Basically three questions here: How can I be confident (before my 1 year MRI checkup) that my brain is starting to swell? How can I be proactive about this (MRI sooner than planned? extra AED's?) if it is? Would there be any harm/danger/problem with this?
I've been getting many small signs that my GK treatment (which was done 8+ months ago) is starting to take effect on my brain. On their own, the symptoms aren't terrible but when all added up, I'm pretty convinced that there is some swelling or at least changes taking place in my brain. I feel like any day now I'll drop down with a grand mal seizure and we'll deal with AED's and possibly steroids from there, but I'd much rather avoid that if at all possible. My neurologist likes to be reactive when it comes to these things, and my neurosurgeon is a tough-ass (for lack of better word) and is hard to get in touch with. After knowing my body for 25 years and dealing with this new-found condition for a year, I have a keen sense for when something is amiss and I'm just trying to be proactive and help myself.