Temporal lobe seizures initiate in the temporal lobes of your brain, which process emotions and are important for short-term memory. Some symptoms of a temporal lobe seizure may be related to these functions, including having odd feelings such as euphoria, deja vu or fear. A sudden sense of unprovoked fear, a feeling that what's happening has happened before. A sudden or strange odor or taste. A rising sensation in the abdomen.
Ten of 12 patients underwent long-term MTL DBS. Two of 12 patients underwent selective amygdalohippocampectomy. After mean follow-up of 31 months, one of 10 stimulated patients are seizure free, one of 10 patients had a >90% reduction in seizure frequency, five of 10 patients had a seizure-frequency reduction of 50% two of 10 patients had a seizure-frequency reduction of 30-49%; and one of 10 patients was a nonresponder.
Anticonvulsant medications may help reduce or eliminate recurrent seizures in some people. They include carbamazepine, divalproex sodium, gabapentin, lamotrigine. Temporal lobe seizures may be difficult to completely control with medication alone. It is not unusual for a person to have an occasional temporal lobe seizure despite taking the correct amount of medication.