From the sound of things, you seem to be having seizures that are very similar to mine, in many respects (please see "littlesisser8" above). I was diagnosed with clustering SPS's in Dec. 2006 after experiencing many of the symptoms that you described. Fortunately, since my seizures did occur on a monthly basis and occurred many times within one day (=clustering), I was able to get in for an EEG on the day that I was experiecing the seizure and they captured it very clearly on the EEG recording. I was immediately prescribed Keppra and it has worked well so far. Two days ago I saw my neurologist (who is an epilepsy specialist) and she was able to find the location of my seizures on my MRI. It was very clear to her that my seizures are located in my right hippocampus...a structure within the temporal lobe. She showed me how my right hippocampus was slightly smaller than my left hippocampus. It is hard to know why this occurred and why my seizures appeared so late in life (they started when I was 44). The most common reason is damage that occurs during development of the brain pre-natally. Since my mother almost miscarried when she was pregnant with me (@ 3-months pregnant), there is a possibility that this did occur. It feels good to have at least a possible explanation for what is happening. My condition is not as severe as many and I feel fortunate that I have been able to manage as I have on the Keppra. I hope that you find some answers for yourself and the treatment that will work well for you. Let me know if you have any questions. Take care.
Post Edited (Kevinsgirl11) : 4/7/2007 12:43:20 AM (GMT-6)
How did the EEG monitoring session go? Sorry that I did not ask sooner...I have not been on here for a couple of weeks. I hope that you had some success.