I hope I have posted this correctly. I have several questions about nocturnal seizures, complex partial seizures and absence seizures. I had an MRI which came back normal but my EEG showed nocurnal activity originating in the left temporal lobe and some involement with the right. I have lost contenance several times - does this indicate grand mal? Other times my body just jerks and I feel like I have electricity going through my body. Are there different types of nocturnal seizures and if so what are the symptoms. My husband has never woken up during these episodes. Any one else experience your mate not waking up? You begin to think it is all in your head. Sometimes I will vaguely hear a gutteral sound but cannot respond to it and then realize it was coming from me. I am having alot of nightmares too. I have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder but could the anxiety attacks that I am having actually be related to the seizures? This all new to me and although I trust my doctor, it seems if I don't ask the "right" questions I don't get any answers. Right now I am taking Lamictal 250 twice a day and Trileptal 450 twice a day. I understand that a cause for an indivuals epilepsy may never be found but I also have sarcoidosis and they are thinking that that might be the cause of my seizures. I was originally taking Keppra but was taken off that.
I originally went to the neurologist because I was having symptoms of what I thought was the beginning of Alzheimer as it is in my family. I was falling for no apparent reason and I was having difficulty with my short term memory. I was transposing numbers (I work for a CPA firm) and was not reading what was really there. There are alot more symtoms but I do not want to become too lengthy.
I am 61 - I never thought about seizures especially at my age! Any input will be greatly appreciated.