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.
From 55 patients, 5 were patients with PIP and 50 controls. 31 were men, 9 had a previous history of encephalitis and 6 of status epilepticus. The mean age was 42.2 years. Mean age at epilepsy onset was 16.95 years and mean seizure frequency 5 seizures/month. The frequency of PIP was 5/55. Previous history of status epilepticus was more frequent in PIP patients than in controls. PIP patients more frequently had a non-lateralizing ictal EEG than controls.
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.