Even Shakespeare's Hamlet can't answer that question. No matter how you look at or word it virtually every person living with Epilepsy needs at least one prescription medication. They might help control a seizure but some have ill effects on many parts of the body. I take three medications daily totaling 3,660 milligrams and I know people who take more with a higher milligram total. Some take over 7,000 milligrams a day.
In my case I have neuropathy in my legs and feet since 1998. The right leg hurts but is isn't bad as the left leg, it is the worst. Ever since two of my medications were changed they are better but the damage is done especially in the left one.
Years ago I used to take walks with a friend, he weighed over 350 pounds. One day we were walking and he stopped and said: Bob, I am so sorry I didn't mean for that to happen do you feel OK? I looked at him and said what are you talking about? He told me he had just stepped on my foot. I didn't even feel it.
One other medication I took years ago damaged my gums, they would bleed and they became larger, they almost were trimmed by an oral surgeon. After the medication change they are firm and back to the normal size and they hardly
OK, enough about me, you see how the Epilepsy medications can effect someone so please if you know someone living with Epilepsy ask them how their medications are working and if they have any complications.