For those of you who don't know, I had another appointment with my neurologist today. While there is no actual evidence from the various tests that I have epilepsy (all of my tests came back normal) he thinks that since there are no other reasonable explainations for my condition, it is a good possibilty and has decided that it is time to attempt treatment. I am to start my medication today, gradually increasing the doseage from 200 mg to about 400 mg each day. The normal doseage for someone my size would be more like 800 mg, but the idea is to see if the medication has any effect at all. If the seizures do in fact change in intensity or in frequency, we know the medication is doing its job, pretty much confirming that I do in fact have epilepsy. I can't remember what the medication is called right now and I'm too tired to bother finding out. At any rate, I hope it starts doing its job!
I am happy that something is being done now, but I suspect that by the end of the week, I may be changing my mind depending on how severe the side effects are. Apparently its common to feel extremely tired for the first couple weeks, so I'm not really looking forward to that. I am cautiously optimistic about the outcome and am looking forward to hopefully getting back to driving by this coming fall. (In Alberta, one must be seizure free for 6 months to operate a vehicle.)