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?