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Brain injury. Partial seizures activity. Sharp pain, bad memory. What now?

Hello, My name is Sean and I have been dealing with a brain injury since 1997 when I was in a car accident. since then I have traveled to Montreal for lots of testing and 2 surgeries on my right temporal lobe (resection). They were seeing activity on both the right and left temporal lobe. The simple partial seizures were so small that I was not seeing most of them myself. I am not having any trouble with the right side now. I am taking Vimpat 300mg and Keppra 2500mg to control the seizure activity but I am having some seizures still and all the pain after the seizures is on the left side. I am also having 6-10 left pains on the left everyday. The pains are very sharp. I am not seeing any seizure activity with the pain but these pains are the very same as the pains after a seizure. I am very active considering what I have to deal with. I have not worked or been able to drive in 5 years. My memory is bad and is getting worse. I love life so never have any negative thoughts. I like hearing any thoughts on my troubles. Thank You
Asked On : Sat, 2 Jun 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I have noted your symptoms and appreciate your courage & positive thinking.

You have done quite well considering the severe head injury about 17 years ago.

Your symptoms suggest that you are still having minor sensory seizures. You would benefit from adjusting the dose of anti-epileptic medications. I would urge you to discuss these issues with your neurologist.

I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.

Wishing you good health,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
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