It has been 20-30 years or more since a doctor has treated me for my seizures. The reason for this is I was dismissed because the side effects were worse than my seizures. I am very sensitive to medications. Not just seizure medications but all kinds. I don't mean to bore everyone explaining this each time I post but even my family doesn't seem to understand just how sensitive I am and they make me feel as if I need to remind them each time they bring the subject of my seizures up. Ok, now to the purpose of this thread. My husband has passed away recently and I'm here alone without no transportation. My family is trying to encourage me to go back to the doctor and try today's medications. They say that medications have improved so much now that they might be able to help me and maybe I could get my liscence back and drive again. I haven't driven in 41 years. I realize that I will have to go at least 6 months without a seizure and it is according to my state as to just how many long it is. I am in my 60's and I was wondering if I did this, what should I expect? Back when I was going, it was tests, blood work every visit, going very frequently and terrible side effects to the point that it didn't really seem worth it. Plus, if I should get my liscense again, I figure the insurance would be unafforadable because I have epilepsy. At my age, I just feel like it wouldn't be worth it especially if I'm going around in a zombie state most of the time. Also, stress is one of my triggers. If I started driving again, I'm afraid I would be so nervous and this would cause a seizure. Then, I would be right back where I started. I probably sound as if I don't want to try to help myself but after all the side effects I have been through all these years, I can't help but think of this and be a little afraid of starting over. If I should decide to do this, what should I expect today pros and cons?