At the very best, finding the right anti-epilepsy drug is a crap shoot. There’s always the hope that this one will do it.
Or maybe adjunct therapy will work. Or, sigh, the side-effects derail you and you’re on to the next.
Is asking for seizure control too much?
For people with epilepsy, Anti Epilepsy Drugs (AEDS) are the most common method used to control seizures. Although there are 40 different types of epilepsy, the right medication or combination of medications can usually control seizures. However 30% of people are drug resistant, owing to either their gene factors or biological makeup.
The most important consideration in your treatment is identifying the exact type of epilepsy you have, therefore you may want to consult more than one doctor.
Medications prescribed will also depend on factors such as which side effects you can actually tolerate, other illnesses you may have, and how the drug should be taken.