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Have you stopped taking the meds under supervision? There are other AED's that you can try other than Lamotrigine such as Carbamazepine, Sodium Valporate or Dilantin. It is possible for epilepsy to go into 'remission' (For want of a better phrase) but you should be aware that it does not go away permenantely. Just like other chronic disorders, its with you for life. I would talk to a doctor about starting a different med personally. It is possible that you will not have another seizure for years or maybe never... there is also a possibility that you could have a seizure tomorrow.
I hope that helps you a little. Please stay with us and let us know how you get on.
There is nothing wrong with coming off meds in a controlled manner. If it has been 8 years since your last seizure then its less of a risk but whatever you do... dont just stop taking them, otherwise you increase the risk of having a seizure. You need to come of AED's gradually, ideally under a doctors supervision since they will know what size steps to take. I can understand why the doctor would be worried about you saying you were going to stop, but im sure they would rather help you come off them in a controlled manner than leave you to do it yourself.
Let us know how you get on
Im pleased that you have been doing this in a controlled manner... I am just a little disappointed that you have not had more suport from your doctor. Keep us updated with your progress
Thanks for all your replies. When I hear about people who have seizures they are usually starting them while they are young or have had head injuries. I can't remember an older person having them but maybe they don't get out as much or talk about it. That's why I'm wondering if I might do better without the medication.
The worst part about having had a gran mal seizure is I lost 15 years or more. They said I might get them back but I never did. I don't think I could stand to lose another 15 but I'm losing something by being on the meds. I was a bookkeeper for a motel chain and I did the books and payroll for 3 motels and 1 restaurant. I was very good with numbers. The first month after the seizure I couldn't even balance my checkbook.
I hope I'm not boring everyone with my life. Maybe this will be my new medication _ talking about it