Temporal median epilepsy is the most common form of pathology, occurring in 45% of patients with a confirmed diagnosis. It is characterized by recurrent unprovoked seizures resulting from epileptogenic activity in the temporal lobe of the brain.
Compared with other types of the disease, this form is less amenable to therapy — in 30% of clinical cases, taking anticonvulsive drugs has no desired effect. It is diagnosed mainly in childhood and adolescence.
The clinical picture first appears in children between the ages of six months to six or seven years. And it is at this stage that the disease is best corrected. However, the difficulty is that sometimes the signs are so subtle that parents do not notice them or write them off as an ordinary ailment.
In early childhood, VE can be sluggish and can manifest aggressively only in adolescence. Sometimes the disease progresses gradually.
Symptoms that indicate the onset of a temporal lobe epilepsy attack and are a reason to make an appointment for a consultation with your doctor:
• unreasonable attacks of fear, anxiety, panic attacks;
• involuntary movements of eyes, hands, head, etc.;
• inadequate actions;
• dizziness, coordination problems;
• gustatory, visual, and auditory hallucinations;
• strange speech;
• unreasonable pain in the abdomen, heart area, stool disorders.
These symptoms are characteristic of the aura before a partial seizure, which is accompanied by uncontrolled movements of the jaw, pronounced sucking reflex, swallowing, freezing in physiological posture. Sometimes seizures end in loss of consciousness. After that, the body needs time to recover.