If you have tried different options and the intensity or frequency of seizures continues to escalate, it may be time to find other options. However, you should continue with treatment or medication given to you unless directed by your physician.
Medication can help control seizures from happening, but there currently is no cure for epilepsy. Consult your doctor if your current medication is causing more adverse side effects that might trigger negative stress or pain.
There are other options that can be done when medication is not effective enough for you:
Dietary Therapy. In conjunction with treatments from your doctor, a dietician could help too. He or she could recommend a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet known as ketogenic dieting. It can help reduce epileptic seizures. It is more common for children with epilepsy but sometimes has limited results with adults. The basic idea of ketogenics is to switch the body's primary fuel from carbohydrates to fats.
Vagus Nerve Stimulation. This treatment includes a device that is implanted in your chest. It sends short bursts of electric energy through the brain via the vagus nerve, an important part of the brain that conveys sensory information. This is an option for people who might not be good candidates for brain surgery.
Brain Surgery. Often a last resort, surgery to relieve epilepsy is used when medication has not helped or when a specific, physical cause of seizures can be removed. A neurologist can remove brain tissue in the area of the brain that triggers seizures.
There are many different new routes available to get you back on track to living a comfortable lifestyle with epilepsy. Although there is no permanent cure, epilepsy doesn't have to take control of your life.