the symptoms of this form of epilepsy
strongly resemble many of the other epileptic disorders. although the electric
al ativity begins in the parietal lobe
, it has a tendency to spread
to other parts of the brain
causing a wide range of symptom
- loss of sense of where the body is in space (kinesthesis) and a reduced ability to sense the motion of the body.
- hallucinations or illusions (may be visions, tastes, smells)
- strong sense of deja vu.
- muscle contractions usually only affecting part of the body (rare).
- lip movements.
- uncontrolled chewing and swallowing.
- excessive slobbering.
- forced turning of the head and/or eyes (usually towards opposite side of the affected portion of the brain).
- numbness, tingling or an 'asleep' feeling (usually only in one area of the body).
- loss of memory (amnesia) of the seizure and events leading up to it.