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.
In the mid-1960s the Institute of Neurology also applied stereotactic techniques to make lesions in the amygdalo-hippocampal region for temporal lobe epilepsy and in the central median nucleus of the thalamus for generalized seizures.Several hundred epilepsy patients were operated at these two centers in the fifties and sixties.As in the rest of the world, epilepsy surgery fell into disrepute in India also primarily because of poor results from improper localization of epileptic focus.
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.