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I am a 36 year old female.  I was recently diagnosed with having epilepsy.  I zone out a lot, meaning several times a day.  I was put on lamictal, but had a rather severe allergic (rash) reaction.  Thus, this medication was promptly discontinued.  I'm wondering if finding the best medication, and appropriate dose, might be a lengthy process and take time or is it generally a quick fix once official diagnosis is made?  Also, I am also finding myself dizzy, at times.  This is unusual and not something I am used to.  My balance is a bit off too.  I haven't fallen nor do I believe I will fall.  Just out of sorts.  How long can this process of finding correct drug, and dose, take?
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Hi there,
The selection of drug for epilepsy depends on the specific seizure type and epileptic syndrome. It is important to achieve seizure control through a drug which has minimal side effects, simplicity of dosing schedules and does not affect the patient’s lifestyle. It is best that you discuss your concerns with your doctor. A frank discussion and early initiation of antiepileptic treatment will be helpful. Do keep me posted.
Take care and regards!
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