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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.

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

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