Hi there, I am very new here as well..and I am sorry you are dealing with all of this. I have recently been told by my specialist that I have epileptical activity in my temporal lobe. I do not lose consciousness; rather I just 'zone' out and am unable to communicate to anyone-just sort of lost in space if you will. I will just stand there and stare at nothing (meanwhile my head is buzzing and whirling, and im seeing, hearing, and occasionally smelling things that are not really there!, then my stomach rises a bit with a nauseas feeling and i get very hot and red. I could go on forever, but basically I dont lose consciousness, more like an UNawarewness of what is going on around me. My Doctor said I could go on meds, but so far I will not..I am going to try and live with these until they start activley interferring with my life. So far Im ok. I guess it's a choice you have to make-do the 'episodes' interfere considerably with your life or not. Why dont you sit down and just have a discussion with your Doctor- I did, and he was so very helpful-just listened without prejidece (spelling). I was grateful for that. Im sure other people here will offer advice to you-everyone has been so helpful and kind to me; it has really warmed my heart.