It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Epilepsy Message Board

Simple partial seizures/temporal

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-11-2011, 09:06 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Colorado
Posts: 18
yorkielover007 HB User
Smile Simple partial seizures/temporal

I have had simple partial seizures on and off for 15 years. (starting around 31) I never had any before that. I don't know what triggered them at all. I've had mri's and they were mostly normal and my eeg showed right temporal abnormality with possible seizures disorder. I almost always get seizures within 39 minutes of getting up in the morning and I only get about 8 to 10 a year. But this last year and yesterday I am getting the aura and then I'm blacking out for just a short time. My husband actually saw me yesterday and was able to catch me and get me safely to the ground which I don't remember. I came to about one minute later according to him. He said my eyes remained open and fixated. He said my eyes looked very weird and I looked "dead". I have tried vimpat and keppra in the past but I didn't like the meds so for the most part I have gone without meds. I'm sure I'm perimenopausal and I know that could be triggering things and in the past my seizures have almost been right before my period. I'm scared because I have never had a seizure outside my house and I work full time and don't want to have one away from home. I don't know why I'm blacking out now. I don't have any kind of body movement, toungue biting, pants wetting etc. I am usually very tired for a day or so afterwards. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 09-22-2011, 09:06 AM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 727
sammi2 HB Usersammi2 HB Usersammi2 HB User
Re: Simple partial seizures/temporal

My first thought was, are you on any new medication? Hormones always seem to trigger a seizure for me. Do you have hypoglycemia? I have to watch my blood glucose levels in the a.m. Were you exposed to any chemicals such as paint, glues, or anything toxic? I'm sorry I can't help but hope you find help.

Old 10-14-2011, 06:11 PM   #3
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Gainesville, Ga.
Posts: 3
triggr1023 HB User
Re: Simple partial seizures/temporal

I was diaginosised complex partial seizures back in 2000. But my seizures first started back in 1997 after I gave birth to our second child. I went through three neurologist before I got the exact name of my seizures and reason why they thought they where happening. Hormone in balance. Complex Partial Seizures I Lip Smacking, and blackout like yourself my eyes will sometimes get glazed over, when I come back I am very tired. I never know when I'm going to have one. I have had Temporal Lobe surgery and was surgery free for 10yrs until they changed my medicine to Keppra and they came back with a vengance. I am now off of Keppra and on Trileptal and vimpat and doing well. They did tell me that it's possible I go through menapause mine could go away. I now have migranes and that's
my aura. Everytime I get I migrane I usually will have a seizure. I take Topamax for my migranes which seem to help but would much rather not be on any meds and be seizure free. I will be prayiing for you and your husband that you both find some answers soon.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Simple Partial Seizures? BellasMomma Epilepsy 12 12-30-2011 08:01 AM
Are these simple partial seizures? brysonsdad Epilepsy 2 05-24-2011 04:28 PM
Simple Partial Seizures notafan Epilepsy 0 03-26-2011 10:53 PM
Simple partial seizures and 24hr eeg question. whatnow44 Epilepsy 13 04-10-2010 05:00 AM
Had Complex Partial Seizures now I don't what the heck is happening? MaMa24Bellz Epilepsy 5 03-11-2009 08:52 AM
Simple Partial Seizure question SentenceDoing Epilepsy 0 03-02-2007 08:04 AM
Complex Partial/Temporal Lobe Seizures amydianne1 Epilepsy 70 03-27-2006 04:52 PM
Complex Partial Seizures and Mesial Temporal Sclerosis cardshark Epilepsy 3 03-11-2005 11:32 AM
simple partial seizures??? YogaMom Epilepsy 10 10-19-2002 08:10 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:25 AM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!