Hi there! I too, have the same type of seizures. They're known as Deja-Vu seizures.
When I get a seizure, I really don't lose control, or anything like that. It's as if you were watching an old TV, and the sound from another channel bleeds into the one you're watching. It's hard to explain. I also kind of space out. I can hear the person talking to me, but my mind locks in somewhere else - a past feeling, or something like that. Also, I get the 'de-ja-vu' feeling. People who don't have seizures get de-ja-vu every now and then, but this is different. However, after that, I lose my ability to spell, write etc., for a couple weeks - well, not entirely, but they are very sloppy!
I take Lamictal - 200mg 3x a day. It works great, but I do get the deja-vu feeing every once in a while, but not as intense. Stress seems to bring it on - not always.
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I hope this helps!
I have been experiencing Deja-Vu for a while but never associated them with a possible seizure. I had been having them quite frequently. Recently I was diagnoised ( well i say recently seems like forever now) with a right temporal lobe tumor.
They tell me that they are not sure if i am having seizures or not. I have been on keppra which didn't seem to help me. They put me on Depakote which did help but blew me up like a balloon. So they put me on Topamax to regulate my head pain /headaches and possible seizures.
There are times I have had an overwhelming sense of fear/ anger/ deja vu and then I am completely worn out the next day or that night and the next day.
They did an EEG on me but Duh they did it while i was medicated. Now I am scheduled for a 3 day EMU. Hopefully this will tell them if I am having seizures or not.
I have never mentioned the Deja vu to my neuro...should I.
Most neurologists don't refer Temporal Lobe/Partial Complex Seizures as Deja Vu seizures. Probably because their patients never thought to research it on the internet, like I did. :P So your neurologist might look at you strange if you mention it. But for me, it fits the description of my seizures better than the 'classic' Temp Lob/Part. Complex description does.
Anyways, I tried Depakote, but had to stop when I developed 'irrational behavior' issues (at work, nonetheless). I first was on Dilantin - made me feel like a zombie. Next, I took Tegretol - made me too sleepy. Then the Depakote. Now, I've been on Lamictal for 5 years and love it. I have no side effects at all. You might want to mention Lamictal to your neurologist - it's specifically for temp lobe seizures.
Sorry about your recent diagnosis. I hope all goes well. My left temporal and parietal lobe is where my damage is, which is what causes my seizures.
Hope this helps.
I had a large seizure a few months ago, and every since I have experience what some people call deja vue seizures.
They last only about a minute, panic feeling, cloudy thoughts and deja vue with a familiar smell. I have had an MRI, CAT scan and two EEG's, all coming up with no issues? After some of these seizures? I cannot remember my own name for a minute and after ten minutes my memory starts to come back.
Hi, I had the same problem, then after 3 yrs, I finally found out that I am having frontal lobe seizures, and they was able to see one on the eeg that they let me wear home. I was very angry because they kept telling me its panic attacks, well you dont have them in your sleep, so I knew that wasnt it. I am now on Keppra 500 mg twice a day and they are controlling the seizures very well. Alot of people say that keppra isnt a good pill but I feel alot better that what I did. Hope this helps. Good Luck!