7 Signs It's Time to Step Up Your Epilepsy Treatment

Time To Step It Up

You’re having trouble with your treatment for your epilepsy. Maybe the medication you’re taking doesn’t seem to be quite right, or maybe you’re experiencing some troublesome side effects. Certain signs will let you know that it’s time to talk to your doctor about pursuing a different path of treatment.

Was this helpful? (12)

Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

© 2016 Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced or reprinted without permission from Healthgrades Operating Company, Inc. Use of this information is governed by the Healthgrades User Agreement.

View Sources

Medical References

  1. Anticonvulsants – Antiepileptic Drugs. Migraine.com. https://migraine.com/migraine-treatment/anticonvulsants-and-antiepileptic-drugs/
  2. Anti-Seizure Medication and Their Side Effects. Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania. http://www.efwp.org/programs/ProgramsSideEffects.xml
  3. Carroll E. Complex Partial Seizures. Medscape.  http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1183962-overview
  4. Epilepsy Treatment. Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/epilepsy/diagnosis-treatment/treatment/txc-20117241
  5. Goldenberg MM. Overview of Drugs Used For Epilepsy and Seizures: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Pharmacy & Therapeutics. 2010 Jul; 35(7): 392–415. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2912003/
  6. Ko DY. Epilepsy and Seizures Treatment & Management. Medscape. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1184846-treatment
  7. Kraemer DL. Epilepsy Surgery. Medscape. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/251449-overview
  8. Migraine: Treatment and Drugs. Mayo Clinic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/migraine-headache/basics/treatment/con-20026358
  9. Nair DR. Epilepsy. Cleveland Clinic. http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/neurology/epileptic-syndrome/
  10. Prescription Medications for Migraines. Association of Migraine Disorders. http://www.migrainedisorders.org/treatments/prescription-medications-migraines/
  11. Responsive Neurostimulation. Epilepsy Foundation. http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/devices/responsive-neurostimulation
  12. Side Effects: Seizure and Epilepsy Medication. Epilepsy Foundation. http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/seizure-and-epilepsy-medicines/side-eff...
  13. Surgery: Treating Seizures and Epilepsy. Epilepsy Foundation. http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/surgery
  14. Vagus Nerve Stimulation. Epilepsy Foundation. http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/treating-seizures-and-epilepsy/devices/vagus-nerve-stimulation-vns

Your opinion matters!

Please fill out this short, 1-3 minute survey about Finding the Right Epilepsy Treatment. Your answers are anonymous and will not be linked to you personally.

The survey will appear at the end of your visit.

Thank you!

A survey will be presented to you after you finish viewing our Finding the Right Epilepsy Treatment content.

You Might Also Like

Share via Email


Determining the Severity of Your Epilepsy


How Doctors Diagnose Epilepsy