
I have them I am in two places at once it is a weird feeling. I take keppra and klonipin (klonopin). I can't drive without eeg's done every few months. I used to have up to 10 to 20 a day when I was younger. Now the meds control it. It is reported to the state by your doctor.
It was like I was two people in the same room, I knew when they were coming and I layed down or put my head down. When I was driving I would pull over. I don't get them now. They are temoral lobe seizures.I could be back 10 years ago and in the present at the same time. As long as I stay on my meds. I am fine. They used to scare me when I was a child I had the ones where I went to the floor. I grew out of them then I started getting the others. Now, nothing as I stated if i took my meds.
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