Posted by: Henry S. | 2009/07/29

temporal lobe epilepsy

Hi. I' ve had several problems with thoughts and thought patterns for years. I' ve seen a doctor, psychologist, and a psychiatrist. The doctor thought I might have been schizoid, but I wasn' t. The psychologist thought I was anxious and depressed, but this didn' t explain everything. The psychiatrist thought I had OCD and prescribed me medication. I recently came across some information on temporal lobe epilepsy, by chance. The symptoms seemed to be the same as mine. So, I checked out different sites on the web and several video clips, and t.l.e. sufferers seem to describe exacty what I' ve been going through. I' m not one to jump to conclusions, but the info seemed uncannily familiar. So, I wanted to ask you for your advice. Is there some questionnaire at your site (or a similar one) which I can fill in regarding t.l.e.? What is the procedure for finding out if I have it? Just ask my psychiatrist to refer me to a specialist? Thanks for your help. Henry. (P.S. I once remarked to my wife that if I do have OCD it is to keep me alert during and after the neurological storms I get  it' s a secondary problem. Many t.l.e. sufferers have similar stories. A few years back I struck the back of my head badly on concrete. Could this be the cause?)

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Hallo Henry
This is quite possible. Temporal lobe epilepsy is difficult to diagnose as you can't always see it on EEG - where do you live, maybe I can refer you to a specialist in the area?
Dr Bets

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