Thanks for writing in.
You have a classic picture of what is known as temporal lobe epilepsy
. In this syndrome, patients usually have fits which involve a certain part of their body. Additionally, they also lose consciousness during these seizures.
Treatment of this condition usually involves giving anti epileptic drugs like phenytoin
and valproate. If the seizures do not get controlled by this, a surgery called medial temporal lobectomy
( which means the part of the temporal lobe towards the centre is removed)
There are a couple of things that you need to keep in mind:
a. If you are currently seizure free, then there is nothing to worry about.
b. If you are receiving anti-epileptic drugs, please take them regularly under the guidance of your physician. Never discontinue the drug on your own.
c. Further, most women with this condition have normal children. If you are wishing to conceive, please see your neurologist
and gynaecologist well in advance so that appropriate steps can be taken
Hope this helps.